Having trouble getting online? Call your provider
2012-07-09 10:50:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having trouble getting online?
Some may find their smartphones working overtime because the family computer couldn't seem to connect to the Internet Monday morning.
You may be one of thousands across the United States who waited too long or simply didn't believe the warnin...
Pakistan shuns physicist linked to 'God particle'
2012-07-09 04:34:12 UTC
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God particle" last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks.
Praise within Pakistan for Sa...
Buddhist relics worth millions seized in Pakistan
2012-07-07 11:35:14 UTC
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police seized a large number of ancient Buddhist sculptures that smugglers were attempting to spirit out of the country and sell for millions of dollars on the international antiquities market, officials said Saturday.
The stash included many sculptures of Buddha and...
Google phasing out 'iGoogle' in latest purge
2012-07-06 20:59:35 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is phasing out a service that allows millions of people to personalize its home page with applications such as weather updates and stock quotes.
The customization service, known as iGoogle, will be turned off in November 2013. The mobile version of iGoogle will be d...
Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute, ad alliance
2012-07-06 20:47:09 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a patent dispute. This averts a potentially bitter battle over the technology running two of the Internet's most popular destinations.
They have agreed to drop their lawsuits and license each other's patents.
They are also agreei...
Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle
2012-07-05 07:56:07 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter ha...
Physicists find evidence of new subatomic particle
2012-07-04 08:15:48 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — One of the two independent teams at the world's biggest atom smasher says it has found strong evidence of a new subatomic particle that looks like the one believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.
Joe Incandela, leader of one of the teams, told scientists at the...
Activision brings online 'Call of Duty' to China
2012-07-03 21:07:36 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Activision is bringing its popular "Call of Duty" series to China as a free online game.
Activision Blizzard Inc. said Tuesday that it will publish the game through a partnership with Tencent Holdings Ltd., a Chinese online game company. There is no release date yet, and the co...
Peru's ambitious laptop program gets mixed grades
2012-07-03 21:00:22 UTC
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children across the country easily ranks as one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty.
Yet five years into the program, there are serious doubts a...
Olympic experts sure they can repel cyber threats
2012-07-03 20:56:46 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Vital computer systems for London's 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks — but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests.
Atos, the lead technology company for the Summer and Winter Games since 2002, said Tuesday it ha...
Netflix's monthly video streaming tops 1B hours
2012-07-03 18:46:04 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix says its subscribers watched more than 1 billion hours of online video last month as the advent of high-speed Internet connections and high-powered mobile devices change people's viewing patterns.
The milestone announced Tuesday is the latest sign that the Internet...
Twitter told to give up Occupy protester's tweets
2012-07-02 23:10:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter must give a court about three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets, a judge said in a ruling released Monday after the company fought prosecutors' demand for the messages.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. rebuffed one of Twitt...
China court: Apple pays $60M to settle iPad case
2012-07-02 05:35:57 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.
Apple's dispute with Shenzhen Proview Technology highlighted the po...
Apple opens iTunes store to more Asian countries
2012-06-27 07:22:09 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Apple rolled out its iTunes online store to Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asian countries Wednesday in a broad push to sell music and video to more users in the company's fastest growing region.
Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brunei, Ca...
ICANN pauses system to decide suffix review order
2012-06-25 20:58:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The organization in charge of creating hundreds of additional Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" has suspended the Web-based system it set up to help decide the order in which it will review new address proposals.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers s...
Wikipedia founder backs UK student wanted by US
2012-06-25 20:55:27 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The founder of Wikipedia urged British officials on Monday to block the extradition of a 24-year-old British student wanted in the United States over alleged copyright offenses.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales expressed support for Richard O'Dwyer, who was arrested at his university dorm...
Microsoft buys Internet startup Yammer for $1.2B
2012-06-25 20:52:20 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is paying $1.2 billion to buy Yammer, an Internet startup that has built a social network similar to Facebook for the business world.
The deal announced Monday comes nearly two weeks after word of Microsoft's negotiations with Yammer first leaked out in published...
Internet group picks little-known executive as CEO
2012-06-23 18:35:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A businessman with experience in building consensus will be the next CEO of the Internet agency in charge of contentious policies surrounding Internet addresses.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is pushing through a major change in the way Web and ...
DirecTV cuts 3-D channel from 24-hour to part-time
2012-06-23 18:28:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DirecTV says it has reduced the programming hours of its 24-hour 3-D channel, n3D, due to a shortage of 3-D content.
The satellite TV provider launched the channel to much fanfare in July 2010, boasting the backing of Panasonic Corp. The company said it was the first 3-D cha...
Ecuador's envoy heads to Quito for Assange talks
2012-06-23 17:36:42 UTC
LONDON (AP) - Ecuador's embassy in London said Saturday that ambassador Anna Alban was traveling to her country's capital to brief President Rafael Correa on the bizarre request for political asylum made by Wikileaks chief Julian Assange.
Assange took refuge inside the embassy on Tuesday and r...
Study: E-book library borrowing takes slow pace
2012-06-22 16:40:59 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study.
The Pew Research Center published a survey Friday that reports ar...
NY judge: US can seize dinosaur skeleton
2012-06-20 06:27:45 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the more unusual arrest warrants in U.S. history was issued Tuesday when a federal judge authorized the Department of Homeland Security to seize a dinosaur from an art storage company. There's no need for handcuffs though. It's been dead for 70 million years.
London Games to be first social media Olympics
2012-06-20 06:00:48 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less.
The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialy...
Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module (Video)
2012-06-18 09:41:54 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.
The Shenzhou 9 capsule completed the maneuver with the Tiangong 1 module shortly after 2 p.m. (0600 ...
Chicks do worse in noisy nests
2012-06-18 00:49:55 UTC
ALBUQUERQUE — Baby bluebirds don’t survive as well near rumbling traffic and other human din as they do amid natural lullabies.
In a Virginia study, 35 percent more chicks died in the noisiest nests than in the most remote ones. Researchers found that chicks didn’t adjust for the noise by begg...