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Yahoo tops list of most-visited websites from desktop computers

Yahoo edged out Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to top a list of the most-visited websites in the United States, web analytics firm ComScore says.

New smartphone to include encrypted communication capability

A U.S. security firm and a Spanish smartphone maker say they've teamed to offer the average person a phone designed to enable secure, encrypted communications.

Study: Tidal turbines could power half of Scotland

A single stretch of water off the north coast of Scotland could provide sufficient renewable tidal energy to power about half the country, engineers say.

Credit card data of almost half of South Koreans stolen in data breach

Names, social security numbers and credit card details from 20 million South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms, authorities say.

IBM exploring sale of low-end server unit

U.S. technology giant IBM is looking into the possible sale of its low-end server unit, sources close to the discussions told the Wall Street Journal.

Russia may work with ESA on further space missions

The European Space Agency wants to work with Russia on more joint space-probe missions to the moon, the agency's head said.

Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs

U.S. computer chip giant Intel said it will cut 5,380 jobs, 5 percent of its workforce, in 2014 to "better meet the needs of our business."

Web security firm say Target hacker was a Russian teenager

The hacker behind the data breach that compromised at least 110 million Target consumers is likely a 17-year-old from Russia, a cybersecurity firm said.

Nintendo reports surprising sales drops

The president of Japanese video game giant Nintendo said the company is rethinking its position on mobile devices after a disappointing fourth quarter.
Google unveils research for smart contact lens for diabetes monitoring

Google unveils research for smart contact lens for diabetes monitoring

U.S. tech giant Google says it's testing a smart contact lens to allow diabetics to measure and monitor glucose levels in tears.
China Mobile, Apple launch a future together

China Mobile, Apple launch a future together

Mobile phone maker Apple Inc. launched its partnership with China Mobile Friday with an executive signing phones and heralding the future.

MLB expands use of replay

The teams that comprise Major League Baseball Thursday unanimously approved the expansion of the use of instant replay beginning in the upcoming season.

San Diego program to encourage young women to hone computing skills

Several Southern California universities say they've joined with industry groups in a program to encourage young women to learn and apply computing skills.
Smartphone app to help birdwatchers identify subjects of sightings

Smartphone app to help birdwatchers identify subjects of sightings

U.S. birdwatchers can get help identifying a species they're observing by reaching for their smartphone, Cornell University developers of an app say.
U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.

Hate mail over surprise Sochi selection puts Wagner off social media

A U.S. figure skater says she has temporarily sworn off social media after her surprise selection to go to the Sochi Winter Olympics stirred up hate messages.

Judge upholds $1.17 billion award for Carnegie Mellon University

A federal judge in Pittsburgh turned down a request by Marvell Technology Group to cut a $1.17 billion verdict to $620 million in a patent violation case.
Study: Language matters in success of online crowdfunding efforts

Study: Language matters in success of online crowdfunding efforts

In the growing phenomenon of online crowdfunding the language used hold surprisingly predictive power about the success of such campaigns, U.S. researchers say.

IBM leads in U.S. patent awards with more than 6,800 in 2013

For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. technology giant IBM led the nation in obtaining patents, a survey by a patent-tracking firm has found.

Photo-sharing site Snapchat apologizes over increased spam

Photo-sharing website Snapchat of Venice, Calif., has apologized to its members for an apparent increase in spam aimed at them.
Microsoft Threshold project likely to bring forth Windows 9

Microsoft Threshold project likely to bring forth Windows 9

Microsoft is set to announce a new operating system in April, a U.S. tech blogger reports, seen as vital for the embattled tech company.
Scientists use light-bending of gemstones for better solar cells

Scientists use light-bending of gemstones for better solar cells

Properties found in gemstones to reflect, diffract and bend incoming light could up solar cell efficiency and bring low-cost solar energy, U.S. scientists say.

Supporters favor idea that data collection could have prevented 9/11

White House advisers say they believe data collection could have prevented the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a notion critics dispute.

Reactivated NASA spacecraft spots new asteroid

A space explorer spotted a never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid after being put back into service, the U.S. space program said.

'Joss-stick burning panda' hackers return to jail for online gambling

Two hackers previously jailed for creating the "joss-stick burning panda" computer virus were sentenced in China for running an online gambling operation.
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