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Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:09:24 GMT2017-07-21T04:09:24Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers....

What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:52:08 GMT2017-07-21T04:52:08Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show....

Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners _ for a price

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:38:11 GMT2017-07-21T21:38:11Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals....

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:49:47 GMT2017-07-22T00:49:47Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- The neighbors had their suspicions....

Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:42:58 GMT2017-07-20T21:42:58Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year....

Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:51:49 GMT2017-07-21T17:51:49Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars....

Judge halts Wisconsin county rule for apps like Pokemon Go

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:57:37 GMT2017-07-21T17:57:37Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution's free-speech protection with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks, a federal judge says....

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:30:20 GMT2017-07-21T18:30:20Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology....

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:07:03 GMT2017-07-20T22:07:03Z

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears will begin selling its appliances on, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa....

Microsoft 4Q gets boost from cloud computing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:45:36 GMT2017-07-20T22:45:36Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's cloud computing business helped boost its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings above Wall Street's expectations, further validating a strategy pushed by CEO Satya Nadella since he took over in 2014....