Posted 2:39 PM 5/17/2013 by Juice Godfrey
WASHINGTON (AP) - The growing use of unmanned "eyes in the sky" is raising many privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what to do about civilian drones. Chris Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union tells a House subcommittee that a law is needed to prevent (More)
Posted 3:50 PM 5/12/2013 by Adam Knapik
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - When Amtrak unveils the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it will mark what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency. On a broader scale (More)
Posted 4:09 PM 5/11/2013 by Zach Thaxton
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says it could be weeks before it knows whether today's spacewalk was a success. Two astronauts ventured out of the International Space Station to replace a pump, in hopes of plugging a serious leak of ammonia. Since the new pump was installed, no (More)
Posted 7:05 PM 5/9/2013 by Connie Murphy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities - these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.
Although the world's (More)
Posted 5:37 PM 5/7/2013 by Connie Murphy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- YouTube is set to announce within a few weeks a series of channels that will require payment, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
The content on the new pay channels will be in addition to the millions of videos viewers watch for free on YouTube. It's not (More)
Posted 1:59 PM 5/5/2013 by Tony Spehar
WASHINGTON (AP) - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat.That's right, even if Internet retailers don't collect sales tax at the time of purchase, you're required by law to pay it in 45 states and the District (More)
Posted 1:21 PM 5/3/2013 by Tony Spehar
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he's got an app instead.Koger this week demonstrated the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British firm Touch Bionics. (More)...
Posted 3:43 PM 4/24/2013 by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - A new report raises serious concerns about the online database used by 11 states to track the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Harvard Law School report says FracFocus, a reporting site formed by industry groups in 2011, has loose reporting (More)
Posted 5:11 PM 4/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.
The false tweet said there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Barack Obama was injured. The attack on AP's (More)
Posted 6:39 PM 4/19/2013 by JD Downing
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A round of blasts has been heard in Watertown, Mass., amid the search for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.Emergency and military vehicles sped through town after an earlier burst of gunfire.State police spokesman David Procopio (More)
Posted 3:58 PM 4/17/2013 by JD Downing
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A commercial company contracted by NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station has scrubbed a planned test rocket launch Wednesday.The unmanned Antares rocket had been scheduled for liftoff Wednesday afternoon from Wallops Island on (More)
Posted 5:35 PM 4/15/2013 by Connie Murphy
CHICAGO (AP) - Google is stepping in to help family and friends of Boston Marathon runners find their loved ones after explosions near the finish line. The site, called Google Person Finder, allows users to enter the name of a person they're looking for or enter information about (More)
Posted 1:31 PM 4/13/2013 by Tony Spehar
WASHINGTON (AP) - If a purse with $900 is stolen, the victim probably would call the police.If a computer hacker steals $900 from that person's bank account, what then? Call the police? Could they even help?Police now don't have widespread know-how to investigate (More)
Posted 2:58 PM 4/12/2013 by Juice Godfrey
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone carrier, is extending the time it takes to earn a subsidized phone upgrade from 20 months on contract to 24 months. The move will save Verizon money, since it subsidizes each new smartphone by as much as $400 to get the (More)
Posted 3:45 PM 4/11/2013 by JD Downing
(AP) - E-book editions of "Dandelion Wine," ''The Illustrated Man" and other Ray Bradbury favorites are coming out this month.Publisher William Morrow announced Thursday that 16 Bradbury works will be released in April and seven more later in the year.The science (More)