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Google serves a 'Nougat' to fans of its Android software

Google is serving a new morsel for fans of its Android software: The next version has been dubbed "Nougat," extending Google's tradition of nicknaming each overhaul of Android after a sweet food. The Nougat name announced Thursday comes seven weeks after Google sought suggestions during its annual conference for software ...

Spanish tax inspectors search Google office in Madrid

A Madrid court says it authorized tax inspectors to enter Google's offices in Madrid as part of a tax department investigation. A Google statement on Thursday says the company is cooperating with Spanish authorities and that it complied with Spain's fiscal legislation as it does in all countries where it ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, a Samsung Galaxy S7, left, and S7 Edge are displayed during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung announced Thursday, June 30, 2016, the company will sell unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S7 phones in the U.S. so consumers can switch carriers more easily. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Samsung sells Galaxy S7 phones that aren't tied to carrier

Samsung will sell unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S7 phones in the U.S. so consumers can switch carriers more easily. Although two-year service contracts are now rare, consumers are instead stuck with two-year installment plans and cannot take a phone to a rival until it's paid off. Unlocked phones ...

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it is tweaking the formulas that decide what users see in their news feeds to focus on friends and family, not news articles and other more impersonal material. It’s not the first such change the company has made over the years, and likely won’t be the last. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal. The social media giant says it updated the news feed so that people will see more posts from their friends and family and not, say, ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, talks with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, right, as Lu Wei, left, China's Internet czar, looks on during a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Wash. China is replacing its top internet regulator and censor, Lu Wei, who had become the face of the government's increasingly complicated dealings with foreign technology companies. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)

China replaces top internet regulator and censor with deputy

China has replaced its internet regulator, Lu Wei, the hard-liner responsible for leading the government's efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and export the ruling Communist Party's philosophy of web control. Lu wielded expansive powers as head of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs since 2014, dictating what ...

This photo provided by Amazon shows Motorola’s Moto G, left, and the Blu R1 HD. After flopping spectacularly with its own Fire phone, Amazon is selling special editions of other phones at a $50 discount. These phones will come with ads on the lock screen and lots of Amazon apps on the home screen. You can hide those apps, but won’t be able to uninstall them. (Amazon via AP)

After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of. After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers' phones at a $50 discount. They'll come with ads on the lock screen and lots of Amazon apps on the home screen. You can hide those ...

Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Biden is trying to bolster efforts to cure cancer at this summit focusing on research and innovative trials. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results

Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures. Hosting a cancer summit in Washington, Biden said the culture in the cancer research world ...

This image from video provided by Jim Kennard shows the the bow of the shipwrecked Canadian schooner Royal Albert that sank off Lake Ontario's central New York shore nearly 150 years ago. Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens said they recently found the wreck of the Royal Albert in deep water off Fair Haven, 35 miles northwest of Syracuse. The western New York-based team said the 104-foot vessel was carrying 285 tons of railroad iron that shifted in rough conditions, bursting the ship's seams. (Courtesy of Jim Kennard via AP)

NY-based explorers find 1868 schooner wreck in Lake Ontario

The shipwreck of a Canadian schooner that sank off Lake Ontario's central New York shore nearly 150 years ago has been discovered, a team of underwater explorers announced Wednesday. Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens said they recently found the wreck of the Royal Albert in deep water off ...

New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires

As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression. The network of roughly 20 high-definition cameras being installed around the ...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at an event demonstrating the new features of Windows 10 at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash. As Windows 10 approaches its first birthday, Microsoft is adding new features to its flagship operating software. The new features, scheduled for release on Aug. 2, 2016, will include new security measures, more capabilities for Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, and a new service called Windows Ink, which lets users with a digital stylus add handwritten notes or reminders and draw on screen to annotate documents, maps and other apps. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics

Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords. The company is also changing the notices it sends to users of previous versions, following complaints that it was too aggressive in pushing them to get the free ...

