Technology

British IT expert Marcus Hutchis who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017.

Computer expert who foiled cyberattack says he's 'no hero'

A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack has told The Associated Press he doesn't consider himself a hero but fights malware because "it's the right thing to do."

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In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France.

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.

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A member of Cirque du Soleil demonstrates use of Microsoft's HoloLens device in helping to virtually design a set at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Seattle.

Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

An upcoming feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.

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Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy, left, and CEO Evan Spiegel ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as the company celebrates its IPO.

Snap plunges after 1Q report as Facebook's shadow looms

Facebook has been bent on copying Snapchat ever since the social media giant tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to buy what was then an ephemeral photo-messaging app.

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Workers demonstrate Microsoft Surface devices at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Seattle.

Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers.

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Ahn Cheol-soo, center, the presidential candidate of South Korea's People's Party, raises his hands during a presidential election campaign in Goyang, South Korea.

Ex-computer software mogul eyes S. Korean presidency

Ahn Cheol-soo's supporters believe that as South Korean president he'll rise above a political culture long bogged down by corruption and factional bickering.

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A Chinese man walks by a cabinets displaying Chinese encyclopedias at a book store in Beijing, Thursday, May 4, 2017.

China compiles its own Wikipedia, but public can't edit it

 It'll be free. It'll be uniquely Chinese. It'll be an online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia — but without the participation of the public.

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This undated photo provided by The Strong shows the four inductees for the 2017 class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Video Game Hall of Fame adds 'Halo: Combat Evolved,' 3 more

Attention Halo Nation, "Halo: Combat Evolved" is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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A girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif.

Facebook ramps up its response to violent videos

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material — including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda — off of its site.

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This photo provided by Microsoft shows the company's Surface Laptop, aimed at students. The Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard.

Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook CEO dinner hosts say he's not running for president

An Ohio family that hosted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for dinner says he made it clear he wasn't planning to run for president in 2020.

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Chiranut Trairat, (second from left) mother of an 11-month-old baby girl, stands next to her daughter's portrait before her funeral in Phuket, Thailand.

Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The funeral was held Saturday for an 11-month-old Thai girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook before he then hanged himself.

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Signage inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles.

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child.

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Country music singer Eric Church performs at halftime during an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

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Pennsylvania State Police investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead in Erie. Pa.

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.

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Google Home, right, sits on display near a Pixel phone following a product event, in San Francisco.

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.

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Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during the Global partners meeting on neglected tropical diseases, NTD, at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Microsoft's Gates appeals to Britain to maintain foreign aid

Microsoft founder Bill Gates appealed Wednesday for Britain's leaders to maintain current levels of foreign aid, saying that it is a good investment for both the U.K. and the world.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

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A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday, April 17, 2017, near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland.

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped'

In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

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File photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google expands fact checking in news searches

Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results — the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.

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