(CNN) -- Apple released its latest mobile operating system update on Monday, iOS 7.1. The major upgrade packs in an assortment of bug fixes, improvements, new features and some subtle changes to the overall interface.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 21st annual South by Southwest Festival is under way in Austin, Texas. The festival has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow. And what's catching the eye of many is being able to print your food.
CBSNews -- Wake up and smell the bacon! Seriously. There is now an iPhone app that sends the smell of bacon wafting to your nose as your alarm goes off. And the promo imagery features a rose made of bacon strips.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) --Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: Smartphone prices are coming down.
CBSNews -- After a campaign by gun control advocates to address concerns of firearm-related commercial activity on Facebook, the company today announced a series of "educational and enforcement" measures regarding discussion of guns and other regulated items on its social networks.
CNN -- It's the smartphone every "Mission Impossible" fan would love to have.
CBSNews -- A new security study confirms something that many security experts already knew: one small change to your Windows settings can make your PC all but invulnerable to critical vulnerabilities.
Blackphone is being hailed as the cutting-edge technology that could help users reclaim smartphone security.
CBSNews -- Samsung unveiled its new smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at a global tech show on Monday. The phone features a better camera, a bigger screen, a fingerprint sensor, and even a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices.
NEW YORK -- Security experts say Apple has patched a hole that could have exposed sensitive information to hackers.
CNN -- The maker of Candy Crush Saga and other wildly popular free video games filed for an initial public offering early Tuesday.
(CNN)--Two days after Valentine's Day, 1-800-Flowers was still apologizing to customers whose flowers and candy never showed up.
(CNN) -- The "jelly doughnut" rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month did not fall out of an extraterrestrial pastry box.
CBSNews -- Do you remember your first love? Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day with real love stories in the format of popular radio show “This American Life.”
ST.LOUIS, Mo. -- The newest virtual currency, Bitcoins, are heating up in Missouri. Bitcoin is a currency that can be used across the globe universally. While it may be getting more and more popular, one economist says questions are rising from the uncertainties.
(CNN) -- You don't have to be strictly a man or a woman on Facebook anymore.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Its being called another step into the virtual world and a way to connect countries using one global currency.
Alright procrastinators, if you haven't yet made your Valentine's Day dinner reservation, don't despair. Save yourself the trouble of calling around to find an available table and turn to your computer or smartphone instead.
CBSNews -- The young Vietnamese creator of hit mobile game "Flappy Bird" has removed it from the App Store and Google Play saying it ruined his life.
Valentine's Day is just about a week away. This year, update some of the classic, go-to gifts with some hot pieces of technology. If you have an unlimited gift budget this year, there are some high-tech recommendations that just may be right for your sweetheart.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The government wants to make driving safer by making our cars smarter and able to "talk" to each other. It's emerging technology the Obama administration is getting behind.
CNN -- Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook in a Harvard dorm room on Feb. 4, 2004. Ten years later, the social network has spread to the far reaches of the globe and has transformed the way we communicate. Here are some telling stats and key moments from the first decade.
CBSNews -- A New York Times report is providing more fodder for iWatch speculation, including the purported use of solar power.
NEW YORK -- AT&T has launched a new volley in the battle between mobile phone providers.
(CNN) -- Ice fishers in Minnesota are reeling from a recent FAA decision prohibiting beer delivery by drone.
(CBS News)-- It may look like a scene from another planet or some high-tech Hollywood special effects – but this volcano venting bright blue flames is a real, rarely-seen phenomenon of nature.
Super Bowl 48 is just a few days away. Whether you're rooting for the Seahawks or Broncos, there's some techy ways to follow along that could make this year's big match up more fun.
CBSNews -- The most expensive battle in the 10-year history of the online sci-fi video game "EVE Online" is over after 21 hours of virtual warfare.
LONDON -- Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
(CBS News)-- It happened this week: the release of the annual list of WORST computer passwords, compiled by the online security firm Splashdata – worst, in this case, meaning the passwords in most common use and therefore most easily guessed by a hacker.
Many adults regret not learning a musical instrument as a child. If that's you, don't despair. There are several useful apps and tech tools that can have you playing in no time!
