Technology

  • Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts
    358-wvvfr.aust.55 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
    10876885-large 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...
  • Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
    628x471 2012-04-24 16:00:55 UTC
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatar...
  • Google's 1Q lobbying bill more than triples to $5M
    Googehand 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
    Untitled 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
    Untitled 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...
  • Facebook reports lower 1Q net income
    Facebook-money1 2012-04-23 19:56:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is reporting, ahead of its initial public offering, expected in May, that its first-quarter net income fell as its revenue rose by comparison with a year earlier. Facebook Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Monday that...
  • London Olympic laboratory declared ready by WADA
    1-gsk-doping 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
    Adobecs6 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
    Article-2133659-060b4bc7000005dc-768_468x308 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. The s...
  • UK abortion provider under threat from hackers
    Provider 2012-04-20 06:11:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's largest abortion provider said Thursday that thousands of attempts have been made to hack its website following a high-profile security breach when personal details of 10,000 women were stolen. Last week a judge jailed a...
  • Nokia posts $1.2 billion loss as sales plummet
    Nokia-store_505_041912054003 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. The first-qu...
  • IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
    1-iphone4 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
    Screen_shot_2012-04-19_at_10.34.54_pm 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
    Untitled 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. The per...
  • Analysis: In Asia, BlackBerry's RIM sees a glimmer of hope
    Webblackberry_j_1365932cl-8 2012-04-18 18:40:21 UTC
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The launch in India of a new BlackBerry by Research In Motion Ltd is not just a nod to its lower-end users who love it less for its security, push email and seamless roaming than for its simplicity and its Messaging. It's a str...
  • Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
    Oklahoma-man-made-earthquake-swarm 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...
  • NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
    Nasa 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'
    0__15880764_401_00 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...
  • Movie clips help ease drug craving
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:59:09 UTC
    Watching a five-minute video can help whitewash memories of past drug use in former heroin addicts and ease their cravings, a new study shows. By weakening mental ties between drug-related paraphernalia and the desire to use, the method may be a p...
  • Underground resistance
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:54:32 UTC
    Even though bacteria in Lechuguilla Cave have been cut off from the surface for millions of years and were never exposed to antibiotics for medicine or agriculture, most of the 93 strains analyzed in a new study are resistant to several antibiotic...
  • Molting cleanses water fleas
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:46:57 UTC
    Getting naked may help to protect a species of tiny water flea. When Daphnia magna molts, its discarded body armor can carry away harmful bacteria, a new study finds. The work is the first time molting has been shown to safeguard against parasi...
  • Targeting the mobile market
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-11 20:15:45 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not often that a two-year-old start-up becomes a $1 billion company. Yet Instagram, a popular smartphone application that allows users to tweak photos and share them with their friends, was paid that by Facebook Inc in...
  • Mona Lisa doesn't need Google Art Project
    6a00d8341c630a53ef0168e9d45a5f970c-600wi 2012-04-10 06:05:51 UTC
    LAT- Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have been asking why the world's most famous painting -- Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- isn't included on the site that features digitized images of works from select museum collections around...
  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. ...