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Netflix to increase subscription prices

  Netflix prices are going up.

Critics say smartphone innovation has stalled

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.

NASA sending ULL research project into space

A research project at UL is going out of this world, literally. Biology professor Dr. Karl Hasenstein is leading an experiment that will unfold inside the International Space Station. It is launching Sunday, March 30.

Engineers develop app that sends smells

Forget text messaging, the 'oPhone' lets you send smells Holiday albums could be less forgettable when pictures of a Mediterranean meal carry the scent of olives; a selfie on the beach contains a trace of salt spray or a rainy London sc

College students reminisce as World Wide Web turns 25

Even the plugged-in generation can feel nostalgic for the early days of the World Wide Web.

What's at the bottom of the 'Deep Web'?

What we commonly call the Web is really just the surface. Beneath that is a vast, mostly uncharted ocean called the Deep Web.

'Crowdsourcing' volunteers comb satellite photos for Malaysia Airlines jet

You -- the person now reading this story -- can help experts solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared over the open sea.

World Wide Web celebrates its 25th birthday

Think back to your life before your smartphone. Or, if you can, to life before shopping, researching, and messaging via the internet. The World Wide Web has made life a lot easier, and a lot more interesting for us.

CA cinema accommodates blind and deaf with new technology

James Forbes lost his sight 11 years aog, but he still enjoys movies. He just enjoys them differently than the way sighted viewers do, using the film's sound to tell the story,

New app can help fight parking tickets

Few things enrage normally calm people like finding a parking ticket tucked under the windshield wiper of their car.

New mobile payment app is changing business in South Africa

The aroma of rich coffee wafts through the air as Xolile Malindi leans behind the counter of House of Machines, a hip café in the heart of Cape Town.

Orlando becomes first airport in US to adopt biometric kisoks

In a move to make life a little easier for passengers, Florida's Orlando International Airport has become the first airport in the country to adopt use of biometric self-service kiosks for some oversea travelers.

Why WhatsApp is worth $19 billion

WhatsApp's jaw-dropping $19 billion price tag took the world by surprise. But Facebook might have actually gotten WhatsApp for cheap. We're serious. Hear us out.

Construction begins on The Creative Bloc Downtown

Construction on the Creative Bloc begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 on the corner of North Eighth Street and Main Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

S.C. woman spends night in jail for not returning 2005 video rental

Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier. The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005.