Technology

September 28, 2017 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday sought to clear up confusion over its assessment that 21 states had their election systems targeted by Russian government hackers, saying just because the hackers in some states didn't directly scan election systems, it doesn't mean...
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Twitter's Carlos Monje, the director of public policy and philanthropy, right, knocks on the door with Colin Crowell, head of global public policy, to enter the closed door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. Officials from Twitter are on Capitol Hill as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 28, 2017 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee was anything but satisfied. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Twitter's...
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In this image made available from Matternet Thursday Sept. 28, 2017, a Matternet drone is pictured transporting on-demand e-commerce goods in Zurich, Switzerland. Drones will soon start to deliver small items in Zurich as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a populated area, transporting goods about 8 to 16 kilometers (5 to 10 miles) to awaiting delivery vans and the van drivers will then deliver them to customers. (Matternet via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 6:26 pm
ZOLLIKON, Switzerland (AP) — Drones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area. The drones will take items from a distribution center in the Zurich area and transport them 8 to 16...
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Twitter's Colin Crowell, head of global public policy, arrives for the closed door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. Officials from Twitter are on Capitol Hill as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 28, 2017 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's sessions with congressional investigators (all times local): 4 p.m. The social media giant Twitter says it has provided congressional investigators with a "roundup" of ads from accounts used by Russia's state-sponsored television network, RT. The company...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's competition watchdog has fined internet giant Google over its online shopping service. Google said Thursday, Sept. 28, it has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still favors the deep-pocketed tech giant, and Europe's top antitrust regulator is taking a wait-and-see attitude. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 28, 2017 - 4:02 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still favors the deep-pocketed tech giant, and Europe's top antitrust...
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FILE - This Wednesday, June 3, 2015, file photo shows an Ikea store in Miami. On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, Ikea said that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Ikea says it offered TaskRabbit services in its stores in London in 2016 and plans to roll out the service in U.S. stores and more U.K. locations. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself. The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Much of Ikea'...
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September 28, 2017 - 4:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba and a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity signed a deal Thursday for the sale of the Japanese electronics company's computer memory chip business, a move long opposed by Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital. The consortium includes Apple Inc. and Dell...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. One of the congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has invited the tech giants Facebook, Twitter and the parent company of Google to appear for a public hearing on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
September 27, 2017 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate intelligence committees are inviting tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet — the parent company of Google — to appear for public hearings as part of their investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon unveils new devices, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's new device announcement in Seattle (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Amazon says the next generation of its Fire TV video streaming device will cost $70, down from $100. It will support 4K video as well as a new image standard called "high dynamic range," or HDR...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon unveils new devices, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 27, 2017 - 2:04 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker to $100 from $180, , improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a...
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