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ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill

PHOENIX (AP) — A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a…

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Big new iPhone brings Apple more profit

Big new iPhone brings Apple more profit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but a new report says it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.

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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

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Goodgame Studios reveals revenue, coy on IPO plans

BERLIN (AP) — German online games company Goodgame Studios has for the first time revealed financial details of its business amid reports it is planning a stock market floatation.

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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

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SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

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Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.

September 22, 2014 4:15 pm

A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones

A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data.

September 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.

September 22, 2014 11:37 am

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

September 22, 2014 8:05 am

Naver says no IPO for Line messenger app in 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Internet company Naver Corp. said Monday its popular Line instant messaging app won't go public on a stock exchange this year.

September 22, 2014 5:54 am

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday.

September 22, 2014 3:34 am

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

September 21, 2014 11:39 pm Photos

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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 21, 2014 12:19 pm

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.

September 21, 2014 7:11 am

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.

September 21, 2014 5:31 am

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.

September 20, 2014 2:26 pm Photos

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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.

September 20, 2014 10:30 am

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.

September 19, 2014 11:55 pm Photos

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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.

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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
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