- Ex-software engineer gets 2 years prison for insider trading Updated: Jul-29-15 7:50 pm
NEW YORK - A former software engineer at a prominent California law firm was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for insider trading by a judge who noted that he should have realized the dangers of what he was doing when one of his firm's lawyers was arrested on the same charges in a separate prosecution.
- EXCHANGE: Web application created to help teach new language Updated: Jul-29-15 8:16 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Two years ago, Thomas Reese was a University of Illinois student learning Chinese. He figured there had to be a more effective way to pick up a new language than by using flashcards.
- Brown County tourism officials debut smartphone app Updated: Jul-29-15 4:10 am
NASHVILLE, Indiana - Tourism officials in southern Indiana's Brown County have released a free smartphone app to help guide visitors to the county's quaint shops, restaurants and attractions.
- Detroit launching mobile app as part of parking improvements Updated: Jul-28-15 8:59 am
DETROIT - Detroit is launching a mobile app as part of an effort to improve its parking system.
- Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research Updated: Jul-27-15 10:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
- Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-24-15 5:46 pm
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.
- Pittsburgh-area man helped hack Jeep for 'Wired' article Updated: Jul-23-15 9:56 am
PITTSBURGH - Chris Valasek celebrated his new-found fame as part of a two-man team that successfully hacked into a high-end Jeep Cherokee by downing a Primanti's sandwich and a 22-ounce Iron City Light.
- Review: Google photo service is strong on search Updated: Jul-23-15 6:55 am
NEW YORK - Google's new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months.
- BlackBerry to buy crisis-communications software firm AtHoc Updated: Jul-22-15 3:04 pm
WATERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, and other organizations.
- Even Apple loyalists taking their time on Apple Watch Updated: Jul-22-15 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming.
- Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.
- Farmington police use software to stop distracted driving Updated: Jul-18-15 7:38 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Farmington police may be the first in New Mexico to crack down on distracted officers who try to use a patrol computer while driving.
- Louisiana man accused in illegal computer hacking forum Updated: Jul-17-15 11:40 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man was arrested in the government's crackdown an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.
- Spies in the hot seat after Italian surveillance firm breach Updated: Jul-16-15 3:52 pm
LONDON - A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has laid bare the details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence chiefs in the hot seat from Cyprus to South Korea. The massive leak has already led to one spymaster's resignation and pulled back the curtain on espionage in the iPhone age.
- Apple's updates iPod Touch amid declining sales Updated: Jul-15-15 2:49 pm
NEW YORK - Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras.
- Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace Updated: Jul-15-15 2:10 pm
PITTSBURGH - The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.
- Virus attacks Clovis News Journal website Updated: Jul-10-15 1:44 pm
PORTALES, New Mexico - The Clovis News Journal is working to figure out how a virus attacked their website and caused it to shut down.
- Review: Microsoft Office in a world of multiple devices Updated: Jul-09-15 3:23 pm
NEW YORK - Microsoft's new Office apps do a good job of helping us navigate a world in which we frequently switch from one device to another - from a Mac to a Windows PC, with a smartphone or tablet along the way.
- NYSE: Bad software upgrade reason for outage Updated: Jul-09-15 2:22 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Stock Exchange said an outage of more than three hours was caused by problems associated with a software upgrade on the exchange's computers.
- Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs as phone sales flag Updated: Jul-08-15 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is cutting 7,800 jobs and writing off $7.6 billion in connection with its purchase of Nokia's phone business, as the giant software maker tries to narrow its focus and pull back from a series of ill-fated forays onto rival tech companies' turf.
- Detroit Zoo reports investigation into data security breach Updated: Jul-08-15 2:32 pm
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - The Detroit Zoo says a data security breach involving a company that operates concessions and retail services for it and several other U.S. zoos is being investigated.
- Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law Updated: Jul-03-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
- Ford recalls 432K cars because of software problem Updated: Jul-02-15 12:49 pm
NEW YORK - Ford is recalling 432,000 Focus, C-Max and Escape vehicles because of a software problem that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down.
- Oxford software maker to hire 60 customer service workers Updated: Jun-30-15 3:32 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - A software company is hiring 60 people as part of an expansion.
- Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service Updated: Jun-29-15 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business.