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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...

Lyft offers self-driving car rides in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The ride-hailing company Lyft is now sending self-driving cars to pick up passengers in a Boston neighborhood. The cars will have backup...

Facebook’s Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

NEW YORK (AP) — A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released...

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...

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...

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to...

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...

GM to launch self-driving vehicles in big US cities in 2019

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors...

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...

Being Bing: Microsoft’s overlooked AI tool

Microsoft's Bing search engine has long been a punch line in the tech industry, an also-ran that never came close to challenging Google's dominant...

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...

Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down...

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles....

Microsoft dives deeper into ‘mixed reality’ with VR devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows...

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...

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,...

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a...

Here are your options if YouTube vanishes from Amazon gizmos

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention Fire TV owners: YouTube might soon disappear from your Amazon streaming device. But you'll still have options. Google is threatening...

Google’s phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do,...

Russian election meddling: Should tech giants have known?

NEW YORK (AP) — There were signs, some say telltale signs, of Russians using social media to meddle in last year's U.S. elections long...

Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

BOSTON (AP) — Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts...

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