Special Report: HomoTech

Nintendo Charts Return of 'Zelda,' 'Star Fox' at E3

CULTURE | By Derrik J. Lang | Jun 17, 2015

Link is set to return to the Nintendo 3DS before he arrives on the Wii U. Nintendo announced plans during the Electronic Entertainment Expo for a multiplayer-focused installment of "The Legend of Zelda" on the Nintendo 3DS set to debut this fall.

Smart Mirrors Make Customers Want to Spend

CULTURE | May 14, 2015

Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on or even dress you.

Technology's Tipping Point: Google Focuses on Mobile, Mortgages & Insurance

BUSINESS | May 7, 2015

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

Don't Want NSA to Spy on Your Email? 5 Things to Do

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Mar 18, 2015

More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.

Apple Event Live: Watch, Gold MacBook, HBO on iPhone

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 9, 2015

Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch - for 18 hours if battery life per day.

Russia May Be Watching You: Home Cameras Not Secure

BUSINESS | By Danica Kirka | Nov 23, 2014

A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

Pros, Cons of Mobile-Payment Systems

FINANCE | By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 12, 2014

Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.

FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27, 2014

The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

Is Your Homemade Porno Secure?

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Sep 6, 2014

The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet.

Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23, 2014

A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

'Advanced Warfare' Jumps Past Predecessors

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Aug 12, 2014

As players snipe opponents and meet goals in multiplayer match-ups, they could end up with three different pieces of loot each round. While virtual booty is hardly an original idea in gaming, co-founders expect their new swag system to make a big impact.

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29, 2014

This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.

Evolutionary Advances in New Smartwatches

FASHION | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 7, 2014

New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won’t be rushing out to buy either. Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch are good products and will appeal to those who like to be among the first to own new gadgets.

Gift Guide: Wood-Themed Tech Gifts for Dad

BUSINESS | By Ron Harris | Jun 9, 2014

Items that have a blend of technology and wood can look more exquisite than plastic or metal when included in the construction correctly. We found three noteworthy products sure to complete dad’s stylish ensemble of personal technology.

Microsoft: No Need for Laptop with This New Tablet

BUSINESS | By Anick Jesdanun | May 21, 2014

Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time.

Amazon Introduces Twitter Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | May 6, 2014

Amazon wants to make shopping online as easy as a tweet. The online retailer is introducing a service that lets Twitter users add Amazon.com products to their carts without leaving the social media site.

Gadget Watch: Whistle, a Fitness Tracker for Dogs

BUSINESS | By Joseph Pisani | Apr 29, 2014

Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise - or sleep - their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed for humans and it wraps around a dog’s collar.

The Sperm Mix-up Mystery

BUSINESS | By Brady McCombs | Apr 25, 2014

The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient’s sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

BUSINESS | By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 24, 2014

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

Edit Like A Pro

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Rizzo | Jan 27, 2014

A guide to video editing programs for all budgets and skill levels.

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