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Photos: Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

Photos: Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

Thousands of birds die yearly, roasted by the concentrated sun rays.

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Digital Savant: Buying guide for college tech needs

Digital Savant: Buying guide for college tech needs

This list leans toward items that aren’t overpriced and impractical.

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How to get Apple's new OS X Yosemite

How to get Apple's new OS X Yosemite

Beta version dropped Thursday. Sign-ups are limited to first 1 million.

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Bubblews: the site that pays you to post

Bubblews: the site that pays you to post

Earn money for all the things you’re already doing on Facebook.

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House panel expected to take initial action today on future of A-10 fleet

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee is expected to take initial action today on the Pentagon’s plan to save money by retiring the A-10 fle…

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Photos: Navy's new, deadly stealth destroyer christened

Photos: Navy's new, deadly stealth destroyer christened

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting …

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Tucson engineers’ UBA snorkel lets a person ‘swim like a fish’

Tucson engineers’ UBA snorkel lets a person ‘swim like a fish’

Two avid Tucson swimmers founded a new product that allows people to experience being underwater in a new way, and they plan to begin selling …

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Google to bring ultra-high speed Internet service to Phoenix area

PHOENIX — Google will collaborate with Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to develop ways to bring its high-speed wireless Internet network to the …

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What's new with Xbox One?

What's new with Xbox One?

New games, for sure. And starting next week, you can use a keyboard and manage your own storage.

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Photos: Gadgets at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Photos: Gadgets at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in full swing. Gadgets are taking center stage, some prototypes that aren't yet available and so…

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CES showcases smart car technology

CES showcases smart car technology

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlights the latest in smart car technology including self-driving, solar powered capabilities. C…

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Tech briefs

AT&T cuts fees for phone buyers

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Business briefs

Jury orders Samsung

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Photos: Tokyo Motor Show

Photos: Tokyo Motor Show

Here is a sneak peek at the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Jap…

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Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

PHOENIX — Customer Dru Bacon compared Arizona Public Service Co.’s approach to household solar to Eastman Kodak Co.’s inability to recognize t…

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Beyond Twitter: The next wave of tech IPOs brews

SAN FRANCISCO — Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too.

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Tech 'accelerator' looks to drive drugs to market

Tech 'accelerator' looks to drive drugs to market

An Oro Valley company is working to move promising drug discoveries from the lab to the medical marketplace.

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Twitter soars in market debut

NEW YORK — Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offeri…

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Google's barges: So that's it?

Google's barges: So that's it?

They won't be water-cooled data centers but interactive spaces "where people can learn about new technology."

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Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

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Photos: New Apple iPad Air unveiled

Photos: New Apple iPad Air unveiled

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new Apple iPad Air in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

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Dick Tracy in sneakers: the new Adidas smartwatch

It's $250 more than Nike's new FuelBand SE, so what's the attraction?

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Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

Microsoft is releasing its much anticipated Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting today. It addresses some of the gripes people have…

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Twitter to list on New York Stock Exchange

NEW YORK — The New York Stock Exchange is edging out its tech-heavy rival for the biggest stock debut of the year.

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Real Estate news

No rush to a new credit score

No rush to a new credit score

WASHINGTON — You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debu…

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Tucson Real Estate

Recent commercial sales and leases around Tucson

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Tombstone's historic Union High School property for sale

Tombstone's historic Union High School property for sale

The property is listed for $2.2 million, but is a tough sell.

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What's going up? Shops, places of worship, more

What's going up? Shops, places of worship, more

Satisfying readers' curiosity about what's under construction around Tucson.

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Wake-up call on title insurance?

Wake-up call on title insurance?

Suit alleges kickback violations by a top-producing real estate sales team.

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Technology

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing …

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Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site,…

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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology co…

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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break…

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Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data …

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Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site,…

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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology co…

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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break…

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Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a governmen…

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Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

NEW YORK (AP) — Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the…

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

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SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the worl…

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Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,…

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Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, autho…

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NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct …

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Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming s…

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Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

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Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turnin…

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UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores…

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Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the c…

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MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the …

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B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

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Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

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Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the softwa…

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Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

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Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

NEW YORK (AP) — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on soc…

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No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

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HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

NEW YORK (AP) — HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.

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US won't reveal records on health website security

US won't reveal records on health website security

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has co…

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Witness video sought in Utah nightclub shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities investigating a weekend shooting that injured six people at a crowded Salt Lake City nightclub said Monday t…

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Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah.

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A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad…

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Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embass…

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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

Government wants to make cars talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equippe…

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Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and muc…

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Community Health details attack on patient records

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its…

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Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge fi…

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Digital Savant: Buying guide for college tech needs

Digital Savant: Buying guide for college tech needs

This list leans toward items that aren’t overpriced and impractical.

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Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hack…

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Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have jus…

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Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot h…

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Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.

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Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.

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App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself.

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Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dolla…

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Web marketer stands trial amid China crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to m…

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Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

HONG KONG (AP) — The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounti…

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'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.

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Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling t…

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No mechanical issues found before CEO's crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 …

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Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.

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Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

NEW YORK (AP) — You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion.

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Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in a…

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Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city b…

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Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pour…

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China Mobile first half profit falls 8.5 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit fell 8.5 per…

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China panel fires adviser over Qualcomm tie

BEIJING (AP) — A panel that advises China's Cabinet on anti-monopoly policy has fired an economist who was paid to help prepare a report for Q…

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