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This photo provided by Amazon shows models of the Amazon Echo Show. Amazon is giving its voice-enabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google's efforts at bringing "smarts" to the home. The new device, called Echo Show, goes on sale on June 28, 2017. Amazon says it's also bringing calling and messaging features to its existing Echo and Echo Dot devices and the Alexa app for phones. (Amazon via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is giving its voice-enabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google's efforts at bringing "smarts" to the home. The 7-inch screen on the new Echo Show enables the speaker to supplement voice responses with visuals and other...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy S8, right, and S8 Plus appear on display after a news conference, in New York. Samsung is making it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers by offering an unlocked version of its new Galaxy S8 phone. Phones sold by carriers are typically locked to a carrier’s network, meaning it might not work when customers switch to a rival or travel abroad. Another advantage with having an unlocked version: The phone won’t come cluttered with carrier-specific apps, many duplicating functions available elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is making it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers by offering an unlocked version of its Galaxy S8 phone . Phones sold by carriers are sometimes locked to a carrier's network, meaning it might not work when customers switch to a rival or get a separate phone plan...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's second-largest supermarket chain said Tuesday it has introduced reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway believes the Swedish-made machines are the world's first for...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The company said it was implementing new methods of reaching out to people in real time when they go online and threaten to take their own lives, and will experiment with other ways of helping people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
May 08, 2017 - 7:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to find and save her — a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts and Facebook's CEO to further investigate how they can use...
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May 08, 2017 - 2:58 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website. Maria Windhager, a lawyer for an Austrian politician, said Monday's ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant's...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The company said it was implementing new methods of reaching out to people in real time when they go online and threaten to take their own lives, and will experiment with other ways of helping people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
May 08, 2017 - 1:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video on Facebook Live of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough to help sheriff's deputies save her. It underscores Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that keeping such videos online can allow friends and others to intervene...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications have agreed to form a wireless partnership in order to strengthen their positions in the rapidly growing sector. Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. said Monday, May 8, that their partnership will give customers more choice and competitive prices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 08, 2017 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Charter have agreed to cooperate on upcoming cellphone services as both cable companies face growing threats from national wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. The cable companies said that while they'll offer wireless services separately to customers, they...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The company said it was implementing new methods of reaching out to people in real time when they go online and threaten to take their own lives, and will experiment with other ways of helping people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
May 08, 2017 - 12:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video on Facebook Live of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough to help sheriff's deputies save her. It underscores Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that keeping such videos online can allow friends and others to intervene...
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May 08, 2017 - 8:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it has deleted tens of thousands of accounts in Britain ahead of the June 8 general election in a drive to battle fake news. The tech giant also took out newspaper advertisements in Britain's media offering advice on how to spot such stories. The ads suggest that readers...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications have agreed to form a wireless partnership in order to strengthen their positions in the rapidly growing sector. Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. said Monday, May 8, that their partnership will give customers more choice and competitive prices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 08, 2017 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Charter Communications will work together, forming something of a truce, as they advance into the wireless arena. Under the agreement announced Monday, neither company will enter agreements with others as they attempt to create "common operating platforms." The companies...
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