Video games come of age as spectator sport

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Amazon’s commitment to buy Twitch for nearly $1 billion acknowledges that the service presents an enormous opportunity.

Reynolda House exhibit takes note of chairs

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

They are all around us, and, at some point, somebody somewhere designed the chair that you're sitting in — though if it's not very comfortable you may question their design qualifications.

Health device firm's ex-execs sentenced for fraud

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

Report faults management of Vermont Health Connect

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The new contractor hired to fix Vermont's troubled health care website said Friday the project's management structure contributed to failures that still plague the system almost a year after it went live.

Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid.

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

State: Data breach involving JP Morgan Chase

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.

Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

Stocks end higher following strong run in August

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.

Defense secretary to visit Rhode Island next week

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to host a town hall on the Defense Department's role in national security at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island.

University police begin using body-mounted cameras

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

University of Kansas police officers began wearing body-mounted cameras while on patrol this week, making them the only Lawrence law enforcement officers using the technology.

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

Austin bans hand-held cell phone use while driving

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

Vermonters warned they may be hacking victims

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

More than a thousand Vermont residents have been warned by a medical records management company that their personal information may have fallen into the hands of Chinese computer hackers.

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.

Ga. health care provider, tech firm partner

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Georgia Regents Medical Center and Cerner Corp. are working together to use technology to lower health care costs.

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.

Houston police chief seeks body camera funding

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The chief of the largest police force in Texas has moved to equip all of his officers with body cameras.