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Apps bring playtime back to real world

Parents eager to get children away from video screens can turn to apps to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

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Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks

Microsoft is launching a smartwatch that will track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

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Facebook launches ‘Safety Check’

The world's largest online community will let users update family and friends about their status after bad situations.

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Michigan funeral home offers ‘drive-thru’ option

Mourners can pay their last respects on the go.

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, the world’s thinnest tablet

The new iPads have several new features like anti-reflective screens and "Touch ID" sensors.

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It’s official: New Yorkers love yogurt

Yogurt is the official state snack, joining the likes of popcorn and peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.

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Americans avoid international travel over Ebola fears

Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the virus that they are avoiding international air travel.

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Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce

The grocer will roll out a system ranking produce as "good," "better" or "best" based on farming practices.

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Skip the line for lunch with these apps

Tired of waiting in line for a coffee? New apps are helping consumers skip the lines by pre-ordering.

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Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids

Authorities say liquid nicotine is dangerous because it's more concