Consumer electronics

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Google Assistant, which includes an "interpreter mode" that enables some of Google's smart home devices to work as a translator, at the Google display area at CES International in Las Vegas. Google Assistant has made for a name for itself in a voice technology market once dominated by Amazon and Apple. Google is expected to announce updates to its voice assistant and smart home products Tuesday, May 7, at its annual developers conference. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple's Siri was already five years old...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, an airline passenger walk in the arrivals terminal at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. Newly documents filed in a federal lawsuit claim that U.S. government searches of phones and laptops at airports are on the rise and are being conducted for reasons beyond immigration and customs enforcement. There were 33,295 searches in fiscal 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 30, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government searches of travelers' cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and were being done for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that claims scouring the...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a model holds a Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone to her face, during a media preview event in London. Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
April 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests and announce a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., also known as Foxconn, delivers a speech during the company's annual carnival for employees in Taipei, Taiwan. Gou, head of Foxconn, world’s largest electronics supplier, says Wednesday, April 17, 2019, willing to run in Taiwan presidential primary Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:59 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next...
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A model holds a Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone to her face, during a media preview event in London, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Samsung is hoping the innovation of smartphones with folding screens giving a large interactive space or smaller usual screen, reinvigorates the market. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)
April 16, 2019 - 7:53 am
LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. The South Korean electronics company this week offered the media a hands-on preview ahead of the release in the U...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a customers uses a credit card machine to pay for food at Peli Peli Kitchen in Houston. Owner Thomas Nguyen had a change of heart after transitioning one of his three Peli Peli South African fine dining restaurants and his Peli Peli Kitchen fast casual location to a no-cash policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 12, 2019 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 photo, an employee of KT Corp. wears a VR device for an audio-visual experience during a press conference on 5G service at its the headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's telecommunications carriers on Wednesday, April 3, have turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services. The signs read: "Supernatural Power 5G." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 04, 2019 - 11:23 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's telecommunications carriers turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services. The carriers say 5G-enabled smartphones are capable of...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. A trade court judge will recommend banning some iPhones from being imported into the U.S. after concluding Apple's best-selling device infringed on technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm. The U.S. Trade International Trade Commission decision is the latest twist in a bitter legal dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over the rights to some of the technology that enables the iPhone to connect to the internet. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
March 26, 2019 - 4:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey prepare to embrace at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
March 25, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start. Apple didn't...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Apple says it will launch a subscription service for games this year. Apple Arcade subscribers will get to play more than 100 games, curated by Apple. The games will be exclusive to Apple's service...
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