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Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

6 hours ago

Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as spectator sport

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Figh…

7 hours ago

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.

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Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

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China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.

14 hours ago

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 1:09 pm

Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

DALLAS (AP) — Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

August 25, 2014 6:52 pm

TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

August 25, 2014 2:12 pm

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

NEW YORK (AP) — E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads.

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LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.

August 25, 2014 5:54 am Photos

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2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

PARIS (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

August 23, 2014 3:58 pm

Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

August 23, 2014 3:36 pm

After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

August 23, 2014 2:02 am

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

August 22, 2014 9:02 pm

Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday.

August 22, 2014 8:46 pm

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

August 22, 2014 6:19 pm

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

August 22, 2014 6:16 pm

Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

August 22, 2014 4:32 pm

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the age…

August 22, 2014 4:09 pm

Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

NEW YORK (AP) — Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. I…

August 22, 2014 11:11 am Photos

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

August 22, 2014 11:05 am

SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.

August 22, 2014 7:30 am

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam,…

August 22, 2014 5:59 am

Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 6:15 pm

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

August 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

August 20, 2014 10:12 pm

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

August 20, 2014 5:37 pm

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

August 20, 2014 5:15 pm

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

August 20, 2014 3:33 pm

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

August 20, 2014 1:45 pm

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

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Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

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Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

August 19, 2014 6:39 pm

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

August 19, 2014 5:46 pm

Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

NEW YORK (AP) — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully…

August 19, 2014 2:07 pm

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

August 19, 2014 11:16 am

HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

NEW YORK (AP) — HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.

August 19, 2014 10:29 am

US won't reveal records on health website security

US won't reveal records on health website security

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the g…

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Witness video sought in Utah nightclub shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday they are hoping someone took video that will help them identify the gunmen.

August 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah.

August 18, 2014 4:18 pm

A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

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Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over hi…

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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

Government wants to make cars talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

August 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

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Community Health details attack on patient records

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.

August 18, 2014 10:51 am

Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snari…

August 17, 2014 12:26 pm

Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Mald…

August 15, 2014 8:22 pm
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