Technology

  • Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
    339ac371077c9c094d0f6a7067000f37 2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
  • Smartphone cameras step closer to high-end power
    Smartphone_cameras_high-end_quality-diaalnews.com 2014-03-02 08:00:04 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrade...
  • Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19B
    Facebook_buying_messaging_app_whatsapp_for__19b_-diaalnews.com 2014-02-20 08:32:47 UTC
    San Francisco — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The world's biggest social netw...
  • Get ready for a cosmic event - Plutopalooza
    Get_ready_for_a_cosmic_event_-_plutopalooza-diaalnews.com 2014-02-17 04:59:28 UTC
    It's time to get cracking on plans for a cosmic event. If all goes according to plan, in July 2015, the New Horizons probe, which was launched on Jan. 19, 2006 with Clyde Tombaugh's ashes on board, will arrive at Pluto. There was a lot of excit...
  • Indonesian volcano brings life as well as death
    Diaalnews 2014-02-16 07:19:22 UTC
    SIDOMULYO, Indonesia (AP) — The ash and debris that Indonesia's Mount Kelud blasted from its belly brought death and misery, and disrupted international air traffic. But for many of the millions of people cleaning up in the wake of the explosi...
  • Methane Leaks from the U.S. natural gas production
    Natural_gas-news 2014-02-14 09:44:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The sign is ubiquitous on city buses around the country: “This bus runs on clean burning natural gas.” But a surprising new report, to be published Friday in the journal Science, concludes that switching buses and trucks from tradi...
  • New gender options for Facebook users
    Facebook-news 2014-02-14 07:17:43 UTC
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Femal...
  • French president meets tech execs in San Francisco
    Francois-hollande-barack-obama-1_4741537 2014-02-12 19:28:11 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') is meeting with city officials and tech kingpins in San Francisco, and offering his government's support to French entrepreneurs seeking to gain a foothold in Silicon ...
  • In Israel, a push to bring Arabs into tech sector
    24a25e625aeb1c054b0f6a7067000dc2 2014-02-09 07:12:20 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ibrahim Sana worked for a global tech company, then broke off to start his own venture. Last year, he was crowned one of Israel's seven most promising young entrepreneurs by a financial newspaper. Sana's story isn't typical — h...
  • Google makes statement about Russian anti-gay law
    Google-doodle-gay-sochi 2014-02-09 07:05:50 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic sea...
  • California leaders push for smartphone kill switch
    O-smartphone-kill-switch-facebook 2014-02-09 07:10:56 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be the first of its kind in the country. S...
  • Happy 10th birthday, Facebook
    Facebook-log-in-news 2014-02-04 09:33:06 UTC
    <h3>Facebook - the project that began in a student's dorm and went on to become one of the greatest internet success stories of all time - is celebrating its 10th birthday.</h3> In the last decade, it has attracted millions of people who use it...
  • San Francisco: Google must move 'mystery' barge
    Google-news 2014-02-04 03:19:23 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google must move a mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official said Monday. The notice came after the San Francisco Bay Conse...
  • New research shows how circumbinary planets form
    Diaal-news 2014-02-01 10:38:58 UTC
    One planet, two stars: New research shows how circumbinary planets form. Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine would have formed far from its current location in the Star Wars universe, a new University of Bristol study into its real world cou...
  • Exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered
    140127093211-large 2014-01-27 19:25:02 UTC
    An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above the globe, including several NASA spacecraft. The blast, designated SN 2014J, occurred in the galaxy M82 and lies only about 12 m...
  • Ocean water may reach upper mantle through deep sea faults
    Mountains_and_water-news 2014-02-01 10:39:53 UTC
    Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from Earth's oceans to the upper mantle than previously thought. Water is carried mantle by deep sea fault zones which p...
  • Samsung, Google sign patent agreement
    Google-samsung-diaalnews.com 2014-01-27 18:35:43 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the t...
  • One Step at a Time, Researchers Learning How Humans Walk
    Bild 2014-01-19 10:35:25 UTC
    Humans and some of our hominid ancestors such as Homo erectus have been walking for more than a million years, and researchers are close to figuring out how we do it. It's never been completely clear how human beings accomplish the routine, tak...
  • Chimps Can Use Gestures to Communicate in Hunt for Food
    Chimpanzee-diaalnews.com 2014-01-19 10:31:01 UTC
    Remember the children's game "warmer/colder," where one person uses those words to guide the other person to a hidden toy or treat? Well, it turns out that chimpanzees can play, too. Researchers at Georgia State University's Language Research C...
  • Male Honey Bees More Susceptible Than Females
    Diaalnews-diaalnews.com 2014-02-01 10:41:11 UTC
    Gender differences in nature are common, including in humans. A research team from Bern, Switzerland has found that male European honey bees, or drones, are much more susceptible than female European honey bees, known as workers, to a fungal intes...
  • Woman to testify against Google Glass citation
    Google_glass_ticket_1 2014-01-16 08:12:24 UTC
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law. The case to be tried Thursday in a San Diego traffic court could h...
  • Bacteria Seed Ocean With Nutrient-Rich Packets
    Bacterien-diaalnews.com 2014-01-13 10:35:30 UTC
    The most abundant photosynthetic organism in the world sheds countless little sacs into the oceans, which could be having a dramatic impact on marine ecosystems, according to a new study. These microbial buds contain proteins and genetic material,...
  • The True Color of Ancient Sea Creatures
    Creatur-diaalnews.com 2014-01-12 09:55:22 UTC
    Looking a bit like a dolphin, but with a long slim snout filled with pointy teeth, one species of ichthyosaur was practically invisible in the murky depths of Jurassic seas, thanks to dark pigmentation that covered its entire body. That’s one conc...
  • Bacteria Lay Out Welcome Mat for Tubeworms
    Bac-diaalnews.com 2014-01-12 09:49:23 UTC
    Although they remain firmly attached to rocks on the sea floor and other surfaces for most of their lives, ocean-dwelling tubeworms spend their early days as free-swimming larvae, looking for a place to call home. A key factor in their decision to...
  • Potentially record-setting cold to start Sunday
    Cf4fe1f17020e200470f6a70670065bd 2014-01-05 10:21:54 UTC
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures blowing into the Midwest and Northeast in the coming days are likely to set records, disrupt schools along with airports and endanger those who go outside without the proper clothing. The frig...