Technology

This graphic provided by Volvo shows how a rear cross-traffic system spots oncoming vehicles. New cars can come laden with safety technology, some that warns you and some that also takes action to protect you. (Courtesy of Volvo Car Corp. via AP)

Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology

We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars.

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In this May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove ransomware claim

North Korea's envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a "baseless provocation" being used to generate tensions.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco.

Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones.

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Toshiba Corporation unveiled a pan-tilt camera developed by the Toshiba Corp. and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRND).

Toshiba unveils device for Fukushima nuclear reactor probe

Toshiba Corp.'s energy systems unit on Friday unveiled a long telescopic pipe carrying a pan-tilt camera designed to gather crucial information about the situation inside the reactor chambers at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.

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a user gets ready to launch Facebook on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label's music in them. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Facebook signs deal with music label Universal Music

Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label's music in them.

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In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, engineer Matt King, who is blind, demonstrates facial recognition technology via a teleconference at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Facebook improves how blind can "see" images using AI

When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time for the visually impaired — almost nonexistent.

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In this Nov. 13 photo, visitors walk at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo.

Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to that growing technology sector.

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Matt King, who is blind, demonstrates facial recognition technology via a teleconference at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is unveiling a new AI-powered feature just in time for alcohol-filled holiday parties: you can now see untagge

Facebook improves how blind can "see" images using AI

When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time for the visually impaired — almost nonexistent.

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Twitter sign outside of the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter will be enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content such as hateful images or symbols, including those attached to user profiles, the company announced Monday, Dec

Twitter suspends white nationalists as it enforces new rules

Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly to enforce its new rules aimed at reducing what it deems abusive content.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health.

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Apple TV streaming device, on display in New York. Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed F

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

 Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale.

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Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Microsoft rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligenc

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer.

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T-Mobile store in New York. Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service in 2018, the latest company to marry wireless and video. The company said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video.

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FILE - This Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo shows a user about to update Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass.

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

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Apple logo above a store location entrance in Dallas. Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. (AP Photo/Tony Gutier

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

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Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, arrives for a public hearing at the parliamentary control committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany.  The head of Germany's domes

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, Facebook publicly released its policies against workplace harassment. This includes enforcement procedures and how it investigates complaints. The company says it wants to hel

Can better policies prevent workplace sexual harassment?

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don't publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don't enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves.

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an employee monitors prices at the tech-driven Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. From Silicon Valley to Shanghai, surging share prices for technology companies means the industry is making up an ever-larger chunk of stock funds. Tech companies have been able

Tech is taking over our lives, and our 401(k) accounts

As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts.

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Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. stocks held steady in Wednesday morning trading, following sharp drops for markets around the world.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sinking energy stocks pull S&P 500 to fourth straight loss

U.S. stocks took another small step backward on Wednesday after a plunge in the price of oil dragged down shares of energy producers. The losses overshadowed gains for technology companies and other areas of the market.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. In a Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, blog post, Wojcicki said that more than 10,000 workers will be helping curb videos that violate YouTube's policies from

YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm."

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