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Amazon releases new Fire tablets and e-readers

Amazon released a cheaper Kindle as well as a tablet aimed at children, two of six new devices unveiled by the company Wednesday.  More

Alibaba is getting a social media lovefest

Are investors getting too excited for the big Alibaba IPO?  More

Why NASA is turning to Elon Musk

NASA has turned over the shuttle program to two companies, Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX. The agency wants to pursue something far sexier.  More

NASA tech finds disaster survivors

A new device can detect heartbeats of disaster survivors under 40 feet of rubble. But there are only prototypes for now.  More

See Amazon's new tablets in :60

Today Amazon released the Kindle Voyage and new Fire tablets.  Play

Sony shares plunge as more losses loom

Sony stock tumbled Thursday after the firm warned investors it expected to lose billions this year.  More

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Apple says new operating system for iPhone and iPad won't allow it to bypass your password to get data - even if police have warrant.  More

Apple's HealthKit launch derailed by bug

Apple's new HealthKit platform, set for release in conjunction with the new iOS8, has been delayed by a bug.  More

A BlackBerry ... designed by Porsche

Porsche and BlackBerry have collaborated on the design of a new smartphone.  More

IOS 8 is coming: Should you get it?

IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is coming today.  More

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Things aren't looking good for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year, as the global smartphone race heats up.  More

Ex-con launches startup aimed at inmates

Frederick Hutson launched Pigeon.ly in 2012 to help inmates communicate with their friends and family. He's on target for $1 million in sales this year.  More

Peter Thiel: Apple Pay isn't a breakthrough

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, says 'for payments companies to take-off you need to come up with something that's vastly better than the next best thing.'  Play

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi, Google get green lights from the state best known for automobiles.  More

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI's new facial recognition system lets local police easily identify you. It will one day spot you from your iris, voice and the way you walk.  More

Billionaire Peter Thiel tells Apple: Innovate more

The founder of PayPal thinks the U.S. is in for years of stagnation if he doesn't innovate more.  More

Startup 101 from Silicon Valley heavy hitters

Y Combinator president Sam Altman is teaching a startup class at Stanford with Silicon Valley heavy hitters as guest lecturers. Bonus: All the videos will be available for free online.  More

What happens to calls that are 'recorded for quality assurance'

AT&T has developed a software platform that can transcribe and offer near-real-time analysis on customer service calls.  More

Alibaba is not the Amazon of China

Alibaba is frequently described as the "Amazon of China." But the analogy misses the mark.  More

The new Moto X is the best Android smartphone ever made

Motorola's Moto X smartphone will delight you -- something you don't say about smartphones too often.  More

Apple offers a way to 'return' that free U2 album

Apple has posted instructions for deleting the free U2 album from an iCloud account
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Apple sold 4 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Apple sold more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on their first day of sale than on any other opening day for the iPhone.  More

Yikes! Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

Tech stocks took a big dive Monday even as the rest of the market was relatively flat. What's going on?  More

What is Minecraft?

Microsoft inks a deal to buy online video game Minecraft and its Swedish production studio, Mojang, for $2.5 billion.  Play

Netflix aims for world domination

Netflix is hoping to duplicate its U.S. streaming success in France and other European markets. But is it overvalued?  More

Apple welcomes back top Bitcoin wallet app

Blockchain.info is back on Apple's App Store, once again allowing iOS users easy access to the world's No. 1 wallet for the digital currency.  More

Wearable tech goes high fashion

Handbags that display tweets. Bracelets that charge your phone. Bangles that light up when you get a phone call. Tech and fashion are teaming up to make wearables more wearable. But can tech really be pretty?  Play

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft has announced plans to buy Minecraft -- and its maker, Mojang -- for $2.5 billion.  More

IPhone 6 pre-orders crash Apple Store and iPhone 6 Plus sells out

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus caused Apple's online store to be down intermittently.  More

iPhone 6 or 6 Plus: Which should you buy?

