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Coffee shops target WiFi hogs

Coffee shops and WiFi go together. Most coffee houses offer a free connection to the Internet, but some customers abuse the perk. Now some cafe owners are fighting back.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:50pm EDT

Facebook allows user to edit status posts

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows a person to edit his or her own status update. In the past, a poster would have to delete and recreate an update, losing Likes and comments. Available Friday online, the feature will soon be included in Android and iOS.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT

Street view brings Portland grandmother back to life

Googling grandma's house takes on a whole new meaning for two brothers in Portland, Oregon.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 02:30pm EDT

On anniversary of Paul McCartney death rumor: What if Twitter existed?

It's been 44 years since the first published report of a rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. In this digital age, we asked journalism experts how the "Paul is dead" story might have played out if Twitter existed at the time.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 03:59am EDT

5 tips for better smartphone photos

Maximizing the features built into a smartphone's camera while minimizing its limitations is the key to taking better photos. Photographer Cederic Terrell offers five easy tips to take better pix.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:57am EDT

Emmys online: More than 17K tweets per minute during Emmys

All eyes were on the Emmys Sunday night, but many had their eyes on the computer, tablet or cellphone screen, too.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:46am EDT

Google Glass peers toward future of wearable computers

Google Glass isn't available to the public, but its development is sparking buzz and interest in the possibilities of wearable computers. WTOP gets a chance to experiment with Google Glass, thanks to Data Doctor Ken Colburn.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:47am EDT

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s memorabilia in online auction

The U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning mink capes, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia to help make sure former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pays his debt to society.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:36am EDT

LivingSocial expands beyond daily deal email

LivingSocial is seeking to reinvent itself again. The District-based company rose to fame with its daily deals, but plans to change into a Web site and mobile app where people can browse for deals.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 08:46am EDT

Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT
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Area synagogues livestream Yom Kippur services

A Montgomery County, Md. temple is using high-tech to bring followers closer to a higher being. Temple Shalom will be live-streaming Friday's Yom Kippur High Holy Day service.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:32am EDT

Phony book covers disguise video games

The piles of computer games he'd coveted has teenager were becoming a liability as an adult - so one gamer came up with a creative way to conceal his passion.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:25am EDT
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Denny's tweaks gold iPhone with tweet

Denny's jumped at the chance to capitalize on Apple's new iPhone with a clever social media ad.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Groundbreaking Apple iPod Classic fades toward obscurity

With the immediate future of iPhone clear, the future of a groundbreaking Apple mobile device is less clear. The iPod Classic is apparently entering the twilight of its life.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:19am EDT

'Twerk fail' viral video staged by Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

The viral video which showed a girl's pants catching on fire while attempting to twerk was a stunt, staged by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 07:50am EDT

'I Killed a Man' YouTube confessor charged

Ohio man who made confessional DUI video turns himself in after vehicular homicide indictment

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 06:25am EDT

Study: Liars take longer to text back

A new study finds that people who lie during a texting or online conversation take longer to respond.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 10:21am EDT
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Navigating social media during a divorce

Getting divorced is difficult enough. Sharing too much information on social media can complicate matters, and even be used against you in the courtroom.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 06:26am EDT

(Just) all the news that's fit to print

We all know how convenient it is to look things up online. Printing what you find online is a different (and often wasteful) matter. Here's how to print what you want, and nothing more.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:06am EDT
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More Internet users take precautions to avoid surveillance

Many think it's not possible to remain anonymous online, and many others are working to block their information from getting out.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:40am EDT
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