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MH370 Mystery Spurred Efforts to Improve Aircraft Tracking

By Kelvin Chan | Jul 25
As investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years, the airline industry is still working to raise safety standards to prevent another plane from going missing.

How to Choose A Fitness Tracker When They all Sound the Same

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 24
Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That's a lot of data, but are they useful?

Israel Takes on Facebook in Battle Against Incitement

By Tia Goldenberg | Jul 24
Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her.

'Mr. Robot,' 'Suicide Squad' Debut in VR Form At Comic-Con

By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 23
The creators of the USA Network hacker drama and the Warner Bros. supervillain mash-up respectively premiered virtual reality experiences Thursday in atmospheric venues located outside the San Diego Convention Center.

DOT Secretary Wants More Rigorous Reviews of Robotic Cars

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 23
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology.

As PCs Decline, Microsoft Betting Its Future on the Cloud

By Brandon Bailey | Jul 22
In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. - has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

What's Next for Augmented Reality After 'Pokemon Go'?

By Lou Kesten | Jul 22
"Pokemon Go" has introduced much of America to augmented reality. It also has game designers scrambling to create the next AR smash. What classic games could be good choices to make the leap?

Woman Trying to Catch Pokemon in Cemetery Gets Stuck in Tree

Jul 21
Authorities say a New Jersey woman trying to catch Pokemon in a cemetery ended up stuck in a tree and had to call 911 to rescue her.

Leslie Jones is Just the Latest Casualty of Twitter Abuse

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 21
"Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter , one of several celebrities to do so after becoming the target of sexist and racist abuse on the service.

Macy's Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 21
Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in.

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes Dominate Social Media After Speech

Jul 19
Accusations that Melania Trump lifted parts of her speech Monday to the Republican National Convention from one Michelle Obama gave eight years ago have become a trending topic on social media under #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.

New Hampshire City Police Ue Pokemon to Lure Fugitives

Jul 19
Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app.

Japan Companies Seek Hipness Through Teens Posting to Vine

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 19
What's helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation's business world.

I'm Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Blocks Access to Porn on Its WiFi

Jul 18
McDonald's customers can no longer watch porn on their devices using the fast food giant's free WiFi.

That Big Pub Crawl Downtown? It's Just "Pokemon Go" Fans

By Brandon Bailey | Jul 17
If you thought it was bad dodging phone-fixated "Pokemon Go" players on the sidewalk, just wait: Legions of tipsy people could soon be chasing cartoon monsters from one tavern to the next in a series of pub crawls.

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