Technology

April 06, 2017 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will start selling cellphone plans in the coming months, using a network it's leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don't use a lot of data. Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast says its wireless service is aimed at...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2015, file photo, solar panels are seen near the power grid in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at bilateral talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore. As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week, the world’s two largest economies and carbon polluters are taking dramatically divergent paths on climate policy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 06, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore. As President Donald Trump hosts President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in...
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Amedeo Dicarlo, lawyer for Karim Baratov, arrives at the courthouse in a chauffeured Rolls Royce in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Baratov, accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails said Wednesday he’ll live with his parents and forgo access to phones and any electronic equipment if he’s allowed out on bail. Officials allege that Baratov poses an “extremely high flight risk'' because of his alleged ties to Russian agents. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)
April 05, 2017 - 2:28 pm
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails said Wednesday he'll live with his parents and forgo access to phones and any electronic equipment if he's allowed out on bail. Officials allege that Karim Baratov poses an "extremely high flight risk" because of his...
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April 05, 2017 - 12:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function. In a case that helps clarify how patents are handled in the telecoms industry, Judge Colin Birss ruled that the...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:39 am
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails said Wednesday he has taken steps to ensure his client won't flee if he's released on bail. Officials allege that Baratov poses an "extremely high flight risk" because of his alleged ties to Russian...
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This photo provided by Netflix shows a demonstration of the service's new thumbs-up and thumbs-down rating system. Netflix’s video-streaming service is scrapping its familiar star-rating system and hoping to get a thumbs-up, the new way that its 94 million subscribers will be asked to signal whether they liked a movie or TV show. The change, unveiled Wednesday, April 5, 2017, is being driven by Netflix’s dissatisfaction with the amount of viewer feedback its computers have been getting to help customize recommendations about what else to watch on the service. (Netflix via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 9:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video-streaming service is officially scrapping its familiar star-rating system, hoping to make it easier for its 94 million subscribers to signal whether they liked a movie or TV show. The service is compressing its familiar one-to-five star system into a simpler...
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German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, smiles prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 05, 2017 - 6:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is trying to encourage more open Wi-Fi hotspots across Germany by relaxing rules on businesses providing the wireless connection. Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said her proposed law changes, adopted Wednesday by the Cabinet, mean business owners would no...
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April 05, 2017 - 5:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a new bill on curbing hate comments and fake news on social media. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday agreed on rules that would impose fines of up to 50 million euros (53.4 million dollars) on social networking sites that fail to swiftly...
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In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration issued a stern warning to U.S. companies as they began applying for coveted skilled-worker visas Monday, cautioning that it would investigate and prosecute employers that overlook qualified American workers for the jobs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a stern warning to U.S. companies as they begin applying for coveted skilled-worker visas, cautioning that it would investigate and prosecute those who overlook qualified American workers for jobs. The message came on the opening day of...
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April 03, 2017 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon Communications will create a new company called Oath after it completes its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo and melds the troubled internet company with its AOL operations. Oath will oversee Yahoo and AOL after the deal is completed. The Yahoo and AOL brands are...
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