Technology News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/tec Technology News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Tue, 23 May 2017 09:06:47 EDT Tue, 23 May 2017 10:47:17 EDT 5 Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170523/4bc57bdd-dd2d-4207-908c-b7fd6d94bff1 NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors. The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won't look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. Tue, 23 May 2017 09:06:47 EDT 20170523/4bc57bdd-dd2d-4207-908c-b7fd6d94bff1 By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of go http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170523/fbbfac5d-ef56-42f3-b1a4-946da1da33c0 WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate. Tue, 23 May 2017 05:49:18 EDT 20170523/fbbfac5d-ef56-42f3-b1a4-946da1da33c0 Associated Press Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170522/26cf8a51-9811-4074-a00b-4de112c39c9e TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:16:00 EDT 20170522/26cf8a51-9811-4074-a00b-4de112c39c9e By YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170522/ef1d98e1-9afc-4d3a-b791-6953097e7975 CANNES, France (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:03 EDT 20170522/ef1d98e1-9afc-4d3a-b791-6953097e7975 By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20170522/4043f61b-7961-4548-bae6-e6cbad8126f7 NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won't be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball's trajectory. Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:07 EDT 20170522/4043f61b-7961-4548-bae6-e6cbad8126f7 By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press