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Honda gives iconic Civic a makeover

Even as fuel prices fall, the Civic is vital to Honda because of its sales and profitability and because it’s an entry point for many of the Tokyo-based automaker’s customers.

“New wave” of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

More genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming years, after the OK recently given to apples that don't brown and potatoes that don't bruise. The companies and scientists are hoping that customers will be attracted to the health benefits and convenience and overlook any concerns about genetic engineering.

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage. The latter category could include state-owned corporations in Russia, China and elsewhere, setting the stage for major diplomatic friction if the sanctions...

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man’s chomping grounds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned to April 1 in Asia. That ushered...

Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet comes with full Windows

Microsoft has announced the launch of the Surface 3, the latest in the Redmond company's line of tablets. The Surface 3, which runs a full version of Windows 8.1 and is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when the new operating system is released later this year, breaks what had been a two-track universe...