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Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-Year-Old's Death

By Ron Harris | Feb 8
Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.

Microsoft Wants You Using Windows 10, Like It or Not

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 8
If you're running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine. You never requested it, so why are you getting it?

Scientists in Germany Switch on Nuclear Fusion Experiment

By Frank Jordans | Feb 7
Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Chinese Using Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

By Paul Traynor and Didi Tang | Feb 7
The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

By Frank Jordans | Feb 6
Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC Subway

By Verena Dobnik | Feb 6
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.

Climate Change and Pets: More Fleas, More Heartworm

By Sue Manning | Feb 5
Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.

N. Korea, Planning Rocket Launch, Getting Better At Stealth

By Eric Talmadge | Feb 4
Less than a month after its purported H-bomb test, North Korea announced Tuesday it is planning a rocket launch as soon as next week.

Something New to Worry About: Connected Toy Security

By Bree Fowler | Feb 4
Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure - not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it.

Cheers! Internet Welcomes .WINE and .VIN Domain Names

Feb 4
Wineries, vintners, retailers, and wine aficionados have two new homes on the Internet as .WINE and .VIN join the ranks for generic top-level domain names.

Indiana Man Gets 27 Months in International Spam Case

By Joe Mandak | Feb 3
An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

Hoaxers Increasingly Going Online to Threaten Schools

By Christine Armario | Feb 3
Hoaxers are using proxy servers, virtual private networks and other high-tech identity-disguising tools to anonymously threaten schools online and trigger a huge police response.

Climate Change: The View from Greenland

Feb 3
Sharyn Alfonsi reports from the top of the world on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

A Cosmetic Surgery Consult - From Your Phone

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 2
A new app allows you to consider plastic surgery and non-invasive options for cosmetic procedures.

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