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US Safety Agency to Probe GM Recall Response

Posted: 02/27/2014 - The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million older-model small cars in a case linked to 13 deaths.

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Fingerprint Security Convenient, But Not Flawless

Posted: 02/26/2014 - Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.

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Nokia Targets Emerging Markets with Android Phones

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google's Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft, which is about to take over Nokia's handset business.

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Sony Showcases Phone with Ultra-HD Video Recording

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Sony is borrowing innovations from its audio and camcorder businesses and incorporating its new Xperia Z2 smartphone with noise-cancelling technology and ultra-high-definition video recording.

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Internet a Crucial Venezuela Battleground

Posted: 02/21/2014 - The battle for Venezuela is being fought as vigorously online as in the streets, with authorities cutting off the Internet to a clash-torn university city and blocking selected websites and a "walkie-talkie" service widely used by protesters.

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WhatsApp: A $19 Billion Bet for Facebook

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.

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Comcast-TWC Merger Worries, Outrages Consumers

Updated: 02/14/2014 - Comcast and Time Warner Cable regularly rank at the bottom of the pay TV industry when it comes to customer satisfaction. So it didn't take long for customers to vent frustrations online over high prices, spotty service and fears of a monopoly after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.

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'Lego Movie' Opens with Big $69.1M Box Office

Posted: 02/10/2014 - "The Lego Movie" clicked with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million debut at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Biggest Giver in 2013

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December.

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Chevy Olympic Ads Feature Gay Couple

Posted: 02/07/2014 - While several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia's restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet is rolling out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday that feature gay couples.

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California Leaders Announce 'Kill Switch' Bill

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Officials in California have announced proposed legislation requiring smartphones to have a built-in "kill switch" to render stolen or lost devices inoperable.

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Google Makes Statement About Russian Anti-Gay Law

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a rainbow-colored backdrop.

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Step to Artificial Hand That Feels What You Touch

Posted: 02/06/2014 - It's not quite the bionics of science fiction, but European researchers have created a robotic hand that gave an amputee a sense of touch he hadn't felt in a decade.

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US Probing Honda Accords for Air Bag Problem

Posted: 02/04/2014 - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the side air bags on some Honda Accords can inflate when the front doors are closed.

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