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5 Cool Things to Do with Facebook Messenger

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 31
You'd be wrong to think that Facebook's Messenger app is all about messaging.

Glowing Antlers Failed, So Finns Try App to Save Reindeer

PERSONAL TECH | By Matti Huuhtanen | Jun 11
Finnish reindeer herders in the Arctic have painted Rudolph's antlers in fluorescent colors, hung reflectors around their necks and even used movable traffic signs, but none of the efforts have helped reduce the annual 4,000 reindeer road deaths.

App Helps Iowa Man Get Drunken Driving Conviction Tossed

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan J. Foley | May 27
An Iowa man's use of a smartphone application to get legal help in the middle of the night proved key in getting his drunken driving conviction overturned.

Three Apps You Can Hookup On and Didn't Know It

PERSONAL TECH | By Chris Ayla | May 1
The list of hookup apps is spreading worse than the Macarena craze. But I've noticed a trend in these new up-and-cumming (pun intended) apps where it's becoming more difficult to just do... a... simple... hookup.

Soundcloud Expands Into Mainstream with Paid Streaming Plan

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Mar 31
Soundcloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue.

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Chinese Using Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Last Minute Holiday Shopper? There's an App for That

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Dec 24
Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

How Nextdoor App Hopes to Bring Communities Together

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 23
Nearly a third of Americans have no interaction with their neighbors, partly due to lower levels of trust, according to a report.

The Coolest High-Tech Gadgets for Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Mike Halterman | Dec 13
Now it's possible to work from nearly anywhere, and a lot of tech companies have made note of that. Here are seven products that will make you "ooh" and "aah."

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