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Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers....

Treasury head's wife lambasts 'adorably out of touch' critic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit....

Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site....

Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next....

Andrew Ng hates paranoid androids, and other fun facts
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- What does artificial intelligence researcher Andrew Ng have in common with a "very depressed robot" from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? Both have huge brains....

Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo"
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google's tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat....

UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people....

NFL, Electronic Arts unveil Madden '18 competition
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl - if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18."...

Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk....

UFC gets aggressive with technology to enhance its fights
The UFC is turning to a high-tech platform that could enhance the way fans watch fights....

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Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

Mnuchin's wife touts fashion labels, slams critic

Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site

AP Sources: GE's Immelt among finalists in Uber CEO search

Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo"

Why AI visionary Andrew Ng teaches humans to teach computers

Andrew Ng hates paranoid androids, and other fun facts

UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

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