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Middle finger emoji part of Windows 10 update

Ditch the smiling turd emoji and start flipping your frienemies the bird.

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Comcast has more Internet than cable subscribers

Comcast now has more Internet than cable subscribers, according to reports from several major news outlets.

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Karen O sings in Google Doodle of Nellie Bly

Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly on her 151st birthday with a melodic ode.

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From Kano

DIY computer startup gets $15 million

Dude, you're getting a ... Kano.

That's right. Your kid's first computer might be one she builds herself. For $149, kids (or adults) can build a computer and learn basic coding skills to program it.

"Kano is a new type of PC," said co-founder Alex Kl...

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Mayweather-Pacquaio fight made Periscope the new Napster

It's officially a new age of piracy.

As some people shelled out $100 to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view, others simply went online and watched it for free.

That was made possible with smartphone live video stream apps li...

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Microsoft's risky bet on HoloLens

A roomful of reporters chase invisible balls around a cold San Francisco hotel conference room. Some are crawling on their knees, others shouting "Reset balls!" and wiggling their fingers at no one in particular.

It's not a mass hallucination but par...

Dave Goldberg, founder, Surveymonkey

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, the husband of Sheryl Sandberg and CEO of SurveyMonkey, died suddenly on Friday.

"We are heartbroken by this news," a Facebook spokesperson said in an email to CNNMoney on Saturday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerber...

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Apple: Yup, tattoos can stop Apple Watches from working

Apple confirmed Friday that tattoos can in fact prevent the Apple Watch from working properly.

Specifically, the company said in an update on its support site that certain tattoos can interfere with the heart rate sensor on its smartwatches.

"Permanent...

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Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.

Tesla is calling the rechargeable lithium-ion battery the "Powerwall." As the name suggests, the unit is designed to be ...

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Microsoft thinks it can guess your age

Microsoft launched a cool new tool for flattering -- or offending -- anyone with a few free minutes to kill.

Upload a selfie or type your name into the search bar at how-old.net to do Bing image search, and Microsoft's "How Old Do I Look?" tool takes...

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Apple and IBM are making iPads special for seniors

Two of the biggest tech companies in the world have joined forces to help improve the lives of seniors -- with iPads.

At an event in New York Thursday morning, Apple and IBM announced they will deliver iPads with specially tailored apps for seniors. T...

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Probe crashes, as expected, into Mercury

NASA says its Messenger space probe crashed into Mercury on Thursday after running out of fuel, ending a nearly 11-year journey that provided valuable data and thousands of photos.

Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics L...

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US military develops self-guided bullets

You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.

The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.

In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber...

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Spacecraft headed for ISS is out of control

An unmanned Russian spacecraft originally bound for the International Space Station will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after flight controllers lost contact with it, American astronaut Scott Kelly said Wednesday.

The spacecraft that lost contact wi...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Allentown's West End Youth Center building is being sold

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown’s West End Youth Center is being sold and its first floor will be converted into a doctor’s office.


Bethlehem Township could crack down on cracked roads

Bethlehem Township Commissiners
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

Bethlehem Township is considering new rules that would require utility companies to do a better job at cleaning up after themselves when they do roadwork.

North Whitehall on the lookout for illegal yard waste dumping

North Whitehall Twp. board of supervisors
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

North Whitehall Township will be on the lookout for non-residents and businesses illegally dumping at the township's yard waste facility located at its municipal complex.

Police investigate link between armed robberies in Amity Twp.

Armed robberies
AMITY TWP., Pa.

Police are calling on the public to help them find a dangerous thief.

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  • Alan Shepard, Project Mercury, Freedom 7 capsule

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    On this day: May 5

    Napoleon dies in exile, Mexico wins a historic battle, the first Three Stooges short premieres, and Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, all on this day.

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