SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not bring charges against a tech blogger who bought an Apple iPhone prototype after it was found at a bar in March 2010 in a case that ignited an unusual First Amendment debate. San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Morley Pitt said charges were not filed against Gizmodo.
NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (Kyodo) — Global sales of smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system grew 4.4 times in the April-June period from a year earlier to 46.77 million units, retaining top spot with a 43.4 percent share of the market, a U.S. research firm said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon reclaimed the title of the most valuable company in America from Apple, thanks to an increase in the price of oil. Shares of Apple Inc., which makes the iPhone and iPad, rose 2.8 percent to $373.70. But Exxon Mobil Corp. shares had an even better day, rising 5.2 percent to $71.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling some 2012 Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse models to fix safety problems. GM says 11,915 Impalas are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada because a power steering fluid hose gets too close to the catalytic converter. The hose can melt, and fluid can leak and start a fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American producers sold fewer industrial engines, electric generators and farm products to the rest of the world in June, pushing the trade deficit to the highest level since 2008 and dealing another blow to an already struggling economy. The deficit rose 4.4 percent to $53.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After calamitous losses on Wall Street and fears of another recession, the economy got a dose of good news Thursday: The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 for the first time since April. Layoffs are easing in most states, and some economists are predicting mild improvement in job growth.
A Texas man has invented a machine that can make drinkable water out of air. The "drought master" can make five to seven gallons of pure water in a day. Making a gallon only costs four cents in electrical charges and building one only takes two hours. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
At $61.82 million, June manufacturing technology orders in the Northeast Region were down 2.9% when compared with the $63.68 million total for May but up 18.3% when compared with June a year ago. The year-to-date total of $367.33 million is 72.1% more than the comparable figure for 2010. Southern Region June manufacturing technology orders in the Southern Region totaled $65.
By committing to a new, standard set of business processes for all parts of its polyethylene business, one company was able to migrate to six standard aspenONE Supply Chain applications with a single design throughout. NOVA Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals essential to everyday life.
Panasonic Solutions Company (Secaucus, NJ) recently announced the Toughbook H2, a fully-rugged, ergonomic Windows tablet PC. This next-generation tablet includes an enhanced processor, increased RAM and hard drive capacity, I/O ports and a screen that is designed to deliver exceptional viewability in all lighting conditions.
EMS Technologies (Atlanta, GA) division EMS Global Resource Management recently announced Datamax O’Neil, a global provider of receipt and label printing solutions, has tested and certified the LXE Marathon field computer for use in the field with DatamaxO’Neil’s extensive line of rugged portable printers.
Is a double-dip recession a possibility, or even a probability, for the global economy? Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, says it is a 50-50 proposition right now. Roubini compares most of the economies in the world to a stalled airplane which has decelerated to the point where a freefall is imminent.
One Virginia company has developed software called "Reality Vision," which is designed to stream images from a central location to individual handheld devices in real time. The Army is considering using this software with smartphones in the battlefield, and it's testing them before deciding whether to start issuing them in large numbers.
This past Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of an important event in human history. The first website went live on Aug. 6, 1991 -- officially marking the advent of the "World Wide Web," (which was ALMOST known as the "Mine Of Information"). If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Boeing finally unveiled its new 787 Dreamliner, only about three years late and billions of dollars over budget. The 787 is one of a kind -- quite literally. Its composite makeup, an ultra-durable plastic, promises a more efficient and cost-effective airplane. Take a look at Boeing's much-publicized (and much-scrutinized) 787 airplane.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil on Tuesday as the nation's most valuable company. The iPhone and iPad maker had the lead for much of the afternoon before its stock closed just behind Exxon's. The two companies are so close that Apple is likely to keep the top spot soon.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An anti-technology group calling itself "Individuals Tending to Savagery" was responsible for a package bomb that injured two university professors just outside Mexico City, a state prosecutor said Tuesday. Mexico's Attorney General's Office announced that a suspicious envelope presumbly containing explosives was found at Mexico's National Polytechnical Institute on Tuesday, though it didn't detonate.
DETROIT (AP) — The top executive at General Motors Co. is having doubts about whether U.S. auto sales will recover this year as expected, even as the stock market rebounded a bit Tuesday from its huge losses. Speaking to industry analysts about GM's long-term financial plans Tuesday, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said the company is sticking with its U.
DETROIT (AP) -- Federal safety regulators are looking into a problem with BMW automatic transmission shifters that can allow cars to roll away after drivers have left the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday on its website that about 120,000 BMW 7-Series luxury sedans from the 2002 through 2008 model years could be affected.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Seven months before graduation, Alex Dimas toured aviation manufacturer GE Aviation Systems and applied for a job. Then, the company and his instructors at Perry Technical Institute worked with him to strengthen his skills until he graduated. Three years later, he's still at the company, working as a machinist building hydraulic fuses for 737s.