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Bono singing, U2

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Apple taps Bono again -- for charity

A few months after Apple gave away a U2 album, angering some of the grumpiest folks on iTunes, the company is teaming up with frontman Bono again -- this time for charity.

Computer cables, wires, technology

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'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does.

But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat wasn't your typical credit-card stealing operation. It appears to be a government spying tool, and is "groundbrea...

Google

Google

Google: You can pay as little as $1 to see fewer ads

You can pay as little as $1 to turn off ads on some of your favorite websites.

Comcast

Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it trying out a new app that will allow customers to track and rate its technicians.

In a blog post, Comcast said it will begin trials in the suburbs of Boston that will sen...

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China lifts ban on Facebook for select few

Blink and you'll miss it: Facebook is unbanned in China for three days.

Next Glass app

Next Glass

App takes guessing out of wine buying

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.

Best Buy storefront

Best Buy

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in comparable...

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Courtesy of Spotify

Billboard 200 chart will now count streaming

While Taylor Swift has given up on free streaming music, Billboard hasn't.

Amazon logo

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Jeff Bezos links Amazon and The Washington Post with new app

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in control of The Washington Post for one year, and now we're seeing some synergies between the two.

Firefox, Mozilla

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Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as search engine

Firefox and Google are breaking up.

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Gov't: China could take down US power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.

T-Mobile logo

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Widow takes hubby's ashes to T-mobile to prove he's dead

T-mobile refused to cancel the contract of a British woman's late husband. So she brought them proof he was dead.

Facebook groups app

Facebook

Facebook adds new app just for Groups

One of Facebook's more popular, less attractive features is getting its very own app.

The social network is launching Facebook Groups, a standalone app for reading and posting to groups.

More than 700 million people check a group on Facebook every mo...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

DA meets with state police about missing woman case

Mysterious disappearance
NORTHAMPTON, Pa.

Family members are desperately looking for answers as the search for a missing Lehigh County woman entered its third day.

Reading parting ways with 'ugly' Christmas tree

Ugly tree to be replaced

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READING, Pa.

After complaints from angry Reading residents, officials say the city's Christmas tree will come down.

State police seek missing Palmerton teen

Pa State Trooper car
PALMERTON, Pa.

Pennsylvania state police are looking for a 15-year-old Palmerton boy who was reported missing  late Thursday night.

Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

Jane Harakal

69 News

TOPTON, Pa.

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.

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  • Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

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    On this day: November 24

    Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species," Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, D. B. Cooper leaps from a plane, and Freddie Mercury dies, all on this day.

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