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This alarm clock wakes you up with the smell of cash

The best part of waking up...is your olfactory alarm clock.

Ross Ulbricht

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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life

Ross Ulbricht, creator of the underground website Silk Road, which let users anonymously buy and sell anything from drugs to hacking tutorials, was sentenced Friday to life in prison after he made a tearful plea for leniency.

Ulbricht, who is 31, was...

Phone on plane

CNN

The next political battleground: your phone

There's a new political battleground in 2016: your phone.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Apple is about to make your iPhone a lot cooler

Apple could soon change the way you use your iPhone and iPad.

Instagram

How an artist can steal and sell your Instagram photos

Can a photographer get away with selling screenshots of other people's Instagrams for $90,000?

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Facebook

Facebook Messenger tracks your location by default

If you use Facebook Messenger on an Android phone you might want to check your settings. The app tracks and sends your location to everyone you chat with -- by default.

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Hear this: Apple announcements coming June 8

Let the guessing begin. Apple has started inviting reporters to the keynote address at its annual developers conference.

Save the date: Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

The week-long World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC, takes place every ...

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Periscope: Four ways it's shaking up media

It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. ...

iPhone 6

From Apple

The text you never want to get on your iPhone

You can crash someone's iPhone with a mere text message.

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Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service ca...

Cher 2013

CNN

Pitch-correcting software has changed music forever

"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.

The singer's 1998 comeback track marked the first prominent use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correct...

Jony Ive

Apple

Apple promotes design guru Jony Ive

Apple has promoted Jony Ive, its longtime design guru, to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer.

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

CNN

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

'I didn't do anything wrong,' testifies Fitzgerald

Allentown Police Chief s son in court today
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Testifying in his own defense Friday morning, Christopher Fitzgerald said he absolutely did not point his pistol at anyone when arrested in August.

Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

Alfonso Picone
RUSH TWP., Pa.

Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Quakertown Community SB to ask districts to join them in PSERS fight

Quakertown School Board
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

The Quakertown Community School District School Board has decided to formally disseminate to all school districts across the state its intention to create a pension crisis.

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    On this day: May 29

    Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.

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