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SpaceX explosion

Becky Maks

SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

A small rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

Debris from the SpaceX F9R rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

The rocket self-destructed as a safety meas...

Secret app

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'Secret' app didn't actually keep you anonymous

Secret is supposed to be the anonymous social network. But as of last week, Secret allowed your friends to trace posts back to you.

Hackers at Rhino Security Labs figured out a way to dupe Secret's system.

To join Secret's community, the app imports y...

Facebook

Thierry Roge/Reuters

Why Facebook is stockpiling Blu-ray discs

There aren't too many people collecting Blu-ray discs these days. But while the technology is fast becoming obsolete for movie viewers, Facebook sees it as a promising new means for handling data storage.

Twitter timeline

Reuters

Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finds himself facing the same questions that news executives do: Where do you draw the line?

Twitter was founded on the idea of democratizing information and has famously been used to organize protests against dictatorships an...

Qmee

From Qmee

Get paid to click on ads

If you've ever searched online (so, pretty much everyone) this applies to you. A London-based startup called Qmee will pay you to click on links that surface in search queries.

Sprint

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

woman using computer mouse

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LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos

When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet surfers was LiveLeak, a streaming video website that specializes in hosting graphic videos that other sites won't touch.

Facebook home page

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Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

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How we'll pay for things in the future

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix, leading to a rise in cashless transactions.

Traffic light, red light

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Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Traffic lights all across the United States are dangerously easy to hack.

Woman using computer, laptop

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds

A growing number of Americans have home Internet speeds that make your broadband connection look like dial-up.

Apple iPhone 5S

From Apple

Walmart slashes prices on 5S, 5C

Attention Walmart shoppers: iPhone prices are coming down.

James Foley

WMUR

Social media deals with James Foley beheading

When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

News organizations have grappled with these kinds of questions for decades. Now, with the prevalence of social media, website operators and ordinary Internet...

Netflix

Netflix

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities

New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities
TANNERSVILLE, Pa.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at Mountain View Park in Tannersville for the "Crossing Abilities" playground.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

69 News

READING, Pa.

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

Bethlehem man dumps shaggy dog in Lower Saucon

shaggy dog
LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The man who dumped a little shaggy dog in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday evening has been identified by police.

Group sets up WiFi hotspot in downtown Reading

Group sets up wifi hotspot in downtown Reading

69 News

READING, Pa.

Gone are the days of dial-up. Now mainstream America is using Wi-Fi and Reading is jumping on board.

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On this Day

  • Teddy Roosevelt riding in car, 1902

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    On this day: August 22

    Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

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