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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

This photo released by Microsoft shows the Xbox One user interface from Microsoft.  (AP Photo/Microsoft)

Xbox, can you hear me now? One requires repetition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like a stubborn family member or insubordinate employee, Xbox One owners might need to tell their fancy new console what to do more than once. In flashy commercials that began airing […]

11/08/2013

This handout provided by RES Americas shows the 166 megawatt Hackberry Wind Farm near Albany, Texas. (AP Photo/RES Americas)

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

HOUSTON (AP) — It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort […]

11/04/2013

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tech earnings drive stocks up; Microsoft leads Dow

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher. Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average up after reporting a jump in sales of tablet computers. The Dow […]

10/25/2013

Nokia logo

Nokia unveils new Windows phones and its first tablet

NEW YORK (AP) — Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones and introducing its first tablet computer, all sporting the powerful camera technology found in its flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone. The struggling cellphone maker […]

10/22/2013

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

Solve your computer problems with ‘Let’s Talk Tech’

Christian Wheel is the host of “Let’s Talk Tech,” Saturdays at 5pm on KFWB. Topics this week include: Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on Thursday, we’ll talk about what’s new and whether or not you should […]

10/19/2013

A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system […]

10/16/2013

This screen grab made from Yahoo Inc.'s Tumblr page shows the company's new logo in a post published on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yahoo Inc.)

Yahoo’s email becomes more like Gmail in redesign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo’s free email service is becoming a bit more like Google’s Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren’t coincidental. Yahoo […]

10/08/2013

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

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 […]

09/27/2013

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