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Samsung to Acquire US Cloud Service Firm to Boost Software

By Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy a U.S. cloud service startup to boost its software and Internet services. The South Korean company said June 16 that its acquisition of Joyent Inc. will enable Samsung to access its own cloud platform to run its Internet-based services, apart from […]

6 Road-Trip Apps to Make the Miles Fly By

By Anick Jesdanun TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel-booking apps — they’re useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something. Discover the Quirky Consult Roadside America’s database of offbeat tourist attractions, and you could marvel […]

Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software For Medical Apps

By Brandon Bailey CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to […]

Microsoft Piteches ‘Intelligent’ Conversations With Computers

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers. The giant software company is promoting new tools for software developers to build intelligent “bots” or commercial programs that will work with Cortana, its voice-activated digital assistant, to perform tasks like booking a hotel room, ordering a […]

Wedding Photographers in Texas Use Drones for Unique Images

By  Richard A. Marini San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO (AP) — As weddings become ever more elaborate and staged, couples increasingly are demanding Hollywood-style special effects for that one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping video. The San Antonio Express-News reports to accommodate them, wedding photographers are launching squadrons of remote-controlled drones equipped with eye-in-the-sky cameras to fly over ceremonies. […]