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With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix
CANNES, France (AP) -- This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions....

Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets....

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades....

Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of go
WUZHEN, China (AP) -- A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate....

Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults . Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. While the systems can be used by kids pranking each other, app developers and school officials say most claims end up being credible. Reporting happens as events unfold and administrators can respond immediately....

Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones
BEIJING (AP) -- China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries....

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States....

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested....

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack
TOKYO (AP) -- A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come - we're all going to have to get used to hearing the word "ransomware." But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it....

Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers
PARIS (AP) -- French researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users' files for ransom....

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With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

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