CNET -- Rumors are already starting to roll in about Apple's purported iPhone 6, according to Apple Insider. The newest claims come from Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, who told Chinese-language Web site QQ Tech that the smartphone will come in two large-screen sizes and could be unveiled as soon as June.
Amazon.com has filed for a patent for a shipping system that would anticipate what customers buy to decrease shipping time.
(CNN) -- It's bad enough that we have to fear identity thieves who are trying to scam us with malicious messages sent from PCs.
CNN -- Google is developing smart contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in diabetics' tears.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Marty Riemer and Michael Stusser spoke with KOLR10’s Rob Evans Friday morning about their award-winning documentary, Sleeping with Siri, and the Tech Timeout challenge.
CNN -- Apple will refund millions of dollars to consumers after allowing kids to make purchases in apps without their parents' consent.
(CNN) -- A new feature from Google will let you e-mail just about anyone with a Google+ account, and, in turn, give them the ability to e-mail you.
The beginning of the new year is a great time to reset all of your passcodes and login information for key personal websites.
(CNN) -- Samsung's Galaxy S5, the next generation of its flagship smartphone, will be released by April and may include innovative eye-scanning technology.
CNN -- The next generation of Audi and Telsa automobiles are about to become more like smartphones on wheels thanks to AT&T.
LAS VEGAS -- The year's biggest tech event kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas. Here's a preview of some of the gadgets that could soon become the next 'must-have' times.
CBSNews -- Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating its members' right to privacy. The social network is being sued by members who claim that the company intercepts private messages, without consent, to mine the data for its own profit.
2014 could finally be the year Apple puts out its iWatch. But that's not the only new tech we're expecting next year. From a gadget that lets you use your heartbeat as a password to devices with curved screens, here's a look into the tech crystal ball and tell us what's in our future.
(CNN) -- Hackers appear to have posted account info for 4.6 million users of quickie social-sharing app Snapchat, making usernames and at least partial phone numbers available for download.
New Year, new you. That is, if you can stay on top of your resolutions and actually see them through the next twelve months. A little technology on your side can keep you committed to your most challenging resolution.
CNET -- New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. Do you have your babysitter lined up?
CBSNews -- Do you know -- really know -- all of your Facebook friends? If not, you could become a victim of a scam that clones your Facebook account to hijack your friends' computers and personal information, according to the Better Business Bureau.
CBSNews -- Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene is taking over the management of HealthCare.gov, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday.
(CNN) -- China's first lunar rover deployed successfully from the unmanned spacecraft Chang'e-3 that landed on the moon Saturday.
CBSNews -- Apple seems to have its eye on the curved display market, at least as evidenced by a newly awarded patent.
CBSNews -- American and British government agencies spied on online game users, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. As reported jointly by the New York Times, ProPublica and the Guardian, the 2008 documents refer to online games as a “target-rich communication network” that offers terrorists and criminal networks “a way to hide in plain sight.”
CBSNews -- There's never a good time to lose your phone – or have it stolen. But amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the odds of something happening to your phone increase substantially. Have you taken the appropriate steps to ensure that you can recover your smartphone if it’s lost or stolen?
Check your social media account - Nearly 2 million user names and passwords for Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google, and other popular sites have been compromised and circulated online, Internet security researchers report.
There's a new crop of tablets, from the iPad Air to the latest Kindle. But don't just consider price and size. Finding the right one will depend on how you or the person you're giving it to plans to use it. Check out which ones are best for play, productivity and parents with young children with thie CNET holiday gift guide.
Toys are getting more high-tech, even Barbie. In this CNET holiday gift guide, we'll show you toys controlled by the wave of hand, pajamas that tell bedtime stories and a mirror that does the face painting for you.
NEW YORK -- In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon is calling the legislature into special session, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. He wants it to enact legislation that will let Missouri bid for Boeing’s new airliner factory.
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Montana State University has new technology that allows professors to detect plagiarism. The software "Turn It In" was introduced campus wide in the fall of 2012.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The stakes are high and time is short for Missouri to put together its bid as the place for Boeing to build its newest airliner. Word at the Capitol is that lawmakers might be called together as early as Monday to make sure all the pieces are in place.
