Wearable technology goes to the dogs

The columnist recently got his hands on the latest tracking and monitoring devices for canines and tested them out on his 10-year-old beagle.

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Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel. The Wall Street Journal didn't cite any sources in its report about the negotiations and cautioned that a deal might not be consummated. Investors,...

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict after three days of deliberations in a lawsuit filed...

KeyArena selling out for Dota 2 championship

The first batch of tickets for Valve's next Dota 2 championship sold out in six minutes this morning, about as fast as tickets to the Grateful Dead's upcoming reunion show. The event - officially known as The International Dota 2 Championship - has become the richest video game tournament in the world, with a $10.9...

Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places. Because Internet service is...