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Google Tries to Woo iPhone Owners with Android Watch App

By Michael Liedtke | Sep 1
Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

Samsung Unveils Circular Smartwatch, but are Apps Available?

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 1
Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it's unknown how many apps will be available for it.

Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

By Maria Cheng | Aug 30
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says.

AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

By Michael Biesecker | Aug 29
The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

Virtual Vacationing: Tour the Most-Exclusive Ways to Travel

By Scott Mayerowitz, Nathan Griffiths | Aug 28
The Associated Press is offering a virtual reality tour of some of the world's most extravagant accommodations: suites on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, Cunard's duplex stateroom aboard the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, and the Four Seasons hotel in NY.

TuneIn Radio App Starts $8 Tier with MLB, Soccer, Audiobooks

By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 27
TuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League sports.

Update on Federal Takedown of Male Escort Site Rentboy.com

By EDGE | Aug 26
An update on the federal shutdown of the popular male escort website RentBoy.com, after a 22-page complaint by Homeland Security was published.

The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store

Aug 26
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 25, 2015.

Russia Cancels Short-Lived Wikipedia Ban

Aug 26
Russia canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users.

Police: Ashley Madison Hack Might Have Led to Suicides

By Rob Gillies | Aug 24
The hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.

Secret Cinema 'Star Wars' Uses the 'Force' of Immersive Theatre

Aug 24
As fans wait for December's release of Episode VII, they are finding a new way to get their fix: becoming a living part of the story.

Spying TVs Recording Owners: CA Bill Aims to Warn Consumers

By Julia Horowitz | Aug 24
Readers who scanned the user manual for a new Samsung smart TV may have been surprised to learn their household conversations could be recorded without their knowledge. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto certainly was.

Who Needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .bike, .nyc are Trending

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 24
Companies, organizations and people are starting to forsake the familiar ".com" and ".org" Internet address suffixes, using instead hundreds of new ones like ".legal," ''.restaurant," ''.solutions," ''.movie" and ".nyc" too.

Experts: Deleted Online Information Never Actually Goes Away

By Bree Fowler | Aug 21
The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted.

Some LGBT People Could be at Risk Over Ashley Madison Hack

By EDGE | Aug 21
The recent hack on the controversial infidelity website Ashley Madison, which exposed the personal sensitive information of 37 million users, could put some LGBT people at risk.

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