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Technology A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you
Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too?
Technology Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say
Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Technology Hewlett-Packard splits off PC, printer businesses Hewlett-Packard splits off PC, printer businesses
Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher.
Technology Facebook tightens research guidelines Facebook tightens research guidelines
Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
Technology Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' Wi-Fi
Marriott International will pay the government a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at one of its hotels, forcing them instead to pay as much as $1,000 each to use the hotel's own connection.
Technology Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.
Technology Microsoft skips Windows 9, next OS to be Windows 10 Microsoft skips Windows 9, next OS to be Windows 10
Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services.