High-Tech

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is saying the country has started its first web-based national general census. The Saturday report says people can visit a dedicated website, www.sarshomari95.ir , to fill out forms in the first phase of the survey. This is the first time that...
Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous. It's not just Yahoo and Facebook seeking that information. Websites, newsletters, online stores and a plethora of other places want your birthdate — and...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said. The phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane, IndiGo said. It said...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to advertisers for what it calls an error that overstated the average length of time users watched videos on the site. The measurement didn't affect how much Facebook charges to run video spots, but analysts say ad agencies may have...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that's aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich. Yahoo...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company believes, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that's aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich...
BERLIN (AP) — German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's army hacked a mobile phone company in Afghanistan to help free a kidnapped aid worker. A spokesman for the German Defense Ministry declined to confirm the report Friday citing security reasons. Der Spiegel...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's stock is surging following a report that the social media company, forever struggling in Facebook's shadow, is close to a sale. The business channel CNBC, citing unnamed sources, said Friday that Twitter Inc. has received "expressions of interest" from...