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January 21, 2018 - 12:00 am
Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs...
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File-This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. speaking with reporters after meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional report...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, saying it will prioritize news based on users’ votes. The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that it will survey users about how familiar they are with a news source and if they trust it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 19, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys. In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company said it is surveying users about their familiarity with...
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January 19, 2018 - 9:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. The European Commission says diplomats voted Thursday to relocate the Galileo Security Monitoring Center's backup site from Swanwick to Spain. In a...
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People gather outside the Catalonia parliament during a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A new Catalan parliament is meeting following a botched secession attempt last year and amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
January 19, 2018 - 9:38 am
MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate, officials said Friday, despite the possible risk of arrest. Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, aerial file photo, shows downtown Detroit. Amazon's final cut of 20 contenders for its second headquarters leaves hundreds of cities disappointed. That includes hopefuls like Detroit, Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 19, 2018 - 7:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone. Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a clerk reaches to a shelf to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse, in New York. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that it has narrowed down its potential site for a second headquarters in North America to 20 metropolitan areas, mainly on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:12 am
Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders: ___ DETROIT "We would have loved to have made it into the next round for Amazon's second...
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January 19, 2018 - 12:00 am
Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012 Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts Humans will review...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 image made from a video provided by Westpac Little Ripper, a yellow flotation device is dropped from a flying drone toward two teenagers caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast. A flying drone has dropped the flotation device to the pair in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. They were about a kilometer (0.6 mile) from lifeguards who were about to start training with the new drones, equipped with a camera, rescue gear and six rotors. (Westpac Little Ripper via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 11:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometers (470...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, a woman looks out from the lobby next to the logo displayed on the IBM Building in New York. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, IBM Corp. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 18, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — IBM reported its first quarter of revenue growth in more than five years as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence. "Over the past several years we have invested aggressively in technology and...
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