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  • App will alert parents when kids fall prey to cellphone dangers

    WASHINGTON — An app developed in Maryland could help you find out whether your kids are involved in sexting or cyberbullying. The PocketGuardian app promises to alert you if it suspects that bullying text messages…

  • Ford: Cars could act as roving parking spot scouts

    WASHINGTON — Apps to help find parking could get a big shot in the arm if cars could be put to use as roving scanners. Ford Motor Company is looking into a concept to use…

  • New app offers ‘neighborly’ way to deliver goods

    WASHINGTON — If you have a car with some room in the back seat or trunk, you could soon be making some easy money delivering things for a service called Roadie. Roadie calls itself a…

  • Twitter boss: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’

    WASHINGTON — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says he’s taking personal responsibility for the social media platform’s problems with harassment and abuse. “I’m frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue,” wrote Costolo in…

  • Online pizza ordering is taking over

    WASHINGTON — If your favorite pizza place doesn’t offer online ordering yet, there’s a good chance it will have to soon. Online ordering now makes up 45 percent of Domino’s Pizza’s sales in America. A…

  • App calculates odds of your plane crashing

    WASHINGTON — The odds of a flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport crashing on any given day is one in 2,784,692, according to “Am I Going Down?”, a new…

  • Apps to save you money at the grocery store

    WASHINGTON — Some people dread it, others do it sporadically:  grocery shopping. And while you probably have your store and your routine, there are ways you can save money. Before you grab your bags and the…

  • New app helps you sidestep lengthy reservation times at hot restaurants

    Business travelers often don’t have a lot of notice they’re going to Washington. They almost certainly don’t have the months-worth of notice required to secure reservations at dining hot spots such as Minibar or Fiola…

  • Bud Light Button app delivers beer to door, but only in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Just in time for the Super Bowl, fans at home who have a craving for Bud Light can have beer delivered by pressing a button, without having to get off the couch —…

  • ‘Invisible boyfriend’ helps fake being in a relationship

    WASHINGTON — For those tired of the question “Are you dating anyone?” comes a new web application that creates an invisible boyfriend or girlfriend to help you fake being in a relationship. Invisible Boyfriend and Invisible Girlfriend…

  • How to sound great during your interview on WTOP

    We are looking forward to your interview on WTOP, and are excited to help you sound your best on air. Phone interviews — both landline and cell —  yield inferior sound quality when played back on…

  • Selfie-posting men lean toward narcissism, psychopathy

    WASHINGTON — Does this photo make me look psychopathic? A new study of men who post many photographs of themselves on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram score higher on measures of anti-social…

  • Using technology in the fight against Ebola

    By Joel Selanikio, M.D., special to wtop.com LUNSAR, Sierra Leone —  When I got here, I was excited to begin my time helping in the fight against the Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa. As…

  • How to sound great on WTOP, with new app

    It’s now possible to sound like a professional reporter on WTOP, using our new, free WTOP app. Click here to download for iOS or Android. With smartphone technology, your next Talkback comment can be heard crystal…

  • Under Armour fitness app’s celebrity pitch

    By Steve Winter, special for wtop.com LAS VEGAS — When Baltimore-based Under Armour introduced its new mobile app-based connected fitness platform at last week’s international Consumer Electronics Show, they deployed a best-of-both-worlds strategy to herald…