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Faraday reveals sleek, sporty concept car in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The automotive future according to a new electric car maker looks an awful lot like a Corvette crossed with the Batmobile. California-based Faraday Future debuted its sleek electric concept racecar Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become …

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How an end to phone discounts will help customers

NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That’s because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text …

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Free Internet service for over 3 million Egyptians shut down

BEIRUT (AP) – A program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians was shut down on Wednesday, social media site Facebook said. In a statement to The Associated Press, Facebook said it hoped to “resolve this situation soon” so the program, which it had …

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Twitter revises policy banning threats and abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists. While the new policy unveiled …

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Kiddie tablets ‘grow up’ as competition grows

NEW YORK (AP) – Kiddie tablets have grown up. Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from regular tablets. The new products also have better screens, speedier chips and fashionably slim bodies. They let older children do more, yet hold their hands until …

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Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says fan site security leak fixed

HONG KONG (AP) – The Japanese company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users. Sanrio Co.’s digital arm said Tuesday that it “corrected” a security vulnerability on …

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Toshiba to cut jobs in consumer electronics amid record loss

TOKYO (AP) – Toshiba plans to cut 7,800 jobs, mostly in its consumer-electronics business, as it reorganizes in the face of projected record losses for the current fiscal year. The Japanese conglomerate has been struggling with the aftermath of a major accounting scandal, compounded by troubles in nuclear energy and …

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Intex mobiles to come with pre-loaded Truecaller app

New Delhi, The new Intex Aqua Young smartphones will now have pre-loaded Truecaller and Truedialer applications to bring smarter, safer and more relevant communications to Intex users. Truecaller on Monday announced a partnership with Intex Technologies, one of the leading mobile handset brands in India, to replace the native phone …

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