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    ___ AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a…

  • Who’s Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music.…

  • IBM to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ unit

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it…

  • 3D print technology provides ‘robohand’ to 7-year-old girl

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own,…

  • Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion. The New York company…

  • Google Maps turns into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the…

  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have…

  • Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been…

  • Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Clinton interview on emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said a recorded…

  • Agents probing drug site accused of taking online currency

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the online black market known as Silk…

  • As self-driving cars get more complex, so do the questions

    WASHINGTON — As the promise of a self-driving car gets closer to reality, legal questions abound. The computer inside Tesla Motors’ Model S electric car is regularly upgraded the same way your smartphone is, and…

  • Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of…

  • Huawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percent

    BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the world’s biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, said Tuesday its 2014 profit rose 33 percent, helped by strong sales of smartphones. The company based in the southern…

  • Singapore charges teen for video attacking Lee, Christianity

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation’s late founder and Christianity. In the eight-minute clip that was posted…

  • Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

    BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use. The organizers of the Solar Impulse 2 flight…