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Appy Trails

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 29
Iphone or Droid? Daddy or twink? Top or bottom? The world of dating apps has expanded options for users, while reducing the possibility of actually meeting to the swipe of a thumb. Welcome to wooing by WiFi, with a few updates.


Russia May Be Watching You: Home Cameras Not Secure

By Danica Kirka | Nov 23
A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.…

Personal Technology

Twitter Now Tracks All Apps You Install

Nov 28
Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better.

How Much Do You Know About How the Internet Works?

By Anne Flaherty | Nov 27
Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new study.

Kelley Blue Book Reveals 2015 Best Car Buys

Nov 25
According to Kelley Blue Book, nearly 17 million vehicles could be sold in the United States next year. Kelley Blue Book is trusted for researching and assessing the value of automobiles.

Redbox Raising DVD Rental Rates by 25 Percent

Nov 25
Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent beginning next week in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on the discs instead of Internet video services such as Netflix.

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Video Games

Sony to Offer Partial Refunds for Gaming Console

By Jennifer C. Kerr | Nov 26
Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

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Science

Student Makes Low-Cost Prosthetic with 3D Printer

Nov 28
Jeff Powell, a college student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a prosthetic hand for a 7-year-old boy for only $20 using a 3D printer. The impact of this could be more profound. Anna Werner reports.

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