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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some c…

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home.

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Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

It can be a boost for those seeking to raise cash on the crowdfunding site for their startup or creative project.

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

By no means are these the only good offerings out there.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. 

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Review: Are these wonder phones worth the price?

Review: Are these wonder phones worth the price?

A guide to niche smartphones.

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App reviews: Red Stamp Cards; GateGuru

App reviews: Red Stamp Cards; GateGuru

Spreading holiday cheer through smartphone; avoiding terminal pain at airports.

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Microsoft Band is promising, but flawed for now

Microsoft Band is promising, but flawed for now

Wearable fitness gear feels like a first effort but holds promise.

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Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

If you were good this year, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems.

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Bluetooth beacons popping up in stores

Are they a shopper's best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?

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Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

High-level gear and biometric-analysis software are no longer limited to elite professional athletes.

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Gift Guide: Gadgets for avid TV viewers

Gift Guide: Gadgets for avid TV viewers

TiVo and SlingTV can add to the TV watching experience. Here's a look at what each does — and why you might want both.

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Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter.

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Gift Guide: How to choose a new cellphone

Gift Guide: How to choose a new cellphone

Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. 

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Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

Tech writer answers readers' questions.

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Gift Guide: Presents for movie lovers that go beyond the box set

While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.

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Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

Here are some buying tips organized by system.

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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer

Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it ha…

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Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear

For better selfies, consider some of these gadgets for yourself or your loved ones.

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Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.

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Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Speakers that know you. 

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Spending Smart: Antenna helps kick cable TV habit

As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is beco…

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AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

Tucson firm started in a backyard workshop.

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AAA: Voice-activation systems create their own distractions

AAA: Voice-activation systems create their own distractions

A car’s in-dash voice activation system can be frustrating to drivers, AAA finds.

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Real Estate news

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

On average they now underestimate the value by 1.6 percent, study says.

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Winter is hottest time to list home, get top price

Winter is hottest time to list home, get top price

In housing markets such as Phoenix, winter is warmer for real estate than you might think.

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City sells land for another private dorm

City sells land for another private dorm

Sale paves way for new student housing in the West University neighborhood. 

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Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

The funding is part of a national settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage providers.

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Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

The Marana Town Council will reconsider the plan it rejected last month.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some c…

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AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual an…

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate N…

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Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday de…

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2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The…

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate N…

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some c…

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Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday de…

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2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The…

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1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authoriz…

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given…

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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel …

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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the relea…

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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corp…

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Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobil…

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as con…

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1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authoriz…

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given…

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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel …

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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the relea…

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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corp…

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Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobil…

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as con…

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Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.

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Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.

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Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies

Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies

BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten …

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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theater…

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How the AP-GfK Poll was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK poll on drones was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 4-8. It is based on online inter…

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Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does busi…

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Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knee…

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'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-scree…

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Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said i…

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knee…

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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainme…

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associa…

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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern sto…

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2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their …

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Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

LONDON (AP) — A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious …

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes…

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Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in M…

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'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

TOKYO (AP) — How do you say "damage control" in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent …

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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days…

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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it bl…

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Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

It can be a boost for those seeking to raise cash on the crowdfunding site for their startup or creative project.

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Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past crimi…

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AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official sai…

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How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trou…

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their …

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Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it bl…

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Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people shou…

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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Andr…

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and…

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Belarus tightens control over online media

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian parliament has approved a bill that would allow authorities to shut Internet media if they carry content …

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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in …

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Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms lo…

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On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

NEW YORK (AP) — Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter?

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Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

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Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research

Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countl…

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Tips for getting 'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Entrepreneurs and other users of crowdfunding site Kickstarter have been seeking the secret to becoming a "Staff Pick" for som…

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Napster co-founder to invest on allergy research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napster co-founder Sean Parker says he missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency roo…

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of "The Interview." Leaks of thousands more private emails. Law…

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Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers b…

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LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras in 2015

LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer…

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