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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 29, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Audible Sleep Weekly by Audible Sleep, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 2. Clear Energy by Sara Auster, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 3. Rage by Bob Woodward, narrated by Robert Petkoff (Simon & Schuster Audio) 4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy...

FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users’ ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time. Microsoft did not reply to questions Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 about what caused the outage, but said on its service-status Twitter account that it had identified a “recent change” that caused problems. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Microsoft resolves major Monday outage after five hours

Sep. 29, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users’ ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time....

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials say they're implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state's new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk. During preelection testing on the new...

Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola fell more than 6% Tuesday after General Motors cast doubt on whether a $2 billion partnership would close as scheduled. GM says in a statement that the deal has not closed and discussions with Nikola are continuing. Yet a press...

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Sep. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - 9781984818362 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Total Power by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190674 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The Coast-to-Coast Murders by J. D. Barker & James Patterson -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Universe in a Nutshell, in a nutshell - kurzgesagt GmbH 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 9....

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. Ava (2020) 2. The Secret: Dare to Dream 3. The Outpost 4. Antebellum 5. Alone 6. The Last Starfighter 7. Father of the Bride 8. The King of Staten Island 9. RBG 10. Willow Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. Ava (2020) 2. The Secret: Dare to Dream 3....

French arrest 29 in cryptocurrency scheme to finance jihadis

Sep. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police arrested 29 people around the country on Tuesday in a vast operation to break a complex scheme financing Islamist extremists in Syria through the use of cryptocurrencies. A statement from the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said search warrants are out for the two main...

This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices.  Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. (Amazon via AP)

Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

Sep. 29, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry into secured areas and buy...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019 file photo shows the Apple Pay app on an iPhone in New York. Using contactless payments for in-person retail transactions offers convenience and security benefits, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, hygiene might be the best reason yet. “Contactless” usually means tap-to-pay credit and debit cards, smartphone digital wallets or retailer apps. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Millennial Money: Try touchless payment to avoid dirty money

Sep. 29, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

If you’re looking for a self-improvement task in this pandemic era, try teaching yourself to use contactless payments with your phone or “tap-to-pay” credit and debit cards. Any germaphobe will tell you that the surfaces of bills and coins have always been gross. And handing your credit card...