AP - ap.online.headlines.technology http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.technology News Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:30:29 -0500 Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:14:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/US--Airlines-Phone.Calls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Airlines-Phone.Calls c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-57c2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators. Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speech Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/09/US--MIT.Commencement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--MIT.Commencement c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-579b CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address. Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:43:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/US--Fitbit-Pebble/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Fitbit-Pebble c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-58fc PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit. Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:24:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/US--Banking.on.Disruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Banking.on.Disruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-598a SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era. Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:04:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/US--AT_T-Time.Warner.Merger-Congress/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--AT_T-Time.Warner.Merger-Congress c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-635b WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay? German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:50:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/EU--Germany-Russia-Propaganda/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU--Germany-Russia-Propaganda c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5a7c BERLIN (AP) — Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday. Sandberg: False stories on Facebook didn't sway election Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:39:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/US--Facebook-Misinformation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Facebook-Misinformation c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-58b6 NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg says she doesn't think misinformation spread on the social media platform swayed the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump. Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:34:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/US-Smart-Cars-Reading-Red-Lights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Smart-Cars-Reading-Red-Lights c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-628d LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be. Millions leap at party invite by Mexican rural family Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/LT--Mexico-Viral.Party.Invite/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_LT--Mexico-Viral.Party.Invite c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6026 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming of age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parent's video innocently asked "everybody" to attend ended up going viral. 6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/EU-TEC--Digital.Life-Saving.Phone.Charges.Abroad/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_EU-TEC--Digital.Life-Saving.Phone.Charges.Abroad c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-60ca FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill. Softbank tycoon who met with Trump is Japan's deal maker Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:44:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/AS--Japan-Trump-Softbank/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_AS--Japan-Trump-Softbank c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5f99 TOKYO (AP) — Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades. He's getting an early start on deal-making with the future president. Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:02:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/08/US--Stealth.Destroyer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Stealth.Destroyer c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5966 SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way. Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:01:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/06/US--Trump-SoftBank._50B.Investment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Trump-SoftBank._50B.Investment c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6654 WASHINGTON (AP) — After meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50 billion in new startups in the United States, committing to creating 50,000 new jobs over an unspecified time period. High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:51:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/06/US--Supreme.Court-Apple-Samsung/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Supreme.Court-Apple-Samsung c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-683c WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:19:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/06/US--Google-Renewable.Energy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Google-Renewable.Energy c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-683b SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity. Survey: Parents binge on media, say they're good role models Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:37:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/06/US-Parents-Media-Survey/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US-Parents-Media-Survey c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6879 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children's media use, according to a survey released Tuesday. Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:56:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/05/US--Internet.Terrorism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Internet.Terrorism c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6cca WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. Apple pays $450,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:38:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/07/US--Apple-Hazardous.Waste.Settlement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Apple-Hazardous.Waste.Settlement c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-65aa SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is paying $450,000 to settle allegations that the iPhone maker operated and closed two hazardous-waste processing plants without submitting the proper paperwork to California environmental regulators. Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:56:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/05/US--Cybercrime.Bust-FBI.Pittsburgh/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Cybercrime.Bust-FBI.Pittsburgh c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6e65 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network, authorities disclosed Monday. Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:14:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/technology/2016/12/03/US--Obama-Cybersecurity/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_technology_US--Obama-Cybersecurity c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7d49 WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.