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Apple

Apple promotes design guru Jony Ive

Apple has promoted Jony Ive, its longtime design guru, to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer.

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

CNN

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

Facebook on phone

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Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.

A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "facto...

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YouTube gets more lifelike

YouTube live-streams just got more lifelike.

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China to explore 'dark side' of the moon

China is considering landing a spacecraft on the moon's "dark side" in 2020 -- a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so, state media reports.

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CNN

Google fixes n-word Maps problem for most users

Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday...

Car airbags gone off

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How airbags (should) work

With the news about Takata's airbag recall over a defect that has been blamed for at least six deaths, it's important to remember that airbags have saved many thousands of lives since they were first introduced in the 1970s.

In front crashes, airbags ...

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Secret space plane, solar sail take off

The Air Force's mysterious space plane is back above the Earth -- along with Bill Nye's solar sail.

Delta plane

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Delta Air Lines grounds travel websites

Some leading travel websites are a no-fly zone as far as Delta is concerned.

Delta is shutting out sites like TripAdvisor from accessing its information on fares and scheduling, making it difficult for travelers to compare prices and get the best deal...

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YouTube under fire for adult content in kids app

A video explains how to tie a noose, play with matches or taste battery acid. There are cartoons dubbed over with obscenities, an introduction to wine tasting, and beer commercials.

Consumer groups have dug up these adult-themed videos buried among th...

St. Louis, Gateway Arch, blurb size

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St. Louis Fed hit with hack

Visitors to parts of the St. Louis Federal Reserve's website last month were sent to phony sites that could be used to steal their personal information.

The hack targeted the St. Louis Fed's Web servers -- not the Fed branch itself or its website.

Thi...

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Santa Cruz Police Department

Woman gets 6 years in Google exec's death

An alleged prostitute accused in the death of a Google executive pleaded guilty on Tuesday and was sentenced to six years in prison.

DOJ, Department of Justice

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DOJ charges 6 Chinese nationals with stealing 'sensitive' US technology

Federal prosecutors charged six Chinese nationals with stealing trade secrets from U.S. tech companies Avago and Skyworks.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Pa. State Police graduate 122 new troopers

Pa State Trooper car
HARRISBURG, Pa.

Acting Commissioner Marcus Brown announced that 122 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy on Friday May 22 and were assigned to troops across the commonwealth.

Michael Campeggio receives EMS Hero award

From left to right are: Deb Konarski, Sharon Mohr,  Michael Campeggio, Richard McLaughlin, and Tammy Straub
POTTSTOWN, Pa.

Michael Campeggio, EMS Chief at Goodwill Fire Company was chosen as Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s Local EMS Hero Award recipient after being nominated during National EMS Week.

Hotel Bethlehem recognized by TripAdvisor

Hotel Bethlehem named to Hall of Fame
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Hotel Bethlehem has been been added to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. TripAdvisor rates hotels for excellence and according to the site, the accolade is granted only to those businesses that have the certificate of excellence for five years in a row.

Arrest made in Reading homicide

Arrest made in Reading homicide
READING, Pa.

A Reading man was charged with first degree murder after police say he shot and killed another man in the city.r

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  • 1908 Ford Model T car

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    On this day: May 26

    Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.

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