Rachel Crane puts 3D-printed models of Apple's new iPhones through their paces.  Play

Apple's Tim Cook on TV, Steve Jobs, and iPhone 6

Tim Cook discusses Steve Jobs, Beats, iPhone 6, and TV with Charlie Rose.  More

The biggest iPhone 6 winner = Sprint

Sprint shares are up more than 20% since the iPhone 6 was unveiled. Investors like the iPhone for Life plan and new CEO Marcelo Claure.  More

BlackBerry: We're not about phones anymore

John Sims, head of BlackBerry's enterprise division, says the company needs to narrow its focus going forward to business customers.  More

Yahoo wins battle in secretive surveillance court

The public will soon get a broader glimpse at the still-secretive world of government data collection.  More

Alibaba has a major counterfeit problem

Alibaba has launched a crackdown on fakes in advance of its IPO, but critics say more must be done.  More

'Apple Pay' may be safer than plastic

Security measures on mobile wallets may make them a safer option than plastic credit cards.  Play

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

5 million Gmail usernames and passwords appeared on an online forum Wednesday.  More

iPhone 6 sizing chart

The new iPhone 6 comes in two sizes - the standard version has a 4.7" screen and the iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5" screen.  More

Alibaba 101: The biggest IPO of all time

These 3 simple charts explain why Wall Street is going nuts over this Chinese e-commerce giant.  More

Apple who? Microsoft, Intel stocks rule

Shares of Microsoft and Intel are surging on increased corporate PC demand.  More

When is 5G coming? And how fast will it be?

Experts say the nascent "Internet of Things" will require upgraded 5G networks from wireless carriers by 2020.  More

See Apple's new iPhone 6 in :60

Apple announced two new phones today: a 4.7" iPhone 6 and a 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus.  Play

Verizon offers iPhone 6 for free

In an unusual move, Verizon Wireless announced Tuesday it would give away one of the phones Apple revealed earlier in the afternoon.  More

See the new Apple Watch in :60

Apple announced its long-awaited smartwatch with fitness apps and a customizable display.  Play

Will Apple Pay kill PayPal?

Apple is revolutionizing the mobile payment business. That has investors in PayPal parent eBay nervous. But is the sell-off an overreaction?  More

Which carrier has the best deal for the iPhone 6?

Wireless carriers are jockeying for position to offer the best deals for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  More

How we made nearly $1 million on Apple stock

Ning Wang and his wife Ting Qian bought 100 shares of Apple stock in the late 1990s and never looked back.  More

Apple just got its mojo back

Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay announcements were the most impressive that the company has made in years.  More

FCC chief says no to mobile mergers

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency is skeptical of further consolidation in the wireless industry.  More

Apple unveils two new iPhones, Apple Watch and ApplePay

Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhones, the Apple Watch smartwatch and the ApplePay payments platform at an event Tuesday.  More

Fashionistas flock to Pluto.TV

Streaming video site Pluto.TV launched a dedicated NY Fashion Week channel -- and users are watching it three times as long as the site's average channel.  More

The iSeesaw: Apple stock goes up, then down

Apple investors were thrilled at first to see a new product line with the Apple Watch and mobile wallet Apple Pay. Oh yeah, there were new iPhones too. And then the stock fell.  More

5 Stunning Apple Stats

Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about Apple - the world's biggest company.  Play

A lot to 'like': Facebook now worth $200 billion

Facebook may not be getting as much attention as Apple or Alibaba, but the company is now worth more than IBM, Coke and AT&T.  More

7 things Alibaba users can do

Alibaba is hurtling towards a massive IPO that could be the biggest in history. But what does the company do?  More

The iPhone evolved

A detailed look at the evolution of the device that changed the mobile industry and made Apple the biggest company on the planet.  Play

Is Uber CEO 'Darth Vader'?

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Travis Kalanick defended his company's questionable business practices.  More

Forget smart watches. Solar dresses are the future

From solar dresses to 3D-printed bras, partnerships between tech firms and designers are taking tech-enabled fashion to the next level.  More

Is GoPro becoming a 'movement'?

GoPro had an IPO price of $24 in June. It now trades over $63. Is this a fad or the next big thing?  More

Football + FarmVille: Can sports save Zynga?

FarmVille isn't enough to save Zynga anymore. Now it has a new NFL game and a golf game with Tiger Woods in the works. Will that be enough for Wall Street?  More

Twitter launches 'Buy' button

Twitter introduces a 'Buy' button that will allow users to make purchases in a few clicks from a limited number of sellers.  More

Reddit takes down celebrity nude photos

Reddit has taken down "TheFappening," the subreddit that was the go-to place for hacked, nude celebrity photos.  More

Apple or Exxon: Which is a better buy?

