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White House drone

U.S. Secret Service/Brian Leary

Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

Internet servers broadband

Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images

Feds say they've taken down revenge porn king

He made money by posting naked pictures of women online, officials said. And then he took money from those women to take them down.

Drone

CNNMoney

FAA says 'no' to drones at Super Bowl

Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.

At least that's what the Federal Aviation Administration wants.

The FAA released a 15-second vi...

Bill Gates, Microsoft

B Mathur/Reuters

Bill Gates reveals his only regret

Bill Gates has made his mark on the world. So what does he regret?

iPhone

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

74.5 million iPhones is ...

Apple had a record-setting quarter during the last three months of 2014, posting the biggest corporate profit for any company in history.

Facebook

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Facebook, Instagram go down, get back up

For about an hour this morning, humans across the world were briefly forced to interact with each other in person.

Users give in to Facebook fatigue

Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

From Apple

Apple just posted the best quarter in corporate history

Apple posted the biggest profit in corporate history last quarter after selling a record number of iPhones.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months. That helped Apple's profit soar more than 37% to $18 billion. That's larger than Gazp...

Airplane seats, airline, flight

iStock / mikdam

The world's most Wi-Fi-connected airlines

Remember the days when flying long distance meant at least nine guaranteed hours offline?

Microsoft

CNN

Microsoft sales soar for all its non-Windows products

Microsoft sales are growing for just about every product it makes ... except for Windows.

A couple years ago, that would have caused a panic -- Windows has been Microsoft's cash cow since 1985. In 2015, Microsoft isn't sweating it too much. Microsoft ...

Boise Uber

KIVI, Uber

Uber to limit price surges during blizzard

Uber is putting a lid on fares as the blizzard.

The taxi app normally lets prices surge when demand is heavy -- like when public transportation grinds to a halt and driving is hazardous because of a storm.

During this storm, Uber will instead aim to k...

Sony headquarters

Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

To avoid Sony's fate, companies play war games

Shall we play a game?

Pluto

REUTERS/NASA, ESA, and M. Buie

Close encounter with Pluto getting under way

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.

Sony awning

Karin Caifa/CNN

Sony: Hack so bad, our computers still don't work

Sony has been forced to delay its third quarter earnings report as the company struggles to repair computer systems that were damaged in a cyberattack tied to the release of "The Interview."

Sony is asking regulators to push its official filing date b...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Pup thrown into snowbank in East Stroudsburg

Pup
STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Someone threw this puppy out of a car and into a snow bank at Walmart in East Stroudsburg, leaving her shivering, scared and possibly injured.

ASD directors OK lease for new high school

Allentown School board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District approved a five-year lease for a new career high school.

Male bison born at Trexler Nature Preserve may move to NY

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Lehigh County soon may donate a young member of its bison herd to a zoo in upstate New York.

Lehigh County hopes crime starts to pay

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Who says crime doesn’t pay? It might start paying more in Lehigh County.

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    On this day: January 30

    An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

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