High-Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter loosens the reins ... photos, videos and other media soon won't count against 140-character limit.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Power shovels and a bulldozer have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria's Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant digital piracy. Musicians and politicians looked on as...
PARIS (AP) — French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other...
HELSINKI (AP) — American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize. The 59-year...
PARIS (AP) — An Associated Press reporter has seen police officers at Google's headquarters in Paris following reports of a massive tax raid targeting the search engine-and-email company. French daily Le Parisien on Tuesday reported that more than 100 tax and police detectives...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry. Cook was speaking Tuesday in Amsterdam, two months after Apple announced software enhancements for its TV system, Apple TV, and...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system. The...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Hartford, Connecticut, and other small cities across the country are following the lead of their big city counterparts and opening high-tech crime fighting centers. The centers are loaded with video monitors and take in data from surveillance...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. Facebook's General Counsel...