NASA wants spacesuit repair kit on Russian launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend.Last week, an Italian astronaut almost drowned in his flooded helmet while performing a spacewalk.NASA is still uncertain why water leaked into the helmet worn by Luca … [Read more...]

UAE: Egypt-based computer hackers foiled

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in the United Arab Emirates say they have thwarted an attempt by Egypt-based hackers to bring down UAE government websites in apparent retaliation for backing the forces that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.The UAE has emerged as a leading Arab … [Read more...]

Google invests in Glass chipmaker Himax

Google Inc. is investing in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it is testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet.The deal with Tainan, Taiwan-based Himax Technologies Inc. gives Google a 6.3 stake in the Himax Display Inc. … [Read more...]

UK says it will ask providers to block online porn

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants Internet service providers to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in.Cameron is proposing the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual images he says are "corroding childhood."He said Monday … [Read more...]

Yahoo to buy 40M shares from Loeb, he exits board

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Activist investor Dan Loeb and two other directors nominated by his hedge fund are leaving Yahoo's board after big gains in the Internet company's stock price over the past year.Yahoo is also buying back 40 million shares of its common stock from Third Point LLC, Loeb's hedge fund. … [Read more...]

UK seeks automatic blocks on online porn

LONDON (AP) — Internet service providers in Britain will be asked to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday.Cameron announced the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual images he said were "corroding childhood."In a … [Read more...]

Apple says its developer site was hacked

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says that hackers may have gained access to personal information of software developers who make the company's apps.Apple Inc. says its website for software developers was hacked Thursday. It's possible that some developers' names, mailing or e-mail addresses was accessed, although … [Read more...]

Will Apple’s latest results be latest letdown?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest quarterly results are likely to illustrate why investors are clamoring for the maker of the iPhone and the iPad to come out with another trend-setting device.The report, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, is expected to show that Apple Inc. is making less money … [Read more...]

NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

A Louisiana woman is scaling back on Facebook because she's worried a bad joke or old friend might one day tie her to a government probe. A college student in California is encrypting chats and emails, saying he shouldn't have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses … [Read more...]

Earnings Preview: Eyes on mobile for Facebook’s 2Q

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors are focusing on signs that Facebook can keep growing advertising revenue, especially on mobile devices, when the world's largest social media company reports second-quarter results on Wednesday after the stock market closes.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Facebook's transition to mobile had … [Read more...]