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Tech Beat Tuesday 04/15/14


Tech Beat Tuesday is here again! The latest on Google Glass. Kids not knowing what a "Walkman" is?!?  More>>

New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital. More>>

New phone app to help during school emergencies


An Oklahoma middleschooler, Genesis Franks, came up with an idea for an App last year to help out in case of a school shooting. More>>

Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S.,... More>>

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. More>>

Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. More>>

Police testing a "Live Google Earth" to watch crime as it happens


In Compton, CA last year, police began testing a system that allowed them to watch every car and person in real time.  More>>

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. More>>

Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth

Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton - believed to be one million years old - from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago. More>>

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate... More>>

Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. More>>

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. More>>

New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. More>>

App Wrap Wednesday 04/09/14 Video included


A nice little list of apps for you this week, including one that automatically sheds some pounds off your face. More>>

Tech Beat Tuesday 04/08/14 Video included


Tech Beat Tuesday! Your weekly round-up of the latest and greatest technology stories.  More>>

Charge your cell phone in 30 seconds


Managing battery power can be the most frustrating part of owning a smartphone. More>>

Old habits at Samsung, LG embarrass them abroad

When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a... More>>

Will world court ruling end Japan's whaling?

Japan's whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial... More>>

Scientists create wiring diagram for mouse brain

Scientists have created a detailed, three-dimensional wiring diagram of the mouse brain. That should help researchers seek clues about how the human brain works in health and disease. More>>

Cambodia's Angkor temples added to Street View

The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve... More>>

Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. More>>

ESA launching satellite for new monitoring system

The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites for a new system designed to better monitor climate change, environmental disasters and catastrophes like floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. More>>

Q&A: Dissecting Google's unorthodox stock split

Google is poised to split its stock using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in control of the Internet's most powerful company. More>>

Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for... More>>

Pitt County school system launching mobile app


Pitt County Schools is launching its first ever mobile app. More>>

Social Media Forum Informs Community About Online Dangers Video included


Edgecombe County officials hosted a forum to inform the community about the dangers of sexting and ways parents can help stop the problem. More>>

Tarboro Police investigate teen social media misuse Video included


It’s an ongoing problem across eastern North Carolina. Young teenagers are taking, posting and sharing nude photos online. More>>

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