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Samsung's New Mobile Pay: Here's What's We Know

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 4
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced they will come with mobile-pay capabilities.

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

The Special Art of Sound Effects

Mar 4
Marko Costanzo is what is called a Foley artist - someone who reproduces sounds for movies and television that microphones barely pick up when they're recording dialogue.

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Smartphones Could Tell Consumers What's In Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 3
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Will Apple "Spring Forward" with Smart Watch

Mar 3
Apple announced it will release new details about its smart watch in an upcoming event dubbed "spring."

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive or Invasive Species

By Phuong Le | Mar 3
Biologists are using new tools to help look for reclusive or rare imperiled species, monitor unwanted creatures or gauge the overall biodiversity of a lake or stream.

NASA Caught on Video: Giant Fireball over Pittsburgh

Mar 2
NASA cameras captured a very bright meteor at the Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fireball was seen over New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Viral Vids: Stunt Driver Pranks Her Online Dates

Mar 2
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.

How to Find Out if a Used Car has an Unrepaired Recall

Feb 28
About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. No matter the problem, if you're shopping for a used car, you want to make sure a recalled part has been repaired. Here's how to protect yourself.

Llama Drama: Watch Highlights of Llamas on the Lam

Feb 27
The bolt for freedom by a pair of llamas Thursday near Phoenix captivated a nation, as the creatures led police on a bizarre and humorous chase. Ben Tracy reports on the Internet sensation that followed.

Why Millions Can't See Eye to Eye in Dress Color Debate

Feb 27
A question posed about the color of an $80 dress nearly caused the fabric of the Internet to unravel Thursday night. The "dress-gate" controversy began on a Tumblr page and racked up over 20 million views on Buzzfeed. Elaine Quijano reports.

Nation's Internet Vulnerability Exposed by Vandalism

By Felicia Fonseca | Feb 27
Computers, cellphones and landlines were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because of a vandal in Arizona.

Tech Stocks Soar Again, but with Stronger Wings

By Stan Choe | Feb 27
When it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about to go bust, mutual-fund managers are insisting that this time really is different. And they're largely right.

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