AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening
Sep05

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening

Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds. And scientists say they’re right. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey shows 72% of Americans think catastrophic weather is more severe, while 4% see it as less nasty. About one-quarter say those disasters are about as extreme as they...

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GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones
Sep05

GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job. GM says research shows customers want technology embedded in their vehicle, and they want it to match how their smartphones operate. The company says Google will work to bring its voice assistant into vehicles worldwide as well as navigation and in-vehicle apps. It’s scheduled to happen...

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New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers
Sep05

New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers

New York City is suing T-Mobile for what it calls “abusive sales tactics” at Metro by T-Mobile stores, the wireless carrier’s prepaid phone brand. The city’s lawsuit says dozens of stores sold used phones to customers as new, charged fake taxes and unexpected fees and offered financing for phones that resulted in higher-than-expected prices. The city also says a 30-day return policy is deceptive and comes with...

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Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?
Sep05

Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?

Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives? For a company that’s also developing its own digital currency and dabbling in e-commerce, love is another step toward reaching into all...

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Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs
Sep05

Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs

Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the cast? How about a supernatural series with Lin-Manuel Miranda or a comedy starring Paul Rudd as a man overshadowed by his clone, or the chance to see Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker as a real-life 1960s gangster? Chose them all, and here’s the potential monthly tab for that modest slice of the expanding pie that...

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