Changes in the volume of water transported in the Gulf Stream were linked to changes in sea level rise, which some research suggests is occurring three to four times faster from Cape Hatteras off the North Carolina coast to Cape Cod, compared to global sea level rise.
Kentucky appears ready to join at least two dozen other states in deregulating its landline telephone services, the beginning of the end for the more than 100-year-old technology that is being pushed out by cellphones and high-speed Internet access.
High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.
Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will this year issue some refunds by slower-but-surer check to taxpayers who had wanted electronic payments, the department's top tax official said Monday.
Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.
In a story Feb. 22 about a Davenport couple who own a Tesla S85 automobile, The Associated Press, based off a report by the Quad-City Times, reported erroneously the amount of a federal tax credit available to buyers of the electric cars. A credit of $7,500 is available, not $500.
Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. In 2013, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu was on top. He ranked second this time.
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