BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Western industry leaders in the face of Washington's warnings the company might be a security risk.
Killeen won’t be among the long list of cities bidding to be the home for the new Amazon headquarters. It has, however, been asked by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to support its bid for the online commerce company, according to John Crutchfield, the executive director of the Killeen Econom…
SEATTLE — Satya Nadella has a request for his peers in high technology: You have the tools to build a dystopian society. Don’t do it.
In a world where cord cutting and streaming services have blurred the picture for the pay-TV industry, Matt Strauss, Comcast’s top video executive, believes the key to keeping customers hooked up may come down to just one word: bundles.
By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the country delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search-and-rescue missions.
MINNEAPOLIS — Stratasys Ltd. employees ran a marathon of sorts earlier this month as they dashed to dozens of Twin Cities schools to introduce 3,500 students to the wonderment of 3-D printing.
SAN FRANCISCO — Searching for ideas on how to arrange photos in her college dorm room, Cindy Zhang turned to Pinterest for some inspiration as a freshman.
GLEN ARM, Md. — Mary Thompson sits in a hallway at Glen Meadows Retirement Community, staring aimlessly. Since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around six years ago, it’s been difficult to get the 86-year-old to interact with others, her son Mark Thompson said. Most of her sentences don’t …
SAN DIEGO — When it comes to cybersecurity, Americans recognize the need for strong passwords and know that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t necessarily safe for online banking or e-commerce.
In January, I upgraded my Dell Windows 7 laptop to the “assistive technologies” version of Windows 10, which is designed for people with disabilities. After five days, I decided that I preferred Windows 7 and tried to revert to it. However, Windows 7 failed to start and I got the message: “A…
SEATTLE — Amazon.com’s Twitch, a popular streaming service where video-gaming fans watch their favorite gamers play, is taking a page from its corporate parent — by selling the games themselves.
SAN FRANCISCO — The things that make human beings unique — fingerprints, irises, facial features — have become the preferred way to sign on to banking accounts online or other sensitive websites, the newest solution to the problem of hackable and forgettable passwords.
When I try to use the Firefox browser on my Windows 8.1 PC, I get the error message, “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.” I have to click OK to get rid of this message, then click the Firefox icon again t…
The brand-conscious millennial shoppers who form the core of Jet.com’s customer base might find something unusual on the site this month: stodgy-yet-reliable store brands from Jet’s new owner, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS — Daniel Romo and Daniel Gulick, the young scientists behind the Minneapolis-based startup Aucta Technologies, are used to being flexible with their research.
AUSTIN — In the large list of calamities that could happen to you on a given day (let’s not dwell on the possibilities), forgetting your wallet at home is a pretty minor one.
After reading your column about updating Windows 7 (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf), I typed your tinyurl address into my browser and got strange results. A repeating audio warning said I had a virus and spyware infection, and that I should call the number on the screen (855-257-9669) before the PC…
SAN JOSE, Calif. — It’s no wonder titans of tech are locked in an epic battle of the bots, racing furiously to produce the best virtual assistant.
Kids don’t use email any more. Facebook is for Mom and Dad. And Yik Yak is so 2015.
I read about the hacker attack in October that used household electronics, such as security cameras, to bombard a website with messages, causing the site to crash. Is there any way that people can protect their electronic devices so that won’t happen again? — Sue Frenzel, Minneapolis
My husband and I share an iPad, and he also has a laptop that belongs to his employer. Once he retires, I’d like for both of us to have a computer, but I don’t know whether to buy another iPad tablet or a laptop. Typically, we search the web for information, check Craigslist, pay bills, do e…
In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the pre-Tinder dating scene. Armistead Maupin made it famous in his 1978 book, “Tales of the City,” calling it “the hottest spot in town” to meet people.…
President Donald Trump is arguably Twitter’s most prominent user. But, as many outlets have reported over the past couple of days, the people operating his administration’s Twitter accounts may not be using all their security options to the fullest. As CNN reported, a hacker specifically wro…
The robot on an oil drillship in the Gulf of Mexico made it easier for Mark Rodgers to do his job stringing together heavy, dirty pipes. It could also be a reason he’s not working there today.
I have a SiriusXM satellite radio in my car, but the signal consistently cuts out in specific areas around town. I’ve read that the problem could be related to the satellite radio’s antenna or to interference from T-Mobile cellular towers. Is there a solution? —Tim Risdal, Burnsville, Minn.
MIAMI — Imagine telling your JPMorgan bosses you’re leaving a high-finance career to start a car-wash company. “They thought I was crazy,” Nathan Bekerman said. “But my years at JPMorgan taught me how to execute and run a business.”
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Picture a virtual assistant that helps find directions, schedules appointments or plays music, and the soothing yet robotic sound of a female voice likely comes to mind.
NEW YORK — As soon as you approach Pepper, a 4-foot-tall robot, she starts sizing you up.
I’m confused about Microsoft emails that tell me to reconnect my Outlook 2013 PC program in order to continue getting mail via their Outlook.com website. It said I needed to create a new profile. What is this about? — Frank Kampel, Maple Grove, Minn.
Twitter has joined the ranks of competitors such as Facebook and YouTube by adding 360-degree live video streams in the company’s latest move to become a home to more than just 140-character messages.
PHILADELPHIA — Julian Rinaldi knew he was onto something with serious entrepreneurial potential when his shop hadn’t even officially opened for business and someone wanted to make a purchase.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the dinner table. Then those same parents pick up their own iPhones to check email, scan Twitter and update their Facebook statuses.
Over the weekend, at least 10 million players downloaded Nintendo’s first true mobile game, “Super Mario Run.” It quickly shot to the top of the most-downloaded lists for the United States and Japan and was the top-grossing app in the U.S. But that still didn’t stop many players from lodging…
Instagram, at first glance, seems like a pretty simple social network: snap, post, repeat. But while the service started as a way to share artful pictures from your smartphone, it’s evolved into a far more complex network for sharing photos and videos with friends — or an adoring public. Jus…