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EXPLAINER: Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

Myanmar's military-controlled government is suppressing media coverage of protests against its seizure of power
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, local newspapers are displayed in a newspaper stall in Yangon, Myanmar. The front page of Standard Time Daily, right, reads "Meeting of National Defence and Security Council held in Naypyitaw." Myanmar’s military-controlled government is seeking to suppressing media coverage of protests against their seizure of power as journalists and ordinary citizens strive to keep people inside and outside of the country informed about what is happening. (AP Photo/File)
March 08

Meme fav GameStop eyes digital shift and stock flies again

GameStop is taking significant step toward a more digital future, naming an activist investor to lead company efforts to push more of its business online
March 08
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2021 file photo, a pedestrian passes a GameStop storefront in Dallas. GameStop shares jumped around 12% in premarket trading Monday, March 8 after the video game retailer appointed a committee it said would aim to “transform GameStop into a technology business.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
March 08

Apple is discontinuing iMac and workstation

The base model will still be sold while supplies last.
March 08
VIDEO: Apple is discontinuing iMac and workstation
March 07

School district makes reported single largest purchase of electric school buses

The company plans to deliver 25 buses this fall.
March 07
Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools has announced a contract to replace its diesel buses with electric ones.
March 07

Scientists read 300-year-old letters without opening them

The letters had been folded using a mysterious technique.
March 07
Stock photo of a fountain pen and an old hand written letter.
March 05

NASA's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

NASA's newest Mars rover has hit the dusty red road, taking a spin for the first time this week
March 05
This photo made available by NASA was taken during the first drive of the Perseverance rover on Mars on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Perseverance landed on Feb. 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
March 05

Antivirus software creator charged with cheating investors

Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee is charged with fraud and money laundering conspiracy crimes in a newly unsealed indictment in New York
March 05
FILE — In this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, anti-virus software founder John McAfee answers questions to reporters as he walks on Ocean Drive, in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. McAfee was indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges alleging that he and cohorts made over $13 million by fooling investors zealous over the emerging cryptocurrency market, authorities said Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
March 05

Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

The National Science Foundation says it could cost up to $50 million just to clean up the debris at a renowned radio telescope that collapsed last year in Puerto Rico
March 05
This photo provided by Aeromed shows the collapsed Radio Telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The already damaged radio telescope that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century completely collapsed, falling onto the northern portion of the vast reflector dish more than 400 feet below. (Yamil Rodriguez/Aeromed via AP)
March 05

Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost

Spacewalking astronauts have completed the first round of prep work for new solar panels at the International Space Station
March 05
This photo provided by NASA shows US astronaut Kate Rubins outside the International Space Station during a space walk on Friday, March 5, 2021. Rubins and Japan's Soichi Noguchi floated outside to complete unfinished work from Sunday's spacewalk. More mounting brackets and struts need to be installed for new and improved solar panels due to arrive in June. (NASA via AP)
March 05

Luxury seller Saks to spinoff website into separate company

Saks Fifth Avenue is spinning off its website into a separate company, with the hopes of expanding that business at a time when more people are shopping online
March 05
This May 11, 2020 photo shows a Saks Fifth Avenue store that remains closed in Palm Beach, Fla. Saks Fifth Avenue is spinning off its website into a separate company, Friday, March 5, 2021, with the hopes of expanding that business at a time when more people are shopping online. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 05

High-tech credit card will have built-in fingerprint scanner

Samsung and MasterCard are working together to create a biometric credit card.
March 05
VIDEO:  High tech credit card will have built in fingerprint scanner
March 05

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar's military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service
March 05
FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube on Friday, March 5, 2021, said it has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 05

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar's military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service
March 05
FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube on Friday, March 5, 2021, said it has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 05

Quake-ravaged part of Croatia sees gaping sinkholes emerge

After the deadly earthquake came the sinkholes
March 05
This aerial photo shows a sinkhole in the village of Mececani, central Croatia, Thursday, March 4, 2021. A central Croatian region about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the capital Zagreb is pocked with round holes of all sizes, which appeared after December's 6.4-magnitude quake that killed seven people and caused widespread destruction. Scientists have been flocking to Mecencani and other villages in the sparsely-inhabited region for observation and study. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
March 05

Little damage from huge Pacific quake; tsunami threat passes

One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate
March 05
People gather on high ground in Whangarei, New Zealand, as a tsunami warning is issued Friday, March 5, 2021. A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific. (Mike Dinsdale/New Zealand Herald via AP)
March 04

9 great apes get COVID-19 vaccinations at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected
March 04
FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, Devon Prince, front, puts down a sticker to guide visitors at the San Diego Zoo once it reopens, as Emmanuel Lopez, behind, and Ariel Hayes also work, in San Diego. The San Diego Zoo vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus during the first two months of 2021, after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected. The experimental vaccine was developed by Zoetis Inc., a U.S. firm that produces medicine for animals. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 04

New Zealand sees small tsunami waves after strong South Pacific earthquake, says further threat has passed

New Zealand sees small tsunami waves after strong South Pacific earthquake, says further threat has passed
March 04
March 04

Alert level raised after explosion at remote Alaska volcano

Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory have raised the alert level after a small explosion was recorded at a remote volcano
March 04
March 04

