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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.
Technology Amazon to produce, acquire original movies Amazon to produce, acquire original movies
Amazon Studios announced Monday that it will significantly expand into movie production by acquiring films for theatrical release and early-window streaming through its subscription service, Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Technology Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup
Across the country, local leaders have made plow-tracking data public in free mobile apps, turning citizens into snow watchdogs and giving them a place to look for answers instead of clogging phone lines at city call centers to fume.
Technology Boston taxi drivers sue city over ride-hailing services Boston taxi drivers sue city over ride-hailing services
A group of Boston taxi drivers is suing the city, saying officials have violated their rights by allowing online ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate without following the same rules taxis do.
Technology PC industry still struggling, but sales decline leveling off PC industry still struggling, but sales decline leveling off
Despite some glimmers of recovery, the personal computer industry is still struggling with declining sales, according to two market reports issued Monday that show global PC shipments fell in 2014 for the third year in a row.
Technology GM's new electric could upstage Tesla - and its own Volt GM's new electric could upstage Tesla - and its own Volt
With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors is setting up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own.
Technology Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy
A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas.
Technology Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet
A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary - and boring. But don't count the PC out just yet.
Technology New smart gadgets promise to raise your home's IQ New smart gadgets promise to raise your home's IQ
In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier. We're not there just yet, but we're getting closer.