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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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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

Smartphone apps take the mom out of the nag

As more people turn to technology to help run their lives, smartphones are becoming digital nagging devices.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:23am EDT

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

Fairfax County schools superintendent talks start time, technology

All students in the D.C. region are back in school as of Tuesday morning, but it is also the first day for Fairfax County's new superintendent, Karen Garza.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 10:59am EDT
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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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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

'Smart sock' soothes nervous new parents

Most parents can recall bringing a newborn baby home, nervously thinking "I don't see his chest moving - is he breathing?" A new "smart sock" sends heart rate and oxygen levels to a parent's smartphone.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:00am EDT
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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

IKEA furniture app lets you try before you buy -- virtually (Video)

Thinking about buying some new furniture? Now you can try before you buy -- at least virtually.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 04:29am EDT

Smartphone apps that help you get a good night's sleep

The conventional wisdom says that using your smartphone before going to bed will keep you awake at night, and that's true. But there are a few ways your phone can help you get a good night's sleep.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:52am EDT

D.C. launches app for reporting sexual assault

Smartphones could be the answer to connecting victims of sexual abuse to the help they need.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 09:57am EDT

Smartphone cradle, app detect toxins, bacteria

Using smartphone cradle and app, researchers develop handheld biosensor to detect toxins

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 04:16pm EDT

App will let you pay restaurant check

WTOP's Kyle Cooper reports.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:32am EDT

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Smartphone app sends breakup texts for you

A new smartphone app will compose your breakup text for you.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 08:31am EDT
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Apps, services that block robocalls (Video)

There's nothing stopping all pesky robocalls from reaching phones, but some apps and number-blocking services can help.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:56am EDT
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