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Paris domain names sell like hot croissants

Companies and lovers of the City of Lights snapped up 6,600 ”.paris” Internet domain names in a mere two hours, far exceeding expectations.

WiFi hubs to replace New York pay phones

Thousands of high-tech terminals offering free WiFi and other services will soon replace New York's remaining fleet of seldom-used pay phones, the city mayor said.

NY proposes ban on biking while phoning, texting

Texting or talking on a cellphone while riding a bike would be banned under a law proposed in New York City, where two pedestrians have died in recent years after being struck by cyclists.

'Call of Duty' soldiers battle villain Kevin Spacey

The newest instalment to blockbuster videogame Call of Duty hits the streets on Nov 4, pitting soldiers of the future against a Machiavellian villain played by actor Kevin Spacey.

Apple CEO coming out is controversial in his native Alabama

Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement on Thursday that he is gay and wants to help further civil rights found strong support in some quarters, but his advocacy met less enthusiasm among some people in Alabama, where he was born and raised.

San Francisco mayor signs ordinance regulating tourism sublets

San Franciscans who temporarily rent their homes out must now prove that they live in them most of the year and begin to pay hotel taxes, under an ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Ed Lee.

Driverless trains unveiled for the London Underground

A slick, driverless train design has been unveiled as the future of the London Underground.

London turns its classic red phone boxes green

London's famous red telephone boxes are turning green thanks to a new phone booth unveiled Wednesday that runs on solar power and allows people to charge up their mobile devices.

Iran's Internet censorship not working: president

President Hassan Rouhani re-entered Iran's feverish debate on Internet censorship and gender segregation Sunday, saying neither policy was in the country's interest.

California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance.