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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in he and his husband's home in San Francisco. Supervisors in a city nearly synonymous with the internet say an ordinance requiring Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms to list only legal units or face steep fines is a simple change to existing law. Airbnb, however, says the new regulation challenges the heart of what makes the internet the flourishing, free-wheeling frontier it is: that internet platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, cannot be sued or punished for the content posted by third-party hosts. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings — or face steep fines. That means Airbnb and others must stick to advertising San Francisco hosts who have registered ...

In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, Egyptian dentist Mark Shehata, 24, holds his smart phone as he uses the "Pokemon Go," mobile phone application on a street in Cairo, Egypt. Abbas Shumman, the deputy sheikh of Egypt's Al-Azhar institute, has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application, adding to religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt cleric says too much Pokemon Go could be dangerous

A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game. Abbas Shumman, the deputy sheikh of Egypt's Al-Azhar institute, told ...

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Amphibious aircraft AG600 rolls off a production line in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. The Xinhua News Agency China said China unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires on Saturday. It measures 37 meters (121 feet) in length with a wingspan of 39 meters (128 feet).  (Xinhua/Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

China rolls out world's largest amphibious aircraft

An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires. The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. It measures 37 meters (121 feet) ...

ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law on Friday and drew immediate praise from civil libertarians. The ...

This image released Friday, July 22, 2016 by Japan's National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity shows a copy of a flier issued by the Japanese government to "Pokemon Go" players. Aware of the reports of “Pokemon Go”-related mishaps elsewhere, Japan’s government-run National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity has issued a flier with nine public safety tips to keep overenthusiastic players from getting into trouble. The smartphone game was released in Japan on Friday. They are: 1. Protect personal information, 2. Beware of fake apps, 3. Download weather apps, 4. Beware of heatstroke, 5. Carry an extra battery, 6. Have an additional method of contact, 7. Do not enter dangerous areas, 8. Beware of people who say they want to meet, 9. Do not use smartphones while walking. (Japan's National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity via AP)

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for "Pokemon Go"

Aware of the reports of "Pokemon Go"-related mishaps elsewhere, Japan's government-run National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity has issued a flier with these nine public safety tips to keep overly enthusiastic players from getting into trouble. The smartphone game was released in Japan on Friday: ___ PROTECT ...

In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2015, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung has sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents. The South Korean company said on Friday, July 22, 2016, that it chose to take legal action to defend its intellectual property despite trying to resolve the dispute amicably. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung sues Huawei for alleged patent violations

Samsung Electronics Co. sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents in the latest move in a series of deepening patent disputes between Asian smartphone giants. The South Korean company said Friday that it took legal action to defend its intellectual property despite efforts to resolve ...

Women play "Pokemon Go" in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  The Japan launch of "Pokemon Go" on Friday included the game's first partnership with an outside company: fast-food giant McDonald's. About 400 McDonald's Japan outlets are "gyms," where players can battle on their smartphones. The other 2,500 are "Pokestops," where they can get items to play the game. The hope is, presumably, that they may also buy a Big Mac in the process.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

The Japan launch of "Pokemon Go" on Friday included the game's first partnership with an outside company: fast-food giant McDonald's. About 400 McDonald's Japan outlets are "gyms," where players can battle on their smartphones. The other 2,500 are "Pokestops," where they can get items to play the game. The hope ...

People gaze at their smartphones as they play "Pokemon Go" at Akihabara district in Tokyo, Friday, July 22, 2016.   The wait is over for "Pokemon Go" fans in Japan. Users began tweeting it was available Friday morning, and the Pokemon Co. and the developer of the augmented reality game, U.S.-based Niantic Inc., confirmed its launch shortly after. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The wait is over for 'Pokemon Go' fans in Japan

The wait is over for "Pokemon Go" fans in Japan. Players began tweeting about it as soon as it was available Friday morning, and the Pokemon Co. and the developer of the augmented reality game, U.S.-based Niantic Inc., confirmed its launch. "Pokemon Go" is expected to be a huge hit ...

Fans try on plastic Conan O'Brien heads during Preview Night at Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday July 20, 2016 in San Diego.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

'Mr. Robot,' 'Suicide Squad' debut in VR form at Comic-Con

The anti-heroes of "Mr. Robot" and "Suicide Squad" are breaking into San Diego Comic-Con in 360 degrees. 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. Unlike most other ...

1st bitcoin securities fraud case ends in 18-month sentence

A Texas man who carried out what authorities said was the first federal bitcoin securities fraud to be prosecuted was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison. Trendon Shavers, 33, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said Shavers committed a serious crime but ...

Oregon man sentenced in celebrity hacking case

A man who admitted hacking hundreds of email accounts and stealing explicit photos from several unidentified celebrities was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, to the prison term and two years of supervised release on Thursday. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarters in Fremont, Calif. A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned. So, instead of coming under heavy government scrutiny before being sold to the public, Tesla can mass-produce cars that automatically adjust speed with the flow of traffic, keep their lane and slam the brakes in an emergency. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings

A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned. So, instead of coming under heavy government scrutiny before being sold to the public, Tesla can mass-produce cars that automatically adjust speed with the flow of traffic, ...

FILE  - This combination of file photos taken on July 3, 2013, left, and June 6, 2014 both in Tokyo shows Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.’s walking robot Asimo, left, and Japanese internet company SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper. Is Asimo marrying Pepper? Honda and SoftBank said Thursday, July 20, 2016, they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers. Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and grips things. Pepper, which went on sale last year, doesn’t have legs but is programmed to recognize mood swings in people it interacts with. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Koji Sasahara, File)

Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots

Is Honda's walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank? Automaker Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank said Thursday they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers. Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and ...

In this Thursday, July 14, 2016 photo, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Tel Aviv, Israel. Blaming incitement for the latest, 10-month spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel is taking its fight to a new level: A new law in the works, co-sponsored Erdan, aims to force Facebook and other social media platforms to take down content Israel deems as fueling violence. Some warn it goes too far, limiting free expression. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement

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, accusing her of inciting violence on the social network. Tatour, an Arab citizen ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk delivers a speech at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. Musk outlined the products in his much-anticipated "master plan" for the company, which was posted on Tesla's website Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Tesla plans trucks, small SUV as part of future plans

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company also plans a compact SUV and "a new kind of pickup truck" to complement its existing fleet. Tesla ...

Police: Man robbed on bike path while playing 'Pokemon Go'

Police in New Hampshire say a man was robbed at knifepoint while playing the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game. Police say the 24-year-old was walking on a bicycle path when he was approached by two men early Wednesday in Manchester. One pulled out a knife and held it to the man's ...

NASA celebrates stamp that has traveled 3.5 billion miles

NASA is celebrating a 29-cent Pluto-themed postage stamp stuck to the side of the New Horizons spacecraft that has traveled nearly 3.5 billion miles from Earth. NASA says the 1991 stamp that carried the message "Pluto Not Yet Explored" helped inspire the New Horizons team. The team stuck it to ...

Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'

Saudi Arabia's top clerics renewed a religious edict that warns against playing Pokemon — this time as the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go". First issued in 2001 when the game was played with cards, the decree says Pokemon violates Islamic prohibitions against gambling, uses devious Masonic-like symbols and ...

In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

Macy's tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service

Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in — like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. The tool, which the nation's largest department store ...

In this Sunday, July 17, 2016 photo, members of Presidential Security Forces stand in attention during the changing of guard at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities banned the playing of "Pokemon Go" from the presidential palace on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, as they voiced worries that the game could be a security risk. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia's presidential palace bans playing of 'Pokemon Go'

Indonesian officials have banned the playing of "Pokemon Go" from the presidential palace. Hastily printed warnings that say "Playing or hunting Pokemon prohibited in the palace area" were put up around the palace complex in Jakarta on Wednesday. "This is the office of the president, not a playground," said Bey ...

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