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  • Britain to test driverless cars next year

    LONDON (AP) — British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will guide the cars. The plan will include two types of driverless...

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than expected,...

  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill...

  • OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Think you're in control? Think again. This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. The New York-based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month...

  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change...

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to...

  • 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.



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