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  • Google buys startup Lift Labs to expand disease research Sep 14, 2014 7:11 AM
    Google Inc. is acquiring health- technology startup Lift Labs to add to its Google X research unit, as the company pursues new methods to address neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

     
  • Naperville teen programmer takes on cyberbullying Sep 14, 2014 7:30 AM
    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville says she has found a way to prevent cyberbullying: give teens a chance to change their minds before posting potentially offensive messages. Based on research she conducted on local teens, Trisha is developing a program called "Rethink" and taking it to the Google Science Fair finals this month. "I knew I had to do something to stop this problem," the 14-year-old said about cyberbullying.

     
  • Review: Why Apple Watch looks to be another winner Sep 14, 2014 7:37 AM
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. The home screen has all your apps, arranged in rows like a honeycomb. You use the dial to zoom in and choose one. App developers will be able to decide what types of notifications appear on the watch and let you take actions such as replying to messages.

     
  • Everything we know Apple’s bet on mobile payments Sep 14, 2014 7:32 AM
    More ambitious than the iPhone 6, more risky than the smartwatch, Apple’s entrance into the mobile payments business promises to change the face of retail forever -- if the company’s bet pays off. Here’s everything we know so far about Apple Pay and Apple’s leap into a whole new category of business.

     
  • 5 smart things coming to your car that make life safer Sep 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    5 smart things coming to your car: Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses.

     
  • Apple under Cook takes shape with new watch, bigger iPhones Sep 14, 2014 7:33 AM
    Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, after three years of incremental changes to products created under Steve Jobs, delivered on his promise to take the world’s most valuable company into new categories including wearables and payments.

     
  • McDonald’s to test ordering burgers from tablets Sep 14, 2014 7:38 AM
    If you’ve ever felt guilty ordering at McDonald’s, the fast-food mega-chain has just the fix: You can now order your own quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger from a welcoming, non-judging machine.

     
  • Sprint won’t take part in November airwaves auction Sep 13, 2014 6:31 AM
    Sprint Corp. won’t take part in a U.S. airwaves auction set for November, a spokesman said.

     
  • iPhones with bigger screens may find eager buyers among seniors Sep 13, 2014 7:22 AM
    After pioneering the smartphone market, Apple is moving away from its focus on smaller screens. While bigger displays make it easier for a younger crowd to read digital books, play games or watch movies, the large screens also let people who need reading glasses boost the size of the font and images on their smartphones without sacrificing screen real estate.

     
  • Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay Sep 13, 2014 7:43 AM
    Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.

     
  • Up close and personal with the Apple Watch Sep 13, 2014 7:39 AM
    Apple's watch will start at $349 for the base model, which is already more expensive than any of the smartwatches introduced by its archrival Samsung. But Apple is planning three lines of watches -- a base model, a water-resistant model for fitness enthusiasts and the high-end “edition” type.

     
  • Sprint CEO deploys ‘IPhone for Life’ plan Sep 13, 2014 7:31 AM
    Sprint Corp. introduced an “iPhone for Life” plan that lets customers get a new version of Apple Inc.’s smartphone every two years as it moves to win back customers lost to rivals including T-Mobile US Inc.

     
  • Google vague at right-to-be-forgotten roadshow Sep 13, 2014 6:14 AM
    Google Inc. promised a “robust” debate on a European Union court ruling that forces it to cut some search links with the first of a series of hearings across Europe. Its advisers took just three questions from the public. “Whatever Google would have done would have been considered PR,” said Luciano Floridi, a professor of philosophy at Oxford University who is part of the Google panel. “It doesn’t take anything away from the process,” he said.

     
  • Apple’s smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out? Sep 13, 2014 7:35 AM
    Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company’s history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? Experts say Apple is likely to stimulate interest in smartwatches, but they contend that the company must overcome a few hitches before its device can succeed.

     
  • Do you need a second layer of security online? Sep 13, 2014 7:33 AM
    Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. You need to turn the feature on. And it means occasionally getting off your couch to retrieve your phone when you’re using a new Web browser, tablet or other gadget. Here's how.

     
  • Fox, Disney may join Sony’s Internet-TV service Sep 13, 2014 6:55 AM
    21st Century Fox Inc. and Walt Disney Co. are in discussions to supply Sony Corp. with programming for its planned Internet-based TV service, according to people familiar with the conversations.

     
  • Apple is the world’s biggest fashion company Sep 13, 2014 6:53 AM
    Apple established itself as the world’s biggest fashion company by releasing a smartwatch that is more about beauty and variety than about technology.

     
  • UOP technology to help meet petrochemical demand in China Sep 11, 2014 11:09 AM
    Des Plaines-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, said its Oleflex process technology has been selected to produce key ingredients to help meet the growing demand for fuel and petrochemicals in China.

     
  • Gogo, T-Mobile teams to provide free in-flight texting, voicemail Sep 11, 2014 11:09 AM
    Commercial airline wofe and entertainment provider Gogo said it will with T-Mobile to deliver free in-flight texting and voicemail to their customers on all Gogo equipped U.S. airline aircraft.

     
  • TrueStream enters market to offer you a choice on high-speed service Sep 11, 2014 4:50 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features DSL Extreme, which offers TrueStream high-speed Internet services now in the area.

     
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