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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora flora surrounds a pond at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You may not have thought much about the 2009 movie "Avatar" over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. The Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that you and zillions of other people will line up for new theme park attractions based on the movie's...
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FILE - This Saturday, April 29, 2017, file photo, shows a Na'vi in a science lab while in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. You may not have thought much about the movie “Avatar” or its dazzling 3-D effects over the past eight years, but Disney sure has. And the Magic Kingdom is wagering a reported half-billion dollars that millions of people will line up for a new theme park based on the movie’s bioluminescent world of Pandora. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has wagered a reported $500 million that people will line up for a new theme-park attraction based on the 2009 movie "Avatar," which has largely faded from pop-culture consciousness. The new park, based on the movie's bioluminescent world of Pandora, represents a major gamble...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. scandal torpedoed Rupert Murdoch's first attempt to take control of British-based broadcaster Sky. Now claims of sexual harassment at his U.S.-based Fox News are creating storm clouds around a second. A woman who says she was mistreated by former Fox TV star Bill O'Reilly is...
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U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Rogers said the U.S. watched Russians penetrate France's infrastructure and tipped French officials before the hacking became public during the country's recent election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 09, 2017 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday. France's election campaign commission said Saturday that "a significant amount of data...
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This photo provided by Amazon shows models of the Amazon Echo Show. Amazon is giving its voice-enabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google's efforts at bringing "smarts" to the home. The new device, called Echo Show, goes on sale on June 28, 2017. Amazon says it's also bringing calling and messaging features to its existing Echo and Echo Dot devices and the Alexa app for phones. (Amazon via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is giving its voice-enabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google's efforts at bringing "smarts" to the home. The 7-inch screen on the new Echo Show enables the speaker to supplement voice responses with visuals and other...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy S8, right, and S8 Plus appear on display after a news conference, in New York. Samsung is making it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers by offering an unlocked version of its new Galaxy S8 phone. Phones sold by carriers are typically locked to a carrier’s network, meaning it might not work when customers switch to a rival or travel abroad. Another advantage with having an unlocked version: The phone won’t come cluttered with carrier-specific apps, many duplicating functions available elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is making it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers by offering an unlocked version of its Galaxy S8 phone . Phones sold by carriers are sometimes locked to a carrier's network, meaning it might not work when customers switch to a rival or get a separate phone plan...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's second-largest supermarket chain said Tuesday it has introduced reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway believes the Swedish-made machines are the world's first for...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The company said it was implementing new methods of reaching out to people in real time when they go online and threaten to take their own lives, and will experiment with other ways of helping people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
May 08, 2017 - 7:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to find and save her — a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts and Facebook's CEO to further investigate how they can use...
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May 08, 2017 - 2:58 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website. Maria Windhager, a lawyer for an Austrian politician, said Monday's ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant's...
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