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  • The Button: Press it now, later, or never

    WASHINGTON — More than two weeks after it began as an April Fools’ joke, hundreds of thousands of us are spending/wasting time staring at an online countdown clock and corresponding digital reset button, and wondering…

  • Marriage and millennials don’t mix

    WASHINGTON — Marriage doesn’t work for millennials — that’s the opinion of one columnist for Asbury Park Press  in New Jersey. Anthony D’Ambrosio’s recent column “5 reasons we can’t handle marriage anymore” caused quite a social media…

  • Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite what you may have heard, the nation’s teenagers aren’t done with Facebook. According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, Facebook is still the most used social media…

  • 5-year-old ‘bubble boy’ asks Internet to wear his favorite color (Video)

    WASHINGTON — A rare condition has left a 5-year-old boy isolated for most of his life, but his call to the Internet is bringing his closer to people around the world. Seth has severe combined immunodeficiency,…

  • What annoys you most about technology?

    WASHINGTON — Think about how different life was before smartphones were invented — people carried cameras, had phone conversations, and folded maps. Yet, with all the convenience of the digital age comes a few downsides.…

  • Is there any recourse for victims of online photo memes?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Those pilfered, captioned and shared photos that make us either cringe, rage or laugh out loud are as old as the Internet itself, but in these wild online times, is there…

  • Don’t want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government’s digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the…

  • Young adults want news every day, survey shows

    CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged…

  • Five UMBC women’s lacrosse players suspended, amid threat reports

    WASHINGTON — Five women’s lacrosse players have been suspended for reportedly threatening to physically hurt their freshmen teammates. University of Maryland Baltimore County announced the suspensions, but did not provide specifics of why the students…

  • Survey: Young adults do consume news _ in their own way

    CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged…

  • Startup companies vie to steal the spotlight at SXSW

    By Steve Winter, special to wtop.com AUSTIN, Texas — South by Southwest is many things to many people. It’s a film festival, a music festival, a comedy festival, a sports festival and an interactive festival. For…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge higher in midday trading NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving higher in midday trading on Wall Street. Apple fell after its iTunes and app stores suffered outages today. Southwest…

  • Court scraps Dutch data retention law, cites privacy concern

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A judge scrapped the Netherlands’ data retention law Wednesday, saying that while it helps solve crimes it also breaches the privacy of telephone and Internet users. The ruling by a…

  • Full statements from students in racist video

    WASHINGTON — Two expelled University of Oklahoma students pictured in a fraternity’s racist video have issued apologies. Parker Rice,  a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, is standing during the bus ride, chanting and encouraging others…

  • Topical sleep spray could help insomnia

    WASHINGTON — Battling to get to sleep, or stay asleep, can be frustrating, tiring, and harmful to your health. The developers of a new product, Sprayable Sleep, say the world’s first topical sleep spray will…