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Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact
TOKYO (AP) -- At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition....

Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape....

Video games come of age as spectator sport
NEW YORK (AP) -- Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."...

Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games....

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted
DALLAS (AP) -- Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane....

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?
NEW YORK (AP) -- E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads....

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center....

TiVo to make version for those without cable
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters....

LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology....

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday....

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