Stories By: Associated Press


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Google I/O: Google to show off smart Home Gadgets and Wearables

Google I/O: Google to show off smart Home Gadgets and Wearables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Goog...

Jun 25 2014, 3:40am CDT

Woman or Robot? Meet the Japanese Robot Otonaroid

Woman or Robot? Meet the Japanese Robot Otonaroid

TOKYO (AP) — The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almos...

Jun 24 2014, 4:29am CDT

Facebook, Twitter and Google score during World Cup 2014

Facebook, Twitter and Google score during World Cup 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to soci...

Jun 21 2014, 3:52pm CDT

Nest Smoke Detector is On Sale Again

Nest Smoke Detector is On Sale Again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's Nest Labs is resuming sales and lowering the price of a high-tech smoke detector that was pulled...

Jun 17 2014, 7:17am CDT

The Biggest Threat to Bitcoin

The Biggest Threat to Bitcoin

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system bec...

Jun 17 2014, 4:55am CDT

E3 2014: Winners and Losers from the E3 2014

E3 2014: Winners and Losers from the E3 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battl...

Jun 13 2014, 1:52pm CDT

Tesla Opens their Electric Car Patents

Tesla Opens their Electric Car Patents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is giving other companies open access to its patents to accelerate the dev...

Jun 13 2014, 6:30am CDT

New Samsung Tab S Tablets to have Richer Colors with AMOLED

New Samsung Tab S Tablets to have Richer Colors with AMOLED

NEW YORK (AP) — New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs. These scree...

Jun 13 2014, 4:16am CDT

NASA hopes to launch Flying Saucer Soon

NASA hopes to launch Flying Saucer Soon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology...

Jun 12 2014, 3:30pm CDT

Amazon Music Streaming for Prime Members Launched

Amazon Music Streaming for Prime Members Launched

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popul...

Jun 12 2014, 7:55am CDT

Nintendo reveals amiibo Toy Line at E3 2014

Nintendo reveals amiibo Toy Line at E3 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo is taking a cue from "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity." The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy f...

Jun 11 2014, 3:02am CDT

E3 2014: Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet coming to Sony PS4

E3 2014: Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet coming to Sony PS4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Corp. announced Monday that it's bringing new installments of the popular video-game franchises "Unchar...

Jun 10 2014, 1:00am CDT

Top 5 E3 2014 Trend Predictions

Top 5 E3 2014 Trend Predictions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the s...

Jun 9 2014, 3:10am CDT

Apple Stock split: The 5 Things to Know

Apple Stock split: The 5 Things to Know

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company's technological w...

Jun 9 2014, 3:03am CDT

Verizon says to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad Video

Verizon says to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc., the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, sent a letter to Netf...

Jun 6 2014, 1:15am CDT

Beastie Boys Get $1.7 million in Monster Lawsuit

Beastie Boys Get $1.7 million in Monster Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rap: The Beastie Boys have won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster E...

Jun 6 2014, 1:01am CDT

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid-on-whe...

Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT

Samsung Z Tizen Phone Comes in Q3

Samsung Z Tizen Phone Comes in Q3

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it will begin selling a smartphone using its Tizen operating syst...

Jun 2 2014, 5:25am CDT

Apple buying Beats is two-sided Sowrd for Music Streaming

Apple buying Beats is two-sided Sowrd for Music Streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the streaming music indus...

May 29 2014, 4:07pm CDT

Gold Coin Treasure Auctioned Off

Gold Coin Treasure Auctioned Off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking the...

May 28 2014, 3:08am CDT

Knockoffs are a Headache for Alibaba IPO

Knockoffs are a Headache for Alibaba IPO

HONG KONG (AP) — At first glance, the Monster Tron T1 headphones sold on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao site are a t...

May 27 2014, 3:20am CDT

China calls on United States to stop unscrupulous Cyberspying

BEIJING (AP) — China called for a halt Tuesday to what it called unscrupulous U.S. cyberspying, saying that a monthslong invest...

May 27 2014, 12:55am CDT

Cosmic Collision sent Chelyabinsk Asteroid Towards Earth

Kakao Talk and Daum to Merge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mobile messenger service Kakao Talk is seeking a backdoor listing on the South Korean stock exchange...

May 26 2014, 3:10am CDT

European Order to mute Google angers US

European Order to mute Google angers US

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant t...

May 25 2014, 1:30pm CDT

Iran Court orders Instagram Block

Iran Court orders Instagram Block

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semioffic...

May 23 2014, 6:14am CDT

Officials use Yelp to Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

Officials use Yelp to Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is using a novel way to uncover cases of food poisoning — reading Yelp restaurant reviews. Health...

May 23 2014, 4:38am CDT

Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies Invented

Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies Invented

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save...

May 23 2014, 2:48am CDT

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke...

May 22 2014, 4:05am CDT

eBay Cyberattack: Change Your Passwords

eBay Cyberattack: Change Your Passwords

NEW YORK (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database contai...

May 21 2014, 2:01pm CDT

BlackShades infected 500,000 PCs

BlackShades infected 500,000 PCs

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cyber...

May 20 2014, 5:42am CDT

AT&T and DirecTV Merger Details

AT&T and DirecTV Merger Details

Telecommunications giant AT&T is proposing a $48.5 billion merger with satellite TV provider DirecTV. If the deal goes thro...

May 19 2014, 1:27am CDT

Social Capital is the new Wealth

The Facts about Net Neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward adopting new regulations that could creat...

May 16 2014, 3:53am CDT

Google resumes Glass Sales in United States

Google resumes Glass Sales in United States

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tune...

May 15 2014, 4:09am CDT

Netflix's Share of Peak Internet Traffic reached 34%

Netflix's Share of Peak Internet Traffic reached 34%

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix increased its share of fixed-line Internet traffic in North America in the first half of 2014, accou...

May 14 2014, 7:39am CDT

Sony reports a $1.3B quarterly Loss

Sony reports a $1.3B quarterly Loss

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss due to expenses from exiting its personal compu...

May 14 2014, 3:20am CDT

Microsoft Removes Kinect from Xbox One

Microsoft Removes Kinect from Xbox One

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said T...

May 13 2014, 1:26pm CDT

Google must Remove Links says EU Court

Google must Remove Links says EU Court

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A European court, in an important test of the "right to be forgotten," ruled Tuesday that Google must amend so...

May 13 2014, 5:10am CDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook dares to be different from Steve Jobs

Apple CEO Tim Cook dares to be different from Steve Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim...

May 12 2014, 3:20pm CDT

Dish aims to launch Web TV Service

Dish aims to launch Web TV Service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game console...

May 9 2014, 10:57pm CDT

Netflix raises Fees by a $1 for new Subscribers

Netflix raises Fees by a $1 for new Subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S....

May 9 2014, 9:40am CDT