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Apple Pay Q&A: What You Need to Know

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 21
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.


FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.…

Personal Technology

At A Glance: The Cost of Cable vs. a la Carte

Oct 21
Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO's service, which starts next year, would run you about half of the average price of monthly cable.

IBM 3Q Disappoints as it Sheds 'Empty Calories'

By Michelle Chapman | Oct 21
IBM disappointed investors, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent.

Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Oct 20
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Not So Fast Cord Cutters, Cable's Not Going Anywhere

By Mae Anderson | Oct 20
Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years.

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Video Games

'Alien: Isolation' Game an Homage to Original Film

By Derrik J. Lang | Oct 6
Interstellar mayhem that awaits Ellen Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.

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