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LG Electronics profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second‑quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its...

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61%

Facebook Inc grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday.

Apple gets smartwatch patent

A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record...

Microsoft unifying Windows for all devices

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is set to converge its different operating systems into a...

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real‑world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.

Canon profit climbs as strong office equipment business masks camera...

Japan's Canon Inc said second‑quarter operating profit jumped 12 percent to its highest for...

Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers

US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high‑performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.

Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of...