The locations are expected to produce jobs as companies try out ways to make money with "unmanned aircraft systems." The six sites stretch from Alaska south to Texas and then north to New York State.
German publication Der Spiegel reports on just how far the National Security Agency might be going to build back doors into technology for surveillance in a story about a division called Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. The elite group of government hackers apparently intercepted packages carrying gear, like servers and computer parts, to install special monitoring equipment. Click the audio player above to hear more.
The Chaparrastique volcano blew for the first time in 37 years, producing a cloud that rose as much as six miles into the air. Airlines canceled many flight into and out of the country. While things are calmer today, gases are still rising from the volcano.
The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.
He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.
The Dow is up by 29 percent for the year on this penultimate day of trading for 2013. A check on the markets for the year.
It was a big day Friday for the mobile phone carrier Sprint. It's stock rose 8.3 percent, amid unconfirmed chatter that it might one day merge with T-Mobile. Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse doesn't comment on speculation, but he is willing to talk to us about all the equipment his troops have been ripping out this year -- at the cost of some disruption -- to provide data-sucking smart phones with more speed.
All this week, Marketplace Tech is going to be talking to guests about big tech trends in the coming year. Today, a topic that failed to live up to it's promise in 2013 -- wearable tech. CNET's Lindsey Turrentine thinks it's going to be big next year. Click the audio player above to find out why.
With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.