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Tech Beat Tuesday 04/22/14 Video included

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Hate the water that spurts out with every first squeeze of your ketchup bottle? Check out this week's Tech Beat Tuesday... More>>

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned Video included

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Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. More>>

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

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Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States. More>>

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

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You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

Netflix prices going up

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The streaming video company announced Monday that it plans to increase subscription prices for new customers by one or two dollars a month. More>>

Is an Apple-Nike partnership in the works?

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The Nike FuelBand that Apple's Tim Cook has been seen sporting at multiple public events is just one clue about a possible deal between Apple and Nike. More>>

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

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Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. More>>

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too... More>>

This 3D-printed cast looks awesome

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Have you ever worn a cast? I have not. But friends have told me they're uncomfortable. Hot and itchy.  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>>

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>>

Tech Beat Tuesday 04/15/14

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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

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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>>

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

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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>>

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

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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

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

Charge your cell phone in 30 seconds

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

Social Media Forum Informs Community About Online Dangers

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

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  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:54:57 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
  • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

    Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:15 GMT
    A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...
    A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...
  • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:12 GMT
    A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
    A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
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