Technology

In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, David Hanson, the founder of Hanson Robotics, talks with his company's flagship robot Sophia, a lifelike robot powered by artificial intelligence in Hong Kong. Sophia is a creation of the Hong Kong-based startup working on bringing humanoid robots to the marketplace. Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that can help solve mankind’s most challenging problems. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2018 - 10:12 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his...
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In this photo taken Dec. 5, 2017, Scanalytics co-founder and CEO Joe Scanlin holds a smart floor sensor his company creates that track people's movements in Milwaukee. The sensors are among the tools retailers are using to gain insights on consumer habits. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
January 15, 2018 - 3:30 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:49 am
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. Bruno Le Maire said in a sweeping economic speech Monday that he has ordered a former central bank chief to draft...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Palestinian cell phone provider Wataniya CEO Durgham Maraee speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a decade-long Israeli ban cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of dollars, impeded hi-tech start-ups and denied them simple conveniences enjoyed by the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 15, 2018 - 1:12 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a yearslong Israeli ban that cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of dollars, impeded tech start-ups and denied them simple conveniences enjoyed by the rest of the world...
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January 15, 2018 - 12:00 am
Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma Palestinians to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use...
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The mixing and editing desk at RT France is pictured in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Russian state broadcaster RT, formerly known as Russia Today, already broadcasts in English, Spanish, and Arabic, and has launched a French-language channel on Dec. 18. French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. They say it’s impossible to enforce and smacks of methods used by authoritarians, not democracies. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They...
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January 14, 2018 - 12:00 am
France vs. fake news: An unwinnable battle? YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses Facing critics, Facebook...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Logan Paul speaks at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube has suspended the star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2018 - 3:21 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. The video service announced this week that it had pulled Logan Paul's channel from its ad-supported Google...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A case before federal regulators involving an Idaho-based company's proposal to build a lithium-ion battery storage facility could have far-reaching ramifications for emerging battery-storage technologies. Franklin Energy is seeking to build the $200 million facility in Twin...
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January 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful' A look at...
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