High-Tech

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet, according to a U.S. Internet service company. The action comes as China hosts the World Internet Conference, which...
BEIJING (AP) — An Internet service company says Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet. The action comes as China hosts the World Internet Conference, which brings together...
Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles. Microsoft Corp.'s $350 Xbox One packages...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial planning usually involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments is trying to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management seem more like a mesmerizing video game...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to...
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it plans to expand into Australia and New Zealand in March. The online movie and television provider said Tuesday that details on pricing will be available later. The Los Gatos, California-based company has about 53 million subscribers in...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping. The messaging service, which has 600 million users...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a new free app for its popular Groups feature that gives users a chance to create and interact on the website with communities based on shared interests such as hobbies, geography or culture. Facebook Inc. has been trying to expand its...
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet. The former top mobile phone maker, which has a history of reinventing itself...