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Volcano's eruption builds up island to nearly 1 square mile

Volcano grows Japanese island

Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

An eruption on the tiny volcanic island of Nishinoshima in November 2013 formed a small islet right next to it when molten lava cooled.

That islet ha...

YouTube for kids

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They're getting cash, free products, and YouTube-famous

DayLynn Contreras of Austin, Texas, has a full-time job as a programmer, but she's counting down the months until she can devote herself to creating YouTube videos.

Since December 2014, Contreras has been using a service called FameBit to make that a ...

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Iran hacked a US casino, US says

It's been a year since American billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company was hacked. Now the blame is officially being placed on Iran.

Memristor

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The 'memristor': A new era for electronics?

In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.

His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra com...

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Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

Comcast is firing warning shots over the FCC's historic decision Thursday.

The agency passed new Internet regulation prevent network owners -- like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon -- from discriminating against what kind of traffic runs ...

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Apple to host 'special' event on March 9

Apple has announced that it will hold a "special" event on Monday, March 9 in San Francisco.

The company is widely expected to discuss the Apple Watch, unveiling the wearable gadget's latest features, pricing and availability.

Apple unveiled the new w...

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UK seeks genius hackers to fight cyberterror

A fake cyberattack was staged against a landmark telecommunications building, but it was no mere academic exercise for self-taught "ethical hackers" fighting cyberterrorism.

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You want the best flight deal? Google it

Google has introduced a new search tool that makes finding the best airfare deal significantly easier.

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Revenge porn king wants a clean slate

Oh, the irony. A revenge porn king wants a squeaky clean Google record.

Craig Brittain raked in thousands of dollars by posting naked photos of women online. Now, he wants his own revenge: on the websites that wrote about him.

Brittain, the operator of...

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Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes patent lawsuit

A Texas jury ordered Apple to pay $533 million for improperly using another company's patented technology in iTunes.

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Ashton Kutcher wants to pay you to write for him

Ashton Kutcher's new media company A+ is off to a start that, well, suits its name.

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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SIM card maker: NSA failed to hack your phone

Ok, so the U.S. National Security Agency may have attempted to hack your mobile phone. But relax! It looks like it failed to pull off the attack successfully.

Gemalto, the world's largest manufacturer of SIM cards, said it believes it was jointly hac...

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FBI

US puts reward out for Russian web criminal

The FBI and State Department announced Tuesday a reward of up to $3 million for information that could help them arrest a Russian alleged notorious cyber criminal.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Monroe County man nabbed for store robbery

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POLK TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police have arrested an Effort man for the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a Monroe County convenience store.

Santander Arena set to host 6 events in 6 days

Santander Arena -- snow on ground

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READING, Pa.

Over the next six days, periods of rest may come few and far between for the staff at the Santander Arena in Reading.

Man with scissors accused of attacking woman

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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Rivas III has been charged with attacking his girlfriend while armed with a scissors.

ASD rebounds from fire at Cleveland Elementary School

ASD prepares temp space for Cleveland Elementary students
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The fire that lit through Cleveland Elementary School on Tuesday morning may have knocked the students, staff and administrators down, but not out.

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  • British tank, 1991 Gulf War

    U.S. Department of Defense

    On this day: February 28

    Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.

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