CNN -- The Xbox One is Microsoft's first new gaming console in eight years. It's a quality piece of hardware but it's also noteworthy because Microsoft is using it to make a statement.
Looking for a bargain this holiday season? The best deals might be in the palm of your hand. Here's the "must have" apps for the holidays.
Experts say using things like Facebook and texting to get a message across could have harmful effects. With the younger generation using cell phones more and more, experts say they may be losing essential skills.
(CNN) -- The most esteemed guardian of the English language has bestowed a prestigious honor upon debatably the most embarrassing phenomenon of the digital age: the selfie.
CNN -- Google and Microsoft are teaming up to try to rid the internet of child pornography.
(CNN) -- You may have heard it before: billions of years ago Mars probably looked more like Earth does now, with clouds and oceans and a much thicker atmosphere. It may even have had some type of microbes. But now it's a barren, frozen desert.
Social media in the courtroom is becoming the backbone of high profile criminal cases. But social media is also playing a role in child custody cases.
LIBERAL, Mo. -- Blue Tooth, apps, GPS - they're all playing a role in the life and work of Missouri's modern farmers.
(CNN) -- The wait is over for gamers. For the first time in over seven years new Playstation and XBox consoles hit stores this month. Sony's Playstation 4 goes on sale Friday--Microsoft's XBox One due out November 22-- just in time for the holidays.
CBSNews -- Netflix is launching a major overhaul of its user interface on a number of devices, including the Roku, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
CBSNews -- It's being called the "Google Tattoo" -- and it could be the future of hands-free telecommunication.
CBSNews -- Authorities are investigating what may have caused an Apple iPad demo model to burst into flames at a store in Australia last week.
This holiday season, save yourself time and avoid the crowded malls by putting your fingers and mobile devices to work. A couple of new shopping apps will help you find the perfect present for even the hardest to shop for person on your list.
Have you tried looking for love online -- but struck out? Are you exhausted at the thought of sorting through online profiles or setting up another first date? One online matchmaker is starting a new service that may make all of that so much easier.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it's the data, the numbers inside digital pictures, that may compromise your family and what criminals really want.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some childhood Internet experts are advocating children as young as two, three and four learn about the dangers of the Internet.
(CNN) -- Ways to sign up for Obamacare are expanding, The first Obamacare retail store is up and running in Connecticut.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says recent cyber attacks by criminals, foreign intelligence and military services, as well as terrorists have shown the need for the United States to implement new reporting requirements.
Every year, Halloween sneaks up on some of us and we're left to scramble for a last minute costume. This year, if you have a mobile device you can pull together a high tech costume that's sure to be the talk of the neighborhood.
If it's on your bucket list to run a marathon or you want to take up running to get into shape, there's more technology than ever to get you started and help you stay on track. New devices are motivating runners to tackle the 26-mile race.
While you're trick-or-treating with your kids this Halloween, your hands will be full with extra candy bags, costume accessories and your camera. Make your smartphone do double duty and download one of these handy flashlight apps.
When people buy Apple, it appears they're prepared to pay big money to do so.
Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook.
You think you're still hiding in Facebook's shadows? Not for long.
The Neighborhood Watch is not only your local gathering for neighbors, but now is an app, and Nextdoor helps communities get to know each other better. Two apps help people come together using technology.
It's coming soon -- the cardless ATM. So leave the debit card at home. All you'll need is an app on your mobile phone to order up a stack of Benjamins.
How much do you pay for cable TV? You may love your must-watch TV shows, movies, sports, and news channels. But do you love the ever-rising costs to watch them?
CBSNews -- Controversy is brewing after a genetics company received a patent that might allow prospective parents to calculate the traits of their future offspring.
An estimated 10,000 people lose their lives every year due to drunk-driving related accidents. If you've enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages and want to know where your blood alcohol level stands, turn to technology.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans. But we didn't know who was behind the voice of Apple iPhone's Siri. Until now.
