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  • 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 —…

  • Tips for proper disposal of old tech

    PHOENIX – Q: Where can I take my old electronics for proper recycling? A:  This time of year, many of us are asking this question after getting new electronics during the holiday season. The vast…

  • Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery…

  • LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company…

  • Reports: Google planning to sell wireless phone service

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could…

  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and ‘HoloLens’

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens. The company showed the new headset, which lets…

  • Worst passwords: Is yours on this year’s list?

    WASHINGTON — Some people never learn. And, by the way, they’re not very creative. The 2014 list of worst Internet passwords, as compiled by the security company SplashData, shows many users continue to put themselves at risk…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending January 19, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. American Sniper (Enhanced Edition) by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice & Scott Mcewen – 9780062190963 – (William Morrow) 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 19, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Five Nights…

  • Rafael Nadal’s new racket comes with a power switch

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s new high-tech tennis racket looks and feels like his old one. Except for the on-off switch. Call it a “smart racket,” the latest advance in tennis technology tells you…

  • Virtual reality: What it is, and what it could be

    WASHINGTON — You can get immersed in virtual reality in your living room now, but the question of whether VR will become mainstream can’t be answered yet. I had my first experience with a virtual-reality headset recently, as…

  • POPE WATCH: A smartphone welcome in a historic cathedral

    Pope Francis is in the Philippines, at the start of first of three full days in this Catholic stronghold in Asia. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds: ___ TABLET GENERATION A…

  • China’s Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with new phone

    BEIJING (AP) — Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple’s iPhone. The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that Chairman Jun Lei said is…

  • 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…

  • BlackBerry, Samsung deny report of takeover talks

    BlackBerry Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company. “BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect…