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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 25, 2019 - 9:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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Dave Limp, senior vice president for Amazon devices & services, talks about Echo Buds, the tech company's new wireless earbuds product, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, during an event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 25, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants Alexa everywhere. The online shopping giant said Wednesday that it will soon start selling wireless earbuds, finger rings and prescription eyeglasses with its Alexa voice assistant built in. The goal: Get Alexa outside the home and wherever customers are. "You can have...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Nick Clegg, then leader of Britain's Liberal Democrat party, speaks at a press conference in London. Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, said the company has exempted politicians from its fact checking program for more than a year. But if politicians share previously debunked links or other material, those will be demoted and banned from being included in ads.. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
September 25, 2019 - 5:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians' statements on its site, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that's because such statements could be newsworthy — and it doesn't want to act as a "referee" for political debates. Facebook works with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, says it plans to expand its remote monitoring services of seniors to 5 million from 1 million in five years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide 5 million seniors with health monitoring services,...
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Samuel L. Jackson
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Digital Content Producer
September 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm
"He can tell you jokes, let you know if it’s raining, set timers and alarms, play music and more – all with a bit of his own personality."
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September 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using fake love interest ads to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com The site lets people create profiles for free but you need to pay for a subscription to respond to messages. Match...
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FILE - This Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo shows the Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris. Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines outside the region. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 25, 2019 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Google said Wednesday it will tweak how it shows previews for news stories in France but won't pay license fees to publishers when the country brings in new European Union copyright rules. The U.S. tech giant will stop showing a snippet — a few lines of text — and a small thumbnail...
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The letters with the name of German tech company Teamviewer, a maker of the eponymous screen sharing and conferencing software, is displayed in front of the exchange in Frankfurt, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Teamviewer has made the biggest initial public offering for a German tech company since the dot-com boom. Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 3:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Teamviewer, the maker of the eponymous screen-sharing and conferencing software, has held the biggest initial public offering for a German tech company since the dot-com boom. Shares in Teamviewer began trading at 26.25 euros ($28.88) on the Frankfurt exchange Wednesday, valuing the...
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September 24, 2019 - 10:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco developer who pressured California lawmakers into enacting the nation's most sweeping data privacy act is pushing a new ballot measure to expand the law. On Wednesday, Alastair Mactaggart plans to unveil a proposed November 2020 ballot measure. It would...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows a photo of the Google logo at their offices in Granary Square, London. The European Court of Justice's ruled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator to extend beyond the EU member states the court's 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Handing Google a major victory, the European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules that allow people to control what comes up when their name is searched online do not apply outside the 28-nation bloc. Over the past five years, people in...
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