- Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata.
- LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.
- Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
NEW YORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.
- Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.
- Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.
- Yelp's 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales.
- Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.
- Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market service like Facebook or Google.
- 5 things to know about artificial intelligence and its use
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers.
- NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error
WASHINGTON (AP) — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.
- In Tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
- Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.
- Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
- Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
- Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.