(CNN) -- Facebook has so many users -- more than a billion, or roughly the population of India -- that squeezing them all into one Web page seems almost impossible.
(CNN) -- The new version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 7, was released September 18 to mostly positive reviews. But nobody's perfect, right?
A Korean graphic designer and former NSA employee has created four new fonts he says could help protect your privacy online.
Apple's latest operating system is making people sick, literally. It seems the zooming animations are a bit much for some users to take, and they're reporting motion sickness.
If you're a Windows 8 user and you're not already running the pre-release version of Windows 8.1, you might be pleased to know that general availability is just a few weeks away. Microsoft (MSFT) will offer the upgrade in the Windows Store starting on October 18. If you already have Windows 8, that upgrade is, of course, free. For everyone else, the Redmond company has finally disclosed the product pricing.
Although Apple's new iOS 7 mobile platform brings a wealth of new features to the iPhone and iPad, some users have uncovered a few security vulnerabilities you should be aware of.
When it comes to new iPhones, bling is the thing. Early buyers of the iPhone 5S, which went on sale Friday morning, appear to be overwhelmingly choosing choosing the gold-colored model over the two other color options.
With the latest iPhone handsets going on sale in 11 countries and territories Friday, there will be the usual lines of diehard fans snaking around popular Apple stores.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Technology will be on display today at the largest technology expo in southwest Missouri.
Apple has released its latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch today.
If you can imagine it, it's on Fiverr. A site that offers services that range from songs, to commercials, to even graphic artists.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Toledo, Ohio is sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for hacking into the City of Springfield's website more than a year and a half ago.
When Apple announced a fingerprint scanner as a security feature on its new iPhone, people had a lot of questions.
CBSNews -- Even as Apple announced Touch ID, a fingerprint-scanning feature, on the iPhone 5S, concerns over privacy and identity tracking began to take shape. In the wake of news that the U.S. government is collecting data from Internet companies and telecommunications lines, it's no surprise that privacy is on the forefronts of peoples' minds.
Using your fingerprint to identify yourself seems beguilingly simple: it belongs only to you, and you aren't going to lose it. Apple's use of fingerprint technology -- although not the first in the industry -- seems very in tune with its ethos of making devices easy to use.
If you forgot your cellphone charger or find yourself in a situation where chargers aren't readily available, then try out one of these charging lifesavers.
Could a cyborg cockroach be trained to come to your rescue in a natural disaster? That's what researchers in North Carolina are trying to figure out.
At the edge of the heliosphere, you wouldn't know by looking whether you left the cradle of humanity behind and floated out into interstellar space. You would just see unfathomably empty space, no matter which side of the invisible line you were on.
(CNN) -- For the first time ever, Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday, a traditional upgrade of its iPhone 5 as well as a simpler, cheaper version.
(CNN) -- High above the frozen Potomac River in the nation's capitol, Ryan Van Cleave stood on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, contemplating his life. It was New Year's Eve 2007, and the married father of two asked himself, "Is this really something I'm thinking about? Is my life really this out of control?"
(CNN) -- A website named GhettoTracker.com launched earlier this week that invited locals to rate neighborhoods in their cities and identify which areas were unsafe, or as the homepage put it, "ghetto." The crowdsourced information was supposed to help like-minded visitors, or people new to the area, know which neighborhoods to avoid.
Yahoo has adopted a new logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company's founding 18 years ago.
Google has, for the first time, chosen a brand-name candy for its Android 4.4 version that's expected to launch this fall: Kit Kat.
It's all happening! CNET reports that Apple has sent invitation to the press for an event on Sept. 10. The tech giant is widely expected to announce its next-generation iPhone and, possibly, a cheaper model.
NEW YORK -- Microsoft announced late Monday night that it will buy Nokia's mobile phone business -- a momentous deal that pits Microsoft squarely against Apple and Google.
A massive deal on Wall Street. Vodafone is set to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless.
Confirming earlier rumors, Apple launched a new program Friday that will allow customers to trade in old iPhones at U.S. Apple stores for credit towards a newer model.
