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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...

China pursues tech 'self-reliance,' fueling global unease

Dec. 27, 2021 22:28 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — To help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world's biggest e-commerce company to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips — a business unlike anything Alibaba Group has done before. ...

Oregon might dump controversial spyware investment

Dec. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's treasurer is exploring legal options with the state attorney general in the state's large investment in a smartphone spyware company — a firm that has been denounced by human rights groups, the U.S. government and tech giants. In 2017, the Oregon...

Spyware find highlights depth of hacker-for-hire industry

Dec. 16, 2021 17:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Security researchers said Thursday they found two kinds of commercial spyware on the phone of a leading exiled Egyptian dissident, providing new evidence of the depth and diversity of the abusive hacker-for-hire industry. One piece of malware recently found on an...

Connecticut will have proof-of-vaccination cellphone app

Dec. 12, 2021 13:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut residents soon will be able to show their vaccination status using a cellphone app, though whether it’s required will be up to businesses, restaurants and other establishments. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday the app will be...

Edmunds: 5 must-have features on new cars

Dec. 08, 2021 07:43 AM EST

Edmunds (AP) — One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is that it offers features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience. Some technologies have trickled down from luxury to mainstream segments, while others have been introduced quickly across the market. But which features...

AP Source: NSO Group spyware used to hack State employees

Dec. 03, 2021 16:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel's NSO Group, the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire company, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The employees were all located in Uganda and included...

Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group

Nov. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tech giant Apple announced Tuesday it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple's products, like the iPhone. Apple said in a complaint filed in federal court in...

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

Nov. 17, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software. The company said Wednesday that it will enable users of two of...