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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif.  The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 that partially automated driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot cannot drive themselves. Yet he says drivers continue to use them without paying attention. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash

Feb. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 25, 2020 11:50 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. Heads Up! , Warner Bros. 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 9. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 10....

In this Feb. 18, 2020 photo, a view of the latest version of Chinese tech company Huawei’s folding smartphone, the Mate Xs, on display,  at a press preview in London It’s the company’s first folding device to be available internationally and will compete in the niche category with new models from Samsung and Motorola. The company used a video livestream for the phone’s debut instead of a press launch originally planned at a mobile tech show in Spain that was cancelled over worries about the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/James Brooks)

China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone

Feb. 24, 2020 8:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — China’s Huawei unveiled its latest folding smartphone Monday and its first such device to be available internationally, competing in a niche category with new models from Samsung and Motorola. The company took the wraps off the new Mate Xs by video instead of a press launch, as the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for 02/16/20: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. FlickType Keyboard, Kpaw, LLC 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Procreate Pocket. Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 8....

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bureau says it has developed two secure data-collection systems, so that if one goes down during the census count, the other can substitute. Other mechanisms are in place to prevent failure and backup plans in case the worst happens. “All systems are go,

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Feb. 15, 2020 9:07 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results. Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes that...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017 file photo Apple employees greet customers as they wait to enter the Apple Union Square store in San Francisco. Employees at Apple stores must be paid for time they spend waiting for managers or security guards to search their bags to make sure they're not stealing anything, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)

California Apple stores must pay workers during bag searches

Feb. 13, 2020 9:41 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Employees at Apple stores must be paid for time they spend waiting for managers or security guards to search their bags to make sure they’re not stealing anything, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. What’s more, the justices said their class-action ruling...

Study shows explosive growth in time spent streaming TV

Feb. 12, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19% of television viewing in the United States now for people who have that capacity, virtually double what it was less than two years ago, a report out Wednesday said. A Nielsen company study illustrated how quickly consumers have...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a deadly viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

Feb. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widely...

A Samsung worker gives a demonstration of the Galaxy Z Flip Phone at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Samsung's new foldable phone: Cheaper, but still a novelty

Feb. 11, 2020 4:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs. The new phone can unfold from a small square upward into a traditional smartphone form, and will go on sale Feb. 14 starting...

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks to members of the media during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

How the Iowa caucuses 'broke down in every way possible'

Feb. 11, 2020 3:10 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results. But her planning ran into a problem: Her phone was ruined when she accidentally dropped...