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SeaBubbles co-founder Sweden's Anders Bringdal stands onboard a SeaBubble, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 in Paris. Paris is testing out a new form of travel - an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water, capable of whisking passengers up and down the Seine River. Dubbed Seabubbles, the vehicle is still in early stages, but proponents see it as a new model for the fast-changing landscape of urban mobility. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 18, 2019 - 11:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on one white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boat that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, new Facebook Portal products are displayed during an event in San Francisco. At left being demonstrated is the Portal Mini and at right is Portal TV. Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes. A smaller version will now cost $129 and have an 8 inch display. A larger version will cost $179 and have a 10 inch display. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 18, 2019 - 8:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes. A smaller version will now cost $129 and will come with an 8 inch display. A larger...
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Pages from a confidential whistleblower's report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently produced dozens of pages in their names. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
September 17, 2019 - 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with...
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September 17, 2019 - 10:59 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon has announced it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 17, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its machine learning technology to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. The move comes after its artificial intelligence did not detect the first-person video of a terrorist attack on the mosque in Christchurch. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
September 17, 2019 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds her bag as she arrives for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel's government has said...
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Demonstrators ride their bikes on a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. About 20 000 cyclists took part in a protest star ride against the government's transport policy on occasion of this year's IAA Auto Show.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 14, 2019 - 8:33 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. Demands raised by the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017, file photo, Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall, in New York. Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch their own video streaming services to compete against market leader Netflix, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2019 - 6:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 13, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies. Letters went out to the four companies from the leaders of the House...
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