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  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player. EA Sports says Rice will be removed from the game's roster Friday through an...

  • Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    MADRID (AP) — Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results. The company has...

  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. The breach could turn out to be one of...

  • Starks family takes cellphone tower fight to SJC

    SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Starks family fighting construction of a cellphone transmission tower on land next to their farm is taking the case to Maine's highest court. Harry and Cindy Brown say the Starks Board of Appeals conducted the wrong type of hearing while reviewing their original...

  • Letting your car find a spot and park itself

    DETROIT (AP) — With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360-degree cameras and a...

  • Postal Service not yet ready for the cloud, watchdog finds

    Postal officials haven't defined "cloud computing" and don't know what is meant by "hosting services," the USPS inspector general said in a report made public Monday.

  • Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is taking its users shopping. The short messaging service began testing a "Buy" button Monday that lets some of its users make purchases or donate money to charities without leaving Twitter. Initial partners include music stars Eminem and Brad Paisley, retailers Home...

  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a two-year contract with AT&T. That's down...

  • VIDEO: Gillespie, Warner battle over immigration and technology

    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met Monday morning in Northern Virginia to discuss the challenges facing the technology industry.

  • New service offers female drivers for NYC women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next week, women in New York City will be able to request a female driver through a new livery service. It's called SheTaxis_SheRides. It starts Sept. 16. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/WEn9KI ) says the drivers will wear hot pink pashmina scarves. The service...

  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional...

  • Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement. The...

  • California police use social media to out 'johns'

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Northern California law enforcement officials are turning to social media to combat prostitution by posting names of men arrested on solicitation charges. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/ndwn9hl ) that police departments in Oakland,...

  • $1.9M in incentives for suburban Chicago gun club

    OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is using nearly $1.9 million in sales tax and other incentives to lure a developer to build a gun club with shooting ranges, a gun store and a hotel and restaurant. Oak Forest community development director Adam Dotson and city planner Jake Melrose...



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