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Actor Chris Pratt Dishes on "Guardians of the Galaxy"

PERSONAL TECH | Friday Aug 1, 2014
After making a name for himself in TV comedy, Chris Pratt is now an action star. He sat down with Whitney Jefferson to talk about his new blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy'" and acting with hight tech CGI characters.

A stream of melted yellow plastic oozes from 3Doodler pen into creative loops during a demonstration of the device.

Review: 3Doodler is Fun but Quirky '3-D Pen'

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Aug 1
3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

Law school graduates taking the bar exam gather outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tech Issues Delays Bar Exam Submissions

PERSONAL TECH | By Carolyn Thompson | Jul 31
Law school graduates sweated their way through the final day of their bar exams, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the answers from their computers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia.

Tech Sanctions Will Damage Russia if Not Lifted Quickly

PERSONAL TECH | By Laura Mills, Juergen Baetz | Jul 31
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

Asana co-founders Justin Rosenstein, right, and Dustin Moskovitz, right, at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

Escaping Email: Inspired Vision or Hallucination?

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 31
Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

China Investigating Microsoft in Monopoly Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Jul 30
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

T-Mobile Deal Helps Rhapsody Hit 2M Paying Subs

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 30
Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

Trulia Kindle Fire .

Zillow Buying Trulia to Build Real Estate Titan

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Jul 30
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

Asia Stocks Widen Gains Ahead of US, China Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Jul 29
Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.

The Asus Padfone X

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.