Apple and Exxon Mobil are the two most valuable companies in the world. And one share of each costs a little less than $100. If you had a spare Benjamin, which should you buy?  More

Apple's big event: Here's what to expect

Expectations are high for Apple's big product unveiling on September 9.  More

Stolen credit card price tag: $102

When retailers are breached and your data becomes vulnerable, it's often floating around the dark web.  Play

Apple hires celebrity designer

Newson is close friends with Apple's design chief, Jonathan Ive, and the two have worked together in the past, including informally on Apple products.  More

Big Data: Look who's buying your personal information

What do political candidates, debt collectors, insurers and thieves have in common? They are all buying your most personal information from data brokers. Here's what they are using it for.  More

Twitpic shutting down, citing Twitter fight

Image-sharing service Twitpic is closing down after facing a challenge to its trademark application from Twitter.  More

The Moto 360 in 60 (seconds)

Everything you need to know about Motorola's smartwatch in sixty seconds.  Play

Meet Facebook's new privacy mascot

Facebook has unveiled a new feature that helps you keep track of what you're sharing on the social network.  More

5 of the biggest-ever credit card hacks

Home Depot might be the next big credit card breach. Here are some of the top credit card hacks of all time.  More

Dyson says it out-Roombaed the Roomba

Dyson's new 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner features track wheels and a robotic eye.  More

Dyson says it out-Roombaed the Roomba

Dyson's new 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner features track wheels and a robotic eye.  More

Will there be an iPhone 5S-C?

Will the iPhone 5S get a plastic back and become the iPhone 5S-C? Or the iPhone 6C? We'll find out soon.  More

Goldman Sachs: 6 hot tech companies

A top investment bank thinks M&A in the Internet world is about to accelerate. These six stocks look like prime targets.  More

Apple to beef up security measures after nude photo leak

Apple is taking steps to prevent another mass theft of nude celebrity photos.  More

Who the heck is Jack Ma? Meet the man who built Alibaba

Underdog Ma -- who flunked his college entry exams twice -- is preparing to launch his company in one of the world's largest IPOs.  More

Obamacare site hacked

Hackers silently infected a Healthcare.gov computer server this summer. But the malware didn't manage to steal anyone's data, federal officials say.  More

Apple supplier faces scrutiny over labor conditions in China

The watchdog group China Labor Watch says an Apple supplier in China is guilty of a number of workplace violations.  More

Welcome to the Age of Hacks

This is why -- and how -- all these hacks are happening.  More

Who is Jack Ma?

From teacher to billionaire, Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in China. He founded Alibaba, which is basically Amazon, Ebay and PayPal in one.  Play

Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes by train?

Maglev backers say they have $5 billion in financing from Japan to build train that can travel 311 mph.  More

Here's what the cloud actually looks like

We use it everyday but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. We take a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.  Play

BlackBerry fans poke fun at Apple iCloud

Apple's security problems could benefit BlackBerry. The Canadian device company, despite a big drop in subscribers, has a great reputation for security.  More

BlackBerry fans poke fun at Apple iCloud

Apple's security problems could benefit BlackBerry. The Canadian device company, despite a big drop in subscribers, has a great reputation for security.  More

Home Depot to shoppers: Don't panic

Home Depot is offering shoppers credit monitoring and identity theft protection. It's starting to look likely the chain was hacked.  More

VIP access to Fashion Week...from your desk

Streaming video site Pluto.TV launched a NY Fashion Week channel Thursday.  More

Apple's iPhone gravy train in 5 charts

The iPhone is a giant business business for Apple - and it will only get bigger when the iPhone 6 goes on sale.  More

What is the cloud?

The cloud can be confusing -- but it just refers to software and services that run on the Internet. Don't be scared.  More

See Samsung's new phones in 60 seconds

Samsung, this morning, announced two new phones -- the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge -- as well as the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset.  Play

Verizon fined for violating customers' privacy

Verizon is in hot water with the FCC for showing customers ads based on their personal information without first obtaining consent.  More
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