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  • Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model…

  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy, the first…

  • Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that…

  • Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks modestly higher NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks have made modest gains today, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus…

  • Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week — all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches. Apple Watch was the leading smartwatch in the…

  • Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets

    BERLIN (AP) — Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe’s flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week. With the exception of Apple, all major manufacturers have been announcing new devices…

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Polishing senators’ images on Wikipedia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now we know how some Senate staffers keep busy during Congress’ summer recess. A new study monitored the Wikipedia pages of U.S. senators and found that negative facts added to their biographies…

  • China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000…

  • Column: Tips for freeing up smartphone storage space

    Q: There’s got to be a better way to keep me from constantly running out of room on my smartphone.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated! A: Storage on any electronic device is like a…

  • Residents of eroding village welcome Obama’s attention

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful for President Barack Obama’s attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to…

  • Worker who helped Clinton set up email server takes Fifth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on…

  • Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said…

  • Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.…

  • New collars monitor pets for pain, problems

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals’ physical activity. Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: collars that…