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Technology News - Computers, Internet, Invention and Innovation Tech from CNN.com

Technology News - Computers, Internet, Invention and Innovation Tech from CNN.com

updated 5:21 PM EDT, Wed June 25, 2014

Aereo, the embattled startup that captured shows from the broadcast airwaves and let users stream them digitally to their computers, smartphones or tablets, is essentially dead after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Web

An era of fumbling for spare change and driving in circles in search for a parking space may be coming to a close. FULL STORY

By Jordan Friedman, Special to CNN

Filed under: Innovation

When the Library of Congress comes to mind, most of us don't think of movies, TV shows or old-school vinyl. FULL STORY

Google already is a major player in search, online mapping, social networking and other key functions of the Web. Now it wants to sell domain names, too. FULL STORY

By Caitlin Schmidt, Special to CNN

Filed under: Web

At age 17, Brienne Ghafourifar achieved a world record. She became the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding for her business. FULL STORY

Tristan Walker is no stranger to the startup hustle. FULL STORY

As a teenager, Roger Pontz's eyesight began to fail. Doctors told him there was nothing they could do to save his vision and over the years his sight deteriorated until, by the age of 40, he was completely blind. FULL STORY

By Samantha Bresnahan, CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Sydney has had a radical makeover this summer, with the famous Opera House dressed in snakeskin and the underpass dotted with flowers to mark the city's Vivid festival. FULL STORY

Here's one way to make your iPhone hacker-proof: Ask hackers for advice. FULL STORY

By Laurie Segall, CNNMoney

Filed under: Mobile

Clint Dempsey may have scored the go-ahead goal for the United States in what would ultimately be a gut-wrenching tie with Portugal in Sunday's World Cup game. But on social media, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was three times as popular as the American striker. FULL STORY

There are two good reasons to own a giant trampoline. FULL STORY

As fans of "Grey's Anatomy," "ER" and any other hospital-based show can tell you, emergency-room doctors are fighting against time. FULL STORY

Rumored for years, the long-awaited smartwatch from Apple may finally become reality in a few months. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

Google is tackling the gender imbalance at its company -- and the entire tech industry -- head on with its new Made With Code initiative. FULL STORY

This week, the White House played host to a robotic giraffe, a 3-D printer that made Obama-shaped pancakes, and a first 3-D presidential portrait. FULL STORY

"On the streets the sidewalks are cluttered with street vendors, animals, streetlights and other obstacles which make them uncomfortable even for sighted people," explains Professor Meenakshi Balakrishnan, a computer engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, in Delhi. FULL STORY

By Meera Senthilingam, for CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Symantec's chief operating officer, Stephen Gillett, has an impressive resume that includes executive stints at Starbucks, CNET and Best Buy. He's also a level 70 paladin and priest with a particular focus on healing abilities. FULL STORY

Twitter is extending its push into "social TV." FULL STORY

The Supreme Court has limited patent protection for "computer-implemented" inventions, including a range of software and data-processing systems, in a closely watched business case that attracted the attention of dozens of tech giants. FULL STORY

You can keep them for only a week. But T-Mobile is handing out free iPhones, along with a trial run of its cellular service, in the latest in a string of unorthodox promotions for the No. 4 wireless carrier in the United States. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

Google and Microsoft will include a so-called kill switch in the next version of their smartphone operating systems, authorities announced Thursday. FULL STORY

BlackBerry reported a surprise profit in its fiscal first quarter. And investors loved the news. FULL STORY

Amazon's new Fire Phone does a lot you've never seen a smartphone do before. But that may not be enough to win over many new customers. FULL STORY

Those early birds who start their day with a visit to Facebook were met Thursday morning with a rare error message: The social media giant appeared to be down. FULL STORY

From Doug Gross and Alanna Petroff, CNN

Filed under: Social Media

A startup called QuiQui wants to deliver drugs to San Francisco residents -- using drones. FULL STORY

The worst kept secret in Silicon Valley is that tech firms have a major gender diversity problem. At company after company, men dominate the top jobs. FULL STORY

Amazon wants you to buy its first smartphone, the Fire, which it unveiled Wednesday. But it also wants you to use that phone to buy more stuff ... from Amazon. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

T-Mobile just made it a lot easier to stream music on your phone. FULL STORY

Amazon entered the smartphone business Wednesday -- and made a big splash doing it. FULL STORY

Can you really call it a messaging app when there's no actual message-writing taking place? FULL STORY

The latest effort to bring Bitcoin into the mainstream: brand a college bowl game. FULL STORY

Just when you thought BlackBerry was on its last life, it looks like the former mobile giant is attempting a comeback, with a little help from Amazon. FULL STORY

Apple's newest iMac comes with something that's arguably even nicer than a faster processor and more memory: A more affordable price tag. FULL STORY

As expected, Facebook has launched a Snapchat-like mobile app that lets users trade ephemeral photo- and video-based messages. FULL STORY

Yahoo, one of the most prominent Silicon Valley companies with a female CEO, still has an overwhelmingly male work force and leadership. FULL STORY

It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets. FULL STORY

As recently as 2011, Hillary Clinton was seen by many as a respected but polarizing figure: Smart and accomplished, sure, but controlled and somewhat humorless. In the infamous faint praise of her rival-turned-boss Barack Obama, she was "likable enough." FULL STORY

Six major retailers will be making it easier to secure good deals on their websites. But Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, is staying away from the initiative. FULL STORY

In recent years, the gaming industry has seen a number of hyped trends come and go: games on social networks, 3-D gaming, systems that let you control in-game avatars by moving your body. FULL STORY

Amazon is gearing up for another big move into hardware. FULL STORY

Will using mobile navigation apps soon join texting-while-driving on the list of government-enforced no-no's for drivers? FULL STORY

Hot or Not, an online platform where people rate the attractiveness of participants, took the Internet by storm over a decade ago. FULL STORY

Over its extensive history, 3-D entertainment has seen its share of successes and failures. FULL STORY

By Caitlin Schmidt, Special to CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Imagine turning the ocean into drinking water, ending traffic jams, making policing smarter and creating buildings with zero carbon footprints. This city of tomorrow may already be here. FULL STORY

External airbags. Laser headlights. Cars that park themselves. Here are 10 innovations that are transforming the driving experience. FULL STORY

Doug Gross

Who is Slenderman?

He's the Internet's own monster, a ghoul who lurks in its darkest corners and, like the Web itself, has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees. FULL STORY

Brandon Griggs

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing can reproduce the vascular systems required to make organs viable. Scientists already use the machines to print tiny strips of organ tissue. And while printing whole human organs for transplants is still years away, the technology is rapidly developing. FULL STORY

Larry Frum

Can 'Mario Kart 8' save the Wii U?

It's the gaming industry's gold standard, once named by Guinness World Records as the most influential video game in history. Now, Nintendo is turning to "Super Mario Kart" once again. FULL STORY

10 ideas to change the world

10 ideas to change the world What if the U.S. had only two time zones? Should all public transportation be automated for safety? And maybe it IS time to reinvent the wheel. Meet 10 bold ideas that could shape our future. FULL STORY

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