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Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:06 GMT2017-05-23T17:59:06Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors....



Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:41:27 GMT2017-05-23T16:41:27Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google already monitors your online shopping - but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising....



Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:46:53 GMT2017-05-23T13:46:53Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google already monitors your online shopping - but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising....



Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:35:58 GMT2017-05-23T02:35:58Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades....



Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:12:49 GMT2017-05-23T01:12:49Z

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday....



With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:25:46 GMT2017-05-22T17:25:46Z

CANNES, France (AP) -- This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions....



Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:14:00 GMT2017-05-22T04:14:00Z

The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults . Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. While the systems can be used by kids pranking each other, app developers and school officials say most claims end up being credible. Reporting happens as events unfold and administrators can respond immed...



New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:56:30 GMT2017-05-21T00:56:30Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States....



Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:10:28 GMT2017-05-21T00:10:28Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested....



Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:55:30 GMT2017-05-19T20:55:30Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft....



Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:52:12 GMT2017-05-19T18:52:12Z

PARIS (AP) -- French researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users' files for ransom....



Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:20:25 GMT2017-05-19T18:20:25Z

LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future because of uncertainty over whether American authorities will try to get him handed over next....



Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:59:01 GMT2017-05-19T16:59:01Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order....



Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:50:39 GMT2017-05-19T16:50:39Z

LONDON (AP) -- Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy....



Robots, rappelling, rifles: Showcase of special ops gadgets

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:45:18 GMT2017-05-19T16:45:18Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes....



Cannes apologizes for projection snafu with Netflix's 'Okja'

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:29:11 GMT2017-05-19T10:29:11Z

CANNES, France (AP) -- As if Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival hadn't already prompted enough drama, the first screening of the Netflix release "Okja" was marred by a technical glitch that led the festival to apologize....



China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:48:55 GMT2017-05-19T09:48:55Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines....



Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:56:52 GMT2017-05-19T08:56:52Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come - we're all going to have to get used to hearing the word "ransomware." But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it....



Philippines arrests 25 Koreans over alleged fraud, gambling

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:29:27 GMT2017-05-19T07:29:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Twenty-five South Koreans have been arrested in metropolitan Manila on suspicion of internet fraud or illegal online gambling, Philippine authorities said Friday....



3 injured after fire breaks out at Google conference

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:22:41 GMT2017-05-19T05:22:41Z

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say three people were injured after a kitchen fire broke out during Google's I/O developer conference at a California venue that normally hosts concerts....



What Twitter's privacy changes mean for you

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:12:50 GMT2017-05-18T20:12:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter's new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook - more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money....



FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:36:32 GMT2017-05-18T18:36:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet....



Lithuania court delays extradition ruling in phishing case

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:45:37 GMT2017-05-18T17:45:37Z

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- A court in Lithuania on Thursday requested more information from the United States before ruling on the extradition of a local businessman suspected of tricking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million in an elaborate cybercrime case....



EU fines Facebook over misleading information

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:40:47 GMT2017-05-18T13:40:47Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing misleading information over its buyout of mobile messaging service WhatsApp....



EU moves toward greater freedom for watching online content

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:41:51 GMT2017-05-18T12:41:51Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has taken a major step that will allow subscribers to online movies and television to watch the content throughout the 28 members of the union instead of being blocked once they leave their country....



Kosovo makes Dutchmen land drone over flying govt building

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:31:47 GMT2017-05-18T09:31:47Z

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo police say they have forced two Dutch men to land their drone, which was flying illegally over the government's building....



China proposes law to codify investigations of foreigners

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:10:41 GMT2017-05-18T07:10:41Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's intelligence agencies would have stronger powers to monitor and investigate foreigners and conduct operations inside China and abroad under a newly proposed law codifying the work of Beijing's vast security apparatus....



Cisco Systems announces 1,100 more layoffs

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:40:43 GMT2017-05-17T23:40:43Z

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it is laying off 1,100 more workers, deepening job losses at the internet gear maker battling declining revenue....



Google unveils latest tech tricks as computers get smarter

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:20:13 GMT2017-05-17T22:20:13Z

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services....



At a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:38:25 GMT2017-05-17T20:38:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Google announced a lot of new bells and whistles Wednesday - several of which, it turns out, are already offered by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook....



Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:13:39 GMT2017-05-17T20:13:39Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban - and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing....



The Latest: Familiarity in Google's newly unveiled services

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:27:50 GMT2017-05-17T19:27:50Z

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on Google's sneak peek of services and gadgets (all times local):...



Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar power

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:09:31 GMT2017-05-17T19:09:31Z

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Syrian refugees in Jordan's remote desert were connected to solar power on Wednesday, making their community the world's first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy....



Ohio political commentators sue over online harassment ban

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:11:11 GMT2017-05-17T18:11:11Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A group of liberal and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment....



