Sunday, November 29, 2015


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The last time I saw Berlin - and the Internationale Funkausstellung electronics trade show - the east side of the long-divided city was still under construction. News conferences were held in German. Most product introductions were for European consumption only.
Going to some movie theaters on an empty stomach can get to a person, as you watch Bradley Cooper whip up gastronomic delights in Burnt, suffer near-starvation with Matt Damon in The Martian, or crave a "Dirty Martini" because 007 has just ordered one in Spectre.
When it comes to home TV viewing, a bigger screen is almost always better. Films and sporting events carry far more weight. Performers seem more expressive. Sit close (or buy a larger display) and the connection can be as strong as that of a movie theater.
By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Benefit Cosmetics, a San Francisco-based maker of skin care and makeup, used Twitter's Periscope live-streaming...
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.
Unlike Netflix and Hulu, Comcast's new "Stream TV" service rides for free on an Xfinity cable connection.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
NEW YORK (AP) - Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
HELSINKI (AP) - Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
HELSINKI (AP) - Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
The New York Times Co., seeking to recapture a portion of classified ad revenue that has shifted to the Internet, agreed Wednesday to jointly sell help wanted ads with online jobs site Monster Worldwide Inc.
Consumer advocates on Tuesday said federal regulators need to increase oversight of telephone and cable companies that offer Internet access to ensure they aren't discriminating against certain providers of video and other Web content.
Name-brand headphones for under $50. Tablet computers, TVs and digital cameras for less than a $100. Yes, the Black Friday hyper-discount holiday frenzy - already building through the entire month of November - can be the happiest time of the year for bargain-hunting gizmo lovers. If you play your cards right.