Apple girding gadgets against hackers

Apple on Friday said it was working to patch a vulnerability that hackers could use to break into the company's popular iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch gadgets.

NYC judge asked to throw out border search lawsuit

(AP) -- A federal judge in New York City is questioning why laptops and smartphones should be excluded from random searches done by U.S. customs agents protecting the border.

Challenge to Groupon's model with trio of deals

(AP) -- Groupon's online coupons save people cash, but they're not always great deals for merchants. Some businesses complain that bargain hunters rarely return after scoring a cheap meal or massage.

Why shuttles are being retired, what's next

Thirty years of flight by NASA's space shuttles will end once Atlantis returns home from this last mission. The space agency will be looking to deeper space exploration, but the future is still somewhat unclear.

Zynga buys Toronto mobile software studio

Online social games sensation Zynga on Friday announced it has bought a Canadian firm specializing in software applications for mobile devices.

Tailgate party to remember for last shuttle launch

(AP) -- It was a tailgate party for the ages. They came packing tents and camp chairs, coolers and snacks, Sodoku books and laptops, parking cars and RVs in almost every available space along U.S. 1 to witness history blasting ...

Internet access a fundamental human right: OSCE

Access to the Internet should be seen as a fundamental human right and respected as much as freedom of expression, the transatlantic security body OSCE said in a report Friday.

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