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First wave-produced electricity in US goes online in Hawaii
    9 months 6 days ago
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KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. The current travels through an undersea cable for a mile to a military base, where it is fed into Oahu's power grid — the
Samsung's Note 7 battery problem expands to China
    9 months 6 days ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's smartphone problems expanded Monday to China's populous market, where the South Korean tech giant was looking into reports two Galaxy Note 7 handsets exploded in a country where it earlier said its units were safe and didn't need to be included in a global
Asters begin pre-order listings for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
    9 months 7 days ago
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Asters Maldives, one of the largest distributors of stationery, office supplies and IT products in the Maldives, has started taking pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus released earlier this month. The company announced their pre-order listings for the new iPhone via Facebook
Twitter to launch app on Apple TV, others to stream NFL
    9 months 2 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new Twitter app is coming to Xbox One, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, where viewers will be able to watch NFL games on Thursday nights. The short-messaging service secured the rights to stream 10 Thursday night games this year as it attempts to broaden its appeal. It's
Samsung's quick fix for Galaxy Note 7 is no full recharge
    9 months 2 weeks ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent. The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, carried a Samsung advertisement on
Tesla says it's improving Autopilot by boosting radar
    9 months 2 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes in which they are involved. Sunday's news comes in the wake of a May crash involving a
Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7
    9 months 2 weeks ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall. The call from the South Korean
Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Trump
    10 months 2 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new promise of $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz becomes one of the top Democratic donors of the election The Silicon Valley entrepreneur calls the Republican presidential candidate dangerous and divisive and says
Apple is betting big on a wireless world
    10 months 2 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new "AirPods" — tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology. But that
The Latest: Apple's product event was an inclusive one
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Apple's San Francisco product event (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Apple made sure to include women and underrepresented minorities on stage — something that many tech companies, including Apple, have been criticized for missing at past events. Sony,
Apple's iPhone 7 has a better camera, repels water and dust
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced its newest iPhones, the 7 and 7 plus, which are water and dust resistant. Analysts say the new iPhones could help Apple recover modestly from a recent dip in sales. But with few expected dramatic changes from previous models, Apple watchers aren't expecting
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire. Samsung's Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States,
Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida. NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred Thursday morning. The test, considered routine, was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral
Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco
    10 months 4 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â?? Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google's navigation app Waze launched three
Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week
    10 months 4 weeks ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations to technology journalists and industry analysts on
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