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Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

2016-12-09T01:14:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators....



Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speech

2016-12-09T00:31:55Z

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address....



Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit

2016-12-08T17:43:24Z

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit....



Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services

2016-12-08T19:14:12Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era....



Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

2016-12-07T19:04:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay?...



German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany

2016-12-08T12:50:41Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday....



Sandberg: False stories on Facebook didn't sway election

2016-12-08T18:39:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg says she doesn't think misinformation spread on the social media platform swayed the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump....



Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

2016-12-07T08:18:11Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be....



Millions leap at party invite by Mexican rural family

2016-12-07T18:28:02Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming of age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parent's video innocently asked "everybody" to attend ended up going viral....



6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

2016-12-07T16:58:48Z

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill....