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Microsoft is counting on Windows 10 to undo woes from Windows 8, giving it free for first time
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online....

Sen. Wyden objects to proposal that social media sites report any terrorist activity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity....

Motorola refreshes Android smartphones, offers better cameras, keeps lower prices
NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung....

Scientists and tech gurus warn of arms race in 'killer robots' using artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence....

Researchers using iPhones to collect data on Parkinson's, asthma, other ills
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life....

US lawsuit points to breadth of hacking by Ethiopian government amid Obama's first visit there
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device....

Safety board: Virgin Galactic crash triggered after co-pilot unlocked braking system early
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot's premature unlocking of a braking system that triggered the in-flight breakup of the vehicle....

NY wins $600M for research, development in photonics, the use of light in many technologies
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense....

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence on Reddit
LONDON (AP) -- Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?...

Nike offers partial refund to end lawsuit over FuelBand fitness tracker it made with Apple
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned....

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Sen. Wyden objects to proposal that social media sites report any terrorist activity

Safety board: Virgin Galactic crash triggered after co-pilot unlocked braking system early

New machines aim to revive New Mexico green chile amid long decline in land dedicated to crop

Microsoft is counting on Windows 10 to undo woes from Windows 8, giving it free for first time

Scientists and tech gurus warn of arms race in 'killer robots' using artificial intelligence

Motorola refreshes Android smartphones, offers better cameras, keeps lower prices

Nike offers partial refund to end lawsuit over FuelBand fitness tracker it made with Apple

NY wins $600M for research, development in photonics, the use of light in many technologies

Apple Watch will be sold at 300 Best Buy stores before the holiday shopping season

Researchers using iPhones to collect data on Parkinson's, asthma, other ills

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