Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York.

From bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' game music comes of age

The electronic bleeps and squawks of "Tetris," ''Donkey Kong" and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert hall near you.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

Facebook has started deploying its artificial intelligence capabilities to help combat terrorists' use of its service.

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Author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York.

Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

Horror author Stephen King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has gotten him blocked on Twitter.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and MIT Chancellor for Academic Advancement Eric Grimson talk as they participate in the commencement exercises at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday, June 9, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Cook delivered the commencemen

Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

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John Knoll of Industrial Light & Magic, right, speaks about virtual reality during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

 Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

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Apple's John Ternus speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017.

Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

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This screen grab shows a tweet from President Donald Trump which has social media trying to find a meaning in the mysterious term “covfefe.”

Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list

The popular mobile word game Words With Friends has added one of the internet's most popular typos in recent days — "covfefe."

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 This Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, shows the Chrome logo displayed at a Google event, in New York.

Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google's Chrome browser starting next year.

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Employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

With the dust now settling after "WannaCry", the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is really to blame.

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FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week.

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This photo provided by Facebook shows examples of fundraisers available on Facebook, displayed on a smartphone. Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or o

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, shows a selection of keyboards in four different colors for Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid, on display in New York.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, then Twitter CEO Evan Williams speaks at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

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Photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia.

What Twitter's privacy changes mean for you

Twitter's new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook — more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money.

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchis who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017.

Computer expert who foiled cyberattack says he's 'no hero'

A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack has told The Associated Press he doesn't consider himself a hero but fights malware because "it's the right thing to do."

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In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France.

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.

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A member of Cirque du Soleil demonstrates use of Microsoft's HoloLens device in helping to virtually design a set at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Seattle.

Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

An upcoming feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.

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Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy, left, and CEO Evan Spiegel ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as the company celebrates its IPO.

Snap plunges after 1Q report as Facebook's shadow looms

Facebook has been bent on copying Snapchat ever since the social media giant tried unsuccessfully in 2013 to buy what was then an ephemeral photo-messaging app.

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Workers demonstrate Microsoft Surface devices at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Seattle.

Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers.

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Ahn Cheol-soo, center, the presidential candidate of South Korea's People's Party, raises his hands during a presidential election campaign in Goyang, South Korea.

Ex-computer software mogul eyes S. Korean presidency

Ahn Cheol-soo's supporters believe that as South Korean president he'll rise above a political culture long bogged down by corruption and factional bickering.

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