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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

On Smartphones, The Power Of Voice Can Be Used Against You

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Yuval Ben-Itzhak of AVG about the vulnerabilities of the voice-activated personal assistants — like Apple's Siri — on smart phones and the possibility of voice hacking.

Upstart Challenges Facebook On User Privacy

Ello is a new social network — one that requires an invite to join. But Facebook dominates the market with a billion users, and it's tough for competitors to survive. So what does it take to make it?

Tech Week: Who's Offline, How Hong Kong Connects, How Google Works

Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.

JPMorgan Chase The Latest Big Target In Cyberattacks

A summer cyberattack on the world's biggest bank was among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday that 76 million households were hit in the data breach.

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.
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Computer Guys And Gal

Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10, Apple fans snap up two bigger -- and allegedly bendable -- iPhones, and hackers burrow into 76 million accounts at JPMorgan Chase. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the month's tech news.


U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.