Romania foreign ministry target of "surgical" cyberattack

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:15:17 GMT2017-05-17T14:15:17Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian cyber intelligence official has confirmed the foreign ministry had been the target of a "surgical, targeted, specialized" cyberattack likely orchestrated by another country....



Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:25:54 GMT2017-05-17T13:25:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model....



Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:16:40 GMT2017-05-17T13:16:40Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Manufacturers that build Apple's iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm....



US Navy wants larger, better fleet, says cost not determined

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:05:25 GMT2017-05-17T12:05:25Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy's senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined....



Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:13:28 GMT2017-05-17T06:13:28Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles....



House passes bill to help local police fight cyber-crime

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:25:47 GMT2017-05-17T01:25:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has overwhelmingly passed legislation to help local law enforcement officers get the latest computer forensics training, a timely topic after last Friday's cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies and government agencies worldwide....



What we currently know about the global cyberattack

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:43:32 GMT2017-05-16T22:43:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- As danger from a global cyberattack that hit some 150 nations continues to fade, analysts are starting to assess the damage....



The Latest: Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:45:15 GMT2017-05-16T19:45:15Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local):...



Facebook fined $166,000 for breach of French privacy laws

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:59:16 GMT2017-05-16T16:59:16Z

PARIS (AP) -- France's independent privacy watchdog fined Facebook on Tuesday for breaching French privacy laws by tracking and using the personal data of 33 million users, as well as non-users who browse the internet....



UN, Microsoft announce $5M partnership on human rights

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:31:32 GMT2017-05-16T16:31:32Z

GENEVA (AP) -- Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit....



Amazon's streaming software powers new smart TVs

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:54:21 GMT2017-05-16T15:54:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's streaming TV software will appear on a new line of smart TVs designed to blend streaming TV services and over-the-air channels, but not cable packages....



Delphi joins BMW-Intel-Mobileye autonomous car partnership

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:55:37 GMT2017-05-16T13:55:37Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Automotive parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has joined with BMW, Intel and Mobileye to develop the building blocks of autonomous vehicles....



Ukraine to block access to Russia's social media websites

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:56:09 GMT2017-05-16T12:56:09Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- In another round of sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia's most popular social media websites and search engines....



Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:52:36 GMT2017-05-16T11:52:36Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea....



AP Interview: Surfer worked from bedroom to beat cyberattack

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:11:11 GMT2017-05-16T11:11:11Z

ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) -- As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt....



White House: Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:48:48 GMT2017-05-16T10:48:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency. Blame the hackers....



Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:21:43 GMT2017-05-16T10:21:43Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal....



China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attack

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:54:32 GMT2017-05-16T09:54:32Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack....



AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:25:32 GMT2017-05-16T04:25:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's worth more than an ounce of gold right now, it's completely digital and it's the currency of choice for the cyberattackers who crippled computer networks around the world in recent days....



Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:21:39 GMT2017-05-16T00:21:39Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge's order that bars Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the ride-hailing company's own self-driving research, according to legal experts....



The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:42:51 GMT2017-05-15T21:42:51Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack....



Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:22:01 GMT2017-05-15T16:22:01Z

WILMOT, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life....



Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:58:15 GMT2017-05-15T13:58:15Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc....



The Latest: GOP lawmakers mark success with rules reversals

Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:45 GMT2017-05-15T01:15:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on GOP efforts to reverse Obama-era rules (all times local):...



5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:07:18 GMT2017-05-14T23:07:18Z

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said....



Conversica CEO discusses future of artificial intelligence

Sun, 14 May 2017 20:26:56 GMT2017-05-14T20:26:56Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Artificial intelligence is all around us, whether it's to recommend movies you might like or weed out unsavory videos. Smaller companies such as Conversica are joining the likes of Google and Facebook in pursuing AI....



New York eyes 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving

Sun, 14 May 2017 14:32:21 GMT2017-05-14T14:32:21Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cellphone records showing the driver of the car his son was in had been texting behind the wheel....



An alert researcher, teamwork helped stem huge cyberattack

Sun, 14 May 2017 12:28:24 GMT2017-05-14T12:28:24Z

LONDON (AP) -- The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S....



Experts: Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

Sun, 14 May 2017 02:35:01 GMT2017-05-14T02:35:01Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks....



Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Sat, 13 May 2017 22:19:41 GMT2017-05-13T22:19:41Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Here is a look at some of the places hit by the global cyberattack....



Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Sat, 13 May 2017 03:52:22 GMT2017-05-13T03:52:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies....



Apple to invest $200 million in scratch-resistant glass

Fri, 12 May 2017 22:12:16 GMT2017-05-12T22:12:16Z

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company's signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens....



Elon Musk posts video of 'electric sled' for tunnel travel

Fri, 12 May 2017 21:14:16 GMT2017-05-12T21:14:16Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Friday posted video on social media of what he describes as an electric sled speeding through a tunnel, a test of a system he envisions for 3-D networks of underground passages for speeding traffic under Los Angeles' congested roads....



