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Gang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop

BERLIN (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.

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Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system.

3 hours ago

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's show time at Mars.

6 hours ago

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

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Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

22 hours ago

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

September 20, 2014 12:05 am

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

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With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:

September 19, 2014 11:48 pm

Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

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Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

September 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.

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Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange .

September 19, 2014 10:57 am

Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

September 19, 2014 10:49 am

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate …

September 19, 2014 1:49 am

Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.

September 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

September 18, 2014 9:25 pm

End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building on…

September 18, 2014 6:48 pm

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their l…

September 18, 2014 6:24 pm

Alibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world.

Alibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world.

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and eBay should watch their backs.

September 18, 2014 9:45 am

43 accused of running cybersex ring in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide, officials said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 7:34 am

Review: Ambitious 'Destiny' lacks imagination

Review: Ambitious 'Destiny' lacks imagination

Midway through "Destiny," the new science fiction epic from "Halo" creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero's desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars.

September 18, 2014 7:03 am

News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.

September 18, 2014 7:02 am

Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.

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Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

BEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

September 18, 2014 1:26 am

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budgin…

September 17, 2014 11:31 pm Photos

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Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

September 17, 2014 11:31 pm

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budgin…

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Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps

NEW YORK (AP) — A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.

September 17, 2014 4:55 pm

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped…

September 17, 2014 4:22 pm

Taxi group seeks to stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.

September 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading mal…

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'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game

'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.

September 17, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag

TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

September 16, 2014 5:54 pm Photos

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Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

September 16, 2014 3:36 pm

APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

September 16, 2014 12:34 pm

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the orig…

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Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

September 16, 2014 8:33 am

Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.

September 15, 2014 9:18 pm

Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

NEW YORK (AP) — Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album…

September 15, 2014 6:43 pm

Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

September 15, 2014 4:30 pm

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

September 15, 2014 3:35 pm

Court: Tesla Motors can sell directly to buyers

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers.

September 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

September 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

NEW YORK (AP) — When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip — Damian Bazadona.

September 15, 2014 8:14 am

Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats

Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.

September 15, 2014 7:54 am Photos

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