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It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

December 23, 2014 12:51 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. International online payment services like AliPay and PayPal are trying to ensure that a South Carolina fashionista can buy a ...

Review: Who needs a separate camera with these 3 phones?

December 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a ...

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

December 22, 2014 3:39 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard called ...

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It's down to the wire for online shopping

December 22, 2014 3:21 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | Comments

As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays....

ABB Robotics to exhibit at International CES for the first time

December 22, 2014 1:55 pm | by ABB Robotics | Comments

ABB will be displaying a relevant sample of its highly innovative robotic technology at the 2015 International CES show, January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Participating at CES for the first time, the ABB exhibit features two sizes of its RoboScreen system, and an ...

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Photos of the Day: Holiday lights from space

December 22, 2014 1:10 pm | by NASA | Comments

Nighttime lights in the suburbs and outskirts of cities in the United States can be between 30 percent and 50 percent brighter in December, when compared to the rest of the year. Here, a house in Virginia is decorated for the holiday season....

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API Technologies partners with Young Mind Awards

December 22, 2014 10:41 am | by API Technologies | Comments

API Technologies Corp.is now a wireless vertical market partner of the Advantage Business Media (ABM) ”Young Mind Awards.“  This unique engineering competition challenges middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to design, build, and present an ...

Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

December 22, 2014 9:03 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | Comments

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." A growing number of retailers are using software that ...

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

December 22, 2014 8:59 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | Comments

The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way ...

N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

December 22, 2014 8:55 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House and the Pentagon. Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea's massive propaganda machine....

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

December 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of ...

The consumer electronics Americans want this holiday season

December 18, 2014 3:17 pm | by LG | Comments

Christmas is almost here, and procrastinators are hitting local malls, big-box retailers and department stores in droves to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Already deep into the holiday buying season, consumers will likely find crowds, full parking lots and ...

Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

December 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers. By analyzing relevant words and phrases from fashion reviews, researchers were able to identify a network of influence among major designers and track how ...

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Choreography of an electron pair

December 18, 2014 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Physicists are continuously advancing the control they can exert over matter. A German-Spanish team working with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg has now become the first to image the motion of the ...

New technique moves researchers closer to new range of biosensors

December 18, 2014 1:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step ...

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