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Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Op-Ed: Go slower to go faster

There are three things Iā€™m going to tell you in this piece. They are fundamental to understanding your health, the health of your startup, and why things move so much faster in China.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Ultimate cost of HP restructuring put at 55,000 jobs

Palo Alto - More than 15,000 additional workers will lose their jobs with Silicon Valley mainstay Hewlett-Packard Co. by next October when the venerable tech giant splits in two.

Nanoparticles used to solve crimes

Lausanne - Scientists have outlined a new method using nanoparticles to detect fingerprints left at crime scenes. The new technology is said to be far more accurate than the current process.

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada collaborating on green tech

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada are collaborating to boost the commercialization of green tech in Canada by combining their logistical resources.

Op-Ed: Uber loves teachers

Today, Uber announced their Uber for Teachers program and it deeply hurts my heart. There's no better way to say this, though I wish there were.

Hold the phone! iOS8 updates nixed

The day the iOS 8.0.1 was released, it was almost immediately pulled. Complaints over dropped calls flooded in, and some users say they completely lost service which their fingerprint sensor was disabled.

Quantum technology advances digital communications

Technologists have shown that information stored as quantum bits can be "exponentially compressed" without losing information. This technological feat will be useful for a new generation of communications and computer storage.

Election apps bring smartphone democracy to Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato? Or wished for that perfect candidate to come along and sweep you off your feet?

SmartWatches are so yesterday ā€” Introducing the SmartRing

As Samsung, Apple and Co. are all launching their own takes on the SmartWatches, MOTA, a US company based in the Silicon Valley with its award-winning design team, has designed the next step in the high-tech consumer electronics: the SmartRing!

Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers

Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.

Use S.T.E.A.M. to win the 'Big Hero 6' challenge

Young people from the ages of 8 to 17 have the chance to demonstrate their creativity to win one of six coveted spots to celebrate the red carpet premiere of the new Disney film, 'Big Hero 6' and meet the creators behind the innovative animated marvel.

Op-Ed: Technology at the forefront of stopping digital piracy

Traditional watermarks were added to documents to prove they were authentic, Digimarc has introduced an electronic version of the watermark to authenticate eBooks.

Op-Ed: How disruptive are Apple's announcements?

Not at all. The reality is that the devices Apple announced on Tuesday were either improvements to their own existing devices or ones that entered into an existing market new to Apple.

What you need to know about the iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed a completely redesigned iPhone this morning. The iPhone 6 sports larger screens than its predecessor, reaching a maximum 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. The new A8 processor is reportedly 25 percent faster than the A7.

Ferguson leads teens to develop app documenting police abuse

Decatur - As questions surrounding the police response to protests in Ferguson, MO continue, three Georgia teens announce the release of an app allowing users to document abuse by police.

Viewers control screen action: New interactive movie theater fun

Audience Entertainment has developed a new gadget coming to movie theaters around the world that welcomes viewers to become a human joystick as part of the big-screen viewing action right from their seat.

'Smartest' motorcycle helmet raises over $800,000 in one day

Indiegogo campaigns rarely reach massive levels of funding. However the hi-tech Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet has broken all expectations and is one of the most popular projects the site has ever seen.

Scientists create water-based tractor beam

Canberra - Researchers with the Australian National University (ANU) have created a water-powered beam which can move objects with the flow.

Technology spurs surge in India's e-commerce

The e-commerce boom may seem like old news to some, but for those in many parts of the world, the online shopping trend is relatively new and is growing at an impressive rate.

App combines beer with free movies

Developer Aleksandr Semenov has created a way to get free movies for buying beer. Bluetooth technology reads information on the bottle and unlocks movies on your computer. You only need to tap it on a sensor to make it work.

Amazon and Disney square off over blocked DVD titles

Amazon has blocked preorders on several Disney titles in another disagreement over business practices. 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and 'Maleficent' are both being cut out while negotiations begin between these massive companies.

Russia tightens Wi-Fi laws, public denounces their actions

Russian government officials have begun enforcing a previously approved law which requires citizens to use ID when signing into public Wi-Fi. Citizens and journalists have responded by criticizing their actions.

Yahoo News hacker tweets about Ebola outbreak in Atlanta

Some Yahoo News users panicked after hearing about an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta. Apparently a hacker got into a major Twitter account for the company and sent this information out as a joke.

China requires the use of real names during instant messaging

Everyone including companies, celebrities and citizens now has to sign an agreement before using instant messaging systems. Users must agree to "obey the law and uphold the socialist system,ā€ while using this technology and use their real names.

All USB devices are 'critically flawed'

Los Angeles - New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers. The research points towards a virus risk and argues that it would be extremely difficult to remove a virus residing in the USB firmware.

10,000 Facebook users are infected with 'color change' malware

New reports from Security Company Cheetah Mobile state that the Facebook color change app has reappeared and 10,000 or more users are now infected.

MIT researchers create transforming origami robot

Origami creates the body of a new robot from MIT researchers. Technology experts have written about the device heavily since it can actually change the shape of the pieces which make up its body.

Vizio recalls 245,000 TVs at risk of suddenly tipping over

Irvine - Consumer Product Safety Commission officials have received 51 reports of models tipping over. According to reports no one suffered injuries but manufacturer Vizio has issued a recall for several lines so they can fix the problem.
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