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Social media miracle: Woman finds missing engagement ring using Facebook

Your faith in humanity is about to be restored.A Philadelphia woman told NBC10that the engagement ring she's worn for 33 years was lost — and then miraculously returnedafter a Facebook post about the missing ring went viral.Judy Kluska told reporters that, on New Year's Day,she was shopping at the...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:38pm

New Yorkers to soon get ‘super-fast,’ free public Wi-Fi throughout the city

One New York company is hoping to link the city that never sleeps to a level of connectivity never done before — and all for free.LinkNYC — which brings together the experts of CityBridge and city agencies — is expected to launch its beta phase in mid-January, giving New Yorkers a taste of the “...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:00am

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over unsolicited text messages

Yahoo Inc was ordered by a Chicago federal judge on Monday to face a class action lawsuit accusing the Internet company of sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint Corp cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said the users could sue...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 5:14pm

Yahoo scraps its Netflix challenger

Yahoo has opted to quietly shutter its Yahoo Screenoperation,a streaming content service meant to do battle with Netflix and Hulu, after just over two years of operation.The service launched in late 2013 and began adding original titles in 2014, but aside from its high-profile acquisition of NBC's...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:39pm

NRA shows bullets next to pictures of politicians in favor of gun control

The NRA has gotten national attention after a provocative image in the organization's America's 1st Freedompublication showedbullets next to pictures of twoNew York legislators.America's 1st Freedom published the image alongside an article written by editor Mark Chestnut decrying...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Watching 'The Twilight Zone'? Here are 10 episodes worth your time

Every year, the Syfy channel runs a "Twilight Zone" marathon playing America's favorite televisedgrotesquerieduring the New Year holiday. This year is no different.Sure, the kids these days like Netflix's"Black Mirror." But, if you ask us, nothing beats "The Twilight Zone."The show "stands as the...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 4:50pm

U.S. House panel to NSA: What's up with this spying report?

A House of Representatives committee asked the National Security Agency on Wednesday for information about a media report that the agency, while spying on Israeli officials, also intercepted communications between the Israelis and members of Congress.In a letter to NSA Director Michael Rogers,...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:11am

Twitter clarifies rules, bans 'hateful conduct'

Twitterhas clarified its definition of abusive behavior that will prompt it to delete accounts, banning "hateful conduct" that promotes violence against specific groups.The social media company disclosed the changes on Tuesday in a blog post, following rising criticism it was not doing enough to...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:02am

Airport to auction unclaimed baggage online

Philadelphia International Airport personnel are teaming with a local tech company to auction left-behind items from their baggage warehouse.Airport officials claim an 80 percent success rate in returning unclaimed items to their owners, spokeswoman Mary Flannery said to CBS, but the items that can...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:51pm

Chicago mayor, facing blistering criticism after police shooting, ends vacation early

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to come home early from his vacation in Cuba to address the fatal shooting of two more black residents by a city police department already under federal investigation over its use of deadly force."He is cutting his family trip short so that he can continue the...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:07am

No, you aren't getting free money by sharing a poorly written Facebook status

Folks tend to suspend common sense whenever the specter of money for nothing rears its ugly, gaseous head.This probably explains why good, thoughtful people you respect are actually sharing an absurd, poorly written Facebook status update in the hopes of being entered in a non-existent drawing for...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:27am

Amazon urges customers to throw out 'unsafe' hoverboards: Reports

The latest fad picked up by America's kids is exploding in popularity. It's also occasionally literally exploding, leading online retailer Amazon to urge customers throw away "unsafe" hoverboards.To be fair, the devices don't hover at all – they have wheels. Still, people began calling the...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 2:03am

DraftKings to ask court to rule on legality of fantasy sports

Fantasy sports company DraftKings will ask a court to decide whether it can offer daily fantasy sports games in Illinois, after the state's attorney general declared them illegal gambling.The attorney general's ruling is another blow to the two leading daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 9:50pm

Hyatt announces security breach, customers advised to check statements

Hyatt Hotels Corp said on Wednesday that its payment processing system was infected with credit-card-stealing malware in an attack discovered three weeks ago, the latest in a series of breaches at hospitality firms.Company spokeswoman Stephanie Sheppard said in an email late on Wednesday that the...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 8:11am

Lunch lady canned after giving free lunch to hungry student

A lunch lady in Idaho is jobless after she gave a free lunch to a hungry student.The Idaho State Journal reported that ​"Dalene Bowden, a food service worker at Irving Middle School, was placed on leave after she gave a free hot lunch to a 12-year-old girl who said she was hungry and didn’t have...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:18am

Two arrested for Craigslist robbery, reportedly targeted gay men

Two Michiganmen are behind bars in connection with a robbery cops say started off as a Craigslist meet.The ubiquitous Internet age pastime –meeting a stranger or strangersonline for whatever – is standard fare in 2015. Still, there is inherent risk."It's a disturbing trend that's become more...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:16am

The Beatles: Soon to stream online

At 12:01 a.m. on Christmas Eve, the Beatles will finally be available for streaming worldwide.Beatles music, famously absent from digital platforms until recent years, will finally be available for online streaming, the newest form of distribution, starting Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m., the...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:07pm

Report: Google working on new messaging app

Google, part of Alphabet Inc, is building a new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as those offered by Facebook Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported.The new service would tap into Google's artificial intelligence know-how, integrating chatbots, or software...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:13am

Porngate Supreme Court Justice Eakin, despite his many tears, suspended

It seems that tearful, emotional testimony wasn't enough to save state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin.The state's Court of Judicial Discipline ruled today that Eakin, a Republicanfirst elected to the court in 2001, is "suspended from his administrative and judicial duties" effective...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:47am

SEPTA suspends driver after video of altercation with passenger surfaces

After a video surfaced on social media of an altercationbetween a driver and a passenger, SEPTA has suspended the driver in question, reportedNBC10.In the video, a male driver is seen approaching and throwing water on a female passenger, explained 6ABC. The incident occurred in Olneyon the transit...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 5:08am