AP - ap.online.headlines.technology http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.technology News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:05:11 -0400 Sony surprises with first quarter profit Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/31/AS--Japan-Earns-Sony/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Japan-Earns-Sony c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5fdc TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:52:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/31/AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6043 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:49:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/31/AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f7d SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why. Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:53:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/30/US-TEC-Digital-Life-Tech-Test-3Doodler/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC-Digital-Life-Tech-Test-3Doodler c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-640e NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:06:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/31/US-TEC--Facebook-Internet.Access/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Facebook-Internet.Access c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5fc8 NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/30/US-Microsoft-Windows-Phone-Update/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Microsoft-Windows-Phone-Update c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-65a8 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:10:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/30/AS-India-Flipkart/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS-India-Flipkart c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6698 MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:53:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/30/APFN-US--Portland-Short.Term.Rentals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_APFN-US--Portland-Short.Term.Rentals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-629c PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb. Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:40:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/31/US-Health-Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Health-Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5feb WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:35:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/US-Earns-Twitter-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Earns-Twitter- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-693d NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:04:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/US-TEC--Escaping.Email/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Escaping.Email c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6af9 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:04:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/US-TEC--Escaping.Email-How.Asana.works/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Escaping.Email-How.Asana.works c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6972 Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects. OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:05:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/US--OKCupid-Studying.Consumers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--OKCupid-Studying.Consumers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6971 NEW YORK (AP) — Think you're in control? Think again. Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:23:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/30/AS--Japan-Earns-Nintendo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Japan-Earns-Nintendo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-661a TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales. China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:33:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/AS--China-Microsoft/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--China-Microsoft c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6b18 BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:53:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/29/US-TEC--Samsung-Smartphones/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Samsung-Smartphones c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-690d NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/28/APFN-US-TEC--Digital.Life-Gadget.Watch-Asus.PadFone/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_APFN-US-TEC--Digital.Life-Gadget.Watch-Asus.PadFone c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7042 NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new. US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/28/US--Lands.of.Opportunity/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Lands.of.Opportunity c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7195 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:39:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/28/AS-TEC--SKorea-Samsung-Tizen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS-TEC--SKorea-Samsung-Tizen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71a0 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS. UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:34:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2014/07/27/US-UConn-Antique-Instruments/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-UConn-Antique-Instruments c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-758e STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.