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FBI might have way to unlock attacker's iPhone without Apple
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A much-anticipated court hearing on the federal government's effort to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack was abruptly vacated Monday after the FBI revealed it may have a way to access data without the company's
Apple starts busy week with new iPhone launch
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is kicking off a busy week: Today the giant tech company will host reporters and analysts at its Silicon Valley headquarters for a product launch event. On Tuesday, its lawyers will square off with authorities in federal court over the FBI's demand for help unlocking a
Zuckerberg's run in Beijing's toxic air stirs Chinese public
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BEIJING (AP) — A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing's notorious smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is a favorite personality among the Chinese public, despite Facebook being
The Apple-FBI fight may be the first salvo in a bigger war
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Apple-FBI fight may just be the opening salvo in a broader war over encryption, as technology companies continue to lock up their users' messages, photos and other data to shield them from thieves and spies — and, incidentally, criminal investigators. WhatsApp, the
Alexa voice software to offer Fitbit progress updates
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NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa, what can you tell me about my health? Starting Thursday, Amazon's voice assistant will tell you how well you slept and how much more exercise you need — at least if you have a Fitbit fitness tracker and an Alexa-compatible device, such as Amazon's Echo speaker and Fire
Denmark's intelligence agency creates 'hacker academy'
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's military intelligence agency says it's creating "a hacker academy" where to train IT specialists who, if they graduate, will be offered employment. In a statement, the secretive Danish Defiance Intelligence Service (DDIS) says the small group who will be
Human Go champ says machine not superior despite 1:4 defeat
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Game not over? Human Go champion Lee Sedol says Google's Go-playing program AlphaGo is not yet superior to humans, despite its 4:1 victory in a match that ended Tuesday. The week-long showdown between the South Korean Go grandmaster and Google DeepMind's artificial
New virtual reality app Timelooper takes you back in history
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LONDON (AP) — Imagine watching frantic shopkeepers busily extinguish the Great Fire of London, or sheltering from Nazi bombing raids during the Blitz. Now, thanks to a new virtual reality app, you can travel back in time to be immersed in these events. The Timelooper app allows users to
Human Go champion scores 1st win over machine after 3 losses
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A champion Go player scored his first win over a Go-playing computer program on Sunday after losing three straight times in the ancient Chinese board game, saying he finally found weaknesses in the software. Lee Sedol's victory over AlphaGo is a reminder that Google's
15-year-old pilot from England wins Dubai's World Drone Prix
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A team led by a 15-year-old pilot from England took first place Saturday in the World Drone Prix, a new contest hoping to take flight both in this Mideast country fascinated by the technology and with sports fans worldwide. Luke Bannister of Somerset led
Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets
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DETROIT (AP) — It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets. Ford will soon be offering the doors on its Police Interceptor sedans and SUVs. They'll be the first in the U.S. to meet the Justice Department's highest standard for body armor, the equivalent
Human Go champion 'speechless' after 2nd loss to machine
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The human Go champion said he was left "speechless" after his second straight loss to Google's Go-playing machine on Thursday in a highly-anticipated human versus machine face-off. Lee Sedol, one of the best Go players in the world with 18 world championships, was
Google's software beats human Go champion in first match
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google's computer program AlphaGo defeated its human opponent, Lee Sedol, in the first game of their highly anticipated five-game match. Wednesday's victory by AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence program developed by Google DeepMind, over South Korean Go champion Lee
Dartmouth's 'magic wand' pairs medical devices to Wi-Fi
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CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Doctors could keep better tabs on their patients between visits with a simple wave of a magic wand-like device being developed at Dartmouth College. The prototype, dubbed "Wanda," is part of a multi-university project to develop ways to protect patient
Facebook set to pay more British tax after criticism
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LONDON (AP) — Social media giant Facebook, which has been under fire in Britain for its tax arrangements, says it will stop routing its British sales through Ireland — a practice that had kept its U.K. tax bill extremely low. Facebook, Amazon and other multinationals have been criticized for
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