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."
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown of California will require that all smartphones sold in the state after July 2015 include a kill switch, which lets an owner remotely deactivate a phone after it has been stolen. If the history of security technology is any indication, the kill switch could have a substantial effect on phone theft.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
The problem affected all of Time Warner Cable’s markets, including Kansas City, and started at 3:30 a.m. Central time, sparking widespread complaints on social networks. Service was largely restored by 5 a.m.
Google has opened sign-ups for its ultra-fast Internet service to Merriam and parts of Shawnee and Lenexa. Yet it’s already begun neighborhood-level construction in those areas, raising questions about the importance of rallies that ostensibly decide whether Google will sell service in particular neighborhoods.