United Technologies beats 3Q profit expectations

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

United Technologies Corp. (UTX) on Tuesday reported profit of $1.85 billion in its third quarter.

Turner pulls CNN from Dish as pact deadline passes

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Turner Networks has pulled channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN from Dish's programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement.

Staples investigating possible data breach

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

Professor given National Science Foundation grant

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Georgia State University officials say a professor will use a grant to develop curriculum to bring computer science to urban elementary school classrooms.

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Review: Apple Pay in action

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.

Microsoft's Nadella gets $84M pay package

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards.

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties.

New atlas will help find 'gaps' in crop production

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A new mapping tool unveiled Monday and developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners could help boost global crop production while conserving land and water.

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation.

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Is a la carte streaming a better deal?

Normal paying more to recycle electronics

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A central Illinois municipality is seeing increased costs in recycling old electronics.

Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

3 Iowa companies receive USDA ag research grants

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture.