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Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users....

Apple’s new speaker making an unwelcome mark in some homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where...

Trump: Gut funding for climate science, boost fossil fuels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil...

UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online

LONDON (AP) — The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like...

Apple CEO leaves investors dangling on future dividend hike

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits,...

Melinda Gates embraces public role, calls out Trump

Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated...

Virtual field trips: Schools embrace advanced adventures

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...

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself,...

Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as...

Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Every Olympic event will be streamed live. But to watch online, you'll still need to be a paying cable or...

Will Disney’s streaming service roar – or squeak?

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar,...

Apple, once again, has a bad case of the iPhone jitters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is making more money than ever, but it still doesn't seem to be enough to keep everyone happy. Not...

Google’s AI push comes with plenty of people problems

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently declared that artificial intelligence fueled by powerful computers was more important to humanity than...

Facebook’s ‘fixes’- meaningful or just skin deep?

NEW YORK (AP) — To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things — protecting users from abuse, preventing elections meddling from malicious actors, weeding out fake...

Apple to respond to US probes into slowdown of old iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move...

Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent...

Apple’s stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the...

Apple will give users control over slowdown of older iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's next major update of its mobile software will include an option that will enable owners of older iPhones to...

Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with...

AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its...

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