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Va. family of 10-year-old cancer victim to watch president sign research law

The family of Gabriella Miller will be in the Oval Office Thursday, as President Barack Obama signs a pediatric research bill named for the 10-year-old Loudoun County cancer victim.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:46am EDT

Tags: Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, Mark Miller, childhood cancer, Neal Augenstein

Teens invent online teaching for future guitar heroes

Two local high school students have invented an online method that channels the popular video game Guitar Hero but teaches users how to play a real guitar.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00am EDT

Tags: Jack Ross, Brian Abod, PickupGuitarClub, guitar hero, Neal Augenstein

Don't worry: Smartphone app reduces anxiety

Playing a smartphone game for 25 minutes can greatly reduce a person's anxiety, according to research published in a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:06am EDT

Tags: Tracy Dennis, Hunter College, City University of New York, anxiety, Laura O, Neal Augenstein

Wearable technology shaping healthcare

Wearable technology will play a major role in future healthcare, with easy-to-use technologies accomplishing tasks and allowing the sharing of data, according to medical experts.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Debra Borchardt, the street, wearable technology, Neal Augenstein

Apple sends email offering refund for app purchases without parental consent

Apple has sent an email to some iTunes users, offering a chance for a refund on App Store purchases made by children without the permission of a parent.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 04:21am EDT

Tags: Jeff Lauterette, MidAtlantic Consulting, apple, app, Federal Trade Commission, Neal Augenstein

What are the world's most fascinating sounds?

If you listen carefully, the world constantly produces fascinating, magical, hard-to-explain sounds. One man has pulled together the sonic wonders of the world, including some made locally.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:07am EDT

Tags: Trevor Cox, Luray Caverns, The Sound Book, sounds, Neal Augenstein

Microsoft Office coming to iPad this week

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once pretended to stomp on an iPhone, and vowed his children would never use Apple products. This week, Microsoft is expected to announce Office will be available on iPad.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Larry Magid, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apple, Neal Augenstein, Android

'Anti-social network' backlash taking hold

The popularity of social networks -- where people share much of their lives online with friends and acquaintances -- has spawned the growth of alternative "anti-social networks."

Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:23am EDT

Tags: Anomo, cloak, James Sun, Brian Moore, Neal Augenstein, anti-social network, social network

Communicating through a disaster

One of the first casualties of natural and man-made disasters is often the ability to communicate. Local first responders, governments, businesses and utilities are preparing for "the next time."

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:04am EDT

Tags: Mike Schweder, AT&T, David Rohrer, Kelly Morrison, Kenneth Mallette, Hilton, Neal Augenstein, disaster

Credit card with built-in keyboard fights fraud

High-profile breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, and Michaels have focused attention on the problem of credit card fraud. Shoppers will soon have a new tool to protect their security -- a credit card with built-in keyboard.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 12:13pm EDT

Tags: Jeff Mullen, Dynamics Incorporated, credit card fraud, Neal Augenstein, hackers

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