Technology

Michaels retailer probing possible data breach

4:40 PM, Jan 25, 2014

Nation's biggest arts and crafts retailer reportedly working with Secret Service on data security attack.

FBI warns retailers of more cyber attacks

8:17 PM, Jan 24, 2014

FBI reportedly discovered about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target.

Payment card data theft jumps five-fold

5:22 PM, Jan 23, 2014

Well north of 740 million records were exposed in 2013, making it the worst year in terms of data breaches recorded.

Feds yank Google Glass user from movie theater

2:29 PM, Jan 22, 2014

Can Google Glass - which includes a camera - be worn in movie theaters?

Is this the answer to cyberattacks?

12:11 PM, Jan 21, 2014

SEATTLE - Shape Security. Remember that name. The Silicon Valley start-up emerged from stealth mode this morning to publicly unveil details of its plan to revolutionize cybersecurity.

Amazon says it can ship items before customers order

3:20 PM, Jan 18, 2014

Online retail giant Amazon says it knows its customers so well it can start shipping even before orders are placed.

Google developing smart contact lens

9:00 PM, Jan 16, 2014

To make the lens, Google had to design its own tiny chips and mount them on very thin, flexible, plastic-like film.

Kings now accepting Bitcoin payments

8:05 PM, Jan 16, 2014

On Thursday, the Kings organization began accepting Bitcoin purchases, making it the first professional sports franchise to do so.

15-minute window costs Apple nearly $33m

6:45 AM, Jan 16, 2014

Apple has agreed to pay out millions of dollars in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after kids racked up big bills on their parents mobile devices.

Netflix exposed as net neutrality rules gutted

8:04 PM, Jan 15, 2014

Netflix may see extra $75 million to $100 million in annual content delivery costs to cable companies for access to residential customers who are streaming Netflix content, analyst estimates

Your car's black box: Next privacy battlefield?

7:18 PM, Jan 15, 2014

Ford Motor Compnay found itself trying to assure the public this week that it doesn't use on-board technology to spy on driver behavior.

Ride app popular among passengers, not cabbies

6:41 PM, Jan 15, 2014

An app that allows users to quickly hail a ride from their mobile device is growing in popularity among passengers, but taxi drivers claim it puts them at a disadvantage.

NSA creates computer army for cyberattacks

6:09 AM, Jan 15, 2014

The National Security Agency has placed software on nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows it to conduct covert surveillance on the machines, the New York Times reports.

Why experts say security hacks may surge in 2014

8:39 AM, Jan 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - The massive security breach that hit Target over the holidays may be only the beginning for the retail industry.

U.S. data thefts turn spotlight on Romania

6:19 AM, Jan 14, 2014

RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania - It's easy to tell which kids in this town have helped to make it a global center for criminal hacking and Internet scams.

Google acquires Nest, thermostat and smoke alarm maker

2:36 PM, Jan 13, 2014

The acquisition thrusts Google squarely into multiple markets: search, email, smartphones, PCs, tablets and - now - the home.

Find your #hashtag with the #SacramentoHashtagProject

12:17 AM, Jan 10, 2014

There's a group of volunteers in Sacramento hoping to use hashtags for good by connecting people to their neighborhoods.

Solar flare could intensify Northern Lights

9:39 PM, Jan 9, 2014

One of the largest solar flares in the last 10 years could intensify the Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis.

iPhone turns into stun gun (video)

6:16 PM, Jan 9, 2014

Unique case turns iPhone into stun gun.

Cheap phones put pressure on Apple

2:20 PM, Jan 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS -  There are cheap, powerful smartphones that are a viable alternative to the iPhone for some consumers, especially in Europe and fast-growing developing markets.

White House extends space station support for 4 years

8:19 PM, Jan 8, 2014

Space station gets White House support for another four years of financing

'Smart Home' products unveiled at CES

9:54 AM, Jan 8, 2014

LAS VEGAS - Soon, you will be able to  start the dishwasher or turn on the air conditioning from your mobile device.

5 talking points from day 2 at CES 2014

5:54 AM, Jan 8, 2014

5 talking points from day 2 of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.

Davis Skycar crowdfunding campaign falls short

11:35 AM, Jan 7, 2014

A campaign to collect individual contributions to finally get a personal vertical takeoff and landing vehicle into production after decades of development has fallen far short of its goal.

CES 2014: Toyota says fuel-cell car has 310-mile range

4:51 PM, Jan 6, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The hydrogen-powered car is back, and this one is wearing a Toyota badge.

Google: Android coming to cars

9:51 AM, Jan 6, 2014

Google has announced that Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and chip manufacturer Nvidia in creating a partnership that brings Android to the car.

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

3:56 PM, Jan 5, 2014

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.

Why more Snapchat-like hacks will occur in 2014

4:45 PM, Jan 2, 2014

Entrepreneurs are moving faster than ever in a multi-billion dollar race to create hot new social apps at a time when locking down databases containing consumer information is getting more complex.

Millions affected in Snapchat breach

7:28 AM, Jan 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Several million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night.

Why people still use inefficient incandescent light bulbs

7:34 PM, Dec 28, 2013

In 2014, you can say goodbye to the standard incandescent light bulb.

The starfish are dying, and no one knows why

4:01 PM, Dec 28, 2013

Something is killing starfish up and down the West Coast and no one knows what.

The Week in Tech: 5 must-know things

12:30 PM, Dec 27, 2013

This week in Tech we looked back at the biggest stories of 2013, from gadget reviews to company mergers and more.

Davis biotech firms sets stage for 'Ag Tech Valley'

8:27 PM, Dec 26, 2013

DAVIS - By becoming the first local company in nearly a decade to launch an initial public offering, Marrone Bio Innovations is hoping to pave the way for other local biotech firms to do the same.

Astronauts make good progress on space station repairs

12:24 PM, Dec 21, 2013

Spacewalkers accomplished more than expected Saturday outside the International Space Station but wrapped up their work early, after one reported feeling cold.

Cop cruisers get high-tech upgrade

10:04 PM, Dec 20, 2013

Auburn company InterMotive is doing its part to protect officers across the country by developing security devices for police cruisers.

Proposed bill would require security feature on all cellphones

7:00 AM, Dec 19, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO - Two state officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.