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Technology Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
Technology Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack? Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
Technology Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally
Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.
Technology 8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels' 8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of 'Pixels'
After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus' latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. "Pixels" follows a trio of 1980s arcade champions who are recruited by the government to stop an alien force that's taking the form of Donkey Kong and other interactive critters.
Technology Comcast launches streaming video service Comcast launches streaming video service
Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.
Technology Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29 Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 on July 29. The upgraded operating system will allow users to switch seamlessly between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.
Technology Upstart vs Airbus: 1st electric planes cross English Channel Upstart vs Airbus: 1st electric planes cross English Channel (Photo Gallery)
With zero fanfare, an independent French pilot beat aeronautics giant Airbus by about 12 hours Friday in the race to fly the first electric plane across the English Channel - a symbolically important step toward making battery-powered flight viable in the long term.
Technology Obama chimes in on pop culture, 140 characters at a time Obama chimes in on pop culture, 140 characters at a time
After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings.
Technology Hacking Team company appears to get hacked Hacking Team company appears to get hacked
An Italian surveillance company known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies appears to have succumbed to a damaging cyberattack that sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
Technology Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
Drones could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms: transmitting detailed information about crops to combines and sprayers, directing them very precisely to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals needed.
Technology Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.