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  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union's...

  • Amazon offers 3-D printed products

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product store will offer more than 200 print on-demand products that can be customized by material, size,...

  • Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet — as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally....

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded...

  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

  • UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Dr. Robert Howe says his medical practice in Massachusetts showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body...

  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again,...

  • Big Ideas: On homelessness, strippers and 3D printing

    With inadequate housing or shelter options, many homeless people are forced to live out of doors and in public places.

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile application in...

  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas. In one of its most...

  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated...

  • 4 more Michigan cities get Uber ridesharing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A California company that uses mobile application software to link people needing transportation in Ann Arbor and the Detroit area to drivers is expanding to several other Michigan cities. San Francisco-based Uber (OO'-burr) says service starts Thursday in Flint, Grand...

  • UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

    LONDON (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Dan Evans, 38, had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on voicemails of some 200 celebrities...

  • European Central Bank in database security breach

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said...



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