Hackers force message on websites via US firm

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

Louisville Airport bans pickups by Uber, Lyft

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Uber and Lyft drivers who work for the ride-sharing mobile apps have been banned from picking up passengers at Louisville International Airport.

Lawmakers may decide Uber's place in Nevada market

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.

Tech council: US needs more skilled worker visas

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The state's technology industry is criticizing President Obama for failing to increase the supply of visas for highly skilled workers.

States differ on need for bitcoin oversight

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Michael Cargill teaches a concealed handguns safety class at his Austin firearms store while the online version of the business initiates FBI background checks on out-of-state buyers paying in bitcoin.

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.

Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle pollution

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes.

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.

9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, with the final level to be set next year.

Tennessee editorial roundup

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

Federal judge rules against Big Island GMO law

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A Hawaii County law restricting genetically engineered crops is invalid, a federal judge said in an order issued Wednesday.

Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

Union focuses on security guards at Apple

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Union organizers are hoping to add security guards at Apple's campus to their ranks in the latest push by organized labor in Silicon Valley.

Gadgets: Too hot in the kitchen? This thermometer alerts your phone when food is done

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Kitchen Thermometer mini from iDevices is another innovative gadget from the company. This one connects to your smartphone or tablet and alerts you when your cooking item is at the desired temperature.

Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Q: I have ripped (copied) more than 400 music CDs to my Windows Vista PC using Windows Media Player. From the PC, I could transfer the songs to my MP3 music player. Now I've got a new Windows 7 laptop. How can I transfer all those songs from my old PC to my new one and back up the song files?

Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.

Kalamazoo college to reinvent culinary education

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Every chef can stir and saute, but those coming out of the new Kalamazoo Valley Community College culinary school will know about sustainability and locally sourcing their food as well.

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.

Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.