The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product.
Apple's news subscription service a mixed bag for publishers
NEW YORK (AP) — On Monday, Apple launched what some have called a "Netflix for news" — a $10-a-month subscription service that offers access to hundreds of magazines and a handful of newspapers.
Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus
BOSTON (AP) — In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers reported Monday.
Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start.
Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it. The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California.
Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.
The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Apple says the new services it's launching will respect your digital boundaries.
The Latest: Macron praises ties between France, China
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says China's signature in Paris of a deal to buy 300 planes from Airbus is an "excellent signal" showing the strength and reliability of the relations between the two countries.
An 'extreme stalker' has a Utah family's home under siege
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.
In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms
GENEVA (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.
What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries
MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco.
US underground nuclear waste dump explained
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It wasn't long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was being generated by defense-related nuclear research and bomb-making that would continue through the Cold War — and indefinitely.
First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.
Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms
BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.
Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest files for IPO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday filing for an initial public offering of stock.
Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.
Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse .
You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters.
First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles.
How cutting-edge technology helps basketball players shoot
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 percent from 3-point range. Decent, but not great.
Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday.
Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business.
Survey: Top CEOs report weaker economic outlook for 1Q
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. CEOs reported Wednesday that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.