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Facebook privacy proves not so private...again

Facebook is moving the boundaries of privacy again, with plans to give third-party developers permission to ask social network users for their home addresses and phone numbers.

Tags: Facebook , privacy , online privacy

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 03:34pm EST

Put handles on your iPad with JOYSTICK-IT

If you're a gamer with an iPad, JOYSTICK-IT promises to "give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade."

Tags: gaming , joystick , iPad , ThinkGeek , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:42pm EST (Feb. 23)

This site says movies are getting worse.

Tags: movies , website of the week ,

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 08:45am EST

Pepco efforts pay off with minimal outages

Pepco contractors trimmed trees adjacent to more than 1,500 miles of power lines, helping to decrease outages from the latest round of winter weather. WTOP's Evan Haning has the report.

Tags: Pepco , outages ,

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 03:47pm EST

Get shots for the flu, zinc (maybe) for the common cold

When flu season arrives, most health professionals recommend getting flu shots. But for colds, some researchers are -- again -- claiming that zinc might help.

Tags: zinc , The Cochrane Collaboration , cold , common cold , Zicam , Food and Drug Administration ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 03:44pm EST

WTOP saves you: How to handle your important records

If the IRS asks to see your records, don't hand them a shoebox. To be well-organized, you don't need to be a neat freak, but some hardware is indispensable.

Tags: recordkeeping , keeping records

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:26pm EST

EPA cracks down as world dust levels skyrocket

Mother Nature is dealing climate forecasters a wild card: dust. Tons and tons of it. The amount of dust in the atmosphere doubled worldwide during the 20th Century, with one notable exception.

Tags: dust , dust boom , cattle , Texas , desertification , Drought

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:14am EST

Plan to merge police forces stalls in Mont. Co.

Time is running out for a complicated plan to merge Montgomery County's police force with Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Tags: Maryland National Capital Park police , Montgomery County , Montgomery County Council , Prince George's County , Isiah Leggett , Nancy Floreen , Montgomery County Police , Maryland General Assembly ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 07:58pm EST

Telework week may save $2.5M in commuting costs

More than 28,000 workers in the WTOP listening area pledged to work at home during National Telework Week.

Tags: telework , National Telework Week , Telework Exchange , Cindy Auten , Waldorf , Mika Cross ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 11:40am EST

Infantry robots giving the Taliban a hard time

Drones aren't the only robots in the American military. More than 2,000 "groundbots" are in use in Afghanistan, doing dangerous work alongside U.S. troops.

Tags: robots , Taliban , U.S. Army

Monday - 02/14/2011, 03:11pm EST
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