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Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Oct 16, 2014

Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s secretive Skunk Works unit, which designed the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet, is developing a reactor to harness nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun. The reactor would be small enough to fit in a truck and ...

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

Oct 15, 2014

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan Robot Week kicked off Wednesday with a major Tokyo exhibition showcasing new technologies for everything from communications and remote video monitoring to disaster response. Nursing is a prominent theme, with a special display area for products designed to facilitate care for the elderly ...

Oct 15, 2014

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app Qik

Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay “connected between calls.” The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Oct 11, 2014

Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, ...