Sunday, December 28, 2014


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Unless you're making an active decision to disconnect this holiday season, you've probably seen a flood of Facebook "Year In Review" posts - a sort of digital card highlighting the biggest moments of 2014, algorithmically customized for each user.
The top consumer stories of 2014? It depends on how you count and what you care about - or maybe even on where you sit.
Net worth is not just for the one-percent crowd. Everyone has a net worth - even if it happens to be negative. Knowing your net worth, some experts say, is the first step toward raising it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
The Street: The Classic is an email device that's also a smartphone. Apple iPhones and Google Androids are smartphones that handle email. It's a subtle but important distinction.
Candy canes - or the dreaded lump of coal - may be traditional. But Gizmo Guy's got better ideas for last-minute gifts.
ATLANTA (AP) - Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.
A few years back, right around Christmas, I got a surprise in the mail that was anything but a gift: a speeding ticket from a town right outside Washington in Montgomery County, Md. My crime: going 38 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone.
Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.
YORK, Maine (AP) - Hundreds of New Englanders are sounding the alarm over a Coast Guard plan to convert old-style foghorns to new technology.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
TOKYO (AP) - Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.