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Google's search engine directs voters to the ballot box
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November's U.S. presidential election. Beginning Tuesday, Google will provide a summary box detailing state voting laws at the top of the search results whenever a user
Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers
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NEW YORK (AP) — An undisclosed number of people who used credit cards at 20 Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin and other hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have had their cards compromised as a result of hack of the hotels' payment system. HEI Hotels & Resorts, which operates
IOC fights cyberattacks during Olympics
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyberattacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "Throughout the games, the same in London (in 2012) when you are the center of attention of the world, there are massive attempts everyday all day long to break our
Business groups appeal to China over cybersecurity law
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BEIJING (AP) — A coalition of 46 business groups from the United States, Europe and Asia has appealed to China to change proposed cybersecurity rules they warn will harm trade and isolate the country. The action adds to mounting complaints Beijing is trying to squeeze foreign competitors out
2016 Chevrolet Cruze fresh, smartphone-friendly and fast
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The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is bigger yet lighter for 2016, with fresh styling, a new turbo-charged engine and more technology and safety features. With 153 horsepower, the Cruze is more powerful than its predecessor and tops the 140 horsepower of one of its biggest competitors, the Toyota
Egyptian chemist Zewail, Nobel prize-winner, dies at 70
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ahmed Zewail, a science adviser to President Obama who won the 1999 Nobel Prize for his work on the study of chemical reactions over immensely short time scales, died on Tuesday. He was 70. Zewail's death was announced by the California Institute of Technology in
Samsung's new jumbo phone unlocks with iris scanner
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NEW YORK (AP) — You'll be able to unlock Samsung's new phone by just looking at it. The Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner, which matches patterns in your eyes with what was detected by your phone during setup. It offers an alternative to fingerprint ID, which doesn't work well when
Israeli army identifies a new threat: 'Pokemon Go'
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military is warning its soldiers about a new threat: the widely popular mobile phone game "Pokemon Go." The army said Monday it has banned its forces from playing the game on Israeli military bases due to security concerns. In a directive to soldiers and officers,
Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another. Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced by deactivating messages in the main Facebook app and steering users
Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory on Tuesday, a little more than two years after construction began. The
Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago. Since its March
China rolls out world's largest amphibious aircraft
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BEIJING (AP) — An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires. The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. It
Sun Online verified on Twitter!
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Most popular online news website, Sun Online has been verified on Twitter. The account was verified today. With over 66,000 followers on the popular social media platform, Twitter, Sun Online has constantly providing readers with the latest news and updates with latest in modern technology.
Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her, accusing her of inciting violence on the social
'Pokemon Go' more than doubles Nintendo's stock price
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TOKYO (AP) — For Nintendo, "Pokemon Go" just keeps on giving. Shares in the Japanese game maker closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen ($300) on the Tokyo Stock exchange Tuesday and have more than doubled in value since the wildly popular augmented-reality game was launched on July 6. Nintendo
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