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New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in...

 

US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech company

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government's fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world's biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona,...

 

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

LONDON (AP) — In the battle for online privacy, Google is a U.S. Goliath facing a handful of European Davids. The backlash over Big Tech's collection of personal data offers new hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to...

 

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram...

 

Facebook pulls security app from Apple store over privacy

Facebook has pulled one of its own products from Apple's app store because it didn't want to stop tracking what people were doing on their iPhones. Facebook also banned a quiz app from its social network for possible privacy intrusions on about 4...

 

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual...

 

China's exports rebound, trade surplus with US swells

HONG KONG (AP) — China's exports rebounded in April and its politically sensitive monthly trade surplus with the United States grew for the first time in five months as Beijing and Washington haggled over the chronic imbalance. U.S. officials...

 

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. A high-powered U.S. delegation arr...

 

China has fewer rich lawmakers but their fortunes have grown

HONG KONG (AP) — Members of China's billionaire-studded ceremonial legislature are even richer than last year. It's all the more remarkable considering the number of superrich lawmakers dropped by about a quarter, according to wealth compiler...

 

US Treasury official presses Hong Kong, Beijing on NKorea

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. Treasury official said Wednesday she has urged officials in Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures to counter North Korean smuggling and financing, as part of Washington's fine tuning of efforts to shut down Pyongyang's...

 

World shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's end

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday, led by strong gains in Asia, as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown helped lift sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX climbed 0.6 percent to...

 

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born...

 

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born...

 

Asian shares mixed, US storm sends gasoline futures spiking

Hong Kong (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday after investors found no surprises from last week's key meeting of central bankers while gasoline futures spiked after Tropical Storm Harvey battered Texas' refinery-rich Gulf Coast. KEEPING SCORE:...

 

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