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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home.

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Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

It can be a boost for those seeking to raise cash on the crowdfunding site for their startup or creative project.

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

By no means are these the only good offerings out there.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. 

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Review: Are these wonder phones worth the price?

Review: Are these wonder phones worth the price?

A guide to niche smartphones.

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App reviews: Red Stamp Cards; GateGuru

App reviews: Red Stamp Cards; GateGuru

Spreading holiday cheer through smartphone; avoiding terminal pain at airports.

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Microsoft Band is promising, but flawed for now

Microsoft Band is promising, but flawed for now

Wearable fitness gear feels like a first effort but holds promise.

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Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

If you were good this year, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems.

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Bluetooth beacons popping up in stores

Are they a shopper's best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?

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Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

High-level gear and biometric-analysis software are no longer limited to elite professional athletes.

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Gift Guide: Gadgets for avid TV viewers

Gift Guide: Gadgets for avid TV viewers

TiVo and SlingTV can add to the TV watching experience. Here's a look at what each does — and why you might want both.

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Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter.

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Gift Guide: How to choose a new cellphone

Gift Guide: How to choose a new cellphone

Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. 

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Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

Tech writer answers readers' questions.

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Gift Guide: Presents for movie lovers that go beyond the box set

While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.

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Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

Here are some buying tips organized by system.

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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer

Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it ha…

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Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear

For better selfies, consider some of these gadgets for yourself or your loved ones.

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Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.

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Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

Speakers that know you. 

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Spending Smart: Antenna helps kick cable TV habit

As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is beco…

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AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

AZ Optical Systems: itty-bitty measurements, millions in contracts

Tucson firm started in a backyard workshop.

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AAA: Voice-activation systems create their own distractions

AAA: Voice-activation systems create their own distractions

A car’s in-dash voice activation system can be frustrating to drivers, AAA finds.

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Photos: New toys form Apple

Photos: New toys form Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced new products in Cupertino, Calif., Sept. 9.

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Real Estate news

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

Harney: Surprisingly, owners tend to underestimate homes' value

On average they now underestimate the value by 1.6 percent, study says.

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Winter is hottest time to list home, get top price

Winter is hottest time to list home, get top price

In housing markets such as Phoenix, winter is warmer for real estate than you might think.

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City sells land for another private dorm

City sells land for another private dorm

Sale paves way for new student housing in the West University neighborhood. 

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Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

Funds to help those struggling in wake of housing crisis

The funding is part of a national settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage providers.

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Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

Commissioners recommend Lazy K project, again

The Marana Town Council will reconsider the plan it rejected last month.

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Technology

'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-scree…

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Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does busi…

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Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said i…

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knee…

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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainme…

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Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said i…

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Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does busi…

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knee…

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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associa…

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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern sto…

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2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their …

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Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

LONDON (AP) — A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious …

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes…

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Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in M…

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'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

TOKYO (AP) — How do you say "damage control" in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent …

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associa…

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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern sto…

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2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their …

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Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

LONDON (AP) — A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious …

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes…

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Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in M…

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'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis

TOKYO (AP) — How do you say "damage control" in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent …

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A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's a closer look at a few "smart" products for the home.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days…

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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it bl…

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Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

Tips for getting on Kickstarter's 'Staff Pick' list

It can be a boost for those seeking to raise cash on the crowdfunding site for their startup or creative project.

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Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past crimi…

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AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official sai…

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How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trou…

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their …

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Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it bl…

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Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people shou…

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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Andr…

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and…

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Belarus tightens control over online media

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian parliament has approved a bill that would allow authorities to shut Internet media if they carry content …

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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in …

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Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms lo…

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On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

NEW YORK (AP) — Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter?

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Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

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Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research

Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countl…

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Tips for getting 'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Entrepreneurs and other users of crowdfunding site Kickstarter have been seeking the secret to becoming a "Staff Pick" for som…

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Napster co-founder to invest on allergy research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napster co-founder Sean Parker says he missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency roo…

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of "The Interview." Leaks of thousands more private emails. Law…

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Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers b…

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LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras in 2015

LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer…

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Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach

Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to preve…

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Apple stops sales in Russia, citing unstable ruble

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by …

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Nordstrom fires worker over police killings post

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nordstrom has fired a sales associate who made a statement about killing police on his Facebook page.

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Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protec…

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Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the c…

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T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data

T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments.

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what peopl…

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Sony hackers issue threat in first phase of "Christmas gift" data release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony hackers issue threat in first phase of "Christmas gift" data release.

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France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint"

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has said she wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that's been launched in France.

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

By no means are these the only good offerings out there.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. 

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

NEW YORK (AP) — There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, r…

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

NEW YORK (AP) — The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are a…

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Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film

Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was co…

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Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film

Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was co…

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Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leak…

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Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection

Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico dese…

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IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to acco…

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