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Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:47:18 GMT2017-04-22T21:47:18Z

PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....



Social media time out as French election reaches final stage

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:14:09 GMT2017-04-22T19:14:09Z

PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....



Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:48:17 GMT2017-04-22T15:48:17Z

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."...



Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:21:38 GMT2017-04-21T21:21:38Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Russian man described by U.S. authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury, officials announced Friday....



Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:26:26 GMT2017-04-21T15:26:26Z

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101....



As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:47:23 GMT2017-04-21T14:47:23Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications....



Correction: Monaco-Flying Car story

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:23:20 GMT2017-04-21T13:23:20Z

MONACO (AP) -- In a story April 20 about a flying car, The Associated Press reported erroneously the driving range of the AeroMobil vehicle. It is 700 kms (435 miles), not 100 kms (62 miles)....



GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:24:45 GMT2017-04-21T12:24:45Z

SHANGHAI (AP) -- General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020 amid government pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline....



Match for mutts? New website helps people adopt the best dog

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:39:52 GMT2017-04-21T04:39:52Z

BOSTON (AP) -- People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed - but that's barking up the wrong tree....



Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:35:38 GMT2017-04-20T22:35:38Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker....