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Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

- Associated Press

Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

In this Dec. 3, 2010, file image provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows technicians examining the X-37B unmanned space plane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  (AP Photo/Vandenberg Air Force Base) ** FILE **

Conspiracy theorists on alert as X-37B plane returns from 674-day secret space mission

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane touched back down on Earth after a two-year mission — but conspiracy theorists are still wondering what the craft was doing all that time.

Experts watch their screens at the control center of the European Space Agency, ESA, in Darmstadt, Germany during a mission to land the first space probe on a comet. (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler)

Hypervelocity comet passes within 87,000 miles of Mars

- The Washington Times

Telescopes and the Mars rovers are training their lenses in the near space around Mars, where comet Siding Spring will pass within 87,000 miles of the Red Planet — or less than a third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon — BBC is reporting.

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, the iPad Air 2 is displayed for journalists at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

- Associated Press

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study

Associated Press

University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment.

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, the iPad Air 2 is displayed for journalists at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

- Associated Press

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay

- Associated Press

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif. The new system launches on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Review: Apple Pay in action

- Associated Press

If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.

Correction: Pennsylvania Employees-Porn story

Associated Press

In a story Oct. 20 about the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, The Associated Press attributed a statement to an attorney for McCaffery, Dion Rassias. The statement was distributed by Frank Keel, who said Tuesday he wrongly attributed the comments to Rassias due to miscommunication. Keel, who described himself as an unofficial media adviser to the court, said the statement was from him.

Soured Apple, glass maker deal to remain secret

Associated Press

Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

- Associated Press

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif. The new system launches on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

- Associated Press

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Lawsuit claims website aids child sex trafficking

- Associated Press

The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

- Associated Press

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows three Dish Network satellite dishes at an apartment complex in Palo Alto, Calif. Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Associated Press

Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.