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Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:11:29 GMT2017-04-24T05:11:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list....



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....



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 man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:34:44 GMT2017-04-21T22:34:44Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites....



Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:48:35 GMT2017-04-21T23:48:35Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission....



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....



GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:32:49 GMT2017-04-22T07:32:49Z

SHANGHAI (AP) -- General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry....



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....



Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:42:51 GMT2017-04-24T05:42:51Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm....