<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[Drone used in Australian drug-smuggling attempt]]> A man has been arrested after an attempt to smuggle drugs into an Australian prison using a drone aircraft.]]> <![CDATA[Apple Reaches 25 Billion Downloads From Its App Store]]> Apple is raking in huge profits on record smartphone and tablet sales, it's become the world's most valuable company based on its stock price, and now it has achieved another staggering feat: 25 billion apps have been downloaded from its app store, an average of three for every person on Earth.]]> <![CDATA[Windows Phone 7 puts Microsoft back in smart-phone race]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft to Offer $15 Windows 8 Upgrade Deal]]> Microsoft will charge users who buy a new Windows 7 PC $14.99 for an upgrade to Windows 8, according to a report.]]> <![CDATA[Samsung: New suit coming if Apple's iPhone 5 has LTE]]> Apple v. Samsung is finally in the books, a win for Apple to the tune of over $1 billion in damages.]]> <![CDATA[Google may be planning Siri rival for later this year]]> Google could be cooking up a new voice assistant designed to out-Siri Siri. The company is said to have a new system in the works dubbed "Assistant" designed to help people complete tasks by voice. And if Google's plans come together, Assistant could debut in the fourth quarter, according to TechCrunch.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook shares drop to $29]]> Facebook's shareholders can't catch a break. The company's stock today is trading down to $29.44, shedding $2.46, or about 8 percent, of its market-opening price. The decline comes the same day trading on Facebook was opened to the options market. According to Dow Jones, about 162,000 Facebook options were traded by 9 a.m. PT this morning.]]> <![CDATA[Southwest to enable Wi-Fi use on 737 fleet]]> <![CDATA[Android reclaims 61 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales]]> Android has staged a healthy lead over Apple's iOS as the smartphone wars continue. Looking at the first quarter of the year, NPD Group pegged Android's U.S. market share at 61 percent, a jump over the 49 percent recorded in last year's fourth quarter.]]> <![CDATA[FBI putting $1 billion into facial recognition]]> The FBI knows your face. Or if they don't, they'll go find it.]]> <![CDATA['Hurt Locker' Studio Sues 2,514 Over Copyright Infringement]]> Voltage Pictures, the movie studio that gained its fame by producing the Academy Award-winning film “The Hurt Locker” and targeting 24,583 BitTorrent users in a piracy-related lawsuit last year, is on another copyright infringement crusade.]]> <![CDATA[Game developers see potential, not gold rush in Apple's iPad]]> <![CDATA[Why Apple's iPad will change gadget world]]> <![CDATA[Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of Its Big ‘One Sony’ Reorganization]]> So the reports have proven to be true: Sony has now officially said that it will be reducing its headcount by 10,000 people worldwide, some six percent of its workforce, as the struggling electronics giant reorganizes under new management and its new “One Sony” plan.]]> <![CDATA[Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users And Says Its Android App Is Nearly Here]]> Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users today at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.]]> <![CDATA[Wikipedia, others plan 1-day blackout over anti-piracy bills]]> Most people probably haven’t paid much attention to the huge corporations waging war in Washington over legislation designed to crack down on online theft of movies, music and other content. But the conflict will hit consumers in the face Wednesday, when Wikipedia and several other websites intend to go dark to protest the proposed changes.]]> <![CDATA[Madden 13 takes a few big steps]]> Let's be blunt: EA Sports' Madden football franchise doesn't exactly bust any blocks. Year after year, the game's updates consist of a new rookie class, roster updates and a few small tweaks to gameplay.]]> <![CDATA[T-Mobile: iPhones and 4G LTE in, contracts out]]> T-Mobile has announced big changes to its business model, attempting to stake out new territory in the constant battle over mobile phones.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook User Satisfaction Plummets, Google Shines, Says Survey]]> Facebook users are less satisfied with the social network than ever, while Google users are much happier, according to a new survey from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI).]]> <![CDATA[Nintendo 3DS could be hazardous for children under 6, company says]]> Nintendo's 3DS video game system might be hazardous to the health of children younger than 6, according to a warning posted Wednesday on the Japanese video game company's website.]]>