Technology

Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France.

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data.

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File photo an iPhone is seen in Washington.

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.

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Oracle headquarters in Redwood City, Calif.

US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.

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Media wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo.

Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch console

Nintendo is trying to Switch it up.

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Michael Snyder, professor and chair of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine sports wearable gadgets.

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2007, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.

Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks.

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Miles Clark of Carnival Corp. demonstrates the Ocean Compass interface before CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Cruise ship operators bringing high tech to the high seas

High technology is taking to the high seas. Cruise ships are being outfitted with sensors and trackers, all to help crew members better anticipate passengers' needs and whims.

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The robot can greet shoppers and has the potential to send messages geared to people’s age and gender through facial recognition.

Here come 'smart stores' with robots, interactive shelves

Tomorrow's retail stores want to take a page from their online rivals by embracing advanced technology — everything from helpful robots to interactive mirrors to shelves embedded with sensors.

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Laila, left, and her sister Nour, last names not given, play with Pepper the robot at Westfield Mall in San Francisco.

Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical?

While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don't dismiss it as mere child's play.

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This pair of images provided by the web analytics firm Mezzobit shows a graphic representation of a mainstream news site, left, and a fringe news site, right.

Study: Ad-tech use shines light on fringe, fake news sites

What distinguishes mainstream news sites from those devoted to fake news or other hyper-partisan takes on events? It's not just the stories they run, but also the way they use online technology that tracks readers and shows them ads, according to a new study by a web analytics firm.

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There’s good news for Rudolph and his friends _ an app is helping officials reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland.

Finnish phone app finds reindeer, helps to avoid road kill

There's good news for Rudolph and his friends — an app is helping officials reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland.

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a Pokemon Go player attempts to catch a Charmander character in New Delhi, India.

Popular mobile game 'Pokemon Go' lands on Apple Watch

The popular mobile game "Pokemon Go" is now available on the Apple Watch, squashing rumors that the game's maker was scrapping such plans.

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This image provided by Nintendo shows a screenshot from the game

'Super Mario Run': Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo

Super Mario might be running, but a hefty price tag for a mobile game just won't fly with the masses.

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Backdropped by a poster of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Mayra Arevich Marin, president of state telecom monopoly Etecsa, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, wait for the start of a signing ceremony, in Havana.

Google, Cuba sign allowing faster access to company's data

Google and the Cuban government signed a deal Monday allowing the internet giant to provide faster access to its data by installing servers on the island that will store much of the company's most popular content.

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A man passes by the Samsung Electronics Co. logos at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

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India's opposition Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters from atop a vehicle, during a protest rally in New Delhi, India.

Twitter accounts of Indian opposition party hacked

Indian police are investigating hackers who infiltrated Twitter accounts belonging to the opposition Congress party and sent out a barrage of abusive posts.

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Kalie Luii, a compliance officer for the Division of Oceanic Fisheries Management in Palau, installs a Satlink camera faceplate with waterproof cover on a longline tuna boat.

Tech solutions to tackle overfishing, labor abuse at sea

Fishing boats used high-tech systems to find vast schools of fish for decades, depleting stocks of some species and leading to the complete collapse of others.

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Employees stand next to self-driving, big-rig trucks during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters, in San Francisco.

Self-driving truck hits the road as Ohio discusses research

A self-driving truck will begin traveling on two Ohio roads next week after state officials announce details of new investments to support innovative transportation technology.

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Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, speaks at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru.

Facebook fixing fake news problem with CEO at trade summit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged world leaders meeting in Peru on Saturday to help get more people online to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network that some suggest could have helped sway the U.S. presidential election.

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