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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

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Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

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Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Partial solar eclipse

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Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

"Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can s...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

Obese crash test dummy

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

Mark Zuckerberg

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Zuckerberg, in Chinese Q&A, says Facebook has '11 mobile users'

To thunderous applause and astonishment from the Chinese audience, Mark Zuckerberg gave a 30-minute Q&A session at Beijing's Tsinghua University -- completely in Mandarin. So how did the Facebook CEO do? Well, he certainly gets an "A" for effort.

Gmail

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Google unveils Inbox, a new app to fix email

How do you solve a problem like email? Google's Gmail team thinks it knows how: with a new app called Inbox.

Woman using computer, laptop

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Survey: 40% of Web users have been harassed

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay is double charging some customers

Apple Pay was convenient, fast, and it seemingly worked without incident ... until I logged in and checked my debit card bill.

Hendo Hoverboards

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It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of)

If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hoverboard.

PhotoMath

Courtesy Microblink

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy. A new smartphone app will do their math homework for them, provided it's not too complicated.

King Tut mask

Jon Bodsworth/Wikimedia Commons

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprise

King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

From Apple

Company hires tailor to enlarge iPhone owners' pockets

If you're frustrated at the prospect of cramming a giant new iPhone 6 Plus into your pocket, you may want to consider buying your new phone in China, where a telecom operator has hired a tailor to alter customers' pants to accommodate the phone.

Shooting star from space

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Foul language may stop plans to rename ASD field for Andre Reed

J. Birney Crum Stadium

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Facebook interaction may have killed plans to rename the Allentown School District football field after a local NFL Hall of Famer.

Easton police charge shooter with attempted homicide

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EASTON, Pa.

An Allentown man has been charged with attempted murder and the Easton man he shot has been charged with possessing drugs he intended to deliver.

Whitehall man stole from ALS victim in Bethlehem

Anyemil Rodriguez
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Thirty-eight-year-old Anyemil "Animal" Rodriguez of Whitehall Township has been charged with the unauthorized use of a bank card that belonged to a Bethlehem man suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Berks attractions on list of top 100 events in North America

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WASHINGTON

A pair of popular attractions that draw thousands of people to Berks County each year are being recognized for their tourism value.

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On this Day

  • Concorde lands after last commercial flight

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    On this day: October 24

    The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.

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