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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

A man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin identified himself as its creator.

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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TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes

California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Old laws collide with digital reality in teen sexting cases

Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

Volkswagen is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as a goodwill gesture to owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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'Call of Duty' maker buys 'Candy Crush' company for $5.9B

The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by shelling out $5.9 billion for the maker of "Candy Crush Saga." Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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2 degrees, flies planes, author, works at NASA. His age? 17

Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Move to spur pint-sized medical devices to treat sick kids

Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015

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YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers like PewDiePie, and on-demand... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2015

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Amazon sues reviewers to stop phony product reviews

Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015

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Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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Will Amazon's Echo speaker or Dash buttons make your life easier?

When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn't convinced... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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California teams with tech firms to fight cyber exploitation

California's attorney general has teamed with leaders in the tech industry and law enforcement to combat so-called cyber exploitation — the practice of anonymously posting nude or scantily... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials... Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Tired of just pressing 'like'? Here are 5 ways you might soon emote on Facebook

Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow? Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Greek town glimpses mass transit future: driverless buses

There'll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there's no driver anyway. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition

You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO

Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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At Asian film fest, new etiquette shows rise of mobile app

Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea, must have annoyed its share of moviegoers. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Google unveils Nexus phones with 'Marshmallow' flavor

Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Sonos software upgrade allows speakers to tune to your room

Want to put a speaker in a bookshelf or under a chair without compromising sound quality? Wireless speaker company Sonos is releasing a software update that will intelligently calibrate sounds to... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Drive-thru lanes in Salt Lake airport parking garage to close permanently

Starting this Thursday, people will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers inside the parking garage on the second level of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Modi touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the power of social media and his own goals for developing India's tech economy on Sunday, speaking to a global audience from a "town hall" meeting at the... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2015

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Tips on using new iPhone feature for animating still photos

If you're getting one of the new iPhones, you'll be able to turn still images into video. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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VW names head of Porsche unit as new CEO

Volkswagen's board has named Matthias Mueller, the head of the group's Porsche unit, to be the new CEO and to lead the world's top-selling automaker past a growing emissions-rigging scandal. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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EPA to change diesel tests to thwart VW-like cheating

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it will launch sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement on tech firms

Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. and signed an agreement aimed at pushing cooperation on the use of clean tech businesses to... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Clean tech a priority issue as Chinese president lands in US

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington state Tuesday for a visit to the U.S. that will include talks on how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy,... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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US: China cyberespionage puts 'enormous strain' on ties

Cyberespionage for economic gain by China is putting "enormous strain" on U.S.-China relations and needs to stop, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Monday. Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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