By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
Video-game aliens have gotten bigger, uglier and meaner over the years. Think of the Covenant warriors in "Halo" or the Locust Horde in "Gears of War": huge, dumb, slobbering brutes who can soak up plenty of bullets before they pounce on you and crush your skull.
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Court of Appeal has backed a judgment that Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer is "not as cool" as Apple's iPad - and therefore doesn't infringe Apple's rights.
The panel's upholding of the findings of by a lower
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Weakening demand for computers is hurting another chip-maker. Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. said Thursday that that its third-quarter net income fell 31 percent.
While its adjusted profit topped analyst expectations, the company's revenue guidance for the
By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Celebrating his 50th birthday, James Bond has been learning some new tricks - but 3-D isn't one of them.
Producers of the spy franchise say they have no interest in a making a Bond film in 3-D. The upcoming "Skyfall" is the first Bond
By The Associated Press
STRONG QUARTER: Verizon reported a blow-out number of new devices on its wireless network, boosted by the revolutionary Share Everything plan, which made it cheaper for households to add wireless service to non-phone devices like tablets and laptops.
THE NUMBERS: Verizon
By The Associated Press
WEAK RESULTS: Nokia Corp. says its third-quarter net loss widened to €969 million ($1.27 billion) as revenue plunged 19 percent compared with the same time last year and sales of its flagship Windows Phone fell to under 3 million units.
NOT AS BAD: Investors had been
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Tennis rackets, at least two pianos, science lab microscopes and a battery-powered scooter are among dozens of surplus items that will be auctioned off from Detroit's closed Southwestern High School.
The online auction is a pilot program that
NEW YORK (AP) - Chinese dissident and author Yu Jie said late Wednesday he was granted asylum in the United States last week and plans to start a website in support of his friend, imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Yu, who was in New York to receive a civil courage prize, came to the U.S
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp says it will alert users if it suspects that a business has tried to buy fake, misleading reviews on its site.
Yelp Inc. said Thursday that some businesses go to "extreme lengths" to boost positive reviews. This includes paying people to write them.
While Yelp already
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated over the possibility his exploit could someday help save the lives