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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital mediaA survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes
The Associated Press8 hours ago
House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from GoogleTech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisisOhio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, an autonomous vehicle is driven by an engineer on a street in an industrial park in Boston. A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, photo, construction cranes fill a block across from an Amazon building in Seattle. Whichever city lands Amazon’s second headquarters, some people in Seattle, it’s original hometown, say there are downsides to having the tech giant in the neighborhood. For years now, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks, with dozens of enormous cranes towering overhead as construction trucks rumble past pedestrians and bicyclists. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from SeattleThe many places competing for Amazon's HQ2 have plenty to learn from the site of its HQ1
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen in New York. Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. In an email shared with The Associated Press Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Twitter's head of safety policy outlined the new guidelines to the company's Trust and Safety Council, a group of outside organizations that advises Twitter on its policies against abuse. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweetsTwitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Ann Dowd, from left, winner of outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, Elisabeth Moss, winner of outstanding lead actress in a drama series, and Alexis Bledel, winner of outstanding guest actress in a drama for "The Handmaid's Tale" pose in the press room at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed showsThe Nielsen company says it will now report how many people are watching shows on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon
The Associated Press23 hours ago
European Commissioner for Security Julian King speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. European security commissioner, Julian King, unveiled new measures on Wednesday to protect against lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in Europe's capitals. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
EU unveils measures to tackle low-tech attacksThe EU is unveiling new measures to help counter low-tech attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
EU says data privacy deal with US can be improvedThe European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system seeking to guarantee EU citizens privacy protection from U.S. companies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Exile Tibetans shout slogans as police detain them during a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Nearly two dozen members of the Tibetan Youth Congress on Wednesday protested opposing a second five-year term for Chinese President Xi Jinpin as the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting opened in Beijing. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in IndiaMembers of the Tibetan Youth Congress protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress
The Associated Press1 day ago
China's top communist leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping observe a moment of silence for fallen comrades during the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi has told a key Communist Party congress that the nation's prospects are bright but the challenges are severe. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Xi calls for more technology developmentPresident Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area fraught with complaints Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A launches from Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. A Russian cargo ship has been launched to take supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over DubaiParts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the atmosphere and scattering in the ocean
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, traffic makes its way down Seventh Avenue in New York's Times Square. Cruise Automation, a self-driving software company owned by General Motors, will start testing in New York in early 2018. They’ll have an engineer behind the wheel to monitor performance. Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt says the densely populated city will give the company more unusual situations to test software. Cruise currently is testing in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Autonomous cars head for the Big AppleGeneral Motors' Cruise Automation wants to begin testing autonomous vehicles in Manhattan next year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Univision goes dark for Verizon's cable customersUnivision channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app TBHFacebook has bought TBH, a teen-focused app that lets people give anonymous compliments to each other
The Associated Press1 day ago
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