AP - ap.online.headlines.technology http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.technology News Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:10:13 -0400 Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:41:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/25/US-TEC-Conflict-Minerals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC-Conflict-Minerals c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-67d1 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products. Nissan hiring 300 to develop common connected car technology Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:40:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/25/AS--Japan-Connected.Cars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Japan-Connected.Cars c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-66e3 YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The top executive overseeing connected vehicles at Nissan and Renault believes the benefits of developing a common technology for connectivity within the Japanese and French auto partnership outweigh the risks of sustaining huge damage from a possible defect or cyberattack. A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:58:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/23/US--AT_T-Time.Warner-Consumer.Effect/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--AT_T-Time.Warner-Consumer.Effect c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6ed3 NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced. Chinese firm says it did all it could ahead of cyberattack Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:03:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/25/AS--Disruptive.Cyberattack-Chinese.Firm/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Disruptive.Cyberattack-Chinese.Firm c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-679f BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese electronics maker that has recalled millions of products sold in the U.S. said Tuesday it did all it could to prevent a massive cyberattack that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. SpaceX's Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:37:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/24/US-SCI-Elon-Musk-Mars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-SCI-Elon-Musk-Mars c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6ba4 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonize Mars. Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:18:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/24/US-TEC--Apple-iPhone.Software.Update/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Apple-iPhone.Software.Update c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6aea NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability — the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground. Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:39:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/25/US--Obama.Tech.Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Obama.Tech.Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-66fd WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report. With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:20:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/24/US--Campaign-2016-WikiLeaks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Campaign-2016-WikiLeaks c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6b71 LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders? Robots at center of China's strategy to leapfrog rivals Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:30:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/24/AS-China-Robots/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS-China-Robots c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6c2d BEIJING (AP) — The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and "dance" as it plays Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips. India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:49:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/22/AS--India-Air.Pollution/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--India-Air.Pollution c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7561 NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air. Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:33:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/22/US-Disruptive-Cyberattack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Disruptive-Cyberattack c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-74cd NEW YORK (AP) — Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/21/US--California-Nude.Statue/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--California-Nude.Statue c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7a10 SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, lifting stock to new high Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:17:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/20/US--Earns-Microsoft/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Earns-Microsoft c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7c62 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its stock on a trajectory toward its all-time high. Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:17:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/24/US--Obama.Tech.Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Obama.Tech.Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6930 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report published Monday. Nintendo combines portable and home gaming with Switch Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:20:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/20/US--Nintendo-New.Console/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Nintendo-New.Console c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7ced REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Nintendo has announced a new gaming system that combines a portable handheld device with a dock to use at home. Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:18:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/21/EU--Russia-Mobile.Malfunction/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Russia-Mobile.Malfunction c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-78c7 MOSCOW (AP) — Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking an explanation of why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow. Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedIn Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:10:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/21/US--Czech-US-Russian.Hacker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Czech-US-Russian.Hacker c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7691 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Amazon streaming TV devices won't be so Amazon-focused Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:26:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/20/US-TEC--Amazon-Fire.TV.Updates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-TEC--Amazon-Fire.TV.Updates c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7f05 NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company's Fire TV streaming devices. Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:31:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/20/US-Apple-Counterfeit-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Apple-Counterfeit-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7e21 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:09:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/10/22/US--AT_T-Time.Warner.Deal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--AT_T-Time.Warner.Deal c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-745d NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it.