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Waseca company's intricate phone cases a worldwide hit

Apr. 17, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Standing out from the crowd and offering a unique product for everyday use is usually a good recipe for thriving businesses; and Jon Lucca offers a product that can’t be found anywhere else. The owner of Waseca-based Twig Case Co. produces iPhone...

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

Apr. 14, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. But they're also realizing that extra tax money isn't nearly enough to turn seas of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules ...

Late president's book outlines vision for Japan's Nintendo

Apr. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata oversaw the video-game maker’s global growth as Super Mario and Pokemon became household names. “Ask Iwata” was published after his death from cancer in 2015 at age 55. This month, VIZ Media is publishing the...

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

Apr. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader. “We need to...

Speaker: Representatives divided over trans treatment bill

Apr. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY. Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says representatives are divided over a bill that would ban the use of hormones and puberty-blockers to treat transgender minors. The Republican legislative leader said Thursday he was uncertain when the bill...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5....

Vaccine passports are latest flash point in COVID politics

Apr. 03, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America’s perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as a heavy-handed...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...