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Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Trump
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic plan
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — America's space agency is entering the second phase of a four-step plan to draw up rules of the road for small drones that fly under 500 feet. The NASA project is meant to develop performance standards for drones that would be used for commercial purposes by companies
Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car
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DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour. The company says the Model S P100D sedan can go from stopped to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder with gas engines
GOP subpoenas firms that ran Clinton's private email server
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have issued subpoenas to three technology companies that either made or serviced the private email server that Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state. The subpoenas were issued Monday by the Republican chairmen of the Senate Homeland
Twitter: We suspended 360K accounts over 'violent extremism'
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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post that it has also made progress in preventing users who were suspended
Uber to use autonomous cars to haul people in next few weeks
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. The high-tech ride-hailing company said Thursday that an unspecified number of autonomous Ford Fusions with human backup drivers
Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later. "This is a transformational
China's launch of quantum satellite major step in space race
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BEIJING (AP) — China's launch of the first quantum satellite Tuesday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can't be penetrated by hackers, experts said. The satellite launched into space from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China's Gobi desert
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