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Terry Casey wanted an Apple Watch ever since the trendy wristwatch arrived on the scene a few months ago. But the retired pharmaceutical salesman balked at the price, which at $349 was just outside of his budget.
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- GeekWireNetflix announces premiere dates for its first four original films
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Hacker attacks gambling websites, demands Bitcoin ransom
A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday.
Biologists: Second set of pups for wandering wolf OR-7
Biologists have found evidence that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered a second set of pups.
Sarah Palin's subscription web channel going offline
Sarah Palin's foray into a subscriber-based online channel, where she could connect directly to viewers without a media filter, is shutting down.
Feds: Plane in deadly Alaska crash had safety technology
A sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous area in southeast Alaska, killing all nine people on board, was equipped with technology to provide detailed information about the terrain, according to a federal accident report released Tuesday.
Teen catches math error in golden ratio at Boston museum
A 15-year-old high school student visiting Boston's Museum of Science has uncovered a math error in the golden ratio at a 34-year-old exhibit.
Facebook to add more computing power with Texas data center
Facebook is building a massive data center in Texas to provide more computing capacity for the online social network's 1.4 billion users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family.
SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch
SpaceX still is trying to figure out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but is getting close to an answer, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.
EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling
A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies
Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called "Safe Selfies."
Obama chimes in on pop culture, 140 characters at a time
After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings.
SurveyMonkey names CEO to replace David Goldberg
SurveyMonkey has named a Hewlett-Packard Co. executive to take over for CEO David Goldberg, who died in May while vacationing in Mexico.
Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos
Aditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents.
Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.
Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island
The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.