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Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online....

Motorola refreshes Android phones, offers better cameras
NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung....

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence....

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life....

Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device....

NTSB: Co-pilot of spaceship unlocked braking system early
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early....

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense....

Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?...

Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned....

Pope signs himself up for World Youth Day using tablet
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis opened the registration period for next year's World Youth Day in Poland, using a tablet computer to sign himself up from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the traditional Sunday blessing....

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