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Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

Program allows people to dispute tickets online

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

If you've ever spent an entire morning sitting in a packed courtroom to negotiate an outstanding parking or traffic ticket, you'll appreciate a new system intended to nudge the courts closer to modern times.

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Health board OKs contract for call center software

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The board overseeing Maryland's health exchange has approved a contract to modify software designed to help the state's call center that assists people who try to get signed up for health insurance.

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

Obama looks to inventors for ways to fight Ebola

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama is looking for a few smart ideas from the science and technology fields that could help address the challenge posed by Ebola.

Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

Oregon's GMO task force issues draft report

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An Oregon task force studying issues related to genetically modified organisms has issued a draft report with few conclusions.

America's Cup flyboys sign tech deal with Airbus

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA became the ultimate nautical flyboys last year, using a wing sail and hydrofoils to speed above the waves on San Francisco Bay on their way to a stirring America's Cup victory.

US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for use in Apple's products.

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.

Police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.

Forfeited funds will be used for NYPD technology

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday.