Tech

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," the rhino's profile says. "I perform well under pressure.

EU investigators probe Swedish mobile telecoms firms

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog says investigators have launched surprise inspections at a number of Swedish mobile telecoms companies amid concerns over a possible cartel. The European Commission said that Tuesday's inspections are a first step in the investigation of anti-competitive practices. It did not name any of the companies targeted.

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, said Tuesday it's adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its self-driving vehicle fleet. It will allow hundreds of people in the Phoenix area to take rides in the vehicles so it can get feedback on the experience.

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

PARIS (AP) -- Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin. The campaign's digital chief, Mounir Mahjoubi, confirmed the attempted intrusions in a telephone interview late Monday but said they had all been thwarted.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a "silver lining" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday.

Excerpts: Sandberg recounts grief and building resilience

NEW YORK (AP) -- A few weeks after her husband died, Sheryl Sandberg was talking with a friend about finding someone to fill in for a father-child activity. Crying, the No. 2 Facebook executive told the friend, "But I want Dave." He put his arm around her and said, "Option A is not available. So let's just kick the s--- out of Option B.

Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also "extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle." Samsung had no comment.

Dish unveils $999 system to make live online video easier

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dish, a company known largely for its old-school satellite TV, is now trying to make it easier for people to stream quality video live over YouTube and Facebook. Dish is unveiling a wireless device, SlingStudio, meant to enable multi-camera productions without high-end equipment. The wireless device collects video from up to 10 smartphones and traditional cameras as they are being shot.

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Russian man described by U.S. authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury, officials announced Friday. Pyotr Levashov, who was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, this month, is accused of running a computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking his extradition.

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) -- The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for locating people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed.

Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101. The University of California-Santa Cruz says Huskey died April 9 at his home in the city. Huskey was a professor emeritus at the university. Huskey was teaching mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1940s when he joined the ENIAC team.

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites.

Match for mutts? New website helps people adopt the best dog

BOSTON (AP) -- People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed -- but that's barking up the wrong tree. "If you think they're cute, you bring them home," said Jodi Andersen, a dog trainer and author. That's why Andersen, along with MaryAnn Zeman and Sharon Mosse, founded the new online business How I Met My Dog.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale

MONACO (AP) -- It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.