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Facebook on phone

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Facebook: Get Messenger or else

For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.

Amazon 3-D printing store

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Amazon launches 3-D printing store

The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

pd.id

From Pd.id

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match. A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id (Personal Drink ID), aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

Bunch o Balloons kickstarter

Kickstarter

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

It's summertime and water balloon lovers are uniting ... on Kickstarter.

Bunch o Balloons -- a hose attachment that allows multiple balloons to be filled at once -- raised over $645,000 on the crowdfunding platform in a week, far exceeding its goal of...

Saturn moon geysers

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Scientists find 101 geysers on a Saturn moon

On the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water.

NASA scientists announced Monday the identification of 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's...

Online dating

Stewart Scott-Curran/CNN

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

Mirage

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Yo backer launches new app

Got more on your mind than the word "Yo" conveys? A new messaging app called MIRAGE has you covered.

Buzzfeed

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website's energetic storytelling style.

sun

istock

Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

Robot furniture that builds itself

Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968

NASA

US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."

Facebook mobile blurb

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Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

Twitter

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

Apple

David Goldman/CNNMoney.com

Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Daniel Devitt of Palmerton waives theft hearing

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EASTON, Pa.

Daniel Devitt, the UPS worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the company, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Garden of marijuana sends Allentown man to court

Marijuana plant, pot, generic

AP

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A 48-year-old Allentown man will be going to court on charges that he had a thriving marijuana garden in his backyard.

Talkin' trash: garbage collection nights changing in Allentown

Garbage, recycling truck

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The city of Allentown has announced a number of changes to trash collection nights.

Double shooting leaves Wilson residents scared

Wilson police car

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WILSON, Pa.

A rash of violent crime in one borough in Northampton County has some residents seeing red.

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On this Day

  • Jimmy Hoffa file photo

    Library of Congress

    On this day: July 30

    Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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