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The artist rendering provided by Airbus on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 shows an Airbus e-FanX hybrid test plane.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens developing a hybrid plane

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines running on aviation fuel.

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington.

Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data

Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work.

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conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides. The social media giant says it’s doing this by scanning p

Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides

 Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla. Police departments across the country use military-developed technology that can track

Does cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' technology go too far?

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their cellphones.

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Sirio Chavez, left, and Anton Eiss, right, work with teacher Phoebe Sherman on civics computer game iCivics during Sherman's 11th grade social studies class at Roosevelt High School's International Academy in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

This computer game comes thanks to 2 Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court's first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has helped teach millions of students civics through computer games created by an organization she founded.

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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.

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Facebook says it will show users if they followed or

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.

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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. T

Politics or policy? Behind the dispute over AT&T-Time Warner

AT&T is vowing to fight the U.S. government to save its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on grounds it could hike television bills and hamper innovation.

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New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, as technology companies and retailers make gains.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Technology companies, retailers send US stock indexes higher

U.S. stocks rose Monday as a mix of smaller, U.S.-focused companies, technology firms and banks climbed. Drugmakers struggled, which limited those gains.

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In this Oct. 30, 2017, photo, workers of Toyota Motor Corp. set hydrogen-stored tanks, in yellow, to be placed into a Mirai fuel cell vehicle at the automaker's Motomachi plant, in Toyota, western Japan.

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

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Trader Dennis Maguire works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Thursday, led by big gains in technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies drove U.S. stocks higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to snap a two-day losing streak.

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Cisco Systems Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Cisco Systems Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Cisco stock up on upbeat earnings, revenue growth forecast

Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. rose in after-hours trading Wednesday after the internet gear maker reported better-than-expected earnings and forecast revenue growth after two years of decline.

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A person uses a smart phone in Chicago.

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

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visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, Qualcomm said they are rejecting an unsolicited offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

Qualcomm rejected an unsolicited, $103 billion offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance.

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Emirati officials visit an Airbus A-380 decorated with an image of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, during the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America.

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Workers monitor laptops at the command center for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com during

Chinese spend billions shopping online on 'Singles Day'

Chinese consumers have spent billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on "Singles Day," a day of promotions that has grown into the world's biggest e-commerce event.

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Chinese C919 passenger jet takes off on its first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

China's new passenger jet finishes first long-haul flight

China's homegrown passenger jet touched down safely after its first long-haul test flight on Friday, bringing the nation one step closer to competing directly with aircraft giants in Europe and America.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the facial recognition feature of the new iPhone X at the Apple Union Square store in San Francisco.

X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future

The future of the smartphone, as Apple calls its new iPhone X, means breaking old habits.

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Snapchat app. Snap Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook. Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets.

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