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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.

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.

West Bank, Gaza

CNN

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

Facebook Mentions

Courtesy Facebook

You're not cool enough for Facebook's newest app

Call it Facebook for the famous. Facebook has unveiled a new standalone app called "Mentions," which is designed to help famous people manage their presences on the site.

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Dana Lipnickas/CNNMoney

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Giant photos are slowing the Web down. Google has a plan to make your pages load faster.

Jada sex abuse victim

CNN

How a teen turned online abuse around

Jada, a Houston-area 16-year-old, was getting ready for finals week and looking forward to a summer hanging out with friends and finding a job.

On June 1, she went to a friend of a friend's house party. She recalls little of what went on that evening...

Facebook graphic illustration

Thomas Hodel / Reuters

Facebook tests new function: If you Like it, Buy it

Facebook is looking for some new fans: It wants to help small business owners up their ecommerce game.

The social media giant announced Thursday that it's testing a new Buy button feature with "a few" small and medium-sized businesses across the count...

Netflix on iPhone

Netflix

Netflix partner says Verizon slows traffic

The battle over Netflix streaming speeds is still raging.

Level 3, a firm Netflix and others pay to deliver traffic to Internet service providers, joined the fray Thursday, accusing Verizon of refusing to upgrade its infrastructure to boost lagging s...

Kindle Fire HD

Amazon

Amazon: Read as much as you want for $9.99

Amazon's long-rumored e-book subscription service is now a reality: "Kindle Unlimited."

The company announced the $9.99-per-month service on Friday and said that it would let users "freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books."

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

ASD Forced to dip further into fund balance for 2015 budget

Allentown School District

69 News

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District will have to procure an additional $2.1 million to make ends on their 2014-2015 budget meet.

ANIZDA finance committee reviews budget and expenditures to date

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

"From a cash standpoint we're in fine shape", stated Paul Houck of Orefield who serves as a consultant on the finance committee of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone District Authority (ANIZDA).

Bethlehem official cleared of any ethical breach

Business administrator David Brong and Mayor Robert Donchez at Bethlehem Council meeting
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem Business Administrator David Brong has been cleared of any breach of ethics involving his ownership of a company that was doing business with the city.

Nine-year-old boy dies when thrown from ATV

Generic daytime red emergency lights - police car (lights not on)

Ethan Walthier/69 News

KINGWOOD TWP., N.J.

A nine-year-old Hunterdon County boy was killed Tuesday when he lost control of the ATV he was riding and was thrown into a piece of  farm equipment.

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On this Day

  • Carousel, merry-go-round, carnival ride

    Andrea De Stefani/SXC

    On this day: July 25

    America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.

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