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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
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
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