They are all around us, and, at some point, somebody somewhere designed the chair that you're sitting in — though if it's not very comfortable you may question their design qualifications.

The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

The new contractor hired to fix Vermont's troubled health care website said Friday the project's management structure contributed to failures that still plague the system almost a year after it went live.

Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid.

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services.

A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to host a town hall on the Defense Department's role in national security at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island.

University of Kansas police officers began wearing body-mounted cameras while on patrol this week, making them the only Lawrence law enforcement officers using the technology.

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

More than a thousand Vermont residents have been warned by a medical records management company that their personal information may have fallen into the hands of Chinese computer hackers.

The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.

Georgia Regents Medical Center and Cerner Corp. are working together to use technology to lower health care costs.

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.

The chief of the largest police force in Texas has moved to equip all of his officers with body cameras.

Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

Democratic candidate for attorney general Warren Tolman has released a new television ad focusing on the issue of guns.

State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Nevada lawmakers are kicking in $1.25 million to help get the state's fledgling drone testing industry off the ground.

Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

University of Illinois officials plan to make it easier for sports fans to use cellphones at Memorial Stadium.



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