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Technology Bezos, Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race Bezos, Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.
Technology A 'Beat the Clock' for the YouTube generation A 'Beat the Clock' for the YouTube generation (Photo Gallery)
This isn't your grandparents' "Beat the Clock." Inside a soundstage at YouTube Space LA, a high-tech production facility operated by the streaming video site, a couple of YouTube stars have been outfitted with helmets and jockstraps affixed with long hooks.
Technology Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Technology PC sales decline to lowest level in 6 years PC sales decline to lowest level in 6 years
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.
Technology Internet naming body moves to crack down on '.sucks' Internet naming body moves to crack down on '.sucks'
The body that regulates Internet addresses is checking to see if it can crack down on a Canadian company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands.
Technology Samsung hopes to reverse dimming fortunes with Galaxy S6 Samsung hopes to reverse dimming fortunes with Galaxy S6
When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled and it lost pole position in the crucial Chinese market to rivals Xiaomi and Apple.
Technology Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to a high-performance supercomputer that is five to seven times faster than current top supercomputers.
Technology YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving
The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.
Technology M-GO to stream the complete Star Wars collection
Streaming entertainment service M-GO says it acquired the digital distribution rights to all six episodes of the Star Wars series and will start selling them on Friday. It has already begun taking pre-orders.
Technology High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts
A growing number of schools, government buildings, nature centers and homes have switched from fossil fuels to renewable wood heat in Northern states to save money and support the local forestry economy.
Technology Cord-nevers in luck as 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones' hit Web Cord-nevers in luck as 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones' hit Web
Cord-nevers, you're in luck. No more need to beg, borrow or steal your parents' cable password to keep up with each episode of "Mad Men" or "Game of Thrones." When the hit shows return in the next few days, they will be available for streaming online with no cable or satellite subscription.
Technology Stock split could cost Google over $500 million Stock split could cost Google over $500 million
An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.