Press of Atlantic City: Technology


Personal computing pioneer, former MIT professor dies at 98

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.

UK nuclear power project faces new delays, hurdles

PARIS (AP) — A major nuclear power project in Britain is facing more hurdles as the government announced an unexpected delay and unions at EDF, the French energy firm that will build the plant, argued it would be so expensive as to put the company itself at risk.

3 businesses moving into LSU's research labs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three new tenants have moved or are moving into the research labs at LSU Innovation Park.

Hong Kong groups want unlikely China exit as election looms

HONG KONG (AP) — Britain had its Brexit. Now some in Hong Kong are dreaming of their own version.

NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.

The Latest: Trump slams Clinton over 'radical Islam'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

A look at some of the most death-defying stunts of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although he's one of the most accomplished skydivers in the world, Luke Aikins will tell you what he's about to do — jump out of a plane without a parachute — is one crazy stunt.

Microsoft making additional job cuts in phone business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.

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Troubled Nevada sports book operator, pioneer fined again

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators said Thursday they'll let one of the state's largest sports book operators stay in business after years of underpaying winning gamblers because the Las Vegas company is ousting its CEO.

Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.

Stillwater mayor films mammogram ad; learns she has cancer

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Stillwater has been diagnosed breast cancer after filming a public service announcement promoting a hospital's new 3-D mammography technology.

Repair work underway at historic central Kansas site

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — Work is underway to repair a national historic site that marks a spot where Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's expedition visited in 1541.

Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion.

Kansas agency bans guided hunting on agency property

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission has voted to ban commercial guided hunting on property and water managed by the department.

Des Moines sees increase in drive-by shootings

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A review of Des Moines Police Department data shows the city has seen an increase in drive-by shootings this year.

Arkansas law banning robocall struck down

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge says an Arkansas law that bans automated telephone calls to anyone in the state in connection to a political campaign is unconstitutional.

The Latest: Troubled Nevada sports book operator fined again

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada sports book operator accused of underpaying winning bets (all times local):

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