Technology

FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming presidential election, in Philadelphia. Since last July, a bipartisan team at Harvard, including former U.S. Marine and Army cyberwarriors, national security eggheads and Google engineers, has been looking into how to safeguard the vote against interference. The group drafted its latest protect-the-vote election “playbooks” intended to prepare state and local officials for the worst. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 13, 2018 - 11:51 am
Newly released "playbooks" from a bipartisan team at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government aims to help state and local elections officials protect against hacking and disinformation. Here are the group's key findings and recommendations. KEY FINDINGS — Elections officials generally lack the...
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FILE - This is a Thursday March 23, 2017 file photo of Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd speaks during a vigil in Trafalgar Square, London. The British government Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media. It says that the system uses advanced machine learning to analyze the sound and visual components of videos for "subtle signals." That helps it determine whether the content could be Islamic State propaganda. The tool was revealed Tuesday by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and will be presented to tech companies in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/file)
February 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such content from their platforms. The software, developed by ASI Data Science with funding...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, students at the Berkeley Carroll School in the Brooklyn borough of New York use virtual reality headsets in their classroom. Experts say the technology is still relatively rare in schools, but they expect that to change as costs come down and content improves. Seated at the table from left are Daniel Cornicello, 17, Charlie Hertz, 17, and Taylor Engler, 16. At the table in the back of the room is Angela Aguero, 17. (AP Photo/Deepti Hajela)
February 13, 2018 - 9:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On a February afternoon in a Brooklyn classroom, 16-year-old Taylor Engler came face to face with a cow. But it was all in her head. A virtual reality headset had transported the Berkeley Carroll School junior and eight classmates to an upstate New York farm 250 miles (402...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries Experts: What states can do to secure their elections Gates focuses on schools while examining US poverty issues Melinda Gates embraces public role, calls out Trump Apple CEO leaves investors dangling on future dividend hike UK unveils...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, Jia Weiwei plays the Japanese mobile game Travel Frog on her smartphone in Beijing. The Japanese mobile game Travel Frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a more passive existence among harried youngsters that some have termed "Buddhist style" for its desired goal of Zen-like serenity. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
February 12, 2018 - 9:05 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a U.S. physician's license. But like millions of young Chinese adults, the 26-year-old has found a new way to cope with the pressure: an online game about a frog. A frog that's perpetually on vacation. Wang'...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo, Greg Flood stands on the porch of his two-story home and talks about a proposal to allow houses to be built three-to-five stories high on his street, now dotted with bungalows and stately Craftsman homes, in Seattle. As a solution to a massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch, city officials are proposing to let developers build taller and denser in core areas across the city and require them to either include units that working-class people can afford, or pay for projects to be built elsewhere. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 5:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's homelessness crisis...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a ramp-up of hiring last year, Amazon says it will cut a "small" amount of positions at its Seattle headquarters. The company did not give an exact number, but The Seattle Times, citing a person familiar with the cuts, says they affect a few hundred people. That would be a...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:40 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania say they have arrested a 25-year-old citizen who is accused of being part of a cybercrime organization that U.S. authorities allege cost consumers and businesses more than half a billion dollars. A statement issued Monday said Aldo Ymeraj was arrested in the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Anki Cozmo coding robot is on display at CES International in Las Vegas. Cozmo, which debuted in 2016, now comes with an app called Code Lab that allows kids to drag and drop blocks of code that control its movements and animations. They can even access facial and object recognition functions enabled by Cozmo’s front-facing camera. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 12, 2018 - 2:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall area was packed with everything from chip-embedded, alphabet-like coding blocks to turtle-like...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish telecoms company TDC Group said Monday it received a sweetened bid from an Australian-Danish consortium for all of its shares. That led it to call off its own $2.5 billion takeover plan of Sweden's Modern Times Group's broadcasting and entertainment operations. The Copenhagen...
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