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Amazon launches 3-D printing store

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

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.

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

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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.

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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.

NSA, National Security Agency HQ, Fort Meade, Md

NSA/Handout via Reuters

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations.

Possible Apple iWatch

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Is this Apple's new iWatch?

Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch" this fall.

Verizon Wireless

Rich Brooks/CNN

Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Talkin' trash: garbage collection nights changing in Allentown

garbage dump trash

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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 meeting addresses violence in borough
WILSON, Pa.

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

Quakertown park naming rights up for grabs

Borough of Quakertown council
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Quakertown officials will be visiting with potential donors in coming weeks in hopes of finding a name for their newest park, currently under construction in the borough.

With cake, a plaque and a gift, Bangor says farewell to business manager

Steve Wiencek talks to the audience Monday night at his last school board meeting as business manager, a post he held 16 years.
BANGOR, Pa.

Bangor Area School District officials said goodbye Monday night to Steve Wiencek, the district’s business manager who is retiring after 16 years.

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On this Day

  • Prince Charles, Diana kissing at 1981 wedding

    Reuters

    On this day: July 29

    Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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