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Proposed Utah law aims to swat wave of emerging cybercrime

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws.

Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos

Aditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Mini robots that play soccer and more: Highlights from tech show

How about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth? Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service

Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Google cracks down on 'revenge porn' under new nudity policy

Google plans to censor unauthorized nude photos from its influential Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at cracking down on a malicious practice known as "revenge porn." Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Hits at Paris Air Show: Vertical lift-off, tiny satellites

Planes you can park in your garage. Satellites that fit in your backpack. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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FBI: Surveillance flights by-the-book, rarely track phones

The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Loss of government contract "major blow" to Colt Defense

The bankruptcy being sought by Colt Defense was fueled by missteps with gun owners, a misreading of the police firearms market and a fall in gun sales to the public after an initial spike several... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Timeline: Roughly 4 weeks pass before gov't reveals hacking

The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Tech tips: Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords

So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it's tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of your passwords. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Are insurers prepared for self-driving cars?

Auto insurers are unprepared for the changes self-driving vehicles will create for their business and most don’t think the technology will have a significant impact for at least a decade,... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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AT&T hit with $100M fine, company vows to fight

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements

A senior Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming

Online retail giant Amazon says it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety,... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Balcony collapse victims having fun before college, careers

A group of young Irish and Irish-American men and women were enjoying their last summer of freedom in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens of thousands... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Tips to help small businesses make the transition to chip cards

Small business owners: If you haven't prepared for the transition to chip-embedded credit and debit cards, you don't have long. Here are some tips to help you meet the Oct. 1 deadline to get new... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Twitter's lame-duck CEO 'over the moon' about changes ahead

Twitter's lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company stocked with new features that will boost revenue and help make the short-messaging service useful to more people. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Clinton confidant testifies before House Benghazi panel

The chairman of a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, complained Tuesday that his committee should have received emails between Democratic presidential candidate... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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German Parliament to wipe part of IT system amid hack attack

The speaker of Germany's Parliament said Thursday that parts of its information technology system will need to be wiped and reinstalled to deal with an ongoing hacking attack on the network used by... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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In with the old: Apple restores former bank for new store

To create the newest Apple store to sell iPhones, smartwatches and other modern gadgetry, Apple took a look back at the 1920s. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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UN climate talks inch forward, putting off tough decisions

Two weeks of U.N. climate talks ended Thursday with negotiators trimming a draft global climate pact but leaving core sticking points to be untangled later, before a December summit in Paris where... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Report says rich nations face rising risks of cyberattacks

Wealthy nations face a high and fast-growing threat of cyberattacks while risks from terrorism increasingly are confined to poorer, conflict-stricken countries, according to a defense outlook... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

At the two-day meeting with the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S., the G-7's most eye-catching pledge was a commitment to move away from using fossil fuels by the end of... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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College students cycle across America to inspire young scientists

Seven students from Harvard and MIT are cycling across America, stopping in many rural towns to get kids interested in science through hands-on workshops to program computers, launch model rockets... Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Giant hack may be first step in pursuit of bigger US secrets

A giant hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S.... Read more »

June 5, 2015

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A look back at the consolidation wave sweeping TV providers

Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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N. Korea developing new satellite, defends space program

North Korean space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their right to conduct rocket launches whenever they see fit, despite... Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Japan agrees to beef up Philippine military with hardware

The Philippines may soon be getting military equipment from Japan as the Southeast Asian country looks to better defend itself in an increasingly tense territorial dispute with China. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles

Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous vintage cars should also be prepared to manage without... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end Putin propaganda

A former "Kremlin troll" says she is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory" churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five... Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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What you need to know about the Takata air bag recall

A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Recreational noise a serious threat to young people’s hearing

More than 1 billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing thanks to repeated and prolonged use of personal electronic devices such as earbuds and smartphones, according to the World... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and —... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Orem police warn of skimming scandals

A recent skimming incident in Orem has police reminding residents to always be mindful when using an ATM or other bank card readers. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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