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Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos. The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the Internet," in which students will "focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature."

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

Google Glass

Jim Castel/CNN

Movie theaters ban Google Glass, other wearables

That idea you had about bringing your Google Glass to the movie theater to surreptitiously record Ben Affleck bare all in "Gone Girl"? Don't even think about it, the movie industry says. It announced late Wednesday a "zero tolerance policy" towards wearable recording devices.

Exploded rocket launch pad after

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Failure of rocket off Virginia investigated

Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

NASA

Will rocket failure affect space industry?

Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a "catastrophic failure." It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry?

Verizon Wireless

Rich Brooks/CNN

Verizon ad tech raises privacy concerns

Attention Verizon Wireless customers: you may be getting tracked online.

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked.

Paycheck, check, payroll

iStock

Fraudsters use paycheck selfies to steal bank details

A word of advice to Instagram users: don't post selfies with your paychecks.

New Twitter logo

Twitter

Christie 'bongs' tweet blamed on autocorrect

The Twitter account for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about the "dangers of autocorrect" after a typo led to a deleted tweet.

NASA rocket launch explosion

NASA via CNN

NASA rocket's explosion: What happened?

When a rocket contracted by NASA burst into flames seconds after liftoff, its supplies for the International Space Station disappeared in an orange fireball.

White House

Emily Schultze/CNN

White House hacked

Hackers have broken into an unclassified computer network used by President Barack Obama's top advisers.

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

pressureUA/iStock

New app helps flag suicidal tweets

Suicide prevention organization Samaritans has launched a free app that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.

Google logo on computer screen

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Google searching for cancer cure

Google is searching for a cancer cure.

Facebook

Thierry Roge/Reuters

Facebook spending spree irks investors

Investors want Facebook to hang onto more of its cash.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Winning Pa. Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Berks County

Turkey Hill in Birdsboro

Matt Roth/69 News

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.

If you want to try boosting your chances of winning the lottery, you may want to consider where you buy your ticket.

Superintendent stands by decision to cancel CB West's football season

Superintendent stands behind decision to cancel football
DOYLESTOWN, Pa.

The Central Bucks School board canceled the football season at Central Bucks High School West and players, parents and community members blasted that decision.

Most Lower Mac commissioners favor synthetic athletic fields

Lower Macungie Commissioners
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Residents may not agree, but 3 of 5 commissioners want to spend $3.3 million to install two synthetic turf athletic fields at Quarry Park.

BlackOUT8 is at the new PPL Center this year

Blackout8 event, coming up
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.

The LVHN will host its eighth BlackOUT dance party event at Allentown's Center City PPL Arena on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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On this Day

  • Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali

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    On this day: October 30

    Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.

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