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Technology Twitch turns video games into spectator sport Twitch turns video games into spectator sport
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."
Technology Study: Social media users shy away from opinions Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Technology LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs
LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.
Technology Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits
European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.
Technology Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie
Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. It sounds unlikely, but it's coming.
Technology Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists
SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.
Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
Technology Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
Technology Wal-Mart: If app doesn’t succeed, try, try again Wal-Mart: If app doesn’t succeed, try, try again
Traditional retailers increasingly are using the nimbler approach to innovating that Silicon Valley startups are known for. Rather than perfecting a program before rolling it out - as most retailers do - they're doing more testing and refining as they go along.
Technology Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices
The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.
Technology 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords
This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.
Technology Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists
Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.