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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.

Halliburton opens Saudi research center

Oil services company Halliburton said it opened a center in Saudi Arabia to develop solutions for the development of conventional and unconventional reserves.

Marissa Mayer unveils Yahoo's road map for 2014

Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo!, said the U.S. Internet corporation's future has a lot of news -- as in apps, sites and acquisitions.

Chemical may turn flow battery into cheap energy storage container

A chemical could turn the flow battery into an inexpensive way to store energy collected from intermittent sources of electricity, U.S. researchers said.
Samsung goes big, unveils 12.2-inch-screen tablets in Las Vegas

Samsung goes big, unveils 12.2-inch-screen tablets in Las Vegas

South Korea's Samsung has stolen a march on a widely rumored yet still unannounced large-screen iPad from Apple by announcing two 12.2-inch tablets.

System of phone alerts could warn of extreme weather in India

Computer scientists in India have created image-based mobile phone alerts for extreme weather they say could prevent casualties in cyclones.

Automakers tracking drivers' GPS data

Detroit's Big Three automakers and some foreign car companies are tracking and storing data from customers' on-board navigation systems, a report states.
Apple Store in 2013 hit $10 billion mark in app sales

Apple Store in 2013 hit $10 billion mark in app sales

U.S. technology giant Apple Inc. said Tuesday that the online Apple Store reached $10 billion in application sales in 2013, including $1 billion in December.
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