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Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb

Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb

NEW YORK (AP) – Demand for Tesla Motors’ new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. CEO Elon Musk tweeted the numbers on Saturday, which jumped 28 percent from 198,000 Friday. People pay $1,000 to reserve their vehicle. The Model 3 is less …

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Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack. Apple, meanwhile, remains in the dark …

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US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

WASHINGTON (AP) – The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. ended unexpectedly after the FBI said it used a mysterious method without Apple’s help to hack into a California mass shooter’s iPhone. Left unanswered, however, were questions about how the sudden development would affect …

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Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

NEW YORK (AP) – Even in an era of high-tech crime-fighting, the best line of defense against a Brussels-style attack on airports and subways has four legs and a tail. Dogs, with their exquisitely sensitive noses, have been trained in recent years to pick up the scent of explosives on …

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Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

NEW YORK (AP) – Even in an era of high-tech crime-fighting, the best line of defense against a Brussels-style attack on airports and subways has four legs and a tail. Dogs, with their exquisitely sensitive noses, have been trained in recent years to pick up the scent of explosives on …

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Activist investor seeks to replace Yahoo’s entire board

Activist investor seeks to replace Yahoo’s entire board

NEW YORK (AP) – Starboard Value LP says it wants to replace Yahoo’s entire board, setting up a battle between the activist investor and the faded Internet company. Starboard on Thursday nominating nine people to the board. Tension between Starboard and Yahoo has been escalating. Yahoo named two new directors …

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How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple’s help

How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple’s help

NEW YORK (AP) – For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. That changed Monday when the Justice Department said an “outside party” recently showed the …

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The Apple-FBI fight may be the first salvo in a bigger war

The Apple-FBI fight may be the first salvo in a bigger war

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Apple-FBI fight may just be the opening salvo in a broader war over encryption, as technology companies continue to lock up their users’ messages, photos and other data to shield them from thieves and spies – and, incidentally, criminal investigators. WhatsApp, the globally popular messaging …

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Startup makes virtual reality intuitive with eye-tracking

Startup makes virtual reality intuitive with eye-tracking

TOKYO (AP) – No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality – that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a setting. Glance, and a video-game character talks back. Or …

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VW sued by big investors, including CalPERS pension fund

VW sued by big investors, including CalPERS pension fund

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Institutional investors are suing automaker Volkswagen in a German court, seeking 3.25 billion euros ($3.57 billion) in damages over the company’s diesel emissions scandal. Attorney Andreas Tilp said Tuesday in a statement that the suit was joined by investors from 14 countries, including the U.S., Australia, …

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