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1 year 9 months ago

Cyber scammers target Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS - Online shoppers beware, international scam artists seem to be targeting our community this week. They are making cold calls to individual homes and cell phones saying they are from "Microsoft Windows." Scarlett Millsaps recently got that call. "They told me that they are with Microsoft...

2 years 1 week ago

Portable computer designer dies at age 69

NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Moggridge, a British industrial designer who designed an early portable computer with the flip-open shape that is common today, has died. He was 69. Moggridge is credited with the design of the Grid Compass, a computer that had a keyboard and yellow-on-black display. It...

2 years 4 months ago

We could be voting with tablets

DENVER (AP) - Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson are touting Denver County's plan to use tablet computers for voting. The iPad computer voting pilot project being discussed Monday is funded by the Help America Vote Act. Denver's pilot project uses new software that...

3 years 1 week ago

FBI: Celebrities targeted by computer hackers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles says agents are investigating a series of computer hacking attacks on celebrities. The FBI's Laura Eimiller said Wednesday that dozens of celebrities had been targeted by hackers, who stole personal information from email and other computer accounts. She declined...

3 years 2 months ago

CO financial computer system has risk of failure

DENVER (AP) - State officials say the computer system that is the backbone of Colorado's financial workings is outdated and could trigger a failure that would prevent critical governmental transactions. A report released Monday says the failure of the Colorado Financial Reporting System would paralyze the state's ability to process...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado will share in $173 million settlement

DENVER (AP) - Colorado and 32 other states will share a $173 million antitrust settlement with computer chip makers. Attorney General John Suthers said Thursday the states have settled a lawsuit accusing six manufacturers of artificially pushing up the price of dynamic random access memory chips, or DRAM chips....

4 years 3 months ago

Computer recycling event scheduled

Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is offering free computer recycling on Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel Hills Mall (southeast parking lot) and The Citadel (food court parking lot) as well as at its donation locations. The donation drive is part of Reconnect,...

4 years 4 months ago

FAA wants airlines to limit cockpit distractions

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling...

4 years 5 months ago

Meeting on laptop spying claims scheduled

A meeting is set Friday between lawyers for a Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on students through laptop webcams and counsel for several families involved in a related lawsuit. Student Blake Robbins says Lower Merion School District officials secretly activated the webcams and captured him sleeping in bed...

4 years 5 months ago

Air Force opens networks to social media sites

The Air Force Space Command says five Air Force bases in the Pacific will be the first to get access to social-networking Internet sites under new Defense Department rules. Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., said Tuesday the five bases are Anderson in Guam, Eielson and Elmendorf...

4 years 6 months ago

U.S. Apple iPad launch delayed until April 3

The much-anticipated iPad tablet computer from Apple Inc. will start hitting U.S. store shelves on April 3, slightly later than originally planned. When Apple unveiled the touch-screen device Jan. 27, the company said the first iPads would reach the market in "late March" worldwide, not just in the U.S....

4 years 6 months ago

Gov't still hearing complaints about fixed Toyotas

The Transportation Department is hearing from some Toyota owners who say they're still having trouble with unintended acceleration after their recalled cars were repaired. David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says the agency is contacting these consumers to find out what's happening and make sure...

4 years 6 months ago

Toyota CEO apologizes for recall, accidents

Toyota's president faces what will likely be a grilling on Capitol Hill today. In testimony prepared for his appearance before a House committee, Akio Toyoda said he is "deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced." He says the company grew too quickly to keep up with safety...

4 years 7 months ago

New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband

The availability of high-speed Internet access continues to grow. Still, about 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband at home. That comes from new Commerce Department statistics that underscore the challenges facing policymakers trying to bring affordable high-speed Internet connections to all Americans. The Commerce and Agriculture departments are...

4 years 7 months ago

Brake repair starting for Toyota's Prius

Brake repair work is starting in Japan on the recalled Toyota Prius hybrid, but this fix has nothing to do with wrenches and screwdrivers. Mechanics are using a small laptop-like device that rewrites computer programming for the brakes. The car's faulty programming - which can cause a slight delay in...

4 years 7 months ago

US faces `serious and significant' cyberthreats

President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser says the U.S. faces "serious and significant" cyberthreats that could compromise national security. John Brennan says the administration is taking steps to improve cybersecurity and looking at the matter from an espionage and terrorism point of view. He says national security is something that's...

4 years 7 months ago

Is the iPad the future of portable gaming?

Seemingly tailor-made for puzzle games, racing simulations and arcade amusements, Apple's iPhone has quickly become a major player in the portable gaming market. But even with a staggering 30,000-plus downloadable diversions from "Dragon's Lair" to "Flight Control" available, the device is about to face its stiffest competition yet. Enter...

4 years 8 months ago

Students to explore cultures and issues

Fountain Valley School has students from 14 countries and 26 states. This Wednesday, students and faculty will celebrate and delve into diversity at its 10th annual "Unity Day." The school holds workshops dedicated to exploring cultures and deepening understandings of race, class and gender issues. This year's workshops include:...

4 years 8 months ago

Network flaw causes scary Web error

A Georgia mother and her two daughters logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in a startling place: strangers' accounts with full access to troves of private information. The glitch - the result of a routing problem at the family's wireless carrier, AT&T - revealed...

4 years 10 months ago

Recycle your old computer--for free

Many people have old computers just sitting around--mostly because they don't know what to do with them. This weekend you can "go green" and recycle them--plus get a tax write off. It's a win-win because this event is being sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs. The event...

4 years 10 months ago

Facebook to keep profiles of the dead

Death doesn't erase the online footprints that people leave in life and Facebook won't either, though it will make some changes. The five year-old social network will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it. Such accounts will be different from regular Facebook profiles. For example,...

4 years 11 months ago

Cyber-security starts at home and in the office

They did it for swine flu and now the Obama administration wants to convey clear and concise guidance about one of the biggest national security threats -- the computer. Former national intelligence director Michael McConnell said recently the Internet "is the soft underbelly" of the U.S. today with "a level...

5 years 3 weeks ago

EBay Skype to sell stake in Skype

EBay Inc. says it has reached a deal to sell most of its stake in Skype in a deal it says values the online telecommunications service at $2.75 billion. San Jose, Calif.-based eBay says it will get $1.9 billion icash and a $125 million note from the buyer. An investment...

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