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Articles by K.C. Jones
posted in October 2008
Research shows that low-income groups are relying on smartphones for a range of communication needs.
Dust storms on the red planet are limiting the craft's supply of solar energy.
The space telescope is back online, but follow-up maintenance is on hold.
The Internet companies may abandon their ad-sharing agreement in the face of government scrutiny.
The Fab Four will be featured in a new, as yet untitled video game under an exclusive deal announced Thursday.
Subscribers to the online move service will be able to watch videos instantly through a range of devices.
In terms of technology policy, 79% of respondents said the government should not regulate the Internet the way it regulates telephone service providers and television broadcasts.
Users of the professional networking site can now add blog posts and Twitter chirps.
Neckties aren't favored, not surprisingly, but gadgets and gift cards rank high on the list.
The eight-week decline is the first drop in retail traffic since June 2007, according to Hitwise, which attributed the losses to increased financial concerns.
A study suggests consumers may spend less on pricey vacations and more on relatively inexpensive gadgets.
The world's largest airship will ferry passengers around the Bay Area's most scenic spots.
Under pressure from advocacy groups, the Internet companies have partnered to promote free speech on the Web.
One of every 44 Internet users across Europe has lost money to fraudsters, according to research.
The online movie house is using Microsoft's Silverlight technology to extend its reach.
The Ultima creator touched down Friday in Kazakhstan following a 12-day mission to the International Space Station.
A new service allows individuals infected with a sexually transmitted disease to warn partners -- anonymously if they so choose.
The Web 2.0 entrepreneur spoofs popular Spanish soap operas to get his message out.
The cable and Internet service provider's wideband technology is designed to deliver ultrafast upload and download performance.
The company reported $4.26 billion in revenue, an increase of 31% but just shy of forecasts that the company would bring in $4.48 in revenue.
Investors give CEO Jerry Yang's plan to reduce spending by $400 million a thumbs up.
A few weeks ago, I was at a news event with Mike McCurry and I asked the former Clinton press secretary for some perspective on the technology lobby. I wondered whether he thought tech companies were any faster than others in terms of advocating for themselves in Washington.
The online auctioneer says new rules that ban the material will help protect endangered elephants.
Users can store the tracks on the Web for unlimited playback, or pay extra to download them to an MP3 player.
LittleBigPlanet will ship three days late so developers can remove the material, inclusion of which could be offensive to Muslims.
In Manhattan, jobs increased for computer scientists and research, while jobs in networking and computer systems administration remained flat.
Wall Street sees some upward momentum with jumps in companies working with chips, the Internet, networking, software, cable, and satellite services manufacturers.
A range of technical issues continues to plague the finicky space telescope.
There is no doubt, with a stream of disappointing economic reports released during the week, that the U.S. economy is struggling, but what is unclear is how deep and long the pain will be.
The National Retail Federation said 2008's estimated 1.9% growth in holiday spending is the lowest planned increase in consumer spending since its survey began.
While Bob Schieffer receives widespread praise for moderating the last presidential debate Wednesday night, supporters of both candidates have called for change. Republicans and Democrats have joined forces to demand tougher follow-up questions and more openness.
The ads appear in racing games including Burnout Paradise and NASCAR 09, as well as NHL 09, NBA Live 08, Need For Speed, NFL Tour, and Skate.
The leveling off occurred as the federal government announced that it would spend $250 billion to buy bank stock.
The companies want to be able to place Google ads next to Yahoo search results and share the profits.
The PRO-IP Act, signed this week by President Bush, increases enforcement and raises penalties for copyright infringement.
Richard Garriott has the distinction of being the son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott.
NComputing and other companies are providing desktops with virtualization software to power to 5,000 schools in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Judge Marilyn Hall Patel has granted the MPAA's request to suspend sales of the DVD-copying software.
Apple's download service continues to lead the market, but competitors are gaining in key areas.
NASA hopes the probe will become the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury beginning in March 2011.
The discovery of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics could be developed even further by research done at the Large Hadron Collider.
The companies said they would hold off while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates complaints that the deal would concentrate too much power in one place.
Dustin Moskowitz is joining Facebook engineer Justin Rosenstein, but reassured employees that "Facebook is moving in the right direction."
Video game designer and programmer Richard Garriott will cooperate with NASA on experiments, including studying how astronauts' eyes react to low and high pressure.
IT decision makers are split on which presidential candidate is most likely to help the technology industry, and 40% agree that the next person in the White House is likely to impact the information technology industry in several ways.
Congress' failure to reauthorize the incentive plan puts $13 billion and more than 10,000 jobs at risk, the IT trade group warns.
Advocates of the bill say it will help maintain security for millions of state residents who use the technology in their everyday lives.
Firms like CyberPatrol and LookBothWays keep up with Internet trends to block Web sites, manage time spent online, block downloads, restrict chat, and prevent inappropriate language.
More than 25 million North American television sets will not work after February without the digital TV converter boxes.
Members of the Sunlight Foundation want Congress to post the final draft of the legislation online for 72 hours before voting on it to allow for better citizen review.