Technology

In this Nov. 13, 2018 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc that has been annotated by experts at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Experts, images suggest a Saudi ballistic missile program

A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons program it has long criticized its archrival Iran for possessing.

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Microsoft Corp.'s Bing appp is seen with other mobile apps on a smartphone in Beijing.

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship.

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Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

On Twitter, limited number of characters spreading fake info

A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.

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This undated photo provided by Amazon shows a self-driving delivery robot that Amazon is calling Scout.

Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots

Amazon is bringing delivery robots to the streets of a Seattle suburb.

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In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2018, Senator Elio Lannutti attends a Senate session in Rome.

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.

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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law

France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year.

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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, file photo shows the Snapchat app.

Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.

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Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne.

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.

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Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith speaks Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during a news conference in Bellevue.

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area.

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Kia optima's steering wheel inside of a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill.

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk

Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. 

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Facebook logo displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris.

Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on local

Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.

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A future Cadillac electric crossover SUV concept is shown on video during media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production.

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Ford Motor Co., President, Global Markets Jim Farley, left, and President and CEO Jim Hackett stand next to the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer during its unveiling, in Detroit.

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.

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This August 2018 photo shows Holocaust survivor Max Glauben sitting in an interactive green screen room while filming a piece for the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas. Glauben will be the latest to have his story recorded in such a way that generations t

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concentration camp to another.

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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad.

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People touch Kiki robots at the Zoetic AI booth at CES International.

Robots walk, talk, pour beer and take over CES tech show

Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don't expect to find one in your home any time soon.

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This image from video provided by the University of Washington in January 2019 shows a demonstration of the smartphone app developed by Rajalakshmi Nandakumar.

Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops.

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Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife divorcing after 25 years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing, ending a 25-year marriage that played a role in the creation of an e-commerce company that made Bezos one of the world's wealthiest people.

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Visitors stand near a 5G logo at a display the PT Expo in Beijing.

What's in a name? 5G wireless claims, but no real network

5G E? 5G Plus? 5G Ultrawideband? Will the real 5G please stand up?

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People walk by the Procter & Gamble booth before CES International.

We're techy, too! Deere, Tide maker head to CES gadget show

The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of new technology they were in 1837.

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