• In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Chen Xiao, a real estate agent, checks on her smartphone as she prepares to leave her house to go back to her hometown for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shanghai, China. The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)

    Chinese turn to carpooling aps to get ride home for holidays

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

  • This January 2016 photo provided by Verizon shows an array of small cells in a kiosk on Market Street in downtown San Francisco. Phone companies are gearing up to try to make sure texts, posts and streams get through at the Super Bowl. The phone companies have a mix of strategies, but collectively they have added or upgraded antennas in the stadium and cell towers nearby and installed "small cells" that will improve capacity in the stadium. (Alex Lombardi/Courtesy of Verizon via AP)

    Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can’t get through.