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Apparent conflicts of interest may dog Tesla-SolarCity deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes electric cars, the other installs solar panels. There are few obvious synergies....

Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance - to the consternation of law enforcement....

Alco Electronics' David Leung on making gadgets in China
DONGGUAN CITY, China (AP) -- A look inside Alco Electronics Ltd.'s factory in China shows what it takes to succeed as a maker of gadgets for the rest of the world - human precision in tiny tasks and increasingly automated manufacturing, but also flexible thinking and perks to keep the best employees....

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died
BEIJING (AP) -- China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu....

Agency enlists high-tech help keeping drones from wildfires
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- When Brian Cresto and his fellow firefighters fly toward a wildfire at just a few hundred feet off the ground, he's scouting for the best spot for them to land when they parachute down....

Use of drones for disaster missions put to the test
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) -- How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver....

'Move to Gibraltar' among British Google searches after vote
LONDON (AP) -- The United Kingdom's historic vote to exit the European Union is dominating the conversation online as well as global headlines....

3-D pens, moldable earbuds take stage at tech show in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week....

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder....

How do you teach human interaction to a robot? Lots of TV
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Remember the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars....

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China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

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'Move to Gibraltar' among British Google searches after vote

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Agency enlists high-tech help keeping drones from wildfires

3-D pens, moldable earbuds take stage at tech show in NY

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