Samsung coyness puts smartphone crown in dispute
2012-04-28 04:40:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the world. But who's the biggest smartphone maker? We don't really know.
Samsung, Apple's chief competitor, gives only vague indications of how many it makes, which means industry watchers ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook emerges from Steve Jobs' shadow
2012-04-26 21:10:31 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has long seen as the humorless and unemotional guy running the show from behind the scenes. But he is beginning to reveal a more assertive and eloquent side, hinting that he's learning to shoulder more of Steve J...
Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts
2012-04-25 18:21:03 UTC
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be.
The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunc...
Google launches storage service for personal files
2012-04-24 18:17:01 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.
The Internet search leader's latest product stores personal documents, photos...
Google's 1Q lobbying bill more than triples to $5M
2012-04-23 20:16:07 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $5 million during the first three months of the year amid increased government scrutiny of the Internet search leader's business and privacy practices.
The first-quarter expe...
Chinese court seeking to mediate iPad dispute
2012-04-23 20:07:40 UTC
SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle an awkward standoff over the issue.
The Guangdong High Court in sout...
Microsoft sells AOL patents on to Facebook
2012-04-23 20:01:47 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million.
Facebook is buying about 650 of the 925 AOL patents and patent applications that Microsof...
London Olympic laboratory declared ready by WADA
2012-04-23 19:12:39 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The laboratory that will test athletes for drugs at the London Olympics has been declared ready by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The lab at King's College London Drug Control Center was accredited by WADA on Monday following a two...
Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
2012-04-23 13:41:17 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers.
Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator a...
Explosion, fireball reported in Nevada, California
2012-04-22 22:13:22 UTC
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A loud explosion heard across much of Nevada and California on Sunday morning rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada, some reporting fireball sightings.
Apple MacBook Pro Release Date 2012: 'Heavily Redesigned' Mac Laptops Coming With Ivy Bridge, New Thunderbolt [SPECS]
2012-04-20 20:46:32 UTC
It's been quite some time since Apple overhauled its MacBook Pro laptops, but several sources close to Apple are now telling customers to hold off on buying a Mac, as the company is expected to roll out "heavily redesigned" laptops in the coming m...
American Idol's Colton Dixon: Singing Lady Gaga Song Was a Mistake!
2012-04-20 19:55:50 UTC
Just like his American Idol favorite Chris Daughtry, Colton Dixon was—according to most of the show's fans—eliminated from the competition way too soon.
But is Colton blaming Lady Gaga for his elimination? While he's not pointing fingers at th...
DARPA releases cause of hypersonic glider anomaly
2012-04-20 19:53:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sections of its skin peeled off, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said Friday.
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
2012-04-20 18:20:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections after early July.
The problem started when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take co...
Shenae Grimes: Naomi's '90210' Wedding Gown is 'Phenomenal'
2012-04-20 06:21:00 UTC
AnnaLynne McCord receives a full body scan at a security checkpoint as she prepares to depart from LAX Airport on Wednesday (April 18) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old actress is getting ready for her show 90210 to return on April 24!
In an u...
Nokia posts $1.2 billion loss as sales plummet
2012-04-20 06:05:33 UTC
HELSINKI (AP) — Struggling cellphone maker Nokia has suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever, blaming tough competition for a huge €929 million ($1.2 billion) net loss as sales plunged, especially in the smartphone market.
IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
2012-04-20 05:59:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales of the iPhone 4S started to boost revenue at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter, as subscribers settled in to paying their new monthly bills.
That meant that wireless service revenues grew at their f...
Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested
2012-04-20 05:32:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians.
There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model,...
Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise
2012-04-20 05:26:24 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall.
Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients ...
Top U.S. colleges to offer free classes online
2012-04-18 16:54:35 UTC
(Reuters) - Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday.
The two founders, both professors of computer...
Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologis...
Lockheed braces for cuts in space programs
2012-04-18 01:51:27 UTC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is unlikely to kill major military satellite programs even if it is forced to double $487 billion in spending cuts already planned for the next decade, but cuts and delays are a su...
NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
2012-04-17 01:09:14 UTC
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said.
The Dragon missio...
Greenpeace: e-car is just 'mobility for the rich'
2012-04-15 04:48:57 UTC
The electric car is supposed to be a useful way of tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. But even environmental activists are now criticizing the e-cars currently available.
Environmental organization Greenpeace has lambasted the...