Technology

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 file photo, a woman walks past the Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation about the environmental impact of the energy needed to power the cryptocurrency, stemming from the process of "mining," which is central to its existence. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 01, 2018 - 12:54 pm
The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and answers about the issue: ___ WHAT IS BITCOIN? Bitcoin is the most popular virtual currency in the...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 31, 2017 - 5:31 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- LOCKED UP FOR LIFE-TESTING THE RULING — Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prison inmates who killed as teenagers are capable of change and...
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In this Dec. 21, 2017 photo, Florida State Rep. Emily Slosberg poses for a photo at her office in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Slosberg is the lead sponsor of a bill that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving. Florida is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
December 30, 2017 - 3:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their...
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December 29, 2017 - 11:56 pm
___ April 20 — Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins of the United States received a one-year suspension repeated failures to disclose her whereabouts to anti-doping officials — a ban she says was caused by a mix-up in a computer program. April 20 — LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13...
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December 29, 2017 - 8:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who once falsely claimed his own son had arranged to have him shot is denying charges that he tried to swindle his now dead son's family out of millions. Prosecutors on Thursday announced that 75-year-old John Donovan, of...
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December 28, 2017 - 9:39 am
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street as technology companies post more gains. Chipmaker Micron Technology rose 1.2 percent in early trading Thursday. Financial stocks were also doing well in the early going...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Asian markets were higher on Thursday in a quiet post-Christmas holiday trading as strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted confidence. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 28, 2017 - 4:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European stocks were flat after Asian markets finished mostly higher on Thursday in quiet post-Christmas holiday trading. Strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted investor confidence in some markets. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent...
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This undated frame the video shows video game play footage of a mass shooting simulation. The game designers listened to real dispatch tapes to understand the dynamics of such situations, as part a $5.6 U.S. million government-funded program known as the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment. (Cole Engineering services, Inc., via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 1:49 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with...
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in light trading early Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, as markets reopened following the Christmas holiday. Losses among technology companies outweighed gains by airlines and other industrials stocks. Energy companies rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 26, 2017 - 4:45 pm
A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut its targets for sales of its latest iPhone. Banks...
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December 26, 2017 - 1:18 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Adam Briggle, University of North Texas (THE CONVERSATION) In 1797, at the dawn of the industrial age, Goethe wrote “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a poem about a magician in training who...
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