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In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR
When Dish technicians aren't busy installing satellite TV services in people's homes, they'll be making house calls to replace iPhone batteries and broken screens....

Google offers $250,000 for Flint research, local nonprofit
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Google is offering $250,000 to help with the ongoing response efforts in Flint as the Michigan city reels from the effects of a lead-contaminated water supply....

Who created bitcoin? The long search may not be over
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over....

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....

Move over drones, driverless cars _ unmanned ship up next
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday - ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews....

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 ....

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information....

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....

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