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iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising.

IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, includin...

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

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Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges for calls made when his device was stolen in Europe.

Audi self-driving car

From Audi

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have both received an autonomous driving permit from California.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday. The free download will be available to anyone with an iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S.

PlayStation 4

Courtesy Sony

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.

NASA astronaut with Boeing capsule

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Boeing, Space X to launch NASA back into space

Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to become NASA's space taxis, shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

Facebook on phone

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Netropolitan

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Join social media's 'country club' for $9,000

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills?

Windows 8 Preview

CNN

Windows 9 is coming Sept. 30

Windows 9 is coming.

Apple free U2 album

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Apple offers a way to 'return' free U2 album

Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't like it when you put music in their libraries without asking.

iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus

Apple

Apple sold 4M iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Apparently, a lot of people want the iPhone 6. Apple sold a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on Friday, the first day that the new iGadgets were available for pre-order, the company said Monday.

Microsoft

CNN

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is expanding its video game empire, buying the wildly popular Minecraft and the tiny production studio that designed it for $2.5 billion.

With Minecraft, Microsoft will be acquiring one of the most popular games ever. Minecraft has been down...

Earth in space

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Golfer wins space trip after bagging hole-in-one

After a hole-in-one at the KLM Open in Amsterdam, golfer Andy Sullivan has won a prize that is truly out of this world.

The Englishman, who found the cup with his tee shot on the 15th hole, bagged himself a flight into space courtesy of a Dutch aerosp...

Cellphone Customers Jump Companies

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China tests sidewalk lanes for phone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Owner hoping to keep new Coastal Grille afloat in Spring

Owner hoping to keep new Coastal Grille afloat in Spring
SPRING TWP., Pa.

A new casual dining seafood restaurant is setting up shop in Broadcasting Square in Spring Township.

Bethlehem Council tables amusement tax increase

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A proposed amusement tax increase for Bethlehem was unanimously tabled by City Council Tuesday night.

Phillipsburg municipal website getting an upgrade

Phillipsburg town council meeting
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

Phillipsburg's government website is getting ready to enter the iPad age.

“Facility Dude” to improve maintenance issues for Northampton Co.

Northampton County Courthouse generic sign
EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County officials are hoping a new system of computerized checklists will finally bring an end to maintenance problems that have nagged the county for years.

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On this Day

  • Civil War, Battle of Antietam painting

    Library of Congress

    On this day: September 17

    The U.S. Constitution is signed, the Civil War sees the bloodiest battle in American history, the prototype space shuttle Enterprise is unveiled, and the Camp David Accords bring peace between Egypt and Israel, all on this day.

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