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Rochester technology team looks for the next killer app

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A small Rochester technology team thinks the hot gee-whiz technology of augmented and virtual reality has the potential for lot more than just fun and games. Virtual reality refers to an immersive technology that usually...

 

Hate mowing? A robot can cut your lawn

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Every spring, Don Osborne brings his 5-foot-wide zero-turn mower out of hibernation to keep a few acres near the house looking tidy. "My wife has flower beds and so forth," Osborne says. "With the big mower, I was all the...

 

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

LONDON (AP) — British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution,...

 

Teaching machines to understand – and summarize – text

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) We humans are swamped with text. It’s not just news and other timely information: Regular people are drowning in le...

 

Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, "You...

 

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed a...

 

Southeast Michigan becomes leader in smart road technology

DETROIT (AP) — Southeast Michigan is becoming a leader in developing "connected" roads and traffic signals that will "talk" directly to the next generation of cars. The features are the building blocks that will eventually guide self-driving cars s...

 

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property. The...

 

Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

SEATTLE (AP) — After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media. The video was part of a recent...

 

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised...

 

German parties salvage vote on social media hate posts bill

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites. The legislation provides...

 

Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatum

MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company. The head of the Russian communications regulator on Friday in an open letter to Telegram founder Pavel...

 

Technology gives boost to infant death cold case in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — New technology is helping Virginia authorities investigate the death of an infant more than 20 years ago. The baby girl was found dead inside a bag at the Lilian Vernon Warehouse in Virginia Beach in 1996 and has never...

 

Cyprus uses high-tech tools to speed search for its missing

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With glue gun in hand, Turkish Cypriot anthropologist Sinem Hossoz meticulously pieces together tiny fragments — the pulverized skull of a child, one of the youngest victims of conflict on ethnically divided Cyprus....

 

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

BEIJING (AP) — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and...

 

Walker signs bill allowing robot deliveries in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents could soon see robot delivery vehicles roaming the state's sidewalks. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday that allows robot delivery vehicles to operate on sidewalks and in crosswalks. The robots are...

 

University of Michigan getting driverless shuttles this fall

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Two driverless shuttles will begin operating at the University of Michigan this fall. The tall, airy, 15-passenger shuttles will carry students and staff in a two-mile loop on campus roads alongside regular traffic. The...

 

Kia tops new car quality survey for second straight year

DETROIT (AP) — Kia has claimed the top spot in a survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year. Genesis — a luxury brand owned by Hyundai Motor Co. — was second in J.D. Power's annual initial quality survey. This marks the first...

 

Ringing the changes: Dutch bike lock blocks rider's phone

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A telecom company in the Netherlands has developed a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone....

 

Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me? The unknowns include whether Amazon might change the grocery...

 

All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

PARIS (AP) — There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the Moon — for a mere $1.2 million per kilogram — and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, both big and small. No...

 

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. The company, which has been making a big push into selling clothes, is testing a new service that lets...

 

Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. Four self-serve kiosks for checking bags debuted Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...

 

Google's search engine aims to become employment engine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Beginning Tuesday, job hunters will be able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search engine collects across the internet. The results...

 

Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box? Going full throttle into groceries by announcing a $13.7 billion deal for...

 

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