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  • Key decisions loom as Supreme Court session nears end

    — The Supreme Court heads into the last two weeks of its annual term Monday seemingly poised to hand down a series of decisions that will come as defeats to President Obama and victories for foes of abortion. Already this year, the court has...
  • Allstate testing smartphone app to monitor drivers' habits

    Allstate testing smartphone app to monitor drivers' habits
    Allstate Corp. said Thursday it is testing a smartphone application that is collecting drivers' habits. The application is being tested a few states so far, the Northbrook-based company's CEO said at a conference. Allstate currently has a driver-...
  • Amazon Fire smartphone includes retail bombshell

    Amazon unveiled its first smartphone Wednesday. The Amazon Fire has many of the bells and whistles of other smartphones, with some new twists and with one extra, Amazon-only component: Firefly. Firefly is a program that allows users to point their...
  • Q&A: Bezos believes Amazon's phone sets itself apart from crowd

    To Jeff Bezos, the key to Amazon.com's success with the new Fire Phone will be whether it offers something customers can't get from rival devices. Amazon wasn't going to dive into the mobile phone business with a me-too device to woo customers, the...
  • Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language

    Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language
    Apple Inc. announced updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the updates were designed to help the company's devices "all work together in harmony....
  • Troy Wolverton: Amazon phone unlikely to catch Fire

    In announcing Fire, its first-ever smartphone, Amazon showed off some sparks of innovation. There are two standout features in particular: a service called Firefly that can identify everything from a song to box of cereal to a Picasso painting based on...
  • Storehouse tries to make everyone a storytelling star on an iPad

    Storehouse tries to make everyone a storytelling star on an iPad
    SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this month, an iPad app called Storehouse received one of Apple's top design awards at its annual developers' conference.  Launched in January, the app aims to make it easier for users to create compelling stories using...
  • American Standard unveils latest smart toilet with bidet

     American Standard unveils latest smart toilet with bidet
    Will Americans, who are notoriously bidet-shy, embrace a $4,200 smart toilet with integrated washing system? Yoshiaki Fujimori, chief executive of Japan's Lixil Corp., thinks so. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week, Fujimori said he...
  • Beats buy is Apple's play for new cool

     Beats buy is Apple's play for new cool
    In agreeing to pay $3 billion to acquire Beats, Apple Inc. is betting that two music industry insiders can help restore some of its fading cool among young consumers while also helping it reinvent a troubled digital music business. The largest deal in...
  • Acorns app taps bank account, invests your money $5 at a time

    Acorns app taps bank account, invests your money $5 at a time
    Acorns, in a nutshell, is a smartphone app that taps your debit and credit cards, rounds up purchases to the nearest dollar and invests that “spare change.” It’s an intriguing way to come up with a little cash for investing while...
  • China's famed Hai Di Lao brings its hot pot to San Gabriel Valley

    China's famed Hai Di Lao brings its hot pot to San Gabriel Valley
    What is it like to eat at Hai Di Lao, the Ferrari of Chinese hot pot restaurants, to assemble your dipping sauce from an infinite bank of possibilities, to swish your bits of meat and fish through your own pot of seasoned broth instead of having to endure...
  • Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed

    Steve Ballmer 'personable,' 'intense,' but legacy at Microsoft mixed
    That Steve Ballmer is buying a sports franchise is no surprise to anyone who worked with him over the many decades he was at Microsoft. As a boy, born and raised in Detroit, he badly wanted to play basketball, but ended up a manager for his high...