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Apple’s Siri Has New Role In New ‘Smart’ Home Systems

The first “smart” home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale this week.


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Free SAT Prep Program Goes Online

The College Board gave access to the revamped SAT to Khan Academy, which has developed quizzes and interactive tests that will be accessible to anyone with internet access.


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Tech Fund Replaced With University Fund

The Texas Legislature has abolished a technology incentive program that former Gov. Rick Perry used to distribute $200 million in taxpayer funds to Texas startups.


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Google Tries New Approach To Privacy Controls

Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services feel more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet’s most powerful company.


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Microsoft Windows 10 Arrives In July

Microsoft will roll out the latest version of its Windows operating system at the end of July.


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Apple Buys Maker Of Futuristic Augmented-Reality Software

Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera.


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GoPro To Enter Drone, Virtual Reality Markets

The company already dominates the action video camera market and its entry into the fast-growing field of drones and virtual reality sent shares up 3 percent early Thursday.


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Software Glitch Causes iPhones To Crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. Apple says it’s working on a fix to the problem.


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Charter Buying TWC In $55.33 Billion Deal

Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal that would create one of the largest TV and broadband operators in the nation.


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Apple Promotes Design Guru Jonathan Ive

Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he’s been promoted to the company’s chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company.


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In First Decade, YouTube Redefined Celebrity

The irony of a YouTube star drawing a massive crowd at a bookstore isn’t lost on talent manager Andrew Graham.


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Video Visits For Texas Inmates Grows

Video visitation has replaced the more familiar in-person visits at a growing number of jails and prison systems across the United States. But some concerns have been raised.