NEW YORK (AP) - Sales of dedicated e-reading devices like the black-and-white Kindles are in an "alarmingly precipitous decline" this year after five years of rapid growth, research firm IHS iSuppli says.
Full-blown tablets with color screens are behind the decline, the firm says. Amazon.com Inc.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Negotiators at a conference on U.N. telecommunications regulations say they've found one bit of common ground - how to call for help.
Envoys from 193 nations will decide between 911 or 112 as a standard global emergency number for new generations of mobile
By By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world's largest social network in to a more discreet place.
The fine-tuning announced Wednesday will include several
By By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
The video game universe in 2012 is a study in extremes.
At one end, you have the old guard striving to produce mass-appeal blockbusters. At the other end, you have a thriving community of independent game developers scrambling to find an audience for their
By By RYAN NAKASHIMAAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver.
Whitney Houston was the
By By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account, blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.
In perhaps the most drawn out Twitter launch ever, the
By By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - DVD kiosk operator Redbox is launching a challenge to Netflix's streaming-video supremacy.
Later this month, Redbox will offer an unlimited streaming-video plan that includes movies from Warner Bros. and pay TV channel Epix, along
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft says it's increasing production of its Surface tablets and will sell them in more stores. Staples says it will start carrying them starting Wednesday.
The Surface is the first tablet Microsoft Corp. is selling under its own brand, and the company is promoting it