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Apple debuts new, higher-resolution iPad

Apple debuts new, higher-resolution iPad

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Apple Inc. on Wednesday confounded the prognosticators by announcing its newest iPad -- without a new name.


CMU study analyzes what China deletes

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Iodized salt isn't typically considered a dangerous chemical compound, but to Chinese social media censors hoping to squash rumors that the


A Clutch Of Cunning Inventions

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Every now and then, a technology product comes along that's so profoundly brilliant, the world changes forever.


Software for Both Solos and Sing-Alongs

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Anyone who has ever grabbed a microphone and belted out some Bruce or Waylon in a bar knows he could do better with subtle tweaks in techniq


Ready or Not, Time to Share More

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Just when you thought you had finally figured out Facebook once and for all, here comes a whole new way to spend all your time tinkering wit


Cost of Gene Sequencing Falls, Raising Hopes for Medical Advances

2012-03-08 00:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- In Silicon Valley, the line between computing and biology has begun to blur in a way that could have enormous conse


Apple Adds Sharper Screen and Speed to New iPad

2012-03-08 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple updated the iPad on Wednesday with a high-definition screen, a faster wireless connection and several other refinemen


Arrests Sow Mistrust Inside a Clan of Hackers

2012-03-07 00:00:00

For months, The Real Sabu, as he called himself on Twitter, boasted, cursed and egged on his followers to take part in computer attacks agai


As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs

2012-03-06 12:10:00

The chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, has a prediction: the day will come when tablet devices like the Apple iPad outsell tradition


Days Are Numbered for Unlimited Mobile Data Plans

2012-03-05 00:00:00

BARCELONA -- In Indonesia, nearly a third of the population is younger than 15 years old. So Telkomsel, the leading mobile operator in the c


The Bright Side of Being Hacked

2012-03-05 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another for


Apple's Job Creation Data Spurs an Economic Debate

2012-03-05 00:00:00

Apple has made its first attempt to quantify how many American jobs can be credited to the sale of its iPads and other products, a group tha


Local team designs video game based on transplantation

Local team designs video game based on transplantation

2012-03-04 15:56:00

Howard Degenholtz thought he had a good idea.


Sound Advice: Ways to have a cassette player in your car

2012-03-04 15:19:00

Question: I bought a new car that I absolutely love, except that it does not have a cassette player.


Connected: Don't panic about Google's privacy policy

2012-03-04 15:17:00

The day after Leap day (Feb. 29), Google changed its privacy policy. It wasn't as if it caught people by surprise.


TechMan: A tip of the hat to Microsoft for allowing Kinect innovation

2012-03-04 00:01:00

One thing that fascinates me about technology is the ability to hack it.


In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books

2012-03-04 00:00:00

RICHMOND, Calif. -- In a wooden warehouse in this industrial suburb, the 20th century is being stored in case of digital disaster.


Pakistan Builds Web Wall Out in the Open

2012-03-03 00:00:00

PARIS -- Many countries censor the Internet, but few spell out their intentions as explicitly as Pakistan.


Apps Seek to Help Phone Users Track Data

2012-03-03 00:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain -- Cellphone carriers are forcing customers to think about how much data they are slurping up as they watch YouTube and str


F.C.C. Asks for Guidance on Whether, and When, to Cut Off Cellphone Service

2012-03-03 00:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is reviewing whether or when the police and other government officials can intentionally


For iRobot, the Future Is Getting Closer

2012-03-03 00:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass. -- Ever since Rosey the Robot took care of "The Jetsons" in the early 1960s, the promise of robots making everyday life easie


Zynga Seeks to Match Up Players for Online Games

2012-03-02 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- There is an old saying that if you have two real friends, you should count yourself lucky. No doubt. But you are going to h


Revising the Limits for the Unlimited

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Sometimes, all-you-can-eat does not mean all you can eat.


Google's unifying policy in effect

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Users searching Google today for information about pumas will see the standard list of sites featuring wild cats or old school sneakers.


Alarm Clock Apps Tailored to Your Taste

2012-03-01 00:00:00

A few weeks ago when my wife set the morning alarm on my iPhone and I heard the "Timba" alert for what may have been the thousandth time, my


For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Wait a second.


Smartphones Have Led, and Desktops Will Follow

2012-03-01 00:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain -- These days much of the action in the world of gadgets is happening in smartphones -- like their sophisticated design and


I.B.M. Researchers Inch Toward Quantum Computer

2012-02-29 00:00:00

I.B.M. is jumping into an area of computing that has, until now, been primarily the province of academia: the quest to build a quantum compu


France Says Google Privacy Plan Likely Violates European Law

2012-02-29 00:00:00

PARIS -- The French data protection authority said on Tuesday that Google's new privacy policy appeared to violate European Union law.


Apple's Lead in Smartphones Is Not Guaranteed

2012-02-27 00:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain -- When Ellie Turner decided she wanted an upgrade from her iPhone 3G, she expected to pay more for Apple's new iPhone 4S t


In Attack on Vatican Web Site, a Glimpse of Hackers' Tactics

2012-02-27 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and P


Risk and Riches in User Data for Facebook

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Last Thursday federal regulators, members of advertising trade groups and technology companies gathered in Washington to announce new initia


WikiLeaks to Publish E-Mails

2012-02-27 00:00:00

WikiLeaks announced on Sunday that it would expose the e-mail correspondence from the global geopolitical analysis firm known as Stratfor, d


Classic toys are evolving for the iPad generation

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Generation after generation, Monopoly money stacked up in piles of pink, green and gold, Hot Wheels raced across floors and Barbie was, well


Motorola Droid 3 has a nice touch

2012-02-26 00:01:00

In the age of the smartphone, hardware keyboards seem to be moving toward extinction.


Why is it so difficult to separate good tweets from bad?

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Rapper Chris Brown was declared dead on Feb. 15. A week earlier, so was actor Keanu Reeves.


Cybertainment: Global jukebox is coming

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Starting in the 1930s, Alan Lomax traveled extensively, recording music in the Deep South, the Caribbean, Britain, Ireland and elsewhere. Ov


HP has open-source vision for 'orphan' webOS

HP has open-source vision for 'orphan' webOS

2012-02-26 00:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The future of webOS -- the innovative mobile software that three successive CEOs at Hewlett-Packard have struggled to ma


TechMan: Obama all talk on Web privacy

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Is the White House serious about protecting consumers' online privacy, or is it just blowing election-year smoke?


Ex-pitcher Curt Schilling's still got game

Ex-pitcher Curt Schilling's still got game

2012-02-26 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- When four-time World Series pitcher Curt Schilling started his video game company in 2006, some took it as a sign that the Am


Comcast cable box is key to closed captioning on TV

2012-02-26 00:00:00

For my family, closed captioning is a must for understandable television and DVD viewing.


Finding Dr. Livingstone: Technology and tenacity reveal the Victorian-era explorer's diary

Finding Dr. Livingstone: Technology and tenacity reveal the Victorian-era explorer's diary

2012-02-26 00:00:00

A field diary by British explorer David Livingstone is legible for the first time in 141 years.


Apple Defends Rights to iPad Name in Shanghai Court

2012-02-24 00:00:00

SHANGHAI -- Apple Inc. defended itself in a local court here Wednesday against allegations that it does not own rights to the iPad trademark


Microsoft Files Complaint Against Motorola in Europe

2012-02-24 00:00:00

BRUSSELS -- Microsoft filed a complaint Wednesday with European Union antitrust authorities accusing Google and Motorola Mobility, a smartph


Windows on the iPad, and Speedy

2012-02-24 00:00:00

You're probably paying something like $60 a month for high-speed Internet. I'm paying $5 a month, and my connection is 1,000 times faster.


Apple Case in Shanghai Is Suspended

2012-02-24 00:00:00

SHANGHAI -- A local court has rejected an effort by a Chinese company to stop Apple from selling its popular iPad here amid a trademark disp


Bill would cut overtime for some in IT

2012-02-23 00:01:00

Computer professionals are known for working long hours for large salaries and for the glory that comes with a product making it to the main


Companies mixed on letting workers use their own gadgets

Companies mixed on letting workers use their own gadgets

2012-02-19 00:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Like many employees, Kim Gibbons uses her own smartphone and tablet for her job at Cisco Systems.


Pittsburgh gets truly social in D.C.

2012-02-19 00:01:00

Being invited to the White House is an honor and a thrill.


