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Avalanche deaths persist despite improved forecasting

Jan. 23, 2022 10:14 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When Knox Williams first started warning people about avalanches in Colorado from his small office in Fort Collins, there was only one way to receive the information: People had to call an avalanche hotline on a landline and listen to his recording of the forecast. ...

Ban on drivers holding cellphones heads to SC Senate floor

Jan. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would make it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone in their hands in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor. The proposal passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, moving a debate that has repeatedly failed in the House...

Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws

Jan. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A smartphone app that's expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published Tuesday. Citizen Lab, an...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says quarterly profit $6 billion

Jan. 13, 2022 02:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, reported Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion amid surging demand for chips for smartphones and other electronics. Revenue in...

Flipping out: UGa QB Bennett goes old school with phone

Jan. 08, 2022 18:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stetson Bennett went old school with his smart phone. Determined to block out any distractions, Bennett purchased a flip device this past summer. Like the one your technologically challenged grandparents might own. “I had a bunch...

CES gadget show turnout falls more than 70% thanks to COVID

Jan. 08, 2022 17:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attendance at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 70% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Saturday. The Consumer Technology Association said that more than 45,000 people attended the multi-day event on the Las...

CES gadget show turnout falls more than 75% thanks to COVID

Jan. 07, 2022 16:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attendance at this week’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Friday. The Consumer Technology Association said on the show's closing day that more than 40,000 people attended...

Scaled-back CES gadget show returns to Las Vegas Strip

Jan. 05, 2022 21:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in Las Vegas for a tech conference that’s been scaled back because of COVID-19 pandemic precautions. The floors of the CES gadget show opened Wednesday with conference attendees required to wear masks and show proof of...

CES gadget show stages a wary return amid COVID-19

Jan. 03, 2022 18:26 PM EST

Is anyone going to CES this year? A long-simmering question in the tech world will finally get its answer as the influential gadget show returns to the Las Vegas Strip after a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know it will be a smaller show this year, for...

Live updates: France demands masks for 11- to 6-year-olds

Jan. 01, 2022 15:39 PM EST

PARIS - French authorities announced Saturday that children six and older will have to wear masks in indoor places open to the public as new cases of the highly contagious omicron variant surge past 200.000 for the fourth consecutive day. By lowering the age of children obligated to...