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Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance....

Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
NEW YORK (AP) -- It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost....

Review: 3 cheap smartphones to consider
NEW YORK (AP) -- The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price....

Unidentified country likely behind spying software
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world....

Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse
LONDON (AP) -- Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts....

Does bad behavior really hurt business?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?...

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can....

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
LONDON (AP) -- The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat....

TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court....

Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV....

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Unidentified country likely behind spying software

Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25 percent

News Corp. invests in India real estate website

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Review: 3 cheap smartphones to consider

Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?

Does bad behavior really hurt business?

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

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