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AP News - Feb 27, 2015 5:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn't received any reports of the information bein ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has elevated its appraisal of the cyber threat from Russia, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday, as he delivered the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country."While I can't ...more

AP News - Feb 26, 2015 9:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track.In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference i ...more

AP News - Feb 25, 2015 4:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time fie ...more

AP News - Feb 25, 2015 2:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide.Among the improvements over last year's model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older model had a fixed-f ...more

AP News - Feb 25, 2015 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders."Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better tha ...more

AP News - Feb 20, 2015 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR announced Friday a commitment to pro ...more

AP News - Feb 19, 2015 10:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements when they left A123.According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Co ...more

AP News - Feb 17, 2015 5:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphone maker BlackBerry has revived a legal battle against a startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, saying its iPhone keyboard rips off the design from BlackBerry phones' physical keyboards.BlackBerry Ltd. won a preliminary inj ...more

AP News - Feb 17, 2015 3:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.That's what's in store Feb. 25 on the ABC comedy's "Connection Lost," ...more