The Latest: FedEx confirms it hit by malware attack

Fri, 12 May 2017 21:11:16 GMT2017-05-12T21:11:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on reported a global cyberattack (all times local):...



The Latest: Russian Interior Ministry is hit by cyberattack

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:10:43 GMT2017-05-12T20:10:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on reported cyberattack on Britain's hospitals (all times local):...



World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:09:10 GMT2017-05-12T19:09:10Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's health service was hit Friday by a huge international cyberattack that froze computers at hospitals across the country - an attack that shut down wards, closed emergency rooms and brought medical treatments to a screeching halt....



Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:20:08 GMT2017-05-12T15:20:08Z

MADRID (AP) -- The government says several Spanish companies have been targeted in ransomware cyberattacks....



Ukraine soldiers bombarded by 'pinpoint propaganda' texts

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:24:13 GMT2017-05-11T22:24:13Z

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometers) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time....



Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:11:53 GMT2017-05-11T21:11:53Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices....



Dutch group says it will soon start cleaning up ocean trash

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:56:12 GMT2017-05-11T18:56:12Z

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world's oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months, two years earlier than planned....



Trump signs executive order to prevent computer hacking

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:18:31 GMT2017-05-11T18:18:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at modernizing and improving the nation's computer networks....



'You're just meat' - Ukrainian soldiers get chilling texts

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:12:49 GMT2017-05-11T18:12:49Z

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Associated Press has found that Ukrainian soldiers are being bombarded by text messages likely dispatched by cell site simulators. Some are crude threats, while others play on allegations that Ukraine's billionaire president, Petro Poroshenko, sometimes nicknamed Parasha, is lining his pockets as soldiers fight in the field...



What are cell site simulators? And how do they work?

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:10:30 GMT2017-05-11T18:10:30Z

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The formidable surveillance power of cell site simulators has put them at the forefront of privacy debates in the U.S. and Europe. Now The Associated Press has found evidence that the devices are sending threatening text messages to the soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine....



The Latest: Microsoft going deeper into 'mixed reality'

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:00:22 GMT2017-05-11T18:00:22Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on Microsoft's Windows 10 (all times local):...



Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:32:03 GMT2017-05-11T16:32:03Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland regulators on Thursday approved plans for the nation's first large-scale offshore wind projects, saying the decision will position the state to be a leader in the developing industry....



US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:36:41 GMT2017-05-11T14:36:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The director of national intelligence says Russia and other countries, including China, North Korea and Iran, are using cyberspace to target U.S. and its allies, and will do so in future....



Netflix to hire hundreds for new Amsterdam customer hub

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:24:38 GMT2017-05-11T13:24:38Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Streaming service Netflix says it will hire 400 staff for its new Amsterdam-based European customer service headquarters and plans to announce at least six new original European projects before the end of 2017....



Hearing in Prague on Russian hacker extradition delayed

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:45:34 GMT2017-05-11T12:45:34Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- An extradition hearing in the Czech Republic for a Russian man who faces U.S. charges of hacking computers at American companies has been delayed for procedural reasons....



Verizon wins bidding war with AT&T for Straight Path

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:18:46 GMT2017-05-11T11:18:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Communications is buying Straight Path Communications for about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with AT&T over the wireless licenses company....



What's holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:36:37 GMT2017-05-11T10:36:37Z

DETROIT (AP) -- In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis....



EU judge says Uber could be obliged to obtain permits

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:33:41 GMT2017-05-11T10:33:41Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- A top European Union judge says the ride-sharing service Uber is a transport company and could be required to obtain licenses and permits under national law in the 28 EU member states....



Russian blogger convicted for playing 'Pokemon Go' in church

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:39:37 GMT2017-05-11T08:39:37Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian blogger has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church and given a suspended sentence....



Snapchat's growth stalls in Facebook's shadow in 1Q report

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:13:20 GMT2017-05-11T04:13:20Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook has been bent on copying Snapchat ever since the social media giant tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to buy what was then an ephemeral photo-messaging app....



Apple plans $1 billion expansion at data center in Nevada

Thu, 11 May 2017 01:46:25 GMT2017-05-11T01:46:25Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Apple announced plans Wednesday for a $1 billion expansion of its massive data center east of Reno, doubling its investment and roughly tripling its workforce at the technology campus where company officials expect to hire 100 additional workers....



Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:48:46 GMT2017-05-10T20:48:46Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers....



Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:29:14 GMT2017-05-10T20:29:14Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Snap, the company behind the Snapchat app popular with young people, says revenue grew sharply, but it had a large net loss related to its initial public offering of stock....



Harvard releases 1937 recording of young John F. Kennedy

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:41:19 GMT2017-05-09T23:41:19Z

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The voice of a young John F. Kennedy can be heard on what Harvard University believes is the earliest known recording of the late president....



Remember 'Avatar'? Disney sure hopes you do

Tue, 09 May 2017 22:12:49 GMT2017-05-09T22:12:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's bioluminescent world of Pandora....