May 25, 2015

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Troy Wolverton: AT&T-DirectTV deal poses threat to consumers 05-11-15
AT&T’s bid to buy DirecTV has been floating under the radar, drawing neither the scrutiny nor the scorn of Comcast’s recently abandoned proposal to buy Time Warner Cable.
The latest tool for selling real estate: FaceTime 05-11-15
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Real estate agent Julie Ray has come of age in the red-hot housing market. 
App addresses challenges women face trying to quit smoking 05-04-15
PHOENIX – When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation, researchers say.
Tech Q&A: How to conceal your contact list when sending a group e-mail 04-27-15
Q: I’m switching e-mail addresses from to, and I’d like to tell all my contacts with one e-mail. Is there a way to do it without revealing my entire contact list to every recipient of the e-mail?
Helpware: A good video editor at a reasonable price 04-27-15
Programs that do a lot of things well and don’t break the bank rank high on my list of must-haves.
Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America, talks 'civic hacking' 04-20-15
SAN FRANCISCO — Jennifer Pahlka captains a brigade of 16,000 volunteer programmers who are using technology to make government better, one city at a time.
How Kate Upton's curves sold a mobile video game - and what it means for the industry 04-15-15
LOS ANGELES — For millions of TV viewers, the sight of model Kate Upton and her lush curves remains inescapable.
Web Buzz: Gas Guru app points you to fill-ups for less 04-06-15
Just in time for spring and summer road trips, here’s an app that can save you time and money.
Tech Q&A: How to take your contacts along when switching email 04-06-15
Q: I can’t send email messages from my Microsoft Windows Live Mail program anymore, and my computer support people can’t figure out how to fix it.
Smartphone domination pretty close to complete 03-30-15
In case you haven’t raised your head long enough to notice the throngs of people gazing hypnotically at their smartphones, the nation has passed a milestone.
Intel takes aim at the mobile market - again 03-30-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market that threatens one of its key business lines.
Windows 10 will support facial recognition, thumbprint scanning 03-23-15
SEATTLE — Microsoft officials, from Chief Executive Satya Nadella on down, have repeated the mantra that Windows 10 will bring a "more personal" computing experience.
Apple's ResearchKit could be boon for medical research, but there are concerns 03-23-15
CUPERTINO, Calif. — You will soon be able to participate in cutting-edge medical research — from the comfort of your iPhone.
Web Buzz: Citymaps app helps users collect, share points of interest 03-16-15
A global map app that enables you to collect and share points of interest. Name: Citymaps Available: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 7.0 or later, Android 4.0.2 and up. Cost: Free.
Apple TV 'skinny' package likely to accelerate cord cutting 03-16-15
Apple’s ambition to be a dominant player in television is expected to accelerate the unraveling of the pay-TV bundle.
Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves? 03-09-15
Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. 
Legal patchwork rules Internet of Things and its users 03-09-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — With smart gadgets already flooding the market and thousands more expected in coming years, the Internet of Things is emerging amid a regulatory wilderness.
Device gives early warning on heart failure 03-09-15
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Jones has been hospitalized half a dozen times for heart failure. Most recently, he was discharged from the hospital on his birthday, Dec. 30.
Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes limits on computer animation 03-02-15
"Big Hero 6" has been a critical and commercial hit for Walt Disney Animation Studios, winning an Oscar and taking in more than $500 million at the box office.
DNA-infused spray could track the history of foods, other products 03-02-15
LIVERMORE, Calif. — What if you could use your smartphone to tell if the apple you’re about to bite into has been genetically modified, if your bottle of extra-virgin olive oil was watered down with an inferior product, or if the Armani suit you purchased is genuine or a knockoff?
Tim Draper: Venture capitalist's eccentricity 'runs deep'  02-23-15
SAN MATEO, Calif. — As a third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper gauges the motivation of entrepreneurs who pitch him. Are they true believers or opportunists? Are they committed for the long haul, or just hoping to cash out?





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