Amazon opens first UK checkout-free grocery store in London

Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops
March 04
The Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in London, Thursday March 4, 2021, where a sign explains for shoppers to pick up items and walk out of the store, contactless, without the need for a till. Customers will scan a QR code on their way into the store, with cameras and technology identifying the items that shoppers take from the shelves and their account automatically paid. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
March 04

UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App Store

The U.K. competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Apple’s App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers
March 04
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority watchdog announced Thursday March 4, 2021, it has launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
March 04

SpaceX Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

SpaceX's futuristic Starship has exploded after what looked to be a successful touchdown
March 04
In this image from video made available by SpaceX, one of the company's Starship prototypes fires its thrusters as it lands during a test in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The two previous attempts ended in explosions. (SpaceX via AP)
March 04

Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history

Amid growing privacy concerns, the company plans to abandon tracking technologies that identify users across multiple websites.
March 04
VIDEO:  Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history
March 04

Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc said it has removed 185 accounts and groups engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military
March 04
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2020, file photo, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a signing ceremony at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military. (Chalinee Thirasupa/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 04

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

China says a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station
March 04
This image made available by the China National Space Administration on Thursday, March 4, 2021, shows a high-resolution photo of the surface of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe as it orbits the planet in preparation for landing. China says a cohort of astronauts have been selected and are in training to carry out four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station. (CNSA via AP)
March 03

Researcher under federal investigation for Chinese ties

A former scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, Connecticut, is being investigated by the FBI for failing to disclose financial affiliations with Chinese research institutions when requesting grant funding from the U.S. government
March 03
March 03

Google ends sale of ads using individual web tracking data

Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from Chrome browsers
March 03
FILE - This March 19, 2018 file photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. Google says it won't develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad tracking technology from Chrome browsers in an upcoming overhaul aimed at tightening up privacy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 03

Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals

The Biden administration has an ambitious agenda for expanding renewable energy, but challenges stand in the way, including rebuilding jobs and navigating the coronavirus pandemic
March 03
March 03

Edmunds compares the 2021 Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan

The Tesla Model S was one of the earliest and most popular EVs to hit the market
March 03
This photo provided by Tesla shows the 2021 Tesla Model S, a premium electric sedan with an estimated range of 412 miles. (Courtesy of Tesla via AP)
March 03

Sleep problems associated with smartphone addiction

Nearly 70% of college students are thought to have an addiction which can lead to trouble sleeping.
March 03
VIDEO:  Sleep problems associated with smartphone addiction
March 02

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

Microsoft says China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in its email server software to target U.S. organizations
March 02
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft's email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)
March 02

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apple-Movies-Top-10 for week ending 2/28/21
March 02
March 02

Twitter cracks down on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Twitter is set to implement a five strike system against any account that tweets COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
March 02
VIDEO:  Twitter cracks down on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
March 01

Zoom posts big quarter even as subscriber growth slows

Zoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic
March 01
FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York. Zoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic. That's raising questions about whether the videoconferencing service’s immense popularity will fade as more people return to classrooms, offices and other places off limits for the past year. The deceleration emerged in an otherwise impressive quarterly earnings report released Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 01

Minneapolis scraps plans to pay social media influencers during Chauvin trial

The initial plans sparked immediate backlash.
March 01
Protesters chant outside the Hennepin County Family Justice Center following a hearing in the cases against four former officers in the killing of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Sept. 11, 2020.
March 01

Insider Q&A: Hyundai's Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry
March 01
This photo provided by Hyundai Motor America shows Olabasi Boyle. Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. (Hagop Istanboulian/Hyundai Motor America via AP)
March 01

Online review platform Trustpilot chooses London for IPO

Online review platform Trustpilot is planning to sell shares in London, in a stock offering that helps shore up the city’s status as a financial hub and destination for tech companies after Brexit
March 01
The Palace of Westminster viewed from the south side of the embankment by the River Thames just after dawn in London, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 01

Verizon advises to turn off 5G for battery saving

The carrier's tweet raised questions because the company spent $45 billion to launch the next generation network last year.
March 01
VIDEO: Verizon advises to turn off 5G for battery saving
February 28

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Spacewalking astronauts have installed support frames at the International Space Station for new solar panels arriving later this year
February 28
In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, top, and Victor Glover work outside the International Space Station Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. (NASA via AP)
February 28

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

One federal office investigates complaints from people in minority communities.
February 28
February 27

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

President Joe Biden is hailing the House passage of the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill he championed
February 27
House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., speaks meets with reporters before the House votes to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., is at right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27

Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

It's one of several discoveries made following investigation into an illegal dig
February 27
A view of a chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site near Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, announced the first-ever discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park following an investigation into an illegal dig. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)
February 26

NASA names DC headquarters after Mary W. Jackson

NASA held a ceremony on Friday to rename its headquarters in Washington, D.C., after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first Black woman engineer.
February 26
NASA held a ceremony on Friday to rename its headquarters in Washington, D.C., after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first Black woman engineer.
February 26

TikTok settles $92 million in lawsuits

Plus, Apple releases update that fixes its charging issue, and the photo-sharing app Dispo.
February 26
VIDEO: TikTok settles $92 million in lawsuits