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Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people

Jun. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government. The agency is using aerial images of rural communities and...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 16, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

Jun. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 11, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 9, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. iSchedule, HotSchedules 5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons TD...

How do you teach kids about texting? Bring in the teenagers

Jun. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers. On a recent day, 18-year-old Chantal Hueben stood in front of a group of fifth-graders and asked them to brainstorm about the messaging program Whatsapp, which most are using...

China mum on Trump-Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing

Jun. 11, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Attention is turning to a possible meeting of President Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in Japan later this month as the next step in the vexing trade standoff between the two biggest economies. The Chinese government would not confirm Tuesday that such a meeting...

UN panel: Connect half the world, and $20 phones can help

Jun. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. panel called Monday for much greater cooperation to bring digital technology to roughly half the world's people, and a senior Google executive said mobile phones with internet access are being created to sell for about $20 that can help make this possible. Google...

AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

Jun. 10, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages....

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Jun. 7, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on its...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...