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Microsoft’s New Business Shine, but PC Software Still Sags

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft may still be suffering from lagging sales of personal computers, but the tech giant has taken some cues from rivals like Apple and Google — and it’s now seeing substantial growth in more promising lines of business ranging from mobile apps and advertising to online games and […]

Pasternack Launches Mobile-Friendly Version of Pasternack.com

Irvine, CA — Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave components, has just launched its new mobile website which marries powerful parametric search capabilities with a sleek, simplified and user-friendly interface that is specifically intended for smart phones and tablets. Most noticeable to a mobile device user is the sites […]

Government to Require Registration of Most Drones

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators will require the registration of most drone aircraft to help track operators who flout safety rules and to encourage greater accountability, according to a drone industry official. The Federal Aviation Administration is setting up a collaboration among government and industry officials and hobbyists to work out details […]

Oculus Takes Aim at Mainstream With Inexpensive Gear, Video

By Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality is taking a few steps closer to the mainstream with Samsung unveiling a headset that brings the technology to its latest smartphones at half the price of its previous model, Facebook launching support for 360-degree video, and online video services like Netflix and Hulu jumping into […]

Ad Blockers Rise as Ads Annoy, Bog Down Websites

By Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are easy ways […]