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Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

SAN FRANCISCO -- Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices.While Google said in a blog post on April 9 that all versions of Android are ...

Tablets, apps for children are on the rise

Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll.He gave her a tablet -- not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came with a purple protective casing and loaded with ...

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

SAN FRANCISCO -- A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and ...

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

NEW YORK -- Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around ...

Smartphone anti-theft solutions: Samsung adding ‘kill switch’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and ...

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK -- Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.Facebook Inc. said Tuesday that the deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares worth about $1.6 billion. Oculus ...

Wal-Mart’s new tool gives competitors’ prices

NEW YORK -- The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that compares its prices on 80,000 food and household products -- from canned beans to dishwashing soap -- with those of its ...

Mobile devices add allure to March Madness

LOS ANGELES -- Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters.But there's a growing source of potential headaches for bosses. Media companies like hosts CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Turner are doing all ...

US gov’t to cede control of key Internet body

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. government is relinquishing its control of the Internet's address system in a shift that may raise questions about the future direction of online innovation and communications.The decision announced Friday begins a long-planned transition affecting the stewardship of ...

Google cameras take rafting trip at Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls and ...