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FILE - This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars.

New lander will add to humans' long fascination with Mars

In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.

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Kinam Kim, President & CEO, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics apologizes in Seoul.

Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers

Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.

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Visitors walk near the logo of Nissan at a Nissan showroom in Tokyo.

Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest

Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive's nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties.

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A North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass.

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

A new simulator is letting scientists use a joystick to swim a virtual whale across a video screen. But this is no game — it's a serious attempt to better understand how the giant mammals become entangled in fishing lines.

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This image released by PBS shows a scene from the animated series

PBS' 'Let's Go Luna!' takes kids on a globe-spanning tour

Carmen, Leo and Andy are globe-trotters to envy, jumping from Paris to Nairobi to New Orleans and beyond in the company of a tour guide who knows her way around: Luna the moon.

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Henry Hailey, 10, plays the online game Fortnite in the early morning hours in the basement of his Chicago home.

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game "Fortnite" on a large screen.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-10 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.

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The logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany.

VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for about what a Golf diesel costs.

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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif.

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

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Facebook says it's better at detecting rule violations

Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.

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The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued the warning Wednesday in a report focused on the increasing use of the internet in household appliances. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk.

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A woman carries a fire extinguisher past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.

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Paddy Kelly and his daughter Ailish use Gohenry, one of a wave of digital banking apps for children, in London.

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

Facebook is dropping a requirement for mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations, acceding to a demand recently pressed by other Silicon Valley tech workers.

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FILE- In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers a

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

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Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

The smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump.

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In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, a man works at his desk in front of monitors during a demonstration in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

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File photo a router and internet switch are displayed in East Derry, N.H.

How 'net neutrality' became a hot-button issue

For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons.

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FILE - In this Monday, July 16, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland.

What Russians have been up to ahead of 2018 US midterm vote

As Americans prepare for another election, Russian troublemakers have again tried to divide U.S. voters and discredit democracy. The activity appears focused on abuse of social media, through American-looking posts and sites, instead of big cyberattacks or disrupting voting systems.

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FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, a FaceBook elections sign stands in the media area in Cleveland, before the first Republican presidential debate. Facebook and other social platforms have been waging a fight against online misinformation and hate s

Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

Facebook and other social platforms have been fighting online misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just a few days away, there are signs that they're making some headway, although they're still a very long way from winning the war.

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