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Children look at a 2.7-meter-tall (9-foot) model of a 1998 Godzilla character in a Tokyo auto showroom.

Japanese Fans Speak on the Evolution of 'Godzilla'

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Monday Jul 28, 2014
Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

Nancy Reed Morris holds her cell phone while touring the Battle of Atlanta mobile app in Atlanta.

Historic Civil War Battle Sites Have a Mobile App

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 28
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

A woman dressed as the character Katniss Everdeen from the movie, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," poses in front of Comic-Con in San Diego.

Comic-Con Gets First Look at 'Mockingjay' Trailer

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 25
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series made is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego.

Amazon Worker Piloted Drone Around Space Needle

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 25
Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

Ambassador Discusses Inspirational Hashtag

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 25
Ambassador Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, shared his thoughts on the #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies social media campaign with CBS News' Pamela Falk.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

PERSONAL TECH | By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

Kim Kardashian

Oops! EPA Goes Off Topic, Tweets About Kardashian

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 24
The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

Microsoft 4Q Earnings Hurt by Nokia Acquisition

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 23
Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

LinkedIn to Buy Ad Tech Company Bizo for $175M

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Cox | Jul 23
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said that it is paying 90 percent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo.

Apple's Fiscal 3Q Earnings Top Analyst Forecasts

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 23
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.