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Phalanx CIWS

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Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking, others

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon…

Disney CEO Bob Iger

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Disney's Bob Iger: ESPN could be sold directly to consumers

ESPN, one of the most popular networks in cable, could one day be sold directly to consumers who are cutting the cord, Disney CEO Bob Iger believes.

Iger said that Disney has even…

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Android phones can be hacked with a simple text

Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.

Kim Kardashian June 2015

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Kim Kardashian tweets and Twitter's boss listens

Kim Kardashian is known for glamour but she has another concern: grammar.

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Apple Watch coming to a Best Buy near you

There's a new way to get the Apple Watch.

Best Buy announced that the gadget will have a spot on its shelves starting Aug. 7.

One hundred Best Buy stores will stock the Apple Watch…

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Apple pulls Google Nest smart thermostat from its shelves

Apple wants its customers all to itself.

The company pulled Google's Nest's smart thermostat from its website as well as online stores earlier this month.


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Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us. Dmail, a new Google Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.

Shuhei Yoshida

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Can this Sony exec bring virtual reality to the masses?

He is the smiling corporate face of PlayStation.

Shuhei Yoshida's official title is President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment. That means he's in charge of…

NASA Earth July 20


The Earth from a million miles away

After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home.

This image is the first full…


New Northampton middle school ready for 2015-2016 school year

Northampton School Board

Northampton Area School District's new middle school is expected to open on schedule next month for the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

New, transitional care facility discussed in Upper Saucon


A proposed transitional care facility that would rest across the highway from the Promenade Shops in Upper Saucon Township is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Bangor school board president blasts board members, quits

New school board president Michael Goffredo, second from right,

Bangor School Board president Pam Colton unexpectedly resigned Monday, saying she can no longer tolerate some other members.

Reading City Council addresses paychecks, pavements and parks

Reading City Council recognizes Parks and Recreation month

Members from local AFSCME chapters attended the Reading City Council meeting on Monday night to speak out against pending ordinances to amend the severance section of the Administrative Code.

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  • 1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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    On this day: July 28

    Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.


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