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In this still image provided by Apple from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif., Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams unveils Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Apple is introducing the cheaper version of its smart watch in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while more consumers are forced to scrimp during ongoing fallout from the pandemic. (Apple via AP)

Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet

Sep. 15, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivers a speech about AI and gaming during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan. Computer graphics chip company Nvidia said it plans to buy Britain's Arm Holdings for $40 billion, in a merger of two leading chipmakers. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia and Arm's parent company, Japanese technology giant SoftBank, announced the deal Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Nvidia to buy UK's Arm, sparking fears of chip dominance

Sep. 14, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. graphics chip maker Nvidia said it plans to buy U.K.-based Arm Holdings in a deal worth up to $40 billion, in a move that would create a global powerhouse in the industry. The deal, announced late Sunday by Nvidia and Arm’s parent company, Japanese technology giant SoftBank,...

Residents wearing mask to protect themselves from  contracting the coronavirus pass by a Chinese military propaganda display in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. China is protesting the alleged incursion of a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone imposed during live-fire military exercises in the country's north in a statement issued Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese chipmaker denies military ties as US steps up feud

Sep. 6, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leading maker of semiconductors has denied it has any links to the military following reports Washington is considering stepping up its feud with Beijing over technology and security by imposing export controls that could disrupt manufacturing for a national industrial...

This undated photo shows jasmine tobacco growing in New Paltz, N.Y. Jasmine tobacco is valued as much for its fragrance as for the beauty of its blossoms. (Lee Reich via AP)

Gardener's Notebook: How to plant for fragrant summer nights

Sep. 1, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of these flowers unfurl to release a delicious, heavy scent. Jasmine tobacco’s petals unfold colorful or pure white trumpets, the latter of which especially glow in the moonlight. The...

Harford schools don't have enough laptops for online classes

Aug. 30, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Harford County Public Schools will not be issuing laptops to most of its elementary school students when school starts in September, even though schools are starting the semester with online classes for all students. School system Superintendent Sean Bulson said Friday in a message to...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018 file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nev. Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian who prosecutors say flew to the United States to offer a major-company insider $1 million to assist in a ransomware extortion attack on the firm. According to the billionaire, the scheme took aim at the electric car company’s 1.9 million-square-foot factory in Sparks, Nevada, which makes batteries for Tesla vehicles and energy storage units. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Tesla targeted in failed ransomware extortion scheme

Aug. 28, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk solved a mystery involving a 27-year-old Russian, an insider at an unnamed corporation and an alleged million-dollar payment offered to help trigger a ransomware extortion attack on the firm. Prosecutors declined to name the target, but Musk was happy to...

In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn.  Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic.    (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Best Buy's 2Q online sales surge but challenges remain

Aug. 25, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic. Overall, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, based in Richfield,...

CORRECTS NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TO MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT INSTEAD OF MORONGO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Tom Baumgarten, superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, looks at a laptop with a cracked screen at Twentynine Palms Junior High School, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Baumgarten was set to order 5,000 Lenovo Chromebooks in July when his vendor called him off, saying Lenovos were getting

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Aug. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The...

CORRECTS NAME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TO MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT INSTEAD OF MORONGO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Tom Baumgarten, superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, looks at a laptop with a cracked screen at Twentynine Palms Junior High School, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Baumgarten was set to order 5,000 Lenovo Chromebooks in July when his vendor called him off, saying Lenovos were getting

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

Aug. 22, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The...

FILE - In this June 16, 2020 file photo, the sun is reflected on Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York. Apple is the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion, just two years after it became the first to reach $1 trillion. Apple shares have gained nearly 60% this year as the company overcame the shutdown of factories in China that produce the iPhone and the closure of its retail sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple reaches $2 trillion market value as tech fortunes soar

Aug. 19, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has become the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion as technology continues to reshape a world where smartphones are like appendages and digital services are like instruments orchestrating people's lives. The iPhone maker reached the $2 trillion milestone...