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Killeen won’t be among the long list of cities bidding to be the home for the new Amazon headquarters. It has, however, been asked by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to support its bid for the online commerce company, according to John Crutchfield, the executive director of the Killeen Econom…

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In 2011 as Facebook inched ever closer to 1 billion active monthly users, it faced a vexing crisis: uproar about a facial recognition algorithm that tagged people in photos without their consent.

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In January, I upgraded my Dell Windows 7 laptop to the “assistive technologies” version of Windows 10, which is designed for people with disabilities. After five days, I decided that I preferred Windows 7 and tried to revert to it. However, Windows 7 failed to start and I got the message: “A…

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When I try to use the Firefox browser on my Windows 8.1 PC, I get the error message, “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.” I have to click OK to get rid of this message, then click the Firefox icon again t…

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After reading your column about updating Windows 7 (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf), I typed your tinyurl address into my browser and got strange results. A repeating audio warning said I had a virus and spyware infection, and that I should call the number on the screen (855-257-9669) before the PC…

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I read about the hacker attack in October that used household electronics, such as security cameras, to bombard a website with messages, causing the site to crash. Is there any way that people can protect their electronic devices so that won’t happen again? — Sue Frenzel, Minneapolis

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My husband and I share an iPad, and he also has a laptop that belongs to his employer. Once he retires, I’d like for both of us to have a computer, but I don’t know whether to buy another iPad tablet or a laptop. Typically, we search the web for information, check Craigslist, pay bills, do e…

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In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the pre-Tinder dating scene. Armistead Maupin made it famous in his 1978 book, “Tales of the City,” calling it “the hottest spot in town” to meet people.…

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President Donald Trump is arguably Twitter’s most prominent user. But, as many outlets have reported over the past couple of days, the people operating his administration’s Twitter accounts may not be using all their security options to the fullest. As CNN reported, a hacker specifically wro…

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I have a SiriusXM satellite radio in my car, but the signal consistently cuts out in specific areas around town. I’ve read that the problem could be related to the satellite radio’s antenna or to interference from T-Mobile cellular towers. Is there a solution? —Tim Risdal, Burnsville, Minn.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bun Bun the rabbit saw his chance for freedom, and he hopped to it.

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MIAMI — Imagine telling your JPMorgan bosses you’re leaving a high-finance career to start a car-wash company. “They thought I was crazy,” Nathan Bekerman said. “But my years at JPMorgan taught me how to execute and run a business.”

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I read in your column that Windows 7 isn’t updating properly (see tinyurl.com/zzhdlyf). Do you know why I can’t update my PC’s Windows Vista 64-bit operating system?

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LOS ANGELES — It’s been more than a decade since a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs saw their plans to provide global telecommunications service through massive satellite constellations blow up, doomed by runaway costs.

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I’m confused about Microsoft emails that tell me to reconnect my Outlook 2013 PC program in order to continue getting mail via their Outlook.com website. It said I needed to create a new profile. What is this about? — Frank Kampel, Maple Grove, Minn.

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LOS ANGELES — USC mechanical engineering junior Stephanie Balais developed a passion for aerospace after joining the university’s AeroDesign team and helping to construct an airplane fuselage hours before transporting the plane to a competition in Kansas.

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I have a Windows 7 laptop from Best Buy that frequently shows the message “This computer is not running genuine Windows.” What is causing this, and how can I eliminate it? — John Mack, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Select Comfort’s latest bed promises to adjust to your sleep patterns throughout the night, including warming the foot of your bed before you get in, changing position when it senses snoring and waking you gently in the morning.

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SEATTLE — Cloud computing, the technology-industry joke goes, is a marketing term for “other people’s computers.” The quip is not far from the truth.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — They limit their kids’ screen time, set filters on their browsers and banish digital devices from the dinner table. Then those same parents pick up their own iPhones to check email, scan Twitter and update their Facebook statuses.

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Over the weekend, at least 10 million players downloaded Nintendo’s first true mobile game, “Super Mario Run.” It quickly shot to the top of the most-downloaded lists for the United States and Japan and was the top-grossing app in the U.S. But that still didn’t stop many players from lodging…

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Instagram, at first glance, seems like a pretty simple social network: snap, post, repeat. But while the service started as a way to share artful pictures from your smartphone, it’s evolved into a far more complex network for sharing photos and videos with friends — or an adoring public. Jus…

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LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Bill Coleman needed to replace the roof on his home. The tech entrepreneur, who lives in this Silicon Valley city, decided to package new roof tiles with a solar power system and a battery unit to store electrical power.

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CHICAGO — There is a 3-carat diamond waiting for Tammy Borg at a shop on Chicago’s historic Jewelers Row, one that’s so big it’ll nearly cover the width of her finger.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. Dillingham planned to spend time Friday at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School…

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PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European automakers' network of highway charging stations for battery-powered vehicles is taking shape ahead of an expected surge in electric car sales as manufacturers strive to meet new emission limits.

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LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology’s divisiveness, even the head of a neighboring police force said he opposed it.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the European Union’s highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, even when intelligence agencies claim that national se…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said it will allow its third-party sellers to start using FedEx's ground service again after banning them from using it for about a month during the busy holiday shopping season because FedEx purportedly wasn't delivering on time.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Visa is purchasing the financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion, a major push by the payment processing giant into other types of money transfer systems outside of Visa's traditional credit and debit card business.

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LONDON (AP) — With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best picture Oscar in February, all eyes are on the special effects team that made the sprawling crime epic possible.

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The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him.

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out at Boeing on Friday after the release of a batch of emails and text messages in which company employees questioned the safety of the now-grounded 737 Max, called the aircraft a “joke” and talked about how they concealed problems from regulators.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted “attacks" at the rate of “about 10,000 per minute" from Iran. Information technology staff in Las Vegas responded to an intrusion, thou…

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once a hidden and under-the-radar topic, privacy got more attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week. Startups now volunteer information about how they’re securing your data and protecting your privacy when you use their heart rate monitor or cuddly robot.