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Stories with subject: Communication technology
  • Fines increasing for repeat distracted drivers 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:47 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Law enforcement officers ticketed more than 900 people in Minnesota last month for distracted driving - most notably texting behind the wheel.

  • Utilities add texting option to report outages 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:05 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. have launched a new way for customers to report power outages.

  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-28-15 11:05 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.

  • Natchez debuts new app for phone 
    Updated: May-28-15 8:11 am

    NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The city of Natchez has debuted its new mobile phone app - putting a plethora of city information just a click, or swipe, away.

  • DNR, university researchers working on fishing app 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:49 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is working with University of Minnesota researchers to come up with a smartphone application for anglers.

  • Slice of Silicon Valley: Strictly Business Computer Systems 
    Updated: May-25-15 9:59 am

    HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was a Wednesday at 1 p.m., and there was tension in the offices at Strictly Business Computer Systems in Huntington.

  • Troopers issue 230 texting-while driving tickets in 5 months 
    Updated: May-24-15 12:25 pm

    FLORENCE, South Carolina - State troopers have issued 230 texting-while-driving tickets in the first five months of South Carolina's new law.

  • What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill 
    Updated: May-24-15 9:07 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise.

  • Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble story has video
    Updated: May-23-15 4:26 am

    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

  • New York Gov. Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:29 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open government.

  • National Spelling Bee launches fantasy-style mobile app 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year.

  • Brownback has used private email to communicate with staff 
    Updated: May-16-15 8:16 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback uses a private email address to communicate with his staff and others, a newspaper reported Saturday, raising concerns about the availability of much of his communication under the state's open records law.

  • Emails show FBI privacy concerns about license-plate readers 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Police: Driver texting before collision 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:11 am

    JOHNSON, Vermont - Police have accused a driver of negligent operation, saying she was texting on her hand-held cellphone when she collided with a milk truck that resulted in a fire in Johnson, Vermont.

  • Texting driver crashes into police car 
    Updated: May-14-15 12:10 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A Laurel police officer searching for a suspected drunken driver ended up being hit head-on by a car whose driver was texting.

  • Internet group opposes regulation on taxi smartphone apps 
    Updated: May-14-15 10:24 am

    NEW YORK - Some of the nation's leading Internet companies are lobbying against a proposed change to New York City taxi policy.

  • Peoria launching mobile parking app 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:43 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Peoria is launching a mobile payment program for downtown, city-operated parking.

  • Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges 
    Updated: May-12-15 8:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit, federal regulators announced Tuesday.

  • In Tech: Mobile app, mobile phone, online TV 
    Updated: May-08-15 4:11 am

    NEW YORK - The iconic designer behind the simulation video games "Sim City" and "The Sims" wants people to tell stories visually on their mobile phones.

  • State official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 2:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning texting while driving 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:14 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature Tuesday to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state's motorists.

  • Lost hikers found near Multnomah Falls by texting for help 
    Updated: May-03-15 3:01 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Two lost hikers were found Saturday night near Multnomah Falls after texting searchers a photo of their location.