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iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

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Apple lifts curtain on iPhone 6, Apple Watch

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HealthCare.gov server hacked

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Tesla selects Nevada for new battery plant

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NASA project to check out summer sea ice

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  • Sci/Tech

    iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 9:00

    Apple’s iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting – but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new features won’t be available on those three-year-old devices anyway. […]

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    Apple lifts curtain on iPhone 6, Apple Watch

    by Alain Sherter/CBS News on Sep 09, 10:26

    Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday introduced two new iPhones, its long-awaited Apple Watch and a mobile payment system as part of a marketing blitz aimed at drumming up consumer excitement. Now the question is whether the new gear will live up to the hype. Speaking from the Flint Performing […]

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    HealthCare.gov server hacked

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Sep 04, 15:25

    A government security team last month found malware on a Health and Human Services (HHS) server that supports the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, HHS confirmed to CBS News on Thursday. The commonplace malware was designed to launch “denial of service” attacks against other websites, HHS said, and there is no evidence any consumers’ personal information was […]

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    Tesla selects Nevada for new battery plant

    by Associated Press on Sep 03, 12:20

    Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. A person with familiar with Tesla’s plans said Wednesday that Nevada beat out four other states which were vying for the project. The person, who spoke on condition of […]

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    NASA project to check out summer sea ice

    by Associated Press on Jul 18, 11:55

    NASA is using a high-altitude, converted U2 spy plane to test technology over Arctic sea ice. KUAC (http://is.gd/7qFa8C) reports the long-winged ER-2 jet is based in Fairbanks for three weeks for testing and developing technology for satellite applications. The three-week project using airborne laser technology will allow scientists to get a preview of a satellite […]

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    Identity theft rises, consumers rage

    by ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE / CBS NEWS on Jul 01, 14:27

    The big data breaches almost seem routine. The count is 368 breaches so far this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a cybercrime research and education group. That’s up nearly 19 percent from the same period last year. The number of personal records exposed in 2014 thus far? Over 10 million. Identity theft — […]

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    Threatening Facebook posts prompt Supreme Court review

    by CBS/AP on Jun 16, 17:50

    The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear. The court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for […]

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    GM recalls 3.16 million more cars for ignition defect

    by CBS/AP on Jun 16, 13:42

    General Motors (GM) is recalling 3.16 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems. The company says it will change or replace the keys on the cars from the 2000 to 2014 model years. GM said the key could move out of the “run” position if there was a “jarring” event (such […]

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    Middle schoolers get hands-on look at forensic science

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jun 12, 20:14

    Investigating crime scenes may sound like an exciting job, at least on television, but how close are shows like NCSI and CSI to real life? Some local middle schoolers are getting a chance to find out this week at the Alaska Forensic Science Camp. On Thursday, campers toured the Alaska crime lab. They got a […]

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    Alaska home to first FAA-approved commercial drone flights

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 10, 13:24

    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by energy giant BP. The unmanned aircraft will be used to “survey BP pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay, AK, the largest oilfield in the United States,” according to a press release issued by the FAA. This marks the first occasion […]

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    Google hits Microsoft where it hurts — the browser

    by Erik Sherman / MoneyWatch on Jun 06, 18:35

    Google’s (GOOG) Chrome browser has overtaken Microsoft (MSFT) Internet Explorer as the most popular Web interface in the U.S. A study by software maker Adobe Systems shows Chrome with 31.8 percent of the browser market, compared with 30.9 percent for IE and 25 percent for Apple’s (AAPL) Safari. Mozilla Firefox’s share of the market dropped to 8.7 […]

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    European bank hackers stole $100 million, U.S. says

    by Associated Press on Jun 02, 16:45

    Last Updated Jun 2, 2014 7:45 PM EDT WASHINGTON – A Russian computer hacker was accused Monday of leading a worldwide conspiracy that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers with malware, enabling his group to steal more than $100 million from business and other bank accounts. The group led by the man, Evgeniy Bogachev, infected computers […]

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    Apple WWDC 2014: iPhone, iPad updates, “smart home” system and more

    by CBS/AP on Jun 02, 13:01

    Apple kicked off its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today with a slew of new product announcements and updates, most of which will be available in the fall to the general public. Internet of Things: Apple announced a much-anticipated move into the ”smart home” technology market. It will allow users to control connected gadgets and appliances from […]

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    Cyberattack that locked Apple devices in Australia reaches U.S.

    by CBS News on May 28, 8:51

    First came reports of a widespread hack of Apple devices in Australia – the attacker locked the devices remotely and demanded ransom from the owners. Now, CBS Los Angeles reports the scam appears to have reached the U.S. Earlier this week, many Australian owners of Apple devices began discovering that their iPhones, iPads and Macs had been hacked by […]

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    Local company follows Alaska Native storylines in new video game

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 09, 15:52

    Never Alone – Game Trailer from Never Alone on Vimeo. ANCHORAGE – Currently under development by an Anchorage-based game company, a new computer game with a uniquely Alaskan storyline is slated for release this coming fall. Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa), the brainchild of Upper One Games, is based on traditional Inupiaq lore. According to the […]

  • Lifestyle

    Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

    by Associated Press on May 08, 16:47

    A published report says Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine. The Financial Times says the deal could be announced as early as next week. The newspaper cited people familiar with the negotiations. Thursday’s […]

  • Lifestyle

    Environmentally-friendly bioplastic created from shrimp shells

    by Michael Roppolo / CBS News on May 08, 8:39

    Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced annually, and only about 3 percent of it gets recycled. The rest is simply trashed, taking centuries to degrade, or left adrift in the ocean. An estimated 24,000 tons of plastics are ingested by fish in the North Pacific alone each year. Bioplastics — a so-called “green” alternative to […]

  • Lifestyle

    Smart guns fire up both sides of gun control debate

    by CBS News on May 06, 9:29

    It’s something straight out of a James Bond movie: a gun that only its owner can fire. That kind of technology is now available in the real world. It’s called a “smart gun.” Made in Germany, it requires users to wear a radio-controlled watch to fire it, reports CBS News’ Jan Crawford. Maryland gun store […]

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    Jury says both Samsung, Apple infringed patents

    by Associated Press on May 03, 9:39

    A California jury has determined that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million damages. In a counterclaim filed by Samsung, the panel also said Apple Inc. infringed Samsung Electronics Co. patents and awarded $158,000 in damages to South Korean company. The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in San Jose on Friday […]

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    Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap

    by CBS/AP on Apr 28, 14:39

    Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. Microsoft Corp. said Saturday that it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” that tried […]