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Technology Features

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

HAVANA (AP) -- Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access....
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AT&T buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings

DALLAS (AP) -- AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt....
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Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked....
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Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack....
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Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

BEIJING (AP) -- Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market....
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Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet....
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Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides....
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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches....
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Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

NEW YORK (AP) -- Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either....
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NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site

Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game?...
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Who would you most want to see as the Republican Party nominee for president in 2016? <More Info>

Jeb Bush:
Mitt Romney:
Chris Christie:
Jeb Bush:
37%
Mitt Romney:
32%
Chris Christie:
31%
Total Votes: 13,224

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with Reverend Sharpton that action should be taken against the Academy Awards before or during the February 22nd Academy Award Show?

No:
99%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 20,178