TechMan: TechMan's fridge always rings twice ... or more

2012-02-19 00:01:00

It was a Friday night in February with the temperature hovering in the 40s. TechMan fetched a beverage from the refrigerator.


Adapter could be cheaper

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Question: I read with great interest your recent column regarding HDMI receivers.


Google criticized on iPhone privacy

2012-02-18 00:01:00

Google Inc. violated users' privacy on Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser, Stanford University research found, adding to a drumbeat of criticis


Apps allow sweep of user data

2012-02-16 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- The address book in smartphones -- where some of the user's most personal data is carried -- is free for app developers to


Chinese firm to seek ban on iPad

2012-02-15 00:01:00

BEIJING -- A Chinese company said Tuesday it will ask customs officials to ban imports and exports of Apple's iPads due to a dispute over ow


TechMan: Stay innovative to stay in business

2012-02-12 00:01:00

The conventional wisdom is that, in business, innovation brings success. But there is a necessary corollary: Only continued innovation can e


Cybertainment: Entries sought for music video remix contest

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Mashup artists are invited to show their editing skills to the world in the global Mishmash music video remix competition sponsored by Getty


Entrepreneurs can work their best when under the wings of angels

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Successful entrepreneurs are focused individuals who come up with a product or service idea, create a company around it and then do everythi


Televisions, cameras among best of CES

Televisions, cameras among best of CES

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Question: I know you were at the Consumer Electronics Show recently. Did anything stand out to you this year?


Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery

2012-02-11 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Kenneth G.


Is This Living Room Big Enough for My TV?

2012-02-10 00:00:00

When I was growing up, my parents had a 20-inch Sony Trinitron television.


Flirting Tips for the Tongue-Tied, or the Simply Shy

2012-02-10 00:00:00

Some people are born flirts. For everyone else, a pocket-size Cyrano de Bergerac awaits.


An 'Entertainment Device' Is Expected From Google

2012-02-10 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is developing a home entertainment device, according to people with knowledge of the company's plans, in a move


Nokia to Cut 4,000 Jobs at 3 Factories

2012-02-10 00:00:00

BERLIN -- Nokia, the biggest maker of mobile phones by volume, said Wednesday that it would eliminate 4,000 manufacturing jobs, or 7


The Piracy Problem: How Broad?

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Sprint Posts Sales Loss, But iPhone Lifts Revenue

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Nabbing the iPhone was a victory for Sprint Nextel, but the blockbuster handset has yet to pay off in profits for the company.


Security Bills Bruised by Lingering Fight

2012-02-09 00:00:00

The ghosts of two doomed antipiracy bills hang over a new and unrelated issue on Capitol Hill: proposed legislation to help secure the


Android Phones Take A Power Trip

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Cuts Help Cisco Beat Analysts' Expectations

2012-02-09 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- John T. Chambers, chief executive of Cisco Systems, made one of his classic bombastic predictions Wednesday, claiming that


If One Screen Is Good, Are 3 Better? Many Multitaskers Think So

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Workers in the digital era can feel at times as if they are playing a video game, battling the barrage of e-mails and instant messages,


Wolfram, a Search Engine, Finds Answers Within Itself

2012-02-07 00:00:00

Stephen Wolfram, a 52-year-old scientist, software designer and entrepreneur, tends to go his own way -- often with noteworthy results.


Austrian Law Student Faces Down Facebook

2012-02-06 00:00:00

BERLIN -- As Wall Street prepares for a record, multibillion-dollar initial stock sale from Facebook, the social networking site, a meeting


A New Question of Internet Freedom

2012-02-06 00:00:00

PARIS -- European activists who participated in American Internet protests last month learned that there was political power to be


Facebook's Mobility Challenge

2012-02-06 00:00:00

Lots of people love their cellphones. Facebook, so far, is not a big fan.


Person of interest: Chris Bell

Person of interest: Chris Bell

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Chris Bell, 25, was named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list, along with more famous names like LeBron James and actor Jonah Hill,


Macs simple enough for computer novices

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Question: I have wondered (for quite some time now) about advice for someone who wants to be able to create movies or still photos and then


Some CES vendors merit less notice

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show comes.


