High-Tech

A new study shows that eighth-grade girls are better than boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them. Overall, it's a skill that about 43 percent of eighth-graders sufficiently possess. The findings released Tuesday come from a first-of-its-kind...
NEW YORK (AP) — Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter — feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140- And there's the character limit imposed by Twitter. Is it time to ditch it as Twitter searches for ways to grow its...
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When the makers of the globe-hopping video game "Overwatch" were coming up with the backstory for a character with the ability to freeze enemies and erect ice walls, their initial inclination was to make her homeland a stereotypically chilly place,...
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a couple and a friend of murder and sentenced them to life in prison for killing a man who had contacted their 12-year-old daughter on Facebook. They wrongly suspected him of being a pedophile. The state court in Aachen found Tuesday...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The rise of Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s 6-year-old smartphone brand by-the-numbers: —108 million: The number of mobile phones Huawei shipped in 2015, the first Chinese brand to pass 100 million in a year and No. 4 worldwide after Nokia, Samsung and Apple,...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand. Huawei Technologies Ltd., which pulled out of the U.S. market for network switching gear four years ago due to security fears, became the No. 3 global...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. To many, that might seem a frightening idea, even at a time when a few dozen of Google's driverless cars are cruising city streets in...
HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its...
HONOLULU (AP) — As Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals, two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu. Their plan would use technology that floats the massive turbines in deep waters miles offshore. The offshore...