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April 8, 2020, 4:33 AM

Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic
April 8, 2020, 4:33 AM
Customers wear face masks as they line up to enter a supermarket keeping social distancing following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
April 8, 2020, 1:39 AM

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years
April 8, 2020, 1:39 AM
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists said Friday, March 6, 2020.(AP Photo/Randy Bergman, File)
April 7, 2020, 10:52 PM

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

The latest statistical models show a glimmer of hope, forecasting fewer deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic before August
April 7, 2020, 10:52 PM
April 7, 2020, 9:37 PM

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

President Donald Trump will preside over one of America's sharpest drops in climate-changing emissions despite mocking the idea of climate change himself
April 7, 2020, 9:37 PM
President Donald Trump listens during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, at the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 7, 2020, 5:58 PM

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

As businesses, schools, churches and others turn to video conference platforms to stay connected amid the global coronavirus pandemic, many have reported being attacked by uninvited guests
April 7, 2020, 5:58 PM
April 7, 2020, 4:29 PM

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
April 7, 2020, 4:29 PM
April 7, 2020, 3:50 PM

Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services
April 7, 2020, 3:50 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, people stand in an aisle of empty shelves in a supermarket in London, amid panic-buying due to the coronavirus outbreak. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 7, 2020, 11:44 AM

The launch of Quibi

Plus, Peloton cancels live classes after employee tests positive for COVID-19, and robots represent students at a graduation in Japan.
April 7, 2020, 11:44 AM
VIDEO: The launch of Quibi
April 6, 2020, 9:49 PM

'Old school' technique helps expert ID remains from 1969

New Hampshire authorities say the remains of a shooting victim found on the side of a highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier
April 6, 2020, 9:49 PM
This October 1962 photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Winston "Skip" Morris, whose remains were found along Interstate 93 in Salem, N.H., on Aug. 7, 1969. Officials announced Monday, April 6, 2020, they had finally identified the remains as those of Morris, of Vermont, who had been released from prison three months earlier. (New Hampshire Attorney General's Office via AP)
April 6, 2020, 6:07 PM

Catch this week's supermoon, biggest and brightest of year

A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year
April 6, 2020, 6:07 PM
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, evergreen trees are silhouetted on the mountain top as a supermoon rises over over the Dark Sky Community of Summit Sky Ranch in Silverthorne, Colo., Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. A supermoon will rise in the sky Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year. Not only will the moon be closer to Earth than usual, it will also be a full moon. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
April 6, 2020, 1:58 PM

Google launches website that tracks social distancing

The COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports website tracks retail, transit, workplaces and parks.
April 6, 2020, 1:58 PM
The COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports website tracks retail, transit, workplaces and parks.
April 6, 2020, 11:16 AM

New York City forbids teachers from using 'Zoom'

The head of the school system is blaming a security problem including so-called “Zoom bombings” where people hijack meetings.
April 6, 2020, 11:16 AM
VIDEO: New York City forbids teachers from using 'Zoom'
April 3, 2020, 11:16 PM

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars
April 3, 2020, 11:16 PM
Jeffrey Katzenberg poses for a portrait to promote "Quibi" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
April 3, 2020, 9:41 PM

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, has died in New York City of coronavirus complications
April 3, 2020, 9:41 PM
This April 2, 2017 photo, shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City on Thursday, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said. For two decades, he was a journalist who helped a generation of readers understand the emerging internet and its impact on the world. (AP Photo/Mae Anderson)
April 3, 2020, 6:34 PM

Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'

Hospitals are starting to line up survivors of the new coronavirus to donate some blood, so doctors can use it to treat the sick
April 3, 2020, 6:34 PM
April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM

Amazon limits the sale of some coronavirus-related products

Plus, Amazon is also stepping up efforts to keep the virus from spreading through its workforce and "Goodnight with Dolly" premieres on YouTube.
April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM
VIDEO: Amazon limits the sale of some coronavirus related products
April 2, 2020, 1:40 PM

YouTube takes on TikTok

Plus, smartrings could be used to help diagnose COVID-19, and a new Harry Potter website launches.
April 2, 2020, 1:40 PM
VIDEO: YouTube takes on TikTok
April 1, 2020, 9:55 PM

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

More evidence is emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms. The findings complicate efforts to gain control of the pandemic
April 1, 2020, 9:55 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, neighbors line up for free food staples outside Santa Ana primary school in Asuncion, Paraguay, part of an already existing food program through the Education Ministry, as people stay home from work amid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. According to research released on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, more evidence is emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms, complicating efforts to gain control of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 1, 2020, 8:12 PM

NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

NASA's latest call for astronauts has drawn 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls
April 1, 2020, 8:12 PM
In this Feb. 7, 1984 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Bruce McCandless II, performs a spacewalk a few meters away from the cabin of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger, using a nitrogen-propelled Manned Maneuvering Unit. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, NASA said that more than 12,000 Americans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories applied to be part of the space agency's next astronaut class. The month-long application period ended Tuesday. (NASA via AP)
April 1, 2020, 6:52 PM

Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size
April 1, 2020, 6:52 PM
FILE - This combination of April 30, 2018, file photos shows signage for a Sprint store in New York's Herald Square, top, and signage at a T-Mobile store in New York. Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The deal was announced two years ago and has taken a long time to close because of pushback from state and federal regulators.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 1, 2020, 9:33 AM

Facebook launches new tool 'Community Help'

California is suing Zoom for allegedly giving users personal data to other companies; Uber pledges $10 million in rides to healthcare workers.
April 1, 2020, 9:33 AM
VIDEO: Facebook launches new tool 'Community Help'
March 31, 2020, 9:04 PM

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic

Increasing numbers of European hospitals are buckling under the strain of treating tens of thousands of coronavirus patient
March 31, 2020, 9:04 PM
FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, a health worker in the intensive care ward observes a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Belgium. Experts say Europe has some of the world’s best health systems, but many hospitals have been overwhelmed with coronavirus patients and are ill-equipped to handle the pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
March 31, 2020, 8:34 PM

Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity has died at 96
March 31, 2020, 8:34 PM
March 31, 2020, 4:11 PM

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
March 31, 2020, 4:11 PM
March 31, 2020, 4:04 PM

Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years
March 31, 2020, 4:04 PM
FILE - This April 20, 2011 file photo shows Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Ore. Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. The world's largest hotel company says on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, approximately 5.2 million guests may have been affected. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
March 31, 2020, 2:18 PM

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers have walked off the job to demand greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders
March 31, 2020, 2:18 PM
FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 31, 2020, 1:17 PM

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Instacart story

In a story March 30, about workers striking, The Associated Press erroneously reported a Whole Foods “sick out” was scheduled for Wednesday
March 31, 2020, 1:17 PM
FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 31, 2020, 10:04 AM

Privacy concerns with popular video conferencing app ‘Zoom’

App “Open Table” sets up reservation times at grocery stores; NBA looks into launching video game tournament.
March 31, 2020, 10:04 AM
VIDEO: Privacy concerns with popular video conferencing app ‘Zoom’
March 30, 2020, 11:57 PM

Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak
March 30, 2020, 11:57 PM
A public service message Stay Home Saves Lives is seen against the Chicago skyline Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 30, 2020, 2:52 PM

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order

Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus
March 30, 2020, 2:52 PM
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, from bottom left, the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Submillimeter Array, far right, are shown on Hawaii's Mauna Kea near Hilo, Hawaii. Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected to affect more than 500 technicians, astronomers, instrument scientists, engineers, and support staff who work at the Big Island summit and at observatory bases below. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
March 30, 2020, 1:38 PM

Instacart protests continue

Plus, Amazon employees threaten to strike, and online baking tips are trending.
March 30, 2020, 1:38 PM
VIDEO: Instacart protests continue
March 27, 2020, 11:11 PM

Map shows how well states are social distancing

A location data company, Uncast, created a scoreboard that grades how well states and counties are following social distancing guidelines based on phone data.
March 27, 2020, 11:11 PM
A location data company, Uncast, created a scoreboard that grades how well states and counties are following social distancing guidelines based on phone data.
March 27, 2020, 6:39 PM

Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have left their camp because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus
March 27, 2020, 6:39 PM
FILE - In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, file photo, the sun sets behind telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea. Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii island have left their camp because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the move came after more than eight months of nonviolent protests at the base of the Mauna Kea Access Road. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
March 27, 2020, 2:07 PM

Dyson steps up to help with the coronavirus pandemic

Plus, Google search engine will now show which business are temporarily closed, and a big bid for old Apple sneakers.
March 27, 2020, 2:07 PM
VIDEO: Dyson steps up to help with the coronavirus pandemic
March 26, 2020, 3:35 PM

Apple may delay release of its first 5G capable phone

Plus, sports fans turn to marble racing, and social distancing Wisconsin style.
March 26, 2020, 3:35 PM
VIDEO: Apple may delay release of its first 5G capable phone
March 25, 2020, 11:53 AM

YouTube reducing video quality

It will play videos in standard definition quality unless the user manually changes the setting to high-definition.
March 25, 2020, 11:53 AM
VIDEO: YouTube reducing video quality