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Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors

Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle area.

Chromecast, Roku lead 2013 sales in growing video-streaming market

Chromecast and Roku gadgets accounted for more than half of the video-streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new survey.

FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids.

Uber passengers allegedly taken on wild car chase in D.C., Virginia

Three Uber customers were allegedly taken on the ride of their lives this week when their driver decided to flee from a taxi inspector and race through Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Big-data start-ups become target for investors

A new Los Angeles venture capital fund was among 78 funds nationwide to raise money in the second quarter of 2014, the largest number of funds pulling in money since 2007, according to the National Venture Capital Assn. and Thomson Reuters.

Samsung will unveil virtual-reality headset in September, report says

As if it didn't have its hands in enough product categories already, Samsung will reportedly unveil a virtual-reality headset in September.

Apple granted patent for all-glass iPhone, iPad building process

Apple has been granted a patent for a method to create all-glass shells for electronic devices, such as iPhones and iPads.

YouTube video purportedly shows larger, sturdier iPhone 6 screen

A new iPhone will have a bigger screen, according to a popular YouTube reviewer who contends he’s gotten his hands on a production version of the upcoming iPhone 6's outer screen.

Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook

An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment.

HTC posts profit in second quarter with the help of One (M8) smartphone

HTC showed signs of life Thursday, reporting a profit of $75.5 million for the quarter ending June 30.

Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers, claims use of likeness

Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, claiming they used her likeness for one of the characters of the popular video game. 

Apple expands CarPlay to nine more automakers

CarPlay, Apple's vehicle in-dash entertainment system, will be supported by nine more automakers, the tech giant has announced.

Ex-exec sues Tinder execs, claiming sexual harassment, discrimination

A former female executive at Tinder, the popular dating app, alleges in a lawsuit that two male superiors sexually harassed her through frightening text messages and disparaging comments, then later demoted her because of her gender...

Online book sales eclipse brick-and-mortar for the first time

Hashtags, retweets and in-tweet purchases? A new feature found this week on Twitter's mobile app might indicate the micro-blogging social network is getting ready to step into the e-commerce market.

The Blackphone ships -- built for stealth

The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers.

Crowdfunding site Patreon aims to help artists actually make a living

Imagine you’re a musician who has worked for months on a single video project. A project you feel so passionate about that you’ve spent close to $10,000 and re-created the Millennium Falcon in your art studio. Once made, it is seen and adored by millions online.

What to expect as developers gather for Google I/O

Google often seems to be moving in so many directions at the same time, it's hard to know what exactly the company is any more. 

Drivers demand Uber close insurance gap for cheap ride-sharing option

The string of protests against ride-sharing service Uber rolled on Tuesday, this time led by some of its drivers.

Report: Bigger iPhones set for production, early September release

New iPhones with screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, far larger than the iPhone 5s and its 4-inch display, are set for production in July and for sale as early as September, Bloomberg reported.

Google launches Made With Code to help girls learn to build technology

Google wants to see more girls building technology and has launched Made With Code, an initiative to help them do it.

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