High-Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Ethiopia and there's pressure on him to discuss human rights in his first official visit on Sunday. Back home, a unique lawsuit is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ingrid Nilsen has been brought to tears. The 26-year-old YouTube star openly wept as she was showered with cheers and applause from an enthusiastic crowd upon arrival on stage at this weekend's VidCon, the sixth annual celebration of online video. It was...
DENVER (AP) — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. In...
DENVER (AP) — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber and companies like it is laying bare a divide in the Democratic Party and the left about how to handle the "sharing economy." Republicans want to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. But now, the era of deep...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's annual Torchlight Parade is this Saturday, and Seattle police have an unusual message for people planning to go watch the parade. On their online police blotter, they are asking people to avoid overloading the cellular network during the parade by...
NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged almost 10 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought...
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. It got its regulatory approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission after more than a year. The...
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet. The company will update software to insulate the vehicles from being...