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Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence pushChinese search giant Baidu Inc. has hired a Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist in a push to improve its capabilities in the field
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissionsGerman public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in GermanyFacebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, photo, the owner of a used electronic goods stall sits as he waits customers at his shop in the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environmentThe waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm
The Associated Press2 days ago
Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches with 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc., at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. About nine minutes later, the first stage returned to Earth and landed successfully on a barge in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg. The return to flight is an important step for SpaceX, a California-based company that has about 70 launches in line, worth more than $10 billion. (Matt Hartman via AP)
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in FloridaA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, people use a public wifi hotspot in Havana, Cuba. Cuba depended on slow, expensive satellite internet until 2013, when it opened a fiber-optic cable to Venezuela that connected the island to the global online infrastructure. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US growHome internet came to Cuba last month in a limited pilot program that's part of the most dramatic change in daily life here since the declaration of detente with the United States on Dec. 17, 2014
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is anchored in the northern port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. Taiwan's defense ministry said China's sole aircraft carrier on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 was transiting the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between the mainland and self-governing island it claims as its own territory. (Wu Dengfeng/Xinhua via AP, File)
China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest missionChina's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, arrives at the 19th annual "Taste For A Cure" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Two years after guiding the company through an unprecedented corporate hack, Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc. Sony said Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, that Lynton, a 13-year Sony veteran who led both the music and entertainment group, will stay on for six months to ensure a smooth transition as Sony Corporation's President and CEO Kazuo Hirai looks for a replacement. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
2 years after the hack, Sony CEO Lynton exits for Snap Inc.Two years after guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, the Navya Arma autonomous vehicle drives down a street in Las Vegas. The driverless electric shuttle has begun carrying passengers in a test program in a downtown Las Vegas entertainment district. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown VegasThere's a new thrill on the streets Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike have been climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street
The Associated Press3 days ago
President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima speaks during a presentation event of Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch consoleNintendo revealed details about its hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch, which functions both as a video game console and a handheld gaming device, during a global rollout on Friday
The Associated Press3 days ago
President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima speaks during a presentation event of Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Nintendo: Nintendo Switch game console to launch in MarchNintendo Co. says its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2011, file photo, an examiner at an FBI digital forensics lab views data extracted easily from a smartphone, in Salt Lake City. A digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones has fallen victim to hackers. Technology news website Motherboard said Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, that it has obtained 900 gigabytes of data related to Israel-based Cellebrite. (AP Photo/Lynn DeBruin, File)
Phone hacking company falls victim to hackersA digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones has fallen victim to hackers
The Associated Press4 days ago
Court revives suit alleging Apple monopoly on iPhone appsA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing the company of having an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, Miracle Stewart, right, an employee of Amazon PrimeNow, prepares bags to fill with orders from customers making purchases, at a distribution hub in New York. Amazon said Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, that it plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The online retailer says they are full-time jobs that come with benefits. Many of the jobs will be at new fulfillment centers being built in several states, including California, Florida and Texas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 monthsAmazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans
The Associated Press4 days ago
Microsoft workers say reviewing graphic content caused PTSDTwo former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder
The Associated Press4 days ago
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