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Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:12:22 GMT2017-05-24T00:12:22Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google already monitors online shopping - and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising....

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....

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....

Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:34:32 GMT2017-05-22T15:34:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets....

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:15:29 GMT2017-05-23T03:15:29Z

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

Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of go

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:48:48 GMT2017-05-23T09:48:48Z

WUZHEN, China (AP) -- A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate....

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...

Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:38:51 GMT2017-05-22T12:38:51Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's biggest online retailer, Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries....

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:58:24 GMT2017-05-21T00:58:24Z

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....