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  • Amazon to let Prime members download videos

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies…

  • Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London

    HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding…

  • 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe’s flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday. The event, which runs through…

  • Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership

    Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. The companies said Tuesday that Hilton guests will be able to set…

  • Yahoo chief Mayer says she’s pregnant with twins

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins. Mayer said on her blog that she and her husband are expecting twin girls in December. “I have some exciting news to…

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic…

  • Review: ‘Star Wars’ toy rush begins with ‘Disney Infinity’

    When it comes to “Star Wars,” some aliens in a different galaxy said it best: Resistance is futile. If you don’t know by now that a new “Star Wars” movie is coming to theaters in…

  • CERN: Test results show more detail about ‘God particle’

    GENEVA (AP) — After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they’ve determined that the “God particle” behaves just as predicted. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French…

  • UK agency against cybercrime targeted in online attack

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s National Crime Agency says its website has been targeted in an apparent cyberattack. The agency, which is Britain’s national body against organized crime and cybercrime, said Tuesday that the attack aimed…

  • Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical…

  • Driverless cars are closer to reality than you may think

    WASHINGTON — Car owners may not have to wait as long as they think before they can sip coffee and read a paper while their cars drive themselves. “By the year 2020 you will see…

  • Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical…

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has released more than 7,000 more emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. They include 125 emails that were censored prior to being released because they…

  • Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere

    BOSTON (AP) — The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video…

  • Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant…