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New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

Love it or hate it, technology is here to stay, and this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the place to see what will be making your life easier -- or more frustrating -- in coming months.
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Mozilla, Google deal worth $900 million

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet company Mozilla, a non-profit company, has been set up for an enormous revenue leap with a new deal with Google, sources told Web site AllThingsD.
Microsoft to back away from CES

Microsoft to back away from CES

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said 2012 would mark its last keynote address at Consumer Electronics Association trade show.
Microsoft exploits Android malware

Microsoft exploits Android malware

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Microsoft said it is giving away five free phones to consumers who can tell the most horrifying story about a rival operating system.

Malware creeping into portable documents

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Malware designed to damage computer systems is being secreted into portable documents commonly known as pdf by cybercriminals whose efforts usually are thwarted by antivirus software.

EU pushes rules for data cloud privacy

BRUSSELS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- European users of software that accesses online "data clouds" should have their data privacy rights respected by non-EU nations, a top Brussels official says.

China, Bill Gates in nuclear reactor talks

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- China says it is ready to start work on a novel design for a nuclear reactor with the help of a firm created by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates.

Upgraded Xbox Live hits delays

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An online posting from U.S. technology giant Microsoft said upgrades for the game platform Xbox were taking longer than expected.
Xbox Live takes on the cable box

Xbox Live takes on the cable box

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Microsoft's Xbox Live is poised to reinvent the functions of the set-box that has long been a staple of U.S. television viewing, experts said.

Two die in Lake Huron plane crash

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- An Amazon Web Services manager and another man died when their small airplane went down on the shore of Lake Huron, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Sunday.

Holiday shopping a balancing act for Brits

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Economic times are still tough for many British families but parents indicate they will still try to give their children -- and retailers -- a merry Christmas.

Tech experts: Siri continually learning

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Technology experts say the more people use the new Apple iPhone's signature voice-activated feature Siri, the better it will work.
Gates testifies in Novell antitrust case

Gates testifies in Novell antitrust case

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates testified in Utah Monday rival Novell failed to produce a word processing program in time for the launch of Windows 95.

HTML5 is coming on strong

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A new programming strategy is coming on strong among the most popular U.S. Web sites, a company that tracks Internet technologies said.

John Opel, former IBM chief, dead at 86

FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- John R. Opel, the head of IBM when it introduced personal computers in the 1980s, has died in Fort Myers, Fla., a family member said. He was 86.
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates steps down today, June 27, 2008, from his daily duties from the company he co-founded 33 years ago. Gates will devote more time to the $29.1 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the company said. Gates is seen in Tokyo, Japan on May 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori/FILES)
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