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Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV vie for streaming-video crown

For as little as $35, movie fans can cut the cord - or even cable - to wired streaming-video devices, letting people quickly, conveniently, and cheaply watch programs on their home TV sets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:20am EST

Apple loosens restrictions on water damage for iPhone trade-in

In the past, an iPhone that had been exposed to water was ineligible for trade-in at the Apple Store. Starting this week, phones with minor exposure to water can be traded-in.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:14am EST

Google opens showroom to show off gadgets in Annapolis

Google is trying to take a bigger bite out of Apple and Microsoft's holiday sales in retail stores by opening gadget showrooms in six locations, including in the Washington, D.C area.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 07:52am EST

The future of mobile technology to focus on DC area

As quickly as the technology world has changed, the pace is expected to speed up as mobile applications become more prevalent. Many of the tech world's big players are coming to a summit next month in Tysons Corner.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 06:18am EST

Virus victim: I had no choice, I had to pay the ransom

Computer experts are warning about the quickly spreading and vicious malware that locks down files and demands a ransom. A victim of CryptoLocker tells her story.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 08:27am EST

Tech gadgets as holiday gifts

Shopping for gifts can be difficult, especially for techies. Cat Schwartz of HiTechMommy offers advice.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:09pm EST
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Vicious virus locks-down files, demands ransom

Computer experts, including Data Doctor Ken Colburn, are warning about a vicious malware virus that locks a computer's files and demands a ransom for their return.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:25pm EST
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Google Glass: For better or worse

WTOP just bought Google Glass - the Internet-connected eyewear that everyone is talking about. Now we just have to figure out how it works.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 08:07am EST

Are teens turning away from Facebook?

Facebook accounts are so prevalent that the social media giant brags about its 1.1 billion users worldwide. But, the social media giant admits its seeing a decrease in daily usage among teens.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 07:37am EST

Changing public relations, 140 characters at a time

With Twitter's stock now public, a lot of people and businesses are wondering whether now is the time to begin tweeting. The microblogging site is revolutionizing the way companies get their messages out.

Monday - 11/11/2013, 07:48am EST

Avoid snack envy at the stadium with this new app

And now, a new app called "Hungry Fan" says it can help satisfy your hunger at local sports stadiums.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:51am EST

Self-censoring online now part of job-hunting process

Privacy experts warn nothing is private online. So, many people - including young job-seekers - are trying to clean-up their Internet personas.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:51am EST

Generations apart, WWII veterans learn from middle school kids

WWII veterans in town to see their memorial are meeting with D.C. middle school students as part of their trip.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 02:59pm EST
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Group launches app for World War II Memorial in DC

Students, veterans to help launch new free mobile app for World War II Memorial in DC

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 02:57pm EST

Local site speeds search for after-school activities

The search for after-school activities and kids' camps can be time-consuming and frustrating. Activity Rocket lets a parent type a child's age, location, and area of interest and quickly search for options.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 02:53pm EST

Gadget prevents lost smartphones, missed calls

Nothing can ruin a day faster than losing a smartphone. The Vybe vibrating smart bracelet helps prevent lost phones and also offers a way to be alerted to calls without having to always have your phone on your hip.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 09:22am EST

Dating app Hinge raises $4 million in Series A round

District-based startup Hinge announced on Monday a $4 million Series A funding that will fuel further development of its dating app and allow it expand to new markets.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 12:13pm EST

Tips and tricks for safe mobile banking

Do banking on your smartphone? There are a few things you need to know to keep safe.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 04:38am EDT

More area school systems move to mobile apps

Area school systems are responding to a growing number of adults with smart phones.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 08:36am EDT

Apple admits 'very limited' iPhone 5S battery problem

Apple says a manufacturing problem is affecting the battery life of a small number of new iPhone 5S models. The company will replace affected phones.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:14am EDT
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