High-Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in — like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. The tool,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's investment in cloud computing is paying off. The latest financial report from the Redmond, Washington, software company shows its Azure cloud-computing business more than doubled in sales from the last quarter. Microsoft has spent billions of...
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The director of an Indiana animal shelter says Facebook has hired a production company to shoot video about its effort to encourage "Pokemon Go" players to walk an adoptable dog. Muncie Animal Shelter director Phil Peckinpaugh said a film crew shot a video...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail. Instead, experience with automation in...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said on Tuesday it does not mind people playing the hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go" around synagogues and other cultural buildings. The Jewish community's governing body said in a statement Tuesday that it is not...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire dairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows: A sensor attached to their tails sends text alerts to help detect when they're in labor. Moocall measures tail movement patterns triggered by labor...
"Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones is calling on Twitter to implement guidelines on hate speech after receiving a torrent of racist comments. The "Saturday Night Live" cast member says that "it's not enough" to freeze accounts and that some users should be reported. Jones issued a...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could bpatch wounds, deliver medicine or...
"Pokemon Go" has introduced much of America to augmented reality, a freakish landscape with computer-generated monsters frolicking in the real world. It also has game designers scrambling to create the next AR smash. What classic games could be good choices to make the leap? — "...