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residents pass by an advertisement for the iPhone X in Beijing, China. Apple shares have been falling in early 2018 on fears that the iPhone X has not been a hit with customers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Apple's stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line.

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music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. A federal copyright board has raised the music streaming royalties for songwriters and music publishers by more than 40 percent. The decisio

Copyright board boosts songwriters' music streaming fees

A federal copyright board has raised the music streaming royalties for songwriters and music publishers by more than 40 percent to narrow the financial divide separating them from recording labels.

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Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. In Iran, a government push for a 'halal' internet means more control after protests. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

'Halal' internet means more control in Iran after unrest

Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to kill Jason Rezaian in front of his wife, Yeganeh, the 20 agents in the July 2014 raid tore through their belongings and rifled through drawers, clothes and valuables for an hour.

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Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix.  The Twitter account for the conservative TV host disappeared for a few hours early Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, and the conspiracy theories quic

Sean Hannity's Twitter page compromised, vanishes for hours

Fox News host Sean Hannity's Twitter account was compromised and was unavailable for a few hours on Saturday, inspiring speculation by his conservative followers that a government cabal they call the "deep state" or a rogue employee could be to blame.

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YouTube personality Logan Paul arrives at Jingle Ball in Inglewood, Calif. Paul has returned to YouTube with a 7-minute suicide prevention video he hopes will “make a difference in the world.” He was suspended by YouTube after posting video of him in a fo

Logan Paul resurfaces on YouTube with anti-suicide video

YouTube star Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a 7-minute suicide prevention video he hopes will "make a difference in the world." Paul was suspended by YouTube after posting video of him in a forest in Japan near what seemed to be a body hanging from a tree.

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This undated image provided by researcher Canan Dagdeviren in January 2018 shows an implant that can precisely drip medications deep into the brain by remote control.

Tiny implant opens way to deliver drugs deep into the brain

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision.

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A person takes a photo of an Apple logo before an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple will give users control over slowdown of older iPhones

Apple's next major update of its mobile software will include an option that will enable owners of older iPhones to turn off a feature that slows the device to prevent aging batteries from shutting down.

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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, the HomePod speaker is photographed in a a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Pre-orders for the HomePod will begin Friday, Jan.

Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod.

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A doctor holds an e-cigarette in a smoking lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes.

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Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Twitter announced that chief operating officer Anthony Noto is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Noto is joining Social Finance Inc., an online lender, as chief execut

Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns

Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, attends a meeting with Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, during the

French president hosts 140 world business leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron promoted his government's changes to French tax and labor laws Monday in front of 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France.

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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M.

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels.

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Electron rocket carrying only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), lifts off from the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island's east coast.

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators during a round-table discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub  in St. Louis. Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, sayin

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news

Facebook is announcing a second major tweak to its algorithm, saying it will prioritize news based on survey results of trustworthiness. The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday that it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources.

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Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, lawmakers grilled executives from Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter about what the companies are doing to prevent extremists and terrorists from using th

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers.

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Emirati officials greet each other in front of an Emirates Airbus A380 on display during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.

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Apple Store at an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, China. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. ec

Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.

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Huawei at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. A Chinese court notice says homegrown tech giant Huawei has won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung. The notice released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 said the c

Huawei wins China patent lawsuit against rival Samsung

Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court.

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People wait in line to enter the Google booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging war

The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events.

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A man demonstrates how he enters his Facebook page as he works on his computer at a restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil.

A look at Facebook's changes over the years in what you see

Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles.

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