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China says ‘harmful info’ must be managed after VPNs blocked

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 7:41PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official says that “harmful information” must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content.

Facebook, Instagram outages affect users worldwide

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 4:18PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the U.K. and Australia.

China blocks VPN services

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 3:46PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Tech specialists and companies are reporting that China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook.

LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:35PM UTC LG's new G Flex 2 smartphone. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says it will start selling its latest curved smartphone next week.

Japan scientist invents talking robots that won’t try to make sense

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 3:27PM UTC New talking robot Sota, right, talks with fellow talking robots CommU, left and center, during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations.

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