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AP News - Apr 18, 2014 3:15 AM

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, ar ...more

AP News - Apr 15, 2014 8:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a more than 2,000-mile journey from Montana.For the first time since its dinosaur hall opened in 1911, the Smithsonian's Nation ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researc ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 2:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.According to the survey conducted in January, 18 percent of online ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 12:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.The S5 scored well give ...more

AP News - Apr 08, 2014 2:29 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Shubin would like to introduce you to your family tree, the one with roots reaching back more than 3 billion years.In a three-part PBS series debuting Wednesday and based on Shubin's best-selling book, "Your Inner Fish," ...more

AP News - Apr 07, 2014 11:26 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Xbox One was unveiled last year, Microsoft boasted the Xbox 360 successor would feature an updated — and mandatory — version of its camera-based Kinect sensor with more accurate movement tracking and voice detecting. Then, w ...more

AP News - Apr 03, 2014 2:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that.But for now, it's largely promise: Many of the best features work ...more

AP News - Apr 01, 2014 11:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing c ...more

AP News - Mar 31, 2014 9:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.The final r ...more