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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search.

Facebook fraud fugitive on lam with family, dog

A man accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Plan to allow driverless cars clears Idaho Senate by 1 vote

Driverless cars are one step closer to joining Idaho citizens on the roads. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Controversy over email pushes issue of trust to forefront for Clinton

The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while secretary of state has accelerated an inevitability about her presidential candidacy — a spotlight on whether... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Democrats stand by Clinton, but with some reservations

Democrats closed ranks around Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday after her public explanation of her email practices — yet party officials in important election states appeared resigned to... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage

Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores after a rare breakdown Wednesday. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Selfie sticks: French, UK attractions latest to impose ban

A French palace and a British museum have joined the growing list of global tourist attractions to ban "selfie sticks" — devices visitors use to improve snapshots, but which critics say are... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of a fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and pioneers behind it: Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Scientists outline research wish list for nuclear energy

Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country said Thursday that the United States needs to develop a proving ground where the latest innovations in... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Bainbridge Island net maker uses knotless technology

Before they begin scooping fish out of the ocean, many trawl nets are born at a factory off Day Road. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Technology can enhance romance if used properly

In between drafting real estate contracts or meeting with clients, attorney Barry Lapides zips off a romantic text to his wife of eight years that reads: “I’m so lucky to have you in... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Google selling wireless plans to get more people online

Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Life-saving train design is rarely used

Technology that can blunt the tremendous force of a head-on collision appears to have paid off in the remarkably low number of serious injuries suffered when a Southern California commuter train... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Life-saving train design is rarely used

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Clinton says she would push problem-solving if she runs

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if she decides to seek the White House again she would try to bring Republicans from red states and Democrats in blue states into a "nice, warm, purple... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics

Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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