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Stan Sobek

Where cell phone service is the fastest -- and slowest

Location, location, location -- It's the No. 1 factor in getting the best real estate, and increasingly, Internet and wireless service too.

Chances are, if you live in or around…

Blackberry-Passport

Courtesy Blackberry

BlackBerry unveils a quirky new smartphone

BlackBerry has updated the "Passport," its oddball, square smartphone.

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India's massive internet porn purge

India is cracking down on online porn.

computer servers cyberattack

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Military still dealing with cyberattack 'mess'

A key military email system remains offline, one week after a cyberattack that one Defense Department official described as "serious."

Brown dwarf star

CALTECH

'Failed star' displays powerful auroras

Astronomers for the first time have spotted an aurora outside of our solar system.

Apple iOS9

From Apple

IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone

The trope used to be that Android was for nerds and iPhones were for technophobes.

Philae on Comet 67P

ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Primordial soup of compounds found on comet

Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.

Facebook Lite easy app

From Facebook

Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any…

Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone

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Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the…

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Sinkhole closes Falmer Driver in Bethlehem Township

Sinkhole closes Falmer Driver in Bethlehem Township
BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The sinkhole has broken open part of the road and spread into a property in the 4500 block of Falmer Drive in Bethlehem Township

Sunny Slope Farms moves closer to sale in Moore Township

Moore Twp. Board of Supervisors
MOORE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Moore Township supervisors approved a $9,580 an acre appraisal for the Sunny Slope Farms.

Lawyer steps away from Allentown investigation

Allentown City Council meets amid FBI investigation
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Atty. Robert Goldman has stepped down from working with Allentown on the FBI investigation.

Former Stroud Township supervisor sentenced

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STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa.

James Decker, a former supervisor and roadmaster in Monroe County's Stroud Township,was sentenced to six months probation Tuesday morning in Monroe County Court.

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  • Ronald Reagan, 1981 air-traffic controllers strike

    White House Press Office

    On this day: August 5

    The Mayflower departs England, the first electric traffic signal is installed, Marilyn Monroe dies, the Beatles release "Revolver," and President Reagan fires striking air-traffic controllers, all on this day.

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