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Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Smartphones Could Tell Consumers What's In Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 3
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Will Apple "Spring Forward" with Smart Watch

Mar 3
Apple announced it will release new details about its smart watch in an upcoming event dubbed "spring."

Viral Vids: Stunt Driver Pranks Her Online Dates

Mar 2
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.

How to Find Out if a Used Car has an Unrepaired Recall

Feb 28
About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. No matter the problem, if you're shopping for a used car, you want to make sure a recalled part has been repaired. Here's how to protect yourself.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

Llama Drama: Watch Highlights of Llamas on the Lam

Feb 27
The bolt for freedom by a pair of llamas Thursday near Phoenix captivated a nation, as the creatures led police on a bizarre and humorous chase. Ben Tracy reports on the Internet sensation that followed.

Nation's Internet Vulnerability Exposed by Vandalism

By Felicia Fonseca | Feb 27
Computers, cellphones and landlines were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because of a vandal in Arizona.

Tech Stocks Soar Again, but with Stronger Wings

By Stan Choe | Feb 27
When it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And they're largely right.

Regulators OK 'Net Neutrality' Rules for Internet Providers

By Anne Flaherty | Feb 27
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

News Guide: FCC 'Net Neutrality' Vote and What it Means

By Anne Flaherty | Feb 27
What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next.

Did 'Sexually Graphic Photos' Lead to WhatsApp Suspension?

By Stan Lehman | Feb 27
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation.

Nickelodeon Debuts Mobile Channel for the Pre-K Set

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 26
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. The ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. There's no immediate word on an Android version.

New York Surveying Banks on Cybersecurity Defenses

By Michael Virtanen | Feb 26
New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyberdefenses, the state's top regulator said.

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