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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

Mobile app takes wait, hassle out of filing car insurance claim

Nobody looks forward to the process of filing a car insurance claim. A new mobile app can speed what normally takes several days into a few hours.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Snapsheet, Brad Weisberg, car insurance, Neal Augenstein

Offbeat holiday gadgets, gifts and good times

Holiday gadgets galore, fun family stuff, and out of the ordinary gizmos - all add up to an offbeat holiday season.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:03am EST

Tags: Neal Augenstein, gadgets, holiday

YourDirtyMouth.com finds your offensive Facebook posts

A popular web app lets users find Facebook posts they've made that some might find offensive, with the option of deleting - or repeating - the edgy comments.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:47am EST

Tags: Edoardo Conti, Your Dirty Mouth, yourdirtymouth.com, facebook, Neal Augenstein

Hair-brained idea? Sony applies for SmartWig patent

Wearable computers are all the rage. There's Google Glass and a number of smart watches. Now, Sony has applied for a patent for a SmartWig.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 05:28am EST

Tags: Sony, SmartWig, wearable computer, Patent and Trademark, Google Glass, Neal Augenstein

Smartphone/camera hybrid zooms in on better pictures

As companies battle to stand-out in a crowded smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom melds phone and camera technology in a single device.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:15am EST

Tags: smartphone, camera, Samsung Galaxy S 4, optical zoom, Neal Augenstein

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Security tips for mobile devices

Mobile devices will help Thanksgiving travelers stay in touch, but being on the road can put mobile security at risk.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 12:49am EST

Tags: KoolSpan, Francis Knott, WiFi, wireless network, Neal Augenstein

Apple's iBeacon in stores for holiday shopping

Apple's iBeacon transmitter, which was announced in June, is being tested in some Macy's stores. The shopBeacon transmitter notifies users of sales and bargains as they walk past items they might like.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 12:13am EST

Tags: iBeacon, apple, shopkick, shopbeacon, Neal Augenstein, Macy

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