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Obama Announces Plan to Tighten Card Security

PERSONALTECH | By Marcy Gordon, Josh Lederman | Monday Oct 20, 2014
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Website Changes the Way People Organize Free Time

PERSONALTECH | By EDGE | Oct 16
Maticono.com calls itself the first event management and promotion website that's locally focused but on a global scale, promising to revolutionize the way people manage events and recreational activities.

Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car Show

PERSONALTECH | By Frazier Moore | Oct 16
Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015.

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

PERSONALTECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 15
Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job.

Music Player Learns Your Tastes Over Time

PERSONALTECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 14
Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this "smart" music player I've been using on and off for a few months. The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is it learns your listening habits and it then plays what it thinks you're in the mood for.

Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

PERSONALTECH | By Justin Pritchard | Oct 14
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.

3 Refugees Say They've Been Hacked by Bahrain

PERSONALTECH | By Raphael Satter | Oct 13
They thought they'd found refuge in Britain. Then they got hacked. On Monday three Arab pro-democracy activists went public with the allegation that the electronic tentacles of Bahrain's government had followed them all the way to Britain.

France's Iliad Drops T-Mobile US Bid

PERSONALTECH | Oct 13
French telecom company Iliad SA says it has dropped its bid to buy a majority stake in wireless carrier T-Mobile US.

DotGay? DotNoWay, Says Internet Organization

PERSONALTECH | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 11
The nonprofit group that is responsible for doling out the new endings of URLs for the "new" Internet delivered a shocking blow to the LGBT community when it basically said that gays weren't "gay" enough to get a dot-gay (.gay) domain.

Next Edition of HealthCare.gov is Unveiled

PERSONALTECH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 10
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

Stir Kinetic Smart Desk Makes You Stand Up

PERSONALTECH | By Peter Svensson | Oct 10
The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached.