Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during the Global partners meeting on neglected tropical diseases, NTD, at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Microsoft's Gates appeals to Britain to maintain foreign aid

Microsoft founder Bill Gates appealed Wednesday for Britain's leaders to maintain current levels of foreign aid, saying that it is a good investment for both the U.K. and the world.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

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A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday, April 17, 2017, near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland.

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped'

In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

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File photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google expands fact checking in news searches

Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results — the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.

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In this Jan. 11, 2013 photo, Ikutaro Kakehashi, right, speaks next to composer Akira Senju.

Roland founder, digital music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies

Ikutaro Kakehashi, the Japanese engineer who pioneered digital music and founded synthesizer giant Roland Corp., has died, his company ATV Corp. said Monday. He was 87.

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey holds up the new Oculus Touch input device for the Rift virtual reality headset during a news conference in San Francisco.

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Facebook's Oculus virtual-reality business, is leaving the company.

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File photo, shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif.

Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone is shown partially submerged to demonstrate its water resistance, in New York.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.

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This image provided by Facebook shows an overview of the features of Facebook's new app update on an iPhone.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

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People place flowers outside Britain's parliament in London, Saturday March 25, 2017, for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday.

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

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This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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In this Nov. 22, 2005 file photo, an XBox 360 is purchased in New York.

Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners' suit

 The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs.

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In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, a laptop is seen in Las Vegas.

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, Robert Kyncl, YouTube Chief Business Officer, speaks as YouTube unveils

YouTube reverses some restrictions on gay-themed content

The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other's eyes. They are reading their wedding vows to one another.

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In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo illustration, a woman types on her laptop, in Miami.

Lessons from Yahoo hack: Simple tips to safeguard your email

Many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that.

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Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels.

Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flag

Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive.

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin.

German official wants $53M fines for social media hate posts

Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory "fake news."

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook says its data can't be used for 'surveillance'

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance.

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In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco.

Google's self-driving car company escalates battle with Uber

A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build its own robot-powered vehicles.

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York.

WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?

WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools used to break into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs.

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