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Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights over Crowds and At Night

Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights over Crowds and At Night

By David Koenig | Jan 15
Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft.

Netflix Raising Prices for 58M US Subscribers as Costs Rise

Netflix Raising Prices for 58M US Subscribers as Costs Rise

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 15
Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago.

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Jan 15
The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers.

Past Projects Show Border Wall Building Is Complex, Costly

Past Projects Show Border Wall Building Is Complex, Costly

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Jan 14
President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

iHeartRadio Launches a Broadway Channel and Digital Hub

iHeartRadio Launches a Broadway Channel and Digital Hub

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 14
Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway channel and online hub.

AT&T to End All Location-Data Sales to Data Brokers

AT&T to End All Location-Data Sales to Data Brokers

Jan 13
AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

Commission Recommends Machine-Marked Ballots for Georgia

Commission Recommends Machine-Marked Ballots for Georgia

By Kate Brumback | Jan 13
After Georgia's 2018 elections focused stinging criticism on the state's outdated election system, a study commission voted Thursday to recommend the use of machines that record votes and print a record.

CES 2019: "Family Tech" Gadgets Appeal to Parental Anxiety

CES 2019: "Family Tech" Gadgets Appeal to Parental Anxiety

By Matt O'Brien | Jan 13
Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents.

AP Explains: How Yemen's Rebels Increasingly Deploy Drones

AP Explains: How Yemen's Rebels Increasingly Deploy Drones

By Jon Gambrell | Jan 13
The Arab world's poorest country has become one of the world's top battlefields for drones. Both the rebels and the Saudi-led coalition fighting them, as well as the U.S., continue to use them for surveillance and attacks.

Technology Brings Images of Holocaust Survivors to Life

Technology Brings Images of Holocaust Survivors to Life

By Jamie Stengle | Jan 12
Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concentration camp to another.

New Wizards Telecast Opens Door to Sports Betting Through TV

New Wizards Telecast Opens Door to Sports Betting Through TV

By Ben Nuckols | Jan 12
A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home.

Robots Walk, Talk, Pour Beer and Take Over CES Tech Show

Robots Walk, Talk, Pour Beer and Take Over CES Tech Show

By Matt O'Brien and Joseph Pisani | Jan 12
Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don't expect to find one in your home any time soon.

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

Surgeons Fear Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Will Spook Patients

By Gene Johnson | Jan 12
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options.

Smart but Nosy: Latest Gadgets Want to Peer into Our Lives

Smart but Nosy: Latest Gadgets Want to Peer into Our Lives

By Rachel Lerman and Joseph Pisani | Jan 12
Many of the hottest new gadgets are also the nosiest ones.

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

Scientists Seek Ways to Finally Take A Real Measure of Pain

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 11
The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director, Dr. Francis Collins, has called a "pain-o-meter." Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal isn't just to signal how much pain someone's in.

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