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Augmented Reality: Are consumers ready to give ‘AR’ a try?

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have gotten a taste of “augmented reality,” the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, as you chased on-screen monsters at real-world landmarks in last year’s gaming sensation, “Pokemon Go.”

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• Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Island Run Bahamas app exceeds beta test goals

Less than two months after the Island Run Bahamas gaming app launched in Google Play and iOS stores, developers have logged more than 1,700 active users from around the world. App creator and local entrepreneur Don Williams confirmed that downloads during the phase one beta testing period quickly surpassed the team’s original target of 1,000.

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For electric cars to take off, they’ll need a place to charge

Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.

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• With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that’s largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it.

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Terminator 2 as ‘timely as it ever was’

James Cameron has taken time out from crafting the upcoming four “Avatar” sequels to return to one of his old films, one he says is as up-to-the-minute as ever — “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

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Paris open to esports at 2024 Olympics

Video gamers could be competing for Olympic medals by 2024.

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• It could be the “Baywatch” of the future.

GOING ELECTRIC: How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

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Drones to target lionfish

A potential game changer in the struggle to eradicate lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico is brewing in Pensacola.

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• Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.

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Sleep gadgets

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep.

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Airport robots to aid tourists, clean floors

Robots will start roaming South Korea’s largest airport this summer, helping travellers find their boarding gates and keeping the floors clean as the country prepares for its first Winter Olympics.

Tech Talk: Pilots association voices drone concerns

• The British Airline Pilots Association is warning of a looming catastrophe unless drones are subject to tougher regulations.

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New mobile game takes Bahamas to the next level

A Bahamas-based mobile game in the style of popular apps Subway Surfers and Temple Run is now available on the Google Play and iOS stores.

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