Archives: Science & Technology

  • 3 Calif. brothers charged with digital piracy

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three brothers from Northern California have been charged with operating an illegal website that showed bootleg versions of popular TV shows and movies. The State Attorney General's Office says 26-year-old Hop Hoang and his brothers, 23-year-old Tony Hoang and 20-year-old...

  • The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft and Sony offered new details this week on the game consoles they will start selling before the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will join Nintendo's Wii U, which came out last year, in vying for shoppers' attention and dollars at a time many...

  • Review: Office for iPhone helpful for subscribers

    Published: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The wait is over for the iPhone version of Microsoft's Office software. With the free app, users can quickly and easily edit, save and share documents on the go. But there's a catch: You have to be an Office 365 subscriber to use it. And the mobile version is so bare bones, it...

  • Maine educators cool to HP, Microsoft

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine schools aren't yet embracing Hewlett Packard, which won a competition for the preferred option for laptops distributed to more than 70,000 middle and high school students. Figures released by the Maine Department of Education on Friday showed that educators...

  • Microsoft brings Office to iPhone, but not tablets

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even as a pared-down version of Microsoft's Office software package arrived on the iPhone, the company is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries to boost sales of tablet computers running its own Windows system. Microsoft also isn't selling...

  • The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft and Sony offered new details this week on the game consoles they will start selling before the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will join Nintendo's Wii U, which came out last year, in vying for shoppers' attention and dollars at a time many...

  • AP-Daybook-Wed-General

    Updated: 34 min ago

    AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, June 19 GENERAL ALL DAY June 14 - 22. CYBER SECURITY INCIDENTS TRAINING — To help organizations defend against cyber attackers, SANS will host SANSFIRE 2013 training. http://www.sans.org/info/130572 On the Net: http://www.sans.org June 16 - 19. NATIONAL...

  • BC-US--Bite Mark Evidence,ADVISORY, US

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Editors: Calling your attention to BITE MARK EVIDENCE, an AP Impact story that has been sent in advance for use in newspapers of Monday, June 17, and thereafter. AP IMPACT: BITE MARK EVIDENCE At least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks on the flesh of victims...

  • BC-MI--Michigan News Digest, MI

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Michigan at noon. All times EDT. Roger Schneider is the Michigan news editor. Jeff Karoub is the early editor in Detroit. Corey Williams is the late editor. If you have questions about the report or stories to offer, please call the AP general news and photos numbers in Detroit: 800-642-4125...

  • Summer camp ignites students' interest in science

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It looks like a crafts class, as students slice Styrofoam cups in half and thread strings so they cross into a peace sign, but they are really building a robotic "grappler" for space stations. Latrell Franklin, 12, shows how he twists his two cup pieces so that the...