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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.


Evolutionary Advances in New Smartwatches

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 7
New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won’t be rushing out to buy either. Samsung’s Gear Live and LG’s G Watch are good products and will appeal to those who like to be among the first to own new gadgets.

Personal Technology

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 22
Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever - to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Impact on International Travel

Jul 21
The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 is creating extraordinary questions for Malaysia Airlines and all of commercial aviation. CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg discusses how the airline industry's response could mean longer and more expensive flights.

Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

By Peter Svensson | Jul 21
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.

TripIt app for iPhone

Tech Goodies to Bring Along on Trips

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 18
Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going?

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Video Games

"Coming Out Simulator 2014″ Smart, Heartfelt Game

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jul 19
Coming out is tough. Enter, then, "Coming Out Simulator 2014," which not only takes you back to that first time but hands you the keys to someone else's coming out tale.

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Science

Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

By Ken Dilanian | Jul 21
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

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