New version of iPad Mini now available
2013-11-13 07:40:17 UTC
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare.
Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy on...
Biometrics researchers see world without passwords
2013-11-12 09:03:14 UTC
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — You may never need to memorize another password. That's the goal of researchers at Purdue University's International Center for Biometrics Research.
Stephen Elliott is the director of international biometric research...
Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial
2013-11-13 07:43:46 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom.
Lawyers for rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. were scheduled to deliver opening statem...
Metamorphosing beast center-stage in Sony game
2013-11-04 07:02:58 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and...
Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays
2013-10-22 22:03:18 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.
New iPads likely at Apple event next week
2013-10-16 04:58:05 UTC
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products — likely updated iPads.
The company announced its most recent iPads around this time last year. The announcement included a smaller version, ...
Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off
2013-10-02 06:07:17 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state — blue for calm, red for an...
Icahn wants Apple to spend $150B buying its stock
2013-10-01 18:49:10 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated ...
Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups
2013-09-11 19:28:01 UTC
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It's still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the fun...
Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models
2013-09-10 20:43:18 UTC
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard o...
SKorea mobile network touted as world's fastest
2013-06-27 05:55:06 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's largest mobile operator is this week launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network.
SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday that the LTE-Advanced network can download data at speeds twice as fast a...
Chinese supercomputer named as world's fastes
2013-06-18 04:49:58 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost doubling the speed of the U.S. machine that previously claimed the top spot and underlining China's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.
Obama to take advantage of advances in wireless
2013-06-15 17:23:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs.
Obama issued a presidential memorandum Friday directing federal agencies to be more efficient in their u...
Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons
2013-06-15 16:28:04 UTC
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online.
Eighteen months in the works, the top-...
APPLE EVENT: New software, MacBooks, music
2013-06-11 04:40:16 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a digital radio service, new MacBook Air laptops and updates to its operating systems for Mac and mobile devices Monday.
The announcements came at the company's annual conference for software developer...
AT&T extends wait for new phone to 2 years
2013-06-10 18:00:07 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is extending from 20 months to 24 months the time it takes for customers on contract-based plans to earn a fully subsidized upgrade to a new phone.
The move announced Sunday follows an identical one by Verizon Wireles...
AT&T launches push-to-talk service for iPhone
2013-06-10 17:51:00 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Monday said it's adding a walkie-talkie-like application to the iPhone for its corporate customers, replicating a hallmark feature of the Nextel network, which is being shut down this summer.
A push-to-talk feat...
Studio to comb N.M. landfill for bad Atari games
2013-06-09 17:52:43 UTC
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried.
Alamogordo commissioners decided last week that they will allow Fuel Industr...
Music service, mobile software expected from Apple
2013-06-09 17:49:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers.
Apple hasn't said what it will unveil...
Software fix for scarce items in Venezuela
2013-06-09 17:10:26 UTC
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Harried Venezuelans who devote hours scouring supermarkets for increasingly scarce food basics and toilet paper have just received some digital help thanks to a young software developer.
A free application for mo...
Microsoft says used games will work on Xbox One
2013-06-09 17:03:11 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games, clearing up a worry among gamers and video game retailers such as GameStop, which trade in used games.
That means video games discs users buy will n...
Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program
2013-06-09 04:54:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under stri...
Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass
2013-06-07 04:15:17 UTC
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
Regulators say the gadgets coul...
Tech Tips: Ways to improve online life, save money
2013-06-07 04:10:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As the year began, I decided I would get serious about digital cleanup — to save money and improve my online life.
For a while, I had been putting off tasks such as backing up computer files and canceling the premium cab...
Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows
2013-06-06 07:12:41 UTC
BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militar...