Stripped-down synthetic organism sheds light on nature of life

WASHINGTON Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of a synthetic organism stripped down to the bare essentials with the fewest genes needed to survive and multiply, a feat at the microscopic level that may provide big insights on the very nature...

The best tips and tools to get the most out of Netflix

Netflix can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare. When you’re halfway through a seven-season TV series or have a list of must-watch movies on your list with a fantastic Internet connection, Netflix is great. But what about when you don...

Amazon may soon let you pay using a selfie

Amazon wants you to be able to authorize a transaction with a selfie, so now you’ll have to make sure you’re looking halfway decent when you’re doing some late-night, online shopping. Amazon’s patent application for this technology, fi...

Trump's hotel chain faces another credit card system breach: Blog

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, appears to be dealing with the second breach of its credit card systems in a year, KrebsonSecurity reported on Monday.The company was inves...

Apple's Cook visits Beijing after China woes, Didi deal

BEIJING Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook visited Beijing on Monday, days after announcing a $1 billion deal with ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing, and as the U.S. firm tries to reinvigorate sales in China, its second-largest market after the United Stat...

Pokemon Go eludes cloning attempts by big game studios: executives

SAN FRANCISCO Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of Pokemon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented reality app that has become a worldwide phenomenon.Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony ...

Monkey mariners made monumental migration 21 million years ago

WASHINGTON Monkeys resembling today's capuchins accomplished the astonishing feat of crossing at least 100 miles (160 km) of open ocean 21 million years ago to get from South America to North America eons before the two continents joined together.Scien...

Apple's nine-year iPhone juggernaut stops with first sales decline

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday posted its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and its first revenue drop in 13 years as the company credited with inventing the smartphone struggles with an increasingly saturated market.The company's sales dropped by more...

Yahoo sets April 11 deadline for preliminary bids: WSJ

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) has set an April 11 deadline to submit preliminary bids for its web business and Asian assets, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.Yahoo asked bidders details regarding financing, conditions or approvals that w...

Nuclear Transparency in the Asia Pacific

Increasing energy demand in the Asia-Pacific region, combined with the perceived need for energy security or self-sufficiency, has caused many countries to develop or at least contemplate the use of nuclear energy. This increased peaceful use of nuclear...