Kindle e-reader cheaper with on-screen ads

US online retail powerhouse Amazon on Monday introduced a cut-price version of its Kindle electronic reader that features on-screen ads.

Intel launches chip for tablet computers

Intel Corp. has launched a new chip for tablet computers, Atom processor Z670 based platform, as the world's most powerful semiconductor company aims to become a contender in the market for mobile chips.

Worst over, but dangers persist at Japan plant

A month after a deadly quake-tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant, the risk of a huge radiation leak has fallen but the danger is far from over, experts say -- a risk brought sharply into focus by a powerful tremor Monday.

US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

Terror alerts from the government will soon have just two levels of warnings — elevated and imminent — and those will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances. Color codes are out; Facebook and ...

NASA to announce museums for retiring space shuttles

The US space agency said it will announce the museums that will host the three retiring space shuttles on Tuesday during an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch.

Google invests $168 million in solar power plant

Google said Monday it has invested $168 million to help complete the construction of one of the world's biggest solar energy power plants in California's Mojave Desert.

Microsoft attacks Google over security

Microsoft Corp. is lashing out at Google Inc., extending hostilities between two of the most prominent corporations in the technology industry.

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