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Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report. The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources,...Show More Summary

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report by a cybersecurity firm is warning that a suspected government-backed group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South...Show More Summary

Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without...Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain isn't a fan of Silicon Valley's new Bodega vending machine idea

Anthony Bourdain, world-trotting chef and noted lover of San Francisco's most classic establishments, likes his city bodegas just fine.

Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, says it had a separate incident earlier this year. That may mean even more scrutiny as the company deals with the aftermath of a security failure that exposed the information of 143 million Americans. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Attorney General has filed suit against Equifax. Show More Summary

Live Instagram video leads police to suspect in killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenager suspected of a killing who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives was caught in Los Angeles on Tuesday after posting a live video on social media, police said. Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, was wanted by Dallas police on suspicion of murder, aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime. Show More Summary

4 things to know about Apple's iOS 11 software update

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update...Show More Summary

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions...Show More Summary

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service. Show More Summary

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8 will do just fine for $300 less than the glitzy iPhone X, even though it won't make your friends and colleagues jealous. Show More Summary

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States in a bitcoin fraud case worth more than $4 billion, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested...Show More Summary

NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax thatShow More Summary

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

NEW YORK (AP) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm...Show More Summary

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143...Show More Summary

Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office says a Southern California engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent. U.S. Show More Summary

Saudi authorities pressure Snapchat to block Al-Jazeera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered. Al-Jazeera said Snapchat's decision to block its curated Discover Channel is "deplorable", "alarming" and amounts to "censoring media content". Show More Summary

15K Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday in northwestern Montana's Flathead Valley after more than 30 public and private schools canceled classes last week because several schools received cyber-threats. More than...Show More Summary

Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel says it is expanding its relationship with Google spinoff Waymo in the development of self-driving cars. The world's largest computer chipmaker said Monday it will take on a more collaborative role with Waymo's new self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Show More Summary

Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households. The Los Gatos, California, company on Monday said it would offer about 18 million...Show More Summary

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. Show More Summary

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