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Dan Fredinburg, Google exec killed in Mt Everest avalanche

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Google exec. killed in Nepal quake while climbing Everest

Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake on Saturday.

Fredinburg was privacy director for the company's Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company's more forward-thinki...

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Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of Islamabad, is what appears to be a park in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

At least, that's what shows up if you look up Rawalpindi in Google Maps.

Aiko Chihira android robot Japan

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Japanese companies tests robots in workplace

A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering ...

Westerlund 2 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA

Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit. It's called the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Comcast says it's over: It won't try to merge with Time Warner Cable

It's over. Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning -- after the companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers.

Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft

Microsoft: The post-Windows company?

Who cares about Windows 10? Microsoft might not even need it.

That's an exaggeration, but Microsoft keeps finding new ways to prove that it is built to survive the "post-PC" world.

Sales of Windows tanked last quarter, falling 19% for business customer...

Hubble Telescope

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Son of Hubble to peer back in time

If you're hunting for the earliest galaxies and clues about potential life on other planets you are going to need a very big mirror and a golf ball of gold.

They are both necessary for the construction of The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), intende...

moon japan

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Japan space agency aims for the moon by 2018

Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth's satellite.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), divulged th...

YouTube

From YouTube

YouTube marks 10 years by opening new studios

On the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills, an upscale Tokyo high-rise full of offices, restaurants and residences, two actors in kimonos sit on a tatami mat and glare at each other as artificial smoke billows around them.

It's been a long day of filming "Th...

Google headquarters sign

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Google launches 'Project Fi' wireless service

Google on Wednesday announced Project Fi, a new cell phone service that will compete with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Project Fi is like any other wireless service, except for a few notable differences.

Apple Watch

Apple

How to get an Apple Watch by Tuesday

If you weren't among the first to pre-order an Apple Watch two weeks ago, your options for getting one before June are pretty limited.

Fukushima plant Japan tsunami

TEPCO

Video shows glow in stricken nuclear plant

A second robotic probe sent into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has captured images of a strange green glow.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) deployed the second remote-controlled robot last week after the first one broke down.

The robot dete...

Radio

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Norway to become 1st nation to kill FM radio

Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio.

In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.

That doesn't mean that Norwegians will be le...

Google Android wear

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Google takes aim at Apple with Android Wear updates

With just four days until the Apple Watch is finally available, Google is reminding the world that it has smart watches too.

The company on Monday announced an upgrade to its Android Wear operating system for smart watches. Some features seem to take ...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Lehigh Valley Polish community honors one of its heroes

Pulaski
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Crowds gathered at the Pulaski Monument in Bethlehem Sunday morning.

Miracle League takes the field at Coca-Cola Park

Miracle League takes the field at Coca-Cola Park
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Before the IronPigs took the field Saturday night, the Miracle League played a game at Coca-Cola Park.

Runners lace up for inaugural Antietam Valley 5K

Antietam 5K

Runners lace up for inaugural Antietam Valley 5K

Arc film festival, art display shed light on bullying

Program sheds light on bullying
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton counties hosted the festival "This is What Bullying Feels Like" at Muhlenberg College this weekend.

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  • Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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    On this day: April 26

    English settlers make their first landing in North America, John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed, an explosion rocks the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and Lucille Ball dies, all on this day.

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