Technology

This Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo provided by Project Loon shows a stratospheric balloon taking off for Puerto Rico from the project site in Winnemucca, Nev. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network. (Project Loon via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 20, 2017 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U...
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From left, European Commissioner for Security Union Julian King, United States' Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Edward Goodale and Italy's Minister of Interior Marco Minniti attend the G7 Ministers of the Interiors meeting on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The interior ministers of the G7, two EU commissioners and the Interpol secretary general opened their working session on the island of Ischia on Friday morning. The meeting will address the fight against extremism, foreign militants and radicalisation on internet. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 1:15 pm
ISCHIA, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet. G7 interior ministers meeting in Italy...
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FILE - This April 18, 2011, file photo shows a KFC restaurant in Mountain View, Calif. The KFC Twitter account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters and music legend Herb Alpert. It adds up to 11 herbs and spices, part of the famous secret recipe KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders touted for his fried chicken. The tweet of a user who discovered the connection has been shared hundreds of thousands of times. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
October 20, 2017 - 1:07 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account. The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters and...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders conclude a two day summit on Friday in which they discussed migration, digital economy and Brexit. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 20, 2017 - 12:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that serve as tax shelters to companies like Apple. Under pressure from Ireland, Luxembourg and Britain, EU leaders in Brussels stopped short of calling for a Europe-...
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A woman poses as she playing a Tencent's smartphone game called "A Great Speech, clap for Xi Jinping" in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 20, 2017 - 11:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet. Tencent, the internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, rolled out a game...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, a child plays with an iPad in his bedroom. Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, it’s only getting worse. But working, taking care of children and remembering to eat is exhausting. Parents need those minutes of quiet. So maybe it’s time to relax a little. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 20, 2017 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder. And while plenty of parents are feeling guilty about it, some experts say it might be time to...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:27 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Cold War-era espionage files that were handwritten by Lithuanians who spied for the Soviet Union are being made available online thanks to a state-funded research institute. Terese Burauskaite, director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania, said...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:00 am
Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up? Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk French-led EU push for...
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Kim Ji-hyung, chairman of state commission, announces about a public survey results at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 19, 2017 - 10:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source. A state commission that...
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