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Comcast's best year in nearly a decade, loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, despite customer loss.

N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Super Bowl ads this year might stick to 'good taste'

As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste? Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled and costs for raw materials rose. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Another potential 'First Guy' on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly Fiorina, the former technology CEO seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Auto industry agrees to cooperate with government on safety

After two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts by agreeing to cooperate on safety issues in the future. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Best Buy reports weak holiday shopping results, outlook

Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help

Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Are unlimited data cellphone plans on their way back?

AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan

Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it's reinventing it — with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech features and a first-ever hybrid version that Chrysler hopes... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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VW CEO plans to submit emissions fixes to EPA chief

Volkswagen's new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales pace. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets $1 million pay raise

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a raise of more than $1 million last year, though he didn't make as much as his top lieutenants. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why aren't smart TVs very clever?

Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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North Korea says it conducted successful hydrogen bomb test

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Autonomous car breakthroughs to be featured at gadget show

Powerful computers that can drive better than people, high-definition road maps and low-cost sensors are about to remove some big barriers to self-driving cars. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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General Motors invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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State Department short of target on Clinton email release

The State Department opened the new year by falling short of a court-ordered goal from last year to have out by now 82 percent of Hillary Clinton's emails from her years as secretary of state. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter, like it or not

Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Apple agrees to pay $350 million in Italian tax case

Apple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros (about $350 million) in taxes for several past years, prosecutors said Wednesday, part of a broader European effort to make multinationals pay what... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Free Internet service for over 3 million Egyptians shut down

A program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians was shut down on Wednesday, social media site Facebook said. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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New Zealand judges rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US

A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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X-ray vision? New technology making it a reality for $300

X-ray vision — a comic book fantasy for decades — is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Dem debate: Sanders apologizes for data breach; Clinton calls out Trump (+video)

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bernie Sanders apologized to Hillary Clinton and his own supporters Saturday night for a breach of her campaign's valuable voter data, seeking to put the controversy to... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2015

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Pride vies with sadness as Britain's last coal pit closes

Coal once fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Holiday sales show online shift

More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Carter admits improper use of personal email account

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Thursday he sometimes used a personal, unsecured email account to conduct official business after he took office in February, a practice he called... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Seattle becomes first US city to let Uber drivers unionize

Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Should you start using mobile pay? Here's everything you need to know

There are more places than ever to break out a digital wallet to pay for the things you want. So which ones should you use and how safe are they? Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones

Apple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks. It marked New York's Madison Square Garden arena as park... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Largest destroyer built for Navy headed to sea for testing

The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith

The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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Social media: The new megaphone for violent perpetrators

Tashfeen Malik, the woman involved in this week's Southern California mass shooting, has another claim to notoriety: She's the latest in a growing line of extremists and disturbed killers who have... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Google ups ante, nearly doubles bet on renewable energy

Google is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search for information, watch video clips and communicate... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Zuckerberg and wife, in letter to new daughter, announce they are giving away most of their money

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter Max as well as plans to donate most of their wealth, or roughly $45 billion, to a new organization that will tackle a... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around

Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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