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Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Jul 12, 2014

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as ...

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Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

Jul 11, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials ...

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Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Jul 11, 2014

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud ...

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Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

Jul 11, 2014

SHOREHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name.

The Tesla Science Center announced Elon Musk's donation on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday.

The museum ...

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World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

Jul 11, 2014

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.

While Germany barreled down on a ...

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Ride-sharing Lyft blocked from New York City

Jul 11, 2014

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say they've obtained a temporary restraining order against Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York City.

The attorney general's office and the Department of Financial Services sued only hours ...

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San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

Jul 11, 2014

By TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.

Despite saying last month that it wouldn't ...

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

Jul 11, 2014

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

The news sent Amazon's shares up nearly 5 percent in midday trading.

The online retailer ...

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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

Jul 11, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display ...

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Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their ...

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Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

Jul 10, 2014

By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just ...

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Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday.

Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam said the company's wireless profit margins remain consistent with ...

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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it ...

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US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

Jul 10, 2014

By BRADLEY KLAPPER and LOUISE WATT, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government ...

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Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

Jul 10, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.

Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it is looking ...

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Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

Jul 10, 2014

By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence ...

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Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate ...

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

Jul 9, 2014

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George ...

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PC shipment slump bottoms out

Jul 9, 2014

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

PC sales have fallen in recent years, hurt by surging demand for tablets and other mobile ...

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Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

Jul 9, 2014

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous ...

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