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Instagram Bolt app

Instagram

Instagram unveils its answer to Snapchat

If you can't buy them, copy them.

WikiLeaks on Twitter

Tim Chong/Reuters

WikiLeaks breaks gag order

They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.

Facebook on laptop

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Facebook to shut down Gifts service

Facebook is getting out of the business of gift card peddling.

New Netflix logo

Netflix/YouTube

AT&T strikes deal with Netflix to boost streaming speeds

Netflix is paying up once again to boost lagging streaming speeds.

Florence

Donald Strachan/CNN

Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a smartphone?

Facebook on phone

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Facebook: Get Messenger or else

For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.

Amazon 3-D printing store

From Amazon

Amazon launches 3-D printing store

The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

pd.id

From Pd.id

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match. A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id (Personal Drink ID), aims to help prevent sexual assaults that occur after a victim has been unknowingly drugged.

Bunch o Balloons kickstarter

Kickstarter

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

It's summertime and water balloon lovers are uniting ... on Kickstarter.

Bunch o Balloons -- a hose attachment that allows multiple balloons to be filled at once -- raised over $645,000 on the crowdfunding platform in a week, far exceeding its goal of...

Saturn moon geysers

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Scientists find 101 geysers on a Saturn moon

On the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water.

NASA scientists announced Monday the identification of 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's...

Online dating

Stewart Scott-Curran/CNN

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

Mirage

Mirage/Shutterstock/CNNMoney

Yo backer launches new app

Got more on your mind than the word "Yo" conveys? A new messaging app called MIRAGE has you covered.

Buzzfeed

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website's energetic storytelling style.

sun

istock

Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Walnutport man's get-rich-quick scheme backfires

Court generic

istock

ALLEN TWP. Pa.

William P. Paukovits III, a 23-year-old male from Walnutport, Pa was an unwelcome patron at Square One Market in Allen Twp. where he tried his luck by attempting to make away with stolen lottery tickets.

Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

Allentown downtown rebirth advancing at breakneck speed, Mayor says

Downtown Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentonians are invited to share their views with city consultants on priorities for future actions shaping downtown Allentown infrastructure, land use, development policy and management, during two days in August.

Motorcycle operator injured in Lower Macungie crash

Motorcycle accident scene
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A motorcycle was involved in an accident about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Lower Macungie Township.

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On this Day

  • Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on moon, astronaut Jim Irwin

    NASA

    On this day: July 31

    Mt. Fuji erupts, the Apollo 15 astronauts go for a ride, major-league baseball players end their strike, and Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history, all on this day.

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