As the new school year has just begun, shake off those summer cobwebs with a few educational smartphone apps designed jumpstart your students' learning.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Apple stores are a major attraction at shopping venues around the country. Now Springfield is getting a store specializing in Apple products including Mac computers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An economist who tracks wireless taxes by state says Missouri has the seventh highest wireless taxes in the country.
"Google glass" is one of the most anticipated new tech products. Inventors describe it as a computer you wear on your face. And it could be a game-changer for surgeons and their patients.
For the first time Apple stores will soon let iPhone owners trade in their old phones for credit toward a new one, according to multiple reports.
CBSNews -- Who knew teens were so concerned about their privacy?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dozens of school buses are rolling off the line in Springfield today for the first day of class - but not before some high-tech inspections for safety.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Hackers in Texas gained access to a couple's camera they'd been using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe. Marc and Laura Gilbert heard a strange voice coming from their daughter's room -- a man who was talking to and spying on their baby girl.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The latest battle in the Apple v. Samsung patent war came to a close Friday, with a trade agency ruling Apple the victor.
PRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you get a phone call from someone saying your computer has a virus, you're likely the target of a scam. The Southwest Missouri Better Business Bureau issued a warning Monday morning for the deceptive phone calls.
Washington (CNN) - A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama’s administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.
London (CNN) -- Twitter responded Saturday to a backlash in the United Kingdom sparked by recent online threats against women by announcing it had revised its rules on abusive behavior.
CNN -- Developers at a trending new startup are working on an app called Leftover Swap that might just revolutionize what we do with our extra grub. But probably not. Essentially, they're creating Craigslist for your unfinished pizza. Yes, Casual Encounters just got even weirder.
(CNN) -- Hacking into a $6,000 Japanese "smart" toilet and taking control of the bidet is a neat trick or a mean prank, but it's not the type of security issue most people will ever have to worry about. But what about a hackable front-door lock, motion detector or security camera?
Some social media giants are taking new steps to fight back against cyber bullies and internet trolls.
Over the next 18 months, Google will be upgrading all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations in the United States.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield citizen using the Twitter handle @SgfDrugHouse, also known as the "Drug House Next Door," is documenting what he believes are open drug sales at a neighbor's house.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Amazon announced plans Monday to hire 7,000 workers for its U.S. operation, with most jobs offering pay and benefits far above typical retail wages, the company said.
CNN -- The courage and energy a young player displayed while playing a game inspired Infinite Games Publishing and Piranha Games, the makers of "MechWarrior," to honor her in a unique way.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is featured in a new series of commercials touting Western Governors University.
(CBS News) It doesn't take a long conversation with Brittany Wenger to get a sense of her intellect.
Decades after Star Trek made famous the small scanning device that could read your vital signs, the medical tricorder is now ready for prime time. The Scanadu can take everything from your heart rate to your blood pressure to your temperature in just ten seconds. Here's a look at how it works and why the creator wanted to put medicine into the hands of patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A high official with the Federal Trade Commission says complaints to the agency from Missourians upset about robocalls have doubled each year since 2009.
When you think of people in their 70s and 80s, you probably don't think of them chatting on cell phones and surfing the web. But a new study shows some older Missourians do just that.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the evidence left no doubt that the computer maker broke antitrust laws.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri drivers will soon have a new alternative to the traditional paper car insurance cards.
CONWAY, Ark. -- An announcement from Hewlett Packard coming as a shock to the people of Conway.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Looking to add a bit of spit and polish to its content, YouTube recently opened the doors to a high-tech video production center just a short drive from the center of the movie business in Hollywood.
Popular apps for the iPhone and iPad, some of which usually go for up to $20, were being offered for free in Apple’s online App Store on Monday, possibly in conjunction with the store’s fifth anniversary.
With more people becoming reliant on technology, a study shows that there may be a link between short-term memory loss and technology. It has been dubbed "digital dementia."
For years, the trend in major smartphone brands' screen sizes had been the bigger, the better. But recently, that trend has begun to reverse.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment. An estimated 67 percent of U.S. households play them.
New credit cards designed to make shopping easier also make it easier for thieves to steal your credit card information. Fortunately, you can protect yourself with a few simple steps.