File- This March 31, 2016, file photo shows a driver for Uber Technologies Inc., arriving at an authorized customer pick up area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Uber will start keeping a closer eye on its drivers by tracking their speed and sudden acceleration or braking using data from the GPS and other motion sensors in their smartphones. The tests are new for Uber, which is eager to show that it’s making safety a priority, at a time when authorities want to impose stricter rules on its hiring and operations. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren/File)

Uber software tracks drivers for high speed, sudden stops

Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior — while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. The global ride-hailing company on Wednesday announced an extensive test of new software that aims to increase safety by analyzing data ...

Facebook CEO's Hawaii neighbors grumble about new wall

Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Retiree Moku Crain said Tuesday the wall looks daunting and forbidding. Crain hopes and expects Zuckerberg will soften the wall's look ...

FILE - This file image provided by Google shows a demonstration of Google's "My Account" mobile search. In 2015, Google opened a "My Account" hub to serve as a one-stop shop for setting privacy and security controls. If they choose, users will now be able to authorize Google to store their web browsing histories in the "My Account" center.
Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices. (Google via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices. Among other things, a new privacy tool will enable the more than 1 billion people who use Google's search engine and ...

In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, photo, David Leung, head of sales for North America for Alco Electronics, talks about the operation at the factory in Houjie Town, Dongguan City, in the Guangdong province of China. A look inside the factory shows what it takes to succeed as a maker of gadgets for the rest of the world: Human precision in tiny tasks, increasingly automated manufacturing, but also flexible thinking and perks to keep the best employees. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Alco Electronics' David Leung on making gadgets in China

A look inside Alco Electronics Ltd.'s factory in China shows what it takes to succeed as a maker of gadgets for the rest of the world — human precision in tiny tasks and increasingly automated manufacturing, but also flexible thinking and perks to keep the best employees. Chinese workers in ...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, a photographer walks past the logo of Baidu Inc., which operates China's dominant search engine, during a technology innovation conference held by the company at China's National Convention Center in Beijing, China.  China issued new regulations on Saturday, June 25, 2016 demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. Wei Zexi, a college student who died in April of a rare cancer, had written a long ...

China to regulate search results following man's death

China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. Wei Zexi, a college student who died in April of a rare cancer, had written a long post on ...

President Barack Obama chats with guests after arriving on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Obama: Young people need right tools to start new businesses

More than half the global population is under age 30, President Barack Obama said Friday, and it is vital to make sure they have the right tools to start new businesses. Obama addressed about 1,200 entrepreneurs and investors at an annual event, saying they can help fuel economic growth in ...

A remain supporter stops to talk to people as he walks around with his European flag across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that he will quit as Prime Minister following a defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

'Move to Gibraltar' among British Google searches after vote

The United Kingdom's historic vote to exit the European Union is dominating the conversation online as well as global headlines. Google Trends is reporting spiking searches in the United Kingdom for "getting an Irish passport" and "move to Gibraltar," the British territory on the south coast of Spain. Google also ...

Tech company Twilio nearly doubles in stock market debut

Twilio shares nearly doubled in their first day of trading Thursday, after the technology company raised $150 million in its initial public offering. The San Francisco company makes software that helps companies communicate with their customers through text messages, phone notifications and in other ways. Cab hailing app Uber, for ...

FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Peter Koerber, a pilot and air tactical officer with the U.S. Forest Service, talks about the hazards of flying drones over wildfire areas during a news conference in Redding, Calif. The U.S. Department of the Interior says it's working with drone makers and mapping companies to create a system allowing smartphones to quickly update no-fly zones at wildfires.  (Damon Arthur/The Record Searchlight via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Agency enlists high-tech help keeping drones from wildfires

When Brian Cresto and his fellow firefighters fly toward a wildfire at just a few hundred feet off the ground, he's scouting for the best spot for them to land when they parachute down. Lately, he's also been keeping an eye out for hobby drones that could take out their ...

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