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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:48:36 GMT2017-01-15T05:48:36Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm....



SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:10:49 GMT2017-01-15T03:10:49Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago....



Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:15:39 GMT2017-01-15T21:15:39Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election....



Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:49:19 GMT2017-01-15T01:49:19Z

HAVANA (AP) -- Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company....



China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:13:11 GMT2017-01-14T03:13:11Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared over what future role the flat-top will play amid China's growing military ambitions....



2 years after the hack, Sony CEO Lynton exits for Snap Inc.

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:27:26 GMT2017-01-14T02:27:26Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two years after guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat....



Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:51:16 GMT2017-01-14T14:51:16Z

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone - both powered by the sun....



Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:46:38 GMT2017-01-16T16:46:38Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud....



Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch console

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:04:38 GMT2017-01-13T20:04:38Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo is trying to Switch it up....



Court revives suit alleging Apple monopoly on iPhone apps

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:45:27 GMT2017-01-12T22:45:27Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing Apple of having an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps....