Consumer electronics

Rep. Tommy Gregory, holds a book of laws that includes antiquated statutes regulating the telegraph industry at his office Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gregory wants lawmakers to repeal these laws that do not apply to today's telecommunication industry. A state House committee on Wednesday agreed unanimously to repeal Chapter 363 of the Florida Statute in its entirety. (AP Photo/Bobby Calvan)
January 15, 2020 - 3:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. Now, people turn to the internet, text...
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Samsung Sero TVs are on display at the Samsung booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. The TVs can rotate to play vertically or horizontally. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2020 - 3:05 pm
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. Roybi, an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from a wildfire known as the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. California's preemptive power shutoffs to prevent wildfires have affected more than just lights. Some lost their phones, too. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 08, 2020 - 7:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were...
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People take pictures of a display of LG Signature OLED R TVs at the LG booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 08, 2020 - 1:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone — for a price. The company behind this billion-dollar bet is Quibi (KWIH-bee), which is preparing to offer movies, shows and other...
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Suki Dunham, co-founder of OhMiBod, talks about her massager devices with app capable music located in the Health & Wellness area during the CES tech show Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. CES is allowing space for sex tech companies as a one-year trial. At the show, such companies were scattered throughout the health and wellness section, near startups pitching fitness trackers and infrared saunas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 08, 2020 - 12:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A connected world means paying for gas with your voice and sensing when a plant needs water. The annual CES technology conference in Las Vegas runs through Friday and offers a forum for big companies and startups to unveil their products and services for the coming year. Here are...
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Lora DiCarlo offers a complete line of robotic sexual stimulation devices for women shown here at the CES Unveiled media preview event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 07, 2020 - 3:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex tech is gracing the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week after organizers endured scorn for revoking an innovation award to a sex device company led by a female founder. CES is allowing space for sex tech companies as a one-year trial. At the show, such companies were...
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Emily Becher, senior vice president head of Samsung NEXT Global, speaks during a Samsung keynote before the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 07, 2020 - 1:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wristband that will help you say “no" to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas. The four-day show, which opened Tuesday, is a place for companies to unveil their products...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, the new Door View Cam is on display at the Ring booth before CES International in Las Vegas. From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital gadgets, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech conference are devices that see, hear and track the people they encounter and sometimes analyze their looks and behavior. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 06, 2020 - 1:09 pm
From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech...
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A worker helps set up a booth before CES International, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 05, 2020 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What will watching TV be like in the 2020s? Amid new gadgets and glitz, the CES tech show in Las Vegas aims to offer some answers, many of which boil down to more streaming and more efforts to glue you to your phone. The show's keynote addresses, once dominated by computer and chip...
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December 31, 2019 - 12:09 pm
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending December 29, 2019: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Mojang 2. Heads Up! Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6 Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. NBA 2K20 2K 6. Monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 7 Geometry Dash RobTop...
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