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Twitter to let users post longer videos _ up to 140 seconds
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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is now letting its users post videos that are up to 140 seconds long, an increase from its previous 30-second limit. The move is part of the social media company's efforts to attract a broader set of users, some of whom feel confined by its limits on the length of
FAA rules to clear way for routine commercial drone flights
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce
Volkswagen to launch more electric cars after diesel scandal
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. The electric campaign is part of a wide-ranging review of the company's strategy that also
Lenovo, Google unveil phone that knows its way around a room
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — such as the room's size and the presence of other people — and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming. Today's smartphones track
Facebook founder's Twitter account briefly hijacked
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PARIS (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly found his Twitter account hijacked. Screenshots preserved by the technology website Engadget appeared to show someone using the little-used account to say Zuckerberg was "in the LinkedIn database" and inviting the social media mogul to get
Samsung challenges Fitbit with $180 fitness tracker with GPS
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NEW YORK (AP) â?? Just in time for summer, Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut gadgets from market leader Fitbit. Beyond offering all-day step counting and automatic sleep tracking, the $180 Gear Fit2 comes with GPS sensors for more accurate measuring of distance
Team testing new scanner on Egypt's Great Pyramid
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CAIRO (AP) — What mysteries might still be hidden under Egypt's pyramids? A team accompanied by Egypt's former antiquities minister and famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass are testing a new scanner on the Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, hoping that modern technology could help unlock ancient
Safety, technology upgraded in 2016 Ford Focus hatchback
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Ford's jack-of-all-trades Focus hatchback has been upgraded for 2016 with a racy RS model, new safety features and a more responsive voice-recognition system for making phone calls and sending texts. The 2016 Focus RS is the top model now and has all-wheel drive and a turbocharged,
Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security
French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations
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PARIS (AP) — French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms
Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out his company's plans for the vast Indian market in a meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in turn sought Apple's support for his "Digital India" initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers' incomes. Modi and
Computers and warrants: Some senators oppose Justice plan
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy for the government to hack into computers during investigations. The proposal would change a rule of federal criminal procedure that
Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale — a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-story location in San Francisco. Apple provided a glimpse of its revised
China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen
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SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen. Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future
France deploying anti-drone technology to protect Euro 2016
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PARIS (AP) — The security chief for the European Championship tells The Associated Press that France will deploy anti-drone technology that will interfere with and take control of any flying machines that violate no-fly zones over stadiums. Ziad Khoury says no-fly zones will be declared over
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