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GoPro gets a little cheaper -- and fancier

GoPro hoisted its high-end offering further into the age of high-definition video with the introduction of the Hero4, its latest line of participant-sports-oriented video cameras. The company also lowered the price of its cheapest camera to $129 from $200, and freshened up parts of its entire...

China's gray market hot for iPhones, even amid push for local handsets

It might not be easy for mainland Chinese to buy a new iPhone 6, but that’s not stopping plenty of people from dropping big bucks on one.

Apple responds to claims of bending iPhones, calling cases 'rare'

Apple Inc. has responded to complaints that the newest version of its flagship product, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are vulnerable to bending in users’ pockets.

Bash bug on Apple, Linux computers leading to attacks, experts say

A program that comes pre-installed on Apple’s Mac and MacBook as well as millions of other computers has a flaw that could let hackers take control of the computer, cybersecurity experts said Thursday.

Science Inc. buys company that places ads in 18,000 mobile games

Santa Monica-based Science Inc., which creates, invests in and provides services to start-ups, is giving the companies in its portfolio a new way to make a money.

Twitter working on targeted ads for movie buffs

Do you tweet about your favorite movies or follow a movie's Twitter account? Soon, Hollywood studios will be able to market directly to you on the microblogging platform. 

Apple: iOS 8.0.2 update will be released within a 'few days'

Apple will push to release another update to iOS8 after the failure of an update released Wednesday that wreaked havoc on some phones, according to its website.

10 tech start-ups, ideas coming from UCLA, USC students

In an overflowing, sweat-inducing auditorium two weeks ago, start-ups founded by UCLA students took turns at the front to explain how their app and website ideas would change the world. Across town, USC students made their own pitches last weekend.

Dubs aims to make earplugs a 'fashion staple' by focusing on design

With an intriguing design accented by splashy colors, Dubs is hoping to persuade concert-goers, sports fans and anyone else exposed to piercing sounds that wearing earplugs can be about “cool” as much as maintaining healthy ears.

Apple breaks record, sells 10 million new iPhones over the weekend

Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models over the weekend, breaking a company record. 

Activision hires Rudy Giuliani to fight Noriega's 'Call of Duty' suit

Rudy Giuliani is back to denouncing "an evil, heinous criminal," as he put it. This time, it's Manuel Noriega.

Oculus VR unveils new prototype, 'sprinting toward' consumer version

 Virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR unveiled a new prototype Saturday that brings the company closer to releasing its first device to consumers.

Alibaba excitement surges; share price indications rise to $80-$83

Eight Alibaba customers got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the company's huge stock market debut – but 40 minutes later, the exchange had yet to report Alibaba results. 

Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set its stock price at $68 a share — the top of its range — on the eve of its initial public offering, meaning that it is set to raise more than $25 billion and that the company’s overall value is higher than’s.

Apple iOS 8 arrives Wednesday, replacing iOS 7

IPhone and iPad enthusiasts, contain yourselves: iOS 8 is ready for download Wednesday.

Apple reports record-breaking orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped a record-breaking 4 million in the first 24 hours the phones were on sale, according to Apple. 

Apple fans in China disappointed: No iPhone 6 for now

Over the years, Apple has faced a variety of challenges in bringing its products to Chinese consumers. For its soon-to-be-released iPhone 6, the company may be running up against the Chinese government’s determination to push forward the nation’s homegrown 4G standard.

T-Mobile rolls out new Wi-Fi calling and personal cell spots

T-Mobile held a media event Wednesday ostensibly to announce a slew of new Wi-Fi initiatives. But Chief Executive John Legere couldn't resist getting in a few jabs at rivals Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

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