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This computer generated image provided by Uber Technologies on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 shows a flying taxi by Uber. Commuters of the future could get some relief from congested roads if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. The ride-hailing service has unveiled an artist's impression of the sleek, futuristic machine it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020 and deploy for ride-sharing by 2028. (Uber Technologies via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 8:47 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Commuters of the future could get some relief from congested roads if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. The ride-hailing service unveiled Wednesday an artist's impression of the sleek, futuristic machine it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020. The...
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November 08, 2017 - 12:00 am
Will it be AT&T vs the government in $85B Time Warner deal? X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future No one is immune from hacks, says former Yahoo CEO New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users Tencent buys 12 percent stake in Snap Uber reaches for the...
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In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2017, Ellen Tara James-Penney, a lecturer at San Jose State University, prepares to stay the night inside her station wagon in the parking lot of Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, Calif. The booming economy along the West Coast has led to an historic shortage of affordable housing and has upended the stereotypical view of people out on the streets. Reporting by The Associated Press finds that many of them are employed, working as retail clerks, plumbers, janitors _ even teachers. They go to work, sleep where they can and buy gym memberships for a place to shower. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 07, 2017 - 11:12 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street. She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more...
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A man gets a meal from Food not Bombs, an advocacy group helping homeless people, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Santa Cruz, Calif. On a street corner in Santa Cruz's main thoroughfare, the organization sets up a meal station on Saturdays and Sundays for the city's increasing homeless population, despite constant pressure from some residents in the downtown district. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 07, 2017 - 8:12 pm
Homelessness is not a new issue to America's West Coast. But it's getting worse - much worse. On any given night, more than 105,000 people are sleeping unsheltered in some of the country's biggest and trendiest metropolises, driven there by soaring housing costs, rental vacancy rates that rival...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Waymo is testing vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The testing started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. It’s a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 07, 2017 - 6:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Kelley, the suspect in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A short time after the shooting, Kelley was found dead in his vehicle. Federal investigators say they are trying to get into Kelley's cellphone. The inability to access Kelley's phone highlights a longstanding frustration of the FBI, which said it has been unable to retrieve data from half the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year. Technology companies have insisted they must protect customers' digital privacy. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
November 07, 2017 - 6:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The phone used by the gunman who fatally shot 26 people inside a small Texas church has become the latest flashpoint in the privacy wars. Federal investigators complain that they can't get into Devin Patrick Kelley's phone thanks to security features that shield messages, photos and...
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This Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, photo shows the Snapchat app. Snap Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat is getting a redesign to make it easier to use. But the new look will not make the latest earnings report from its parent company any prettier for investors. Shares in Snap Inc. were down more than 16 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company posted yet...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter says it is rolling out a 280-character limit to nearly everyone, ending the iconic 140-character restriction. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That’s because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 07, 2017 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit. That's because writing in those languages uses fewer characters. The company says 9 percent of...
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November 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Hackers temporarily redirected people looking for hundreds of local school webpages across the U.S. to a video in support of the Islamic State group. The FBI is trying to determine who was behind the hack, which hijacked school websites in Tucson, Arizona; Newtown,...
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