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Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
The Street: “Real estate professionals may leave up to $17,000 in mileage deductions on the table at tax time,” said Constance Freedman, vice president of strategic investments with the National Association of Realtors. “Each agent is a small business owner, and as a business owner, every penny counts.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
Gaming the Black Friday hype this week is a priority for many shoppers. A lot of holiday sales have already come and gone, but bargains will abound well into January, the experts say.
We love to toast the Internet as an amazing engine for connection, creativity, and growth. We rarely want to dwell on its darker side - the vast cyber-badlands where ne'er-do-wells freely roam. On the Web, you can get away with nearly anything if you have the technical skills to pull it off and the wiliness to stay ahead of the law. Just ask a Nigerian prince - or one of his sorry victims.
Gadget lovers, get into gear! The Black Friday shopping frenzy has already begun.
NEW YORK - Wireless? Bar codes? In this mobile age, what's the best way to pay with your phone?
The Street: The 30-year-old Chinese powerhouse Lenovo has earned a strong reputation abroad, including in the U.S., However, Its growth in smartphone shipments within China has eased from 59% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2013 to 6% in the same quarter this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday.
Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time for a tablet?
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
Can T-Mobile truly compete on service quality with America's two dominant wireless networks - not just by trash-talking AT&T and Verizon's frustrating willingness to inflict financial pain on customers, but by providing comparable or even better service?