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AP Top Technology News at 3:34 p.m. EDT

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder
LONDON (AP) -- An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world....

AP EXPLAINS: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. Its origins have long been a mystery - though an Australian man long rumored to have ties to bitcoin has come forward claiming to be its creator....

Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many - possibly most - of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping ....

Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board....

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle....

Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business
PRAGUE (AP) -- With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders....

Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job....

Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion....

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes....

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicide
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week....

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Military tests unmanned ship designed to cross oceans

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil

Hungary aiming to drive Uber ride-hailing app out of country

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

Seeking a high-tech solution to make firearms safer

Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats

Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

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