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First Look: Cameron shows 3-D 'Titanic' footage
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Cameron took his "2.99-D" version of "Titanic" out into open water Friday. The director of the Oscar-winning 1997 film and producer Jon Landau previewed 18 minutes of assorted footage that has been converted into 3-D for next year's rerelease of the film. The
Hong Kong's 1st Apple store mobbed on opening day
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HONG KONG (AP) — Apple Inc. opened its long-awaited first store in Hong Kong on Saturday, with thousands of fans of the computer and gadget maker pouring in on the first day. Some Apple enthusiasts had camped out for nearly two days to secure a place at the head of the line and be among the
NASA's dead satellite falls, starting over Pacific
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WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's dead 6-ton satellite plunged to Earth early Saturday, but more than eight hours later, U.S. space officials didn't know just where it hit. They thought the fiery fall was largely over water and the debris probably hurt no one. The bus-sized satellite first penetrated
NASA gives 1-hour window for falling satellite
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A 6-ton NASA satellite on a collision course with Earth clung to space Friday, apparently flipping position in its ever-lower orbit and stalling its death plunge. The old research spacecraft was targeted to crash through the atmosphere sometime Friday night or
Facebook looks to extend online reach, sharing
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to evolve from an Internet hangout where people swing by to share tidbits, links and photos to a homestead decorated with the memories, dreams and diversions of its 800 million users. In what may be the boldest step yet in the company's seven-year
Music, media firms pin hopes on new Facebook ties
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music and media companies are pinning fresh hopes for reviving their businesses on a small ribbon that Facebook has begun putting on user profiles called the "ticker." The new, slim stream of updates automatically lists users' activity on a range of apps made for listening
AP Interview: Samsung steps up Apple patent fight
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Samsung Electronics Co. executive says her company will take a more aggressive stance against its smartphone and tablet rival Apple Inc. in a global patent dispute. Samsung's head of global marketing for mobile communications Lee Younghee said that Apple has
Miller says phone hacking made her paranoi
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NEW YORK (AP) — Phone-hacking victim Sienna Miller says she planted false stories with friends in an attempt to figure out why intimate details of her life were showing up in British tabloids. Miller, an actress and former girlfriend of actor Jude Law, told NBC's "Today" show in an interview
Tokyo game show turns to cellphones, has new star
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CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Social games played on smartphones are hogging the attention at this year's Tokyo video-game exhibition, boasting new ways of making money by selling "virtual" goodies, not the usual expensive machines and software packages. Gree Inc., a social networking service that began
Dolby lawsuit against RIM dropped
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dolby Laboratories says Research in Motion has agreed to license its audio technologies that were the subject of two recent lawsuits against the BlackBerry maker. As a result, Dolby Laboratories Inc. said Monday it has dropped its patent infringement lawsuits against
Phone hack lawsuits loom, foam attack sentence cut
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LONDON (AP) — Several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking in Britain will soon file lawsuits against a second newspaper group, Piers Morgan's former employer Trinity Mirror PLC, their lawyer said Friday. Mark Lewis said the claims would be filed in "a few weeks," but would not disclose
NASA spacecraft begins 5-year trip to Jupiter
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets. Hundreds of scientists and their families and friends — among thousands of invited guests — cheered and yelled "Go Juno!"
James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony
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LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Friday demanded James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives. Murdoch, News Corp's deputy chief operating officer, and his father, media
New UK tabloid dragged into phone hacking scandal
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LONDON (AP) — One British newspaper has already been felled by the escalating scandal over the interception of public figures' voicemails. Now storm clouds are gathering over the Trinity Mirror group, the publisher of Britain's left-leaning Mirror tabloid, amid allegations that phone hacking
Crash raises doubts about China's fast rail plans
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EIJING (AP) — Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored by a bullet train wreck that killed at least 38 people. One train rammed into the back of another that had stalled after being hit by lightning Saturday in China's deadliest
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