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Oct 7, 2014

New apps help users unplug from smartphones

Smartphone users feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of communications and devices vying for their time can turn to new apps to help them take a break and concentrate on other things. More than 70 percent of consumers in the United States own a smartphone ...

Oct 2, 2014

Facebook makes peace with gays over 'real names'

Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its “real names” policy, which prompted drag-queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond. The huge social network, facing a planned street protest in San Francisco this week, apologized ...

Sep 30, 2014

Britain mulls women-only carriages after sexual assaults

Britain may consider women-only carriages on trains in a bid to combat a rising number of sexual assaults on commuters, the transport minister said Monday. Minister Claire Perry said she was “absolutely determined” to do whatever it took to increase safety and reverse an ...