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The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By Aug. 22, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

By Jun. 13, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

Jun. 14, 2013

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A forest epidemic turns into energy opportunity

Biofuel start-up Cobalt Technologies says it's found a way to make biobutanol with wood from forests ravaged by pine beetles.

By Apr. 7, 2010

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Expert: Worm spreading in many ways becoming an epidemic

The worm known as Kido, aka Conficker or Downadup, evolves to spread via removable devices and other means besides just exploiting a Windows vulnerability.

By Jan. 15, 2009

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Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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T-Mobile ad criticized for belittling smartphone theft

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman take issue with one of T-Mobile's ads for its "Uncarrier" campaign.

By Oct. 15, 2013

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On Facebook, good (and bad) moods are infectious

A new study shows that comments on the social network, like "the world is beautiful," often provoke similar posts, as do comments like, "Dear neighbor, go suck it."

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S5 comes preloaded with antitheft features for Verizon, US Cellular

In an effort to curb smartphone theft, Verizon and US Cellular have worked out a solution with the Korean handset maker to better secure its new flagship Android device.

By Apr. 4, 2014

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Joy! Google Glass app tells you how other people are feeling

Emotient releases an app that will surely help retailers learn more about customers in their stores. But couldn't it help those wearing Google Glass learn more about what others feel about people wearing Google Glass?

By Mar. 6, 2014