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AP Top Technology News At 5 p.m. EDT

Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5
NEW YORK (AP) -- In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become `the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google....

Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier - something scientists once thought couldn't be done....

'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format....

Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month
NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones."...

"New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With recent government approval of potatoes that don't bruise and apples that don't brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves....

Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely....

Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more
NEW YORK (AP) -- Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service....

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms....

Scion youth looks to sedan, hatchback to revive sales
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness - and sales - to its youth-oriented Scion brand....

No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals....

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Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month

Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide

"New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

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