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New Year's countdown to end of 40- and 60-watt bulbs

Fans of 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs only have a few more days to stock up because they'll no longer be made after the end of the year.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:21am EST

Tags: Craig Smith, Twins Ace Hardware, Environmental Protection Agency, light bulbs, lightbulb

Fossils may help revive Bay oyster population

Almost 3,000 tons of fossilized oyster shells have been transported from Florida to the Port of Baltimore, headed for the Chesapeake Bay, as part of the effort to revive the local oyster population.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 06:46am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Martin OMalley, Joe Gill, oyster restoration, David O

Mobile app developers vie for the next big thing

Hundreds of mobile app developers, designers, marketers and managers are striving to become the next big thing, during MoDevEast, which runs through Friday in Tysons Corner.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Pete Erickson, MoDevEast, mobile technology, Tysons Corner, Snapchat,

Twitter update focuses on private communications

Twitter, the popular microblogging site, has released an update which focuses on facilitating private messages, instead of the public tweets that made it a social media giant.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:01am EST

Tags: Twitter, Larry Magid, TweetDeck, direct message, tweet,

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Va. band tackles war on Christmas with pop gem (VIDEO)

Whether it's spelled Christmas or X-mas, a long- rocking Virginia Beach band got tired of hearing about the so-called "war on Christmas," and decided to try to settle the controversy with a catchy, hummable pop song.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 08:18am EST

Tags: Christmas, the mockers, Virginia Beach

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Taking photos makes memory worse, study finds

Taking pictures is often thought of as a way to remember an event, but a new study shows people have a worse memory of objects when they snap photographs of them.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Linda Henkel, Fairfield University, memory

How to take better cellphone photos for the holidays

Most photos this holiday season will be taken with cellphones. Capturing good images indoors presents challenges. Photographer Cedric Terrell offers tips for better holiday photos.

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Cedric Terrell, photography, holidays,

Mobile app takes wait, hassle out of filing car insurance claim

Nobody looks forward to the process of filing a car insurance claim. A new mobile app can speed what normally takes several days into a few hours.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Snapsheet, Brad Weisberg, car insurance,

Offbeat holiday gadgets, gifts and good times

Holiday gadgets galore, fun family stuff, and out of the ordinary gizmos - all add up to an offbeat holiday season.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:03am EST

Tags: gadgets, holiday

YourDirtyMouth.com finds your offensive Facebook posts

A popular web app lets users find Facebook posts they've made that some might find offensive, with the option of deleting - or repeating - the edgy comments.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:47am EST

Tags: Edoardo Conti, Your Dirty Mouth, yourdirtymouth.com, facebook,

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