Technology

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

Nov 19, 2017

A fire at a 2-story building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others.

New US weather satellite launched from California

Nov 18, 2017

An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

Nov 18, 2017

German regulators have issued a ban on certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, which they say run afoul of the country's surveillance restrictions and have been used, among other things, to listen in on classrooms

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

Nov 18, 2017

Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn

How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

Nov 17, 2017

Retailers and smaller US companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 has second straight weekly loss

Nov 17, 2017

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street, led by drops in technology sector companies, as the market gives back some of its big gain from a day earlier.

US stock indexes step back after a big gain; retailers climb

Nov 17, 2017

US stock indexes are slightly lower as technology companies return some of the previous day's gain

Apple delays release of HomePod speaker until early 2018

Nov 17, 2017

Apple is scrapping its plan to release its new internet-connected speaker in time for the holiday season

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

Nov 17, 2017

Tesla says it will electrify trucking with 500-mile-range semi due out in 2019

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

Nov 17, 2017

A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances