- Tesla Motors co-founder wants to electrify commercial trucks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars.
- New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star Wars" and "Frozen."
- Pinterest to unveil 'buyable pins' in next few weeks
NEW YORK (AP) — Users of Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company's app using a new type of pin.
- Apple's Siri has new role in new 'smart' home systems
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light.
- Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
- FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.
- Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
- Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality is creeping into our world.
- High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
- Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.