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How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers

NEW YORK (AP) — More people are getting voice-activated speakers and other smart devices for convenience and security. But doing so could also be...

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...

Facebook CEO’s 2018 challenge: Fix Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg says his "personal challenge" for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year...

Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already...

Gift wrap or tape in 1 hour: How Amazon aids procrastinators

NEW YORK (AP) — With five days until Christmas, someone in New York urgently needed 10 rolls of wrapping paper. Another person needed a...

Smart homes: Not just for tech geeks anymore

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon's...

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,...

Intel CEO sold shares before chip security flaw disclosed

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel's CEO sold shares in his company several months after Google informed the chipmaker of a serious security problem affecting its...

Facebook to emphasize ‘trustworthy’ news via user surveys

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as...

Bill requires new federal websites to be mobile-friendly

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Cory Gardner of Colorado to require all new...

Buyers’ Guide: Choosing a smart speaker for your home

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, Alexa. While Amazon pioneered the internet-connected speaker that responds to voice commands, it now has plenty of competition from...

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...

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...

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21...

Portland police chief gets protective order against watcher

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has granted the Portland police chief a stalking protective order against a man known to follow police...

Roku to chime in with voice-controlled assistant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with...

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,...

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...

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from...

Will we get a sad poop emoji? Well, there’s a process

NEW YORK (AP) — We have a smiling pile of poop. What about one that's sad? There's loaf of bread and a croissant. But where's...

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