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'Heartbleed' fix may slow Web performance

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to online disruption and confusion.


Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies.


Instagram photo-sharing service goes down

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram was not working Saturday, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints.


New breakthrough could lead to body-powered wearables

A team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) may have overcome one of the biggest hurdles facing wearable tech devices if they are to go mainstream -- poor battery life.


Amazon to release smartphone later this year: report

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported.


Health and fitness pushing wearable technology into the limelight

The latest forecasts suggest that 2014 will be the year that wearable technology devices lose their early-adopter geek-chic label and start moving into the consumer mainstream.


PayPal goes biometric

From Friday, customers in 25 countries will be able to log into the online payments system with just their fingerprint.


Google is beefing up its app security

Android apps are already scanned for malware as they're being downloaded for the first time. However, the new, improved Verify Apps system will ensure that the apps are now also routinely checked once they're up and running on consumers' handsets.


Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.


Smartphone security with a personal touch

Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new security system that can identify individual smartphone or tablet owners simply by how they touch and swipe the screen.