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  • Edan Lepucki thanks Colbert Nation for making 'California' a hit

    Edan Lepucki thanks Colbert Nation for making 'California' a hit
    Edan Lepucki appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night to talk about her debut novel, "California," and thank Colbert and his fans for getting it onto bestseller lists. "Thank you Colbert Nation for buying my book and reading it," she said. "I'm...
  • Scanning for the best deal

    Scanning for the best deal
    Even though the bar code turned 40 last month, smartphone apps around the world are still trying to figure it out. The ubiquitous block of black lines underscored by numerical coding, now supplemented by radio-frequency tags and the QR code, runs the...
  • Creator of Google Glass and camera-equipped contacts moves to Amazon

    Creator of Google Glass and camera-equipped contacts moves to Amazon
    The man who created Google Glass has left the Mountain View, Calif.,  tech giant for Amazon, a sign that the Seattle online retailer may be eyeing an entrance into the wearable device market. Babak Parviz announced his move this weekend through a post...
  • Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec

    Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec
    "Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob." "No, they are very expensive," barks back the show's star, comedian Rob Schneider. Schneider is kidding about the bottles, but he is...
  • Sempra Energy gets FAA approval to test drones for San Diego utility

    The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared San Diego company Sempra Energy to begin testing drones for possible use in inspecting electric and gas lines in remote or hard to reach areas. Sempra's San Diego Gas & Electric is the first utility the...
  • Incoming School Chief Called Himself Ph.D. For Years Without An Accredited Doctorate

    Terrence P. Carter, the highly touted Chicago education administrator hired to start Aug. 1 as the superintendent of New London's troubled school system, recently completed requirements for a doctorate that he's scheduled to receive next month. "Soon...
  • Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors

    Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors
    Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle area. Amazon wants an exemption from FAA rules that say businesses can test drones only indoors, saying it...
  • FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

    For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions. But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
  • FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids

    FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon.com alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids. The federal complaint, which was filed in Washington&...
  • US sues Amazon for allowing unauthorized in-app purchases by kids

    SEATTLE The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon on Thursday for allowing children to make purchases within mobile applications even though the company knew that kids were doing so without parental permission. The suit, filed in federal court in Seattle,...
  • Xbox vet to lead Hulu's living room team in Seattle

    Streaming video service Hulu has hired a veteran of Microsoft's Xbox team to head its Seattle office building "living room" technologies. Barry Steinglass started in July as vice president of software development heading a 35-person team that just...
  • Money-saving gadgets can help keep students organized too

    Money-saving gadgets can help keep students organized too
    These gadgets are all designed to save students money by avoiding things like lost items, unnecessary phone and Internet charges -- even traffic tickets. Of course you have to spend a little money on them initially, but they'll probably save you some cash...