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This screen grab provided by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., shows the A-CHESS app. The app, developed for recovering alcoholics, includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns. The app is being commercially developed and is not yet available. (AP Photo/Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies)

Sober smartphone app aids boozers’ recovery

CHICAGO (AP) — A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the […]

03/27/2014

Samsung CEO J.K. Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size. One […]

02/24/2014

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

California leaders push for smartphone kill switch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be […]

02/07/2014

Sept. 19, 2013: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do […]

01/07/2014

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. […]

12/13/2013

Cheap Motorola smartphone available in US early

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than […]

11/26/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Smartphones seen tripling to 5.6 billion by 2019

  STOCKHOLM (AP) — The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones. Sweden’s Ericsson AB, the world’s largest maker of telecommunications […]

11/11/2013

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

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

BlackBerry ad campaign seeks to reassure customers

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry is publishing an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company. The letter was released Monday […]

10/14/2013

A handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health. With […]

09/23/2013

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BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results. […]

09/20/2013

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: The IFA conference is kicking off in Berlin next week, which means we’re in store for new […]

08/31/2013

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