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Taking mystery, anxiety out of 'check engine' light

The sudden appearance of a vehicle's "check engine" light is an anxiety-provoking moment for drivers. A new smartphone app helps take the mystery out of the intimidating indicator, before taking the car to the mechanic.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 10:45am EST

Tags: Check Engine, Zubie, Navin Ganeshan, OBD codes, Neal Augenstein

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Creepy or cool? Snap photos with a wink (Video)

It's now possible for Google Glass wearers to take a picture by simply winking.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:20am EST

Tags: Google Glass, winking, photos, Neal Augenstein

Beatles mystery: 1963 bootlegs downloads disappear?

It seemed like a Beatles mystery - the 1963 bootleg recordings that appeared, then seemingly disappeared from iTunes.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 06:29am EST

Tags: apple, Beatles, itunes, bootlegs, Neal Augenstein

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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, Neal Augenstein, 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, Neal Augenstein, 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, Neal Augenstein

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, Neal Augenstein

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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: Neal Augenstein, 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, Neal Augenstein, 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, Neal Augenstein

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