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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 represents the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks bouncing back after big plunge NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets are recovering in midday trading after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was ahead…

  • D.C. service providers prepping for Pope-sized cell demands

    WASHINGTON — When the popemobile passes through D.C.’s streets during Pope Francis’ visit later this month, area phone service providers will brace for a flood of cellphone activity. Providers are working to expand and adjust capacity as…

  • FAA smartphone app aims to help drone pilots fly safer

    WASHINGTON — As the popularity of drones heads skyward, so does the possibility of calamity. The Federal Aviation Administration is now beta testing an iOS smartphone app that aims to make flying unmanned vehicles safer, particularly…

  • Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise

    BERLIN (AP) — Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought. A report by German security firm G DATA found that the…

  • Online consignment selling: How to use your phone for cash

    (MARTINEZ, Calif.) — Shawna Behrens of Martinez, California, is a stay-at-home mom who says she’s making a killing on used clothing. “Last month I had $18,000 in sales,” Behrens told ABC News. Behrens finds items…

  • 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 — and occasionally frustrated by — the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email…

  • A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The…