July 6, 2015

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Apple, Google bet on walletless future, but are shoppers ready to pay with phone? 06-29-15
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Some pay for deli sandwiches with a flick of their Internet-enabled wristwatches. Osama Bedier waves his phone.
Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration 06-29-15
BERKELEY, Calif. — At a University of California, Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose — search and rescue.
Now more than tweets: Twitter adds product and place pages to drive e-commerce 06-22-15
Social media network Twitter is testing product and place pages, a new feature that will help drive e-commerce through the platform.
YouTube launches new gaming site as it plays catch-up with Twitch 06-15-15
Ahead of the video game industry’s big E3 convention next week, YouTube is launching a new gaming app and website to provide a better experience to an online community that has flocked to alternatives.
Pinterest ramps up efforts to attract more men 06-08-15
SAN FRANCISCO — Artist Tim Odell uses Pinterest to gather images of classic Pontiac cars, U.S. Navy battleships and medieval armor, which he recreates as a hobby.
For app developers, more big changes are coming soon 06-08-15
The App Store revolutionized the tech world when it opened in summer 2008, spawning a billion-dollar industry in one fell swoop. It was neither the first nor the largest back then, but the store quickly exploded in popularity, prompting Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to say "it is going to be very hard for others to catch up."
Bing no longer a search-engine blip 06-01-15
REDMOND, Wash. — In Microsoft’s expensive, decadelong battle against Google’s search engine, no detail is too small.
Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley 05-25-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it’s one of the nerve centers for building the world’s fastest number-crunchers.
Google's new self-driving cars to hit the streets 05-18-15
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — After a year of testing its bubble-shaped driverless cars on the empty roads of a shuttered military base, Google is about to deploy its fleet on the busy streets of Silicon Valley.
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.





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