Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions
2013-05-25 05:13:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons ...
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
2013-05-24 16:31:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. The unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's Wii U a...
Pandora posts in-line 1Q loss, upbeat sales
2013-05-24 16:28:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. reported higher-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, with losses in line with analysts' forecasts, as the number of subscribers who pay for ad-free listening more than doub...
Twitter adds security measure to logins
2013-05-24 16:27:34 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who...
Wyden: FracFocus a 'constructive' tool on drilling
2013-05-24 04:45:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy C...
Obama sees narrower terror threat, defends drones
2013-05-24 04:35:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrower terror threat from smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandi...
Google to add Galapagos Islands to Street View
2013-05-23 18:11:08 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of ev...
Solar plane completes 2nd leg of trip in Texas
2013-05-23 18:09:23 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — A solar-powered plane has landed in Texas, completing the second leg of a trip across the United States.
The Solar Impulse is making the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly acros...
Doctors save Ohio boy by 'printing' an airway tube
2013-05-23 04:53:00 UTC
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.
It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenera...
More doctors, hospitals using electronic records
2013-05-23 04:43:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says more doctors and hospitals are embracing technology as adoption of computerized medical records reaches a "tipping point" in America.
A report Wednesday from Health and Human Services says more ...
Jennifer Lopez to open cellphone stores
2013-05-23 04:38:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jenny from the Block" wants the block to buy Verizon phones from her.
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez says she's opening a chain of cellphone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. The aim is to sell Verizon p...
HP's 2Q offers hope even as revenue slump deepens
2013-05-23 04:29:14 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is still scrambling to meet the growing demand for more versatile and less expensive mobile devices as a slump in its personal computer sales deepens, but the company's cost-cutting measures and focus o...
Dog sniffs out grammar
2013-05-22 11:24:34 UTC
Chaser isn’t just a 9-year-old border collie with her breed’s boundless energy, intense focus and love of herding virtually anything. She’s a grammar hound.
In experiments directed by her owner, psychologist John Pilley of Wofford College in Sp...
Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-1 entertainment
2013-05-22 04:34:17 UTC
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.
The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It wi...
Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter
2013-05-21 17:44:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook.
In the Pew Research Cen...
Microsoft expected to reveal next-generation Xbox
2013-05-21 16:55:00 UTC
REMOND, Wash. (AP) — Will Xbox mark the spot once again for Microsoft?
The company is set to reveal the next generation of its Xbox entertainment console during a presentation Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.
It's been e...
NPS hantavirus response followed policy
2013-05-21 04:32:35 UTC
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be revie...
High court uphold FCC power in cell tower disputes
2013-05-20 17:55:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cell phone towers.
The court voted 6-3 Monday to uphold an appeals court ruling in...
United to restart 787 flights on Monday
2013-05-20 17:40:56 UTC
United Airlines is getting its 787s back in the air.
The planes are flying again after being grounded for four months because of smoldering batteries on 787s owned by other airlines. The incidents included an emergency landing of one plan...
Seamless and GrubHub to combine, no terms revealed
2013-05-20 17:37:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rival online takeout services Seamless North America and GrubHub on Monday announced plans to combine and create a new company covering more than 20,000 restaurants in 500 cities across the U.S.
Financial terms were not di...
A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus
2013-05-20 09:20:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.
Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Co...
Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr
2013-05-20 18:43:50 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet pioneer that had fallen behind the times.
The deal announced Monday is Mayer's boldest move since she left G...
Mice return from a month in space
2013-05-20 04:47:58 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind.
Fewer than half of the 53 mice and oth...
Tiny camera in Illinois offers bug's eye view
2013-05-19 07:03:49 UTC
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A tiny new camera developed at an Illinois university is giving researchers a bug's eye view.
The camera created by a research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is about the size of a penny and mimics...
Ex-Groupon CEO working 9 to 5 on business album
2013-05-18 16:22:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is diving into several new ventures, including indulging his inner rock star with an album of "motivational business music."
Mason said Thursday on his blog that he recently spent a week ...