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Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office launches Tip 411 Android and iPhone app

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has launched Tip 411 app for Android and iPhone devices that enables the public to send anonymous tips to the police and lets the police respond back, creating a two way anonymous “chat.”<

BlackBerry directors explore a sale of the company

BlackBerry's board of directors is exploring the option of selling the company, said the smartphone maker on Monday.

Fight AIDS with your smartphone

When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS.

Nearly half of all video-gamers are women

A new report suggests adult women are nearly half of all video game players. That's a number that can be read in the changing tone of some of today's top games.

YouTube creators target Vine, Instagram with MixBit

The people who created YouTube are getting into the quickie-video app business ... with a twist.

Why more Amber alerts will be waking you up

Many Californians were startled awake Monday night and early Tuesday morning by Amber Alerts that made screeching noises on their cell phones. Some people even took to Twitter to complain. They better get used to it.

Facebook is tweaking your News Feed

Facebook wants to make sure you don't miss the most important updates, photos, humblebrags and baby announcements from your friends.

Yahoo is getting a new logo

Under CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo might still be trying to shed its image as a relic of the 1990s Internet era. But hey, it's getting a new logo!

Bitcassa: Infinite storage for $100, but there's a catch

There is no shortage of places to store your stuff online. But when startup Bitcasa promised "infinite" storage space for $100 a year, more than a few heads turned.

Mars rover Curiosity celebrates 1 year on Red Planet

One of the first photos it sent home showed a self-portrait of its shadow.

Is Twitter seen as misogynists' 'golden ticket?'

In an episode of the cartoon television series South Park -- "Le Petit Tourette" -- one of its characters, Cartman, overhears a child with Tourette's syndrome swearing.

Social media howls after errant 't' spells loss for 12 year old on Jeopardy

Social media is howling after last week's perceived slight of eighth grader Thomas Hurley III and his misspelling of "Emancipation" during Kids Week on "jeopardy!"

When one image is worth a thousand tweets

Meet the future. Her name is Maya Shaoolian. She is 2 years old.

Your TV might be watching you

Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras.

'Smart homes' are vulnerable, say hackers

Hacking into a $6,000 Japanese "smart" toilet and taking control of the bidet is a neat trick or a mean prank, but it's not the type of security issue most people will ever have to worry about.