Technology

March 29, 2018 - 6:29 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roger Dube, Rochester Institute of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) Shortly after 4 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless September morning in 1859, the sky above what is currently Colorado erupted...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Ecuadorean officials announced Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that they are cutting off Assange's communications to the outside. Assange has been living in Ecuador's embassy for more than five years. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet connection at the nation's London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician. In a statement, officials said Assange's...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 28, 2018 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stock indexes ended a choppy day of trading slightly lower as the market struggled to find direction a day after another steep drop. Declines in technology stocks and retailers weighed on the market Wednesday...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 28, 2018 - 2:36 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered between gains and losses Wednesday afternoon as the recent run of choppy trading continued. Drugstore chains and health care stocks posted solid gains. Amazon, Netflix and other consumer-services and technology companies weighed on the market. Energy stocks fell in tandem...
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March 28, 2018 - 12:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy. Eli Groner, director-general of Prime Minister...
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Edem Tsikata, a software consultant from Boston, gives his presentation 'A Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp,' during the Carp Tank event Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Detroit. His presentation won the competition (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 5:44 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A proposal to repel Asian carp with stinging, noisy bubbles won first prize Tuesday in a contest sponsored by the state of Michigan to find new ideas for keeping the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, was awarded $200,000...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010, file photo, a customer receives an order from the drive-through at an In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it. (AP Photo/Adam Lau, File)
March 26, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it, claiming it was "garbage...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 26, 2018. U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Monday as the market made up some of its huge losses from last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 26, 2018 - 9:09 pm
News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week. Technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which powered the...
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Trader Kevin Walsh works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 26, 2018. U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Monday as the market made up some of its huge losses from last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 26, 2018 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones industrial average surged nearly 670 points, erasing nearly half the ground it lost last week and marking the biggest gain since August 2015. The broad gains Monday were led by technology stocks...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani works against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, in Tempe, Ariz. Ohtani had general managers scrambling this winter with his jump to the major leagues. They weren’t alone. For the folks who write the code that tracks stats for fantasy baseball websites, Ohtani’s two-way talents have caused quite a conundrum. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 26, 2018 - 9:12 am
Shohei Ohtani had general managers scrambling this winter with his jump to the major leagues. They weren't alone. For folks who write the code that tracks stats for fantasy baseball websites, Ohtani's two-way talents have caused quite a conundrum. At CBS fantasy baseball headquarters in Fort...
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