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    Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

    Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power it doesn't enjoy in the United States.

    On Thursday, members of Europe's parliament will vote on a resolution that will propose ways to shrink Google's influence in Europe.



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Google: You can pay as little as $1 to see fewer ads


You can pay as little as $1 to turn off ads on some of your favorite websites.


Comcast to let customers track technicians


Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it trying out a new app that will allow customers to track and rate its technicians.

In a blog post, Comcast said it will begin trials in the suburbs of Boston that will sen...


China lifts ban on Facebook for select few

Facebook screengrab

Blink and you'll miss it: Facebook is unbanned in China for three days.


App takes guessing out of wine buying

Next Glass app

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.


Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

Best Buy storefront

In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in comparable...


Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.


Billboard 200 chart will now count streaming

Spotify logo

While Taylor Swift has given up on free streaming music, Billboard hasn't.


Jeff Bezos links Amazon and The Washington Post with new app

Amazon logo

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in control of The Washington Post for one year, and now we're seeing some synergies between the two.


Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as search engine

Firefox, Mozilla

Firefox and Google are breaking up.


Gov't: China could take down US power grid

Electic Outlet Electrical Power

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.


Technology Video

How to rescue drowned smartphone

Smartphone rescue

Company claims its new innovative process works better than a bowl of rice.


Students plan to send rocket into low orbit

Student rocketeers

University of California, San Diego students will attempt to become the first in the country to launch a rocket into the low reaches of space. The project is being developed by student engineers hoping to turn the experience into jobs.


App can track Ebola cases; Amazon donates phones

Ebola app

South African software developer Philip Uber had just moved to California with an app that can help track patients tested for the Ebola virus. However, not everyone had the phones necessary to run the app. Amazon, which was going to throw away their unpopular Fire phone, donated 1,000 phones for the effort.


In a first, mankind lands on a comet

Rosetta Comet separation

Imagine one speeding bullet landing on another speeding bullet. That giant leap for mankind happened today in space.


Victory! Space probe lands on speeding comet

Comet landing reaction

The European Space Agency celebrates after receiving confirmation that its Philae lander has attached itself to a comet.


World's first 3D-printed car is here

3D printed car

The world's first car to be made from parts created by a 3D printer is on display in Las Vegas.


The science behind lava

Kilauea lava 10-28

A look at the science behind the volcanic lava eruptions in Hawaii and the protection of the city's electric poles.


Branson: Space travel 'an incredibly hard project'

Richard Branson discusses Virgin Galactic crash

Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Galactic, speaks about the difficulties of commercial space travel the day after the company's SpaceShipTwo crashed, killing one pilot and injuring another.


Debris litters desert after space plane crash

Virgin Galactic crash

Debris littered California's Mojave Desert following the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo.


Future uncertain for electronics giant Sony

Future uncertain for Sony

Sony's third quarter earnings will be released on Friday. Credit agencies have been moving toward rating the once mighty company's credit rating as junk status, but the company's CEO is doing what he can to turn Sony around.


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