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After Fire Flop, Amazon Unveils Phones With Its Apps, Ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of. After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers’ phones at a $50 discount. They’ll come with ads on the lock screen and lots of Amazon apps on the home screen. You can hide those apps, […]

Volkswagen to Launch More Electric Cars After Diesel Scandal

By David McHugh FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. The electric campaign is part of a wide-ranging review of the company’s strategy that also includes increasing profitability, […]

First Solar Flight Around the World Completes North American Voyages, Lands in New York

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2016 — After flying over 18,000 miles purely on solar power, Solar Impulse landed June 11 in New York City at John F. Kennedy Airport, completing the final North American leg of the Round the World flight mission. Led by co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Solar […]

Samsung to Acquire US Cloud Service Firm to Boost Software

By Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy a U.S. cloud service startup to boost its software and Internet services. The South Korean company said June 16 that its acquisition of Joyent Inc. will enable Samsung to access its own cloud platform to run its Internet-based services, apart from […]

6 Road-Trip Apps to Make the Miles Fly By

By Anick Jesdanun TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel-booking apps — they’re useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something. Discover the Quirky Consult Roadside America’s database of offbeat tourist attractions, and you could marvel […]