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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, the Apple TV is displayed, in New York. The new Apple TV streaming device heralds the onset of ultra high-definition 4K video for the mass audience. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 21, 2017 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that's the point. Most people still don't have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn't offer them...
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September 21, 2017 - 6:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating Thursday due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth. The downgrade added to mounting warnings about the dangers of increasing Chinese debt,...
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Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of hardware for Google, second from left, and Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, shake hands during a press conference in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. At left is Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, and at right is Chia-Lin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices for HTC. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
September 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. It's buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 21, 2017 - 3:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President...
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Visitors try out a game with a virtual reality headset device at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, near Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual game show. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 21, 2017 - 2:50 am
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. "Our old fans used...
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In this Sept. 14, 2017, photo, Django Co., Ltd. Director Shigetaka Kurita writes a pictograph during an interview at his office in Tokyo. The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
September 21, 2017 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing stretching...
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FILE- In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman nominee Jay Clayton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. The SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, evening on the SEC’s website, Clayton says a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected “incident” was caused by “a software vulnerability” in its EDGAR filing system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 20, 2017 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC's website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency's cybersecurity risk...
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The rate decision of the Federal Reserve appears on a television screen, on the floor of the New York Stack Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The Federal Reserve says it will start in October to gradually unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which expanded to unprecedented levels in efforts to spur economic growth after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 20,453.68 as the yen weakened...
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Researchers and invited dignitaries watch gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, before a series of tests on new bridge designs intended to better withstand violent temblors. Scientists say the 100-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge subjected to violent motions on a giant ''shake table'' held up better than expected using new innovations to connect prefabricated pieces with ultra-high performance concrete and could prove pivotal in earthquake-prone places like Mexico and the western U.S. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
September 20, 2017 - 10:17 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the...
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