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WASHINGTON - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
A flurry of last-minute commenters on Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. made Monday's deadline, bringing the docket at the Federal Communications Commission to about 65,000 entries.
E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads.
The Street: Ralph Lauren is unveiling its high-tech Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, a garment the company calls "the next evolution of wearable technology."
The Street: Full body scanners with advanced imaging technologies have been touted as efficient methods of detecting weapons in airports and other public facilities requiring stringent security. But new research casts doubt on the efficiency of such systems.
The Street:As a consumer, seven years into the iPhone's lifespan, it's difficult to get excited about what are now incremental changes to the company's leading product.
Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon.com Inc.'s entertainment ambitions, buying video service Twitch Interactive Inc. for about $1 billion in its biggest acquisition ever.
PhillyDeals: As if college weren't distracting enough - beer, music, job anxiety, coeducation - Drexel University, the University of Delaware, and a handful of New England colleges have cut deals with Comcast Corp. to let dorm-living students watch TV, sports, and movies on their smartphones, laptops, iPads or Android tablets, through its cloud-based Xfinity On Campus service, wherever they go.
TOKYO (AP) - At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
NEW YORK (AP) - Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."
BEIJING (AP) - China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.
BEIJING (AP) - China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, says its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.