High-Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies. To help with the latter, there are big promotions,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a video-wireless package that knocks $10 a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format. The videos debuting Thursday on DiscoveryVR.com, YouTube and on Android and iPhone...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says he wants Facebook to delete racist content faster amid a surge in anti-migrant pages and comments on the social networking site. Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday invited Facebook representatives to a meeting to discuss ways in which...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. The Helio100 project, based at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province, is a cost-effective heliostat that...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. Invitations for the event were sent to reporters and analysts Thursday morning. In usual...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google has rejected a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products. The European Commission alleged in April that Google has improperly favored its shopping comparison...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped internet giant Google. An engineer at Stellenbosch University's Helio100 project says the team has designed a cost-effective heliostat that harnesses...
The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer. AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the...