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Beach Boys seek crowdsourced guitar solo

The Beach Boys have launched an online campaign, asking fans to contribute a guitar solo to a song that was recorded in 1979 without a lead guitar.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 06:36am EDT
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App enables 1-touch purchase from catalogs, circulars

A new mobile app lets people quickly buy what they see in a printed catalog, circular, or magazine without having to go online to make the purchase.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Social media, tech tools bridging age divide

For any adult who's ever been frustrated while teaching a parent to operate a DVD or CD player, the notion of trying to explain social media might make you think "OMG." Guess what - they're learning without you.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Md. couple invites Robert Griffin III to Marine Corps Ball (Video)

A local couple took to YouTube to invite Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III and his wife to the Marine Corps Ball.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:59pm EDT

Finding a sober ride with the click of a button

If you are worried about your college student finding a safe ride home after a night of partying, there could soon be an app to quell parental fears.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:27am EDT

Gaga opens iTunes Festival, video streaming available

The month-long iTunes Festival London 2013 is underway. Lady Gaga opened the festival, which can be watched live, for free on a mobile app.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:59am EDT

Viral video pokes fun at smartphone obsession

A viral video, "I Forgot My Phone," shines a poignantly humorous light on how many of us spend so much time documenting and sharing our lives on social media that we're missing being in the moment.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 08:25pm EDT
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Gizmo busts students cheating on smartphones

A new device can help teachers identify and catch students cheating with their smartphones. The PocketHound vibrates and lights up whenever there's a transmission from a mobile phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:24am EDT

Pro tips: How to shoot video with your phone

It's easy to shoot video with your smartphone -- it's not easy to do it well. Professionals offer basic how-tos on getting good video with your phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:04am EDT
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Time to ban smartphones at concerts?

For many music fans, being at a concert is more than listening to the band. They share photos and videos on social media. Others think it's time to put down the phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:54am EDT
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#DCOlympicEvents: D.C.-unique ‘Olympic events' trend on Twitter

Who needs the 100-meter dash, when you can participate in the "100-meter intern dash"?

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 01:22pm EDT

New site records readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

National Park Foundation, Google launch site to record readings of MLK's 'Dream' speech

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:32am EDT

Govt. warns Android vulnerable to mobile hacks

A memo by the Department of Homeland Security shows most mobile malware targets the popular Android operating system.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:08am EDT

A lost pet? There's an app for that

Those who have ever lost a pet know a missing four-legged family member can cause great heartache. But now, there's an app for that.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:25pm EDT

New app speeds valet parking in D.C.

A new mobile app, ValPark, is aiming to eliminate one of the hassles of a night out in Washington, D.C. -- finding, paying for and waiting for valet parking. The service just launched at 10 popular restaurants and plans to increase locations in the near future.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:35am EDT

Anthony Weiner sexting pal plugs hookup app

One of the women made temporarily famous by sexting with former congressman Anthony Weiner is cashing in on her 15 minutes.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:25am EDT

Google updates search, looking up big words easier

When users type an unknown word and hit "enter," they're presented with the definition, as well as synonyms, antonyms and sample sentences.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 09:18am EDT

Teens rely on themselves when it comes to social media privacy

Teenagers' social media pages may be more private than those of their parents, but it's not mom and dad they turn to for help when it comes to privacy.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:12am EDT

Israel to pay students to defend it online

Israel plans to pay university students to defend it on social media sites

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 12:18pm EDT

AOL CEO apologizes for firing employee on conference call

The head of AOL apologized to his staff after he fired an employee during an internal conference call last week.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 07:09am EDT
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