GPS shoe lets families keep track of elderly relatives

GPS shoe lets families keep track of elderly relatives

2012-02-05 00:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Teaneck, N.J., shoemaker has joined with a California technology company to create a shoe that uses GPS technology to


TechMan: Mega-glass on devices made with chemicals

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Ever drop your tablet or cell phone and end up surprised that the glass didn't break?


E.U. Presses Google to Delay Privacy Policy Changes

2012-02-04 00:00:00

BRUSSELS -- European governments, supported by the top justice official in the European Union, are pressing Google to halt coming changes


Zuckerberg Remains the Undisputed Boss at Facebook

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Since the moment he dropped out of Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg has stayed remarkably focused on two things: Facebook, and being the


Incoming Chief Takes on a Sony That Is a Shadow of Its Former Self

2012-02-03 00:00:00

TOKYO -- When Kazuo Hirai first joined the Sony family in 1984, the proud electronics maker was the definition of cutting-edge.


Scanner Apps Turn the Phone Into a Fax Machine

2012-02-02 00:00:00

A few years ago I tried to use my fax machine. I hadn't used it in months and it failed. I didn't even think about replacing it.


Scanning on the Go, Wirelessly

2012-02-02 00:00:00

At this point, the first rule of technology should be clear to everyone: as progress marches forward, gadgets get smaller. Our phones.


From Founders to Decorators, Facebook Riches

2012-02-02 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- The graffiti artist who took Facebook stock instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network's first


Sony Picks Game Chief As President

2012-02-02 00:00:00

TOKYO -- Sony on Wednesday picked Kazuo Hirai, a video game executive who led a turnaround of its PlayStation business, as its next


With Filters, Photos Take On Multiple Identities

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Gene S. Morgan creates T-shirts with images of South Pacific tiki carvings.


Mt. Lebanon grad Chad Cable helps develop Disney's 'Where's My Water?'

Mt. Lebanon grad Chad Cable helps develop Disney's 'Where's My Water?'

2012-02-01 02:03:00

When Chad Cable was a toddler, his older brother, Clay, liked to mess with him by unplugging the controller from their video game console. "


Amazon's Revenues Disappoint

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Amazon.com's plans for world domination hit a slight bump on Tuesday.


Mt. Lebanon grad Chad Cable helps develop Disney's 'Where's My Water?'

Mt. Lebanon grad Chad Cable helps develop Disney's 'Where's My Water?'

2012-02-01 00:00:00

When Chad Cable was a toddler, his older brother, Clay, liked to mess with him by unplugging the controller from their video game console.


Personal Data's Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company


Sounds of 19th century are reawakened

Sounds of 19th century are reawakened

2012-01-31 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- Tucked away for decades in a cabinet in Thomas Edison's laboratory, just behind the cot in which the great inventor napped, a tr


Catholic schools shelving textbooks for iPads

2012-01-30 00:00:00

Sure, Apple iPads weigh less than traditional textbooks. And, yes, students seem less likely to leave such cool devices at home. But the edu


CMU scientist wins Overton Prize for computational biology

2012-01-30 00:00:00

A Carnegie Mellon University scientist who has developed methods of analyzing complex biological patterns has received a major award from th


BlackBerry Under Siege in Europe

2012-01-30 00:00:00

The iPhone has taken a big bite out of the BlackBerry in a market where the older phone once dominated: business customers in North America.


App: Online Doggy's 'ODoggy' app for Android and iPhone

App: Online Doggy's 'ODoggy' app for Android and iPhone

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Wonder what your dog is up to while you're at work or away on vacation? Online Doggy's "ODoggy" app for Android and iPhone knows. In conjunc


'Gamification': businesses seek the perfect video game to sell their goods and services

'Gamification': businesses seek the perfect video game to sell their goods and services

2012-01-29 00:00:00

The idea of making a game out of tax season would seem akin to making a stimulating gum massage out of a root canal for most people. But as


New TVs wave remote control goodbye

2012-01-29 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- The remote control has never been much beloved. If it's not getting lost or running out of batteries, the device -- and its i


HDMI receiver best for Blu-ray upgrade

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Question: What is the highest fidelity connection I can use with my new HDTV? I have an Onkyo TX-SR603 receiver without HDMI connections. Is


HTC Status phone an apt social network link

2012-01-29 00:00:00

The definition of "status" has changed over the last couple of years, as Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks have linked the word c


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