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Android Hack Could Endanger Millions of Phones

Jul 31
Security researchers have uncovered a vulnerability that could allow Android phones to be hacked with a malicious text message.

Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.

In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

Jul 30
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

By Brandon Bailey | Jul 30
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online.

Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.

Apple Watch will be Sold at Some Best Buy Stores

Jul 28
The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Uber Debate Divides Democrats Over 'Sharing Economy,' GOP Moves In

By Nicholas Riccardi | Jul 28
The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into the wealthy tech sector.

VidCon a Chance for Fans to See Online Video Stars in Person

By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 27
In its sixth year, frenzied exchanges are commonplace at VidCon, the annual celebration of online video that ran through Saturday. It's among the reasons the convention continues to expand its footprint and attract more corporate sponsors.

Clinton Says She's Confident about Proper Handling of Emails

By Catherine Lucey | Jul 26
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as classified.

Coming Out on YouTube: Stars Find Acceptance Online

By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 26
It was just last month that Nilsen, who mostly posts YouTube videos about beauty and style for her more than 3 million subscribers, released an entry titled "Something I Want You To Know (Coming Out)."

On-Demand Doctor Apps Bring Uber Approach to Medicine

By Matthew Perrone | Jul 24
Pager and similar companies like Heal and Medicast aim to streamline medical care -- cutting out waiting rooms, receptionists and trips to the doctor's office.

Software Fix May Prevent Hackers from Remotely Controlling Your Jeep

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 24
Fiat Chrysler said that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles. The fix is a response to a recent article in Wired magazine about two well-known hackers who remotely took control of a vehicle.

Out Gawker Writer: Site is 'in a Total Meltdown' Since Controversial Post

By EDGE | Jul 23
Following Gawker's controversial post outing Conde Nast's CFO for allegedly contacting a porn star/escort out Gawker writer Rich Juzwiak told the Huffington Post in an interview Wednesday that the media company is "in a total meltdown."

Even Apple Loyalists Taking Their Time on Apple Watch

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 23
For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming.

Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe on Uber's Vision & Critics

Jul 23
The on-demand car app is taking to the airwaves in New York with a blunt message aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's taxis.

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