Technology

December 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. Technology stocks were leading indexes mostly lower in midday trading. Apple dropped 2.6 percent Tuesday on speculation that the company would cut its targets for iPhone sales. Chipmakers were also lower. Micron...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 photo, a man making deliveries rides an electronic bike in New York. A plan to intensify a crackdown on electric bicycles is causing concern among the New York City’s largely immigrant delivery workforce. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 25, 2017 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City's legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year. City officials are promising a crackdown on e-bikes, which may be loved by environmentalists and the largely poor, immigrant...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 22, 2017 - 9:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators say video aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state shows crews weren't using personal electronic devices and that the engineer remarked about the speed six seconds before the train went off the tracks south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to be using a cellphone or any other personal electronic device just before the derailment, federal investigators...
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December 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm
A line of dining benches that can crack and collapse are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other items include mattresses and children's pajamas that fail to meet flammability standards. Here's a more detailed look: DINING BENCHES DETAILS: Vilo Home Marseille dining benches with four...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 20217 file photo made video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp., emergency medical workers offer aid to victims struck by a vehicle, in Melbourne, Australia. As more and more terrorists use vehicles to plow into crowds, the question has arisen in the auto industry: Can advances in technology thwart future attacks? And are there other ways to prevent the ubiquitous automobile from being used as a weapon? (Australian Broadcast Corp. via AP, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:57 pm
A deadly attack this week in Melbourne, Australia, in which a man plowed an SUV into a crowd of Christmas shoppers comes from the same playbook used by terrorists in recent years around the globe. Many new vehicles rolling off car lots in the United States are equipped with technology that causes...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Dozhd Channel anchor Pavel Lobkov, prepares for a broadcast in their studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia. In December 2015, Lobkov was getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. “I think the hackers in the service of the Fatherland were long getting their training on our lot before venturing outside.” (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-...
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This image released by Netflix shows Rosemarie Dewitt, left, and Aniya Hodge, seated right, in an episode of "Black Mirror," directed by Jodie Foster. Season four of "Black Mirror," will be available for streaming on Netflix starting Dec. 29. (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The first movie that Jodie Foster ever directed was about a single mom raising a son. Her latest project behind the camera is also about a single mom — but this time one who is raising a daughter. For an episode of the Netflix series "Black Mirror," Foster had to dig deep into...
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December 22, 2017 - 9:42 am
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as technology and consumer-focused companies took losses. Chipmaker Nvidia fell 1.5 percent in early trading Friday. Nike dropped 4.3 percent after reporting disappointing...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, sits with Finance Minister Taro Aso, right, for a Cabinet meeting at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Abe's Cabinet approved Japan's biggest 5.19 trillion yen ($46 billion) defense budget on Friday to bolster ballistic missile defense capability amid escalating threats from North Korea. (Hitoshi Takano/Kyodo News via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 9:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Friday approved Japan's biggest 5.19 trillion yen ($46 billion) defense budget to bolster ballistic missile defense capability amid escalating threats from North Korea. Under the plan endorsed Friday, Japan's 2018 defense budget rises 1.3 percent...
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