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Amazon turns up the volume on rivals with Echo price cut

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant...

Pressure mounts on Apple to live up to hype for the...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is...

Goodbye: Pioneering AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued

AOL announced Friday that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. An article on AOL's website posted Friday says AOL...

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico...

Q&A: How Apple’s Face ID facial recognition works

In mid-September, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system, which is due to debut with the iPhone X on Nov. 3. The system...

Sales of iPhone X begin: Can Apple live up to the...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iPhone X went on sale Friday, as the company scrambles to meet demand for a marquee device that sports...

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality’s appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send...

Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new...

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and...

Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's loose rules...

Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting...

Watching Netflix’ ‘Stranger Things’ likely to cost you more

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent — a move aimed...

UConn doctors using 3-D models to practice delicate surgery

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at the University of Connecticut are using 3-D printing technology to help them practice some delicate brain surgery. Since 2012,...

Need more room? Twitter testing 280-character limit

NEW YORK (AP) — Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Twitter is testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling the current length...

Gift Guide: Choosing a streaming device without overpaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Why watch video on a phone or a tablet when you can get a device for as little as $30...

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the...

Technology crammed into cars worsens driver distraction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the...

Twitter to disclose info on political ads amid scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it will provide more information about political ads on its service, including who is funding them and how...

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in...

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their...

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