Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from...

Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks

NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have th...

Belgian wins international cartoon contest in Denmark

HELSINKI (AP) — Danish organizers say a Belgian artist has won the international Niels Bugge Cartoon Award that this year focused on artificial intelligence. Lars Refn, the chairman ...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. B...

Japanese band World Order releases new MV featuring streets of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A famous Japanese band released their latest music video this week which features mostly streets of northern Taiwan, from glittering skyscrapers in Taipei's Xinyi&...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. B...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. B...

Asia Pacific Telecom announces sale of Keb_bi robot in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Asia-Pacific Telecom (亞太電信) on Oct. 4 held a press conference to announce the upcoming sales of the Keb_bi robot (凱比同學), which is designed by the Taipei-based NUWA Robotics (女媧...

Ordinance change would likely stop robot brothel in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's city council has changed a city ordinance in a move that would essentially stop a so-called robot brothel from opening. A Canadian company had said it wants ...

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit sl...

Houston officials halt construction of "robot brothel"

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city officials have ordered a halt, at least temporarily, to a Canadian company's plan to open a so-called "robot brothel" in the city. The Houston Chronicle r...

Mayor, others push back on proposed robot brothel in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A so-called "robot brothel" being proposed for Houston is getting pushback from local officials and community groups, with the mayor saying the city is reviewing its ordinances to deter...

Space station receives special delivery from White Stork

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts have received a special delivery from a Japanese capsule named White Stork. The cargo ship known as Kounotori in Japanese arrived...

Review: Novel by Hank Green is out of this world

"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" (Dutton), by Hank Green What if a huge, stagnant robot appeared out of nowhere on the streets of New York City? And what if you were the key to solvi...

9 more foreigners granted Taiwanese citizenship without surrendering original nationality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nine additional foreign professionals have just officially received Taiwanese citizenship, without having to surrender their original nationality, announced the ...