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Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s […]

12/10/2013

In this undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games

LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence has been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported Monday, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies packed virtual universes full of undercover agents and […]

12/09/2013

Ella Russell, 7, works on an e-book on an iPad during her second grade class at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking […]

12/04/2013

Tumblr logo is displayed at Nasdaq, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year’s most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is […]

12/03/2013

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Let’s Talk Tech!

Hey it’s Christian Wheel, and coming up Saturday afternoon on LET’S TALK TECH, it’s a busy time of year for gadgets, as tech companies get their upcoming holiday offerings up for sale, so we’ve got […]

11/23/2013

Emanuel Jumatate hugs his new Xbox One after he purchased it at a Best Buy on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Evanston, Ill.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest […]

11/22/2013

Human brain slabbing. (Photo credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Seahawks owner Allen to fund brain injury research

SEATTLE (AP) — As the only owner of an NFL team with a brain research laboratory, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is in a unique position to study whether repeated blows to the head can lead […]

11/21/2013

Google, Microsoft block child abuse search results

LONDON (AP) — Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies said in a joint announcement Monday. Writing ahead of a British […]

11/18/2013

A gamer purchasing his Sony Playstation 4  at a BestBuy store in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The PlayStation 4, came out Friday. The Xbox One, goes on sale next week.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles

NEW YORK (AP) — Remember a time before “Angry Birds,” the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight years ago, respectively, […]

11/15/2013

In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo, participants are seen near the logo of Tizen during the Tizen Developer Summit 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. Its ambition doesn’t stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television too. The first developer conference in Asia for Tizen wrapped up Tuesday after a two-day run, bringing together app developers and Tizen backers from Samsung, Intel and mobile operators. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung makes quiet push for new mobile OS

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant […]

11/12/2013

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