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‘Normal Barbie' takes on bombshell doll

Barbie dolls are wildly popular, and wildly unrealistic. Fans of a still-to-be-built alternative to Barbie are putting their money and behind a company whose tagline is "average is beautiful."

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 11:51am EDT
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SXSW or CES? Why not both?

One of the country's biggest annual gatherings of music, film, and interactive media stars and devotees is underway in Austin, Texas.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 08:39am EDT

At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

Half a century later, landmark Supreme Court case on free speech still relevant in digital age

Monday - 03/10/2014, 07:17am EDT

Off the 8's: Unplugging is hard to do

Mike Moss tried to stay away from his Apple products for a whole day. Did he make it?

Monday - 03/10/2014, 06:45am EDT

Is the monocle the next big trend for D.C.?

The New York Times says the monocle will be the next big trend. But will it transfer to D.C.?

Friday - 03/07/2014, 10:36am EST

Could you unplug for a day?

March 7 is the National Day of Unplugging. It was launched five years ago by the national nonprofit group Reboot.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 10:15am EST

Senator: Technology warrants new privacy laws

New bills would limit police use of cellphone tracking, license plate recording

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 06:29pm EST

Region weather brings storms in skies, social media

ABC7's Lauryn Ricketts says a social media following, in the right hands, is an asset during a weather emergency.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:31am EST

Who are your children hanging with in the cyberworld?

Parents can keep tabs on what their children are doing online, and with whom they're doing it, with a web-based monitoring system developed by a Northern Virginia company.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:43am EST

$19 billion for WhatsApp? Not so crazy

When Facebook paid a sum that could end up totaling $19 billion - yes, with a "b" - for WhatsApp, a lot of people thought that was an eye-popping amount of money. But Amir Efrati, senior reporter for TheInformation.com, tells WTOP it wasn't such an unbelievable price - in fact, someone else was offering more.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:17pm EST
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Review: Mobile app shows where to find friends

Review: App for tracking people's location could be friendship magnet or stalker's best friend

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:20pm EST

Is Internet risk to young people real or hype?

Today is Safer Internet Day. One topic will be distinguishing the differences between risk and harm to young people.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 07:53am EST
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Game over: Flappy Bird grounds itself

The developer of the challenging, frustrating and addicting game Flappy Bird has pulled the game off the market in a mysterious move.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 03:37am EST

The keywords to get you dates online

Ever wonder why your online dating site isn't getting you dates? You might be using the wrong keywords.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 05:56pm EST

Study shows people are more dependent of their smartphones

New study shows that dependency on smartphones has gone way up.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:39am EST

Are you addicted to your phone?

Researchers are trying to determine how much time phone users spend engaged with their devices. And, a new app attempts to quantify why many have a "phone jones."

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

On Paper, Facebook prettier, more graceful

Facebook's new mobile app, Paper, is a graphically-pleasing alternative to the regular Facebook mobile experience. Will it render the original obsolete?

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:28am EST

Happy birthday, Facebook: Social network celebrates 10 years (Video)

Facebook celebrates a big birthday Tuesday, marking a decade since Mark Zuckerberg launched the social media network from his Harvard dorm room.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 09:26am EST

Before the Internet, how The Beatles went viral in 1964

Long before the phrase "go viral" was coined, The Beatles quickly went from being virtual unknowns in America to sensations. A Beatles historian and record executive explains how it was done.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:11pm EST

Pilot program against cyberbullying to begin

Pilot program against cyberbullying to begin with educators

Friday - 01/31/2014, 07:12am EST
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