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Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Office fans who’ve spent the last nine months using the software’s suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad’s significantly bigger display surface.

FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won’t appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.

IU prof: Artificial intelligence can help doctors

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University computer scientist says he does not want to use artificial intelligence to replace the human wisdom and judgment of medical doctors, but he does want to use it to provide doctors with a tool to help them diagnose and treat patients.

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FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there’s no cellular service or internet connection.

GCI grows total revenue 14 percent to $812M in 2013

General Communications Inc. reported total revenue growth of more than $100 million for 2013 compared to 2012.

Net income soars for Alaska Communications after merger

Although Alaska Communications reported a decline in revenue from $367.8 million in 2012 to $348.9 million in 2013, net income for the third and fourth quarters was $41.3 million compared to $17 million the prior year.

FCC announces Tribal Mobility fund bidders

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Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Great Alaska Quake shook up science

When North America’s largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time.

Evidence spotted for Big Bang expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan.

Academy honors scientists behind special effects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony.

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From text to touch, a look at Microsoft Windows 8

From text to touch, a look at Microsoft Windows 8

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Nov. 2 release of the touch-centric Windows 8 software, Microsoft continues more than three decades of making operating systems for personal computers.

Navajo council online stream draws new viewers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When the Navajo Nation Council met for its fall session, it had a whole new set of eyes watching. From behind their computers, people around the country were listening as tribal lawmakers discussed a tax measure, adding land to the reservation and their fondness for rock music.
5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no'

5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no'

There is no snooze button. If you unplug it, a battery takes over. As wake-up time approaches, you cannot reset the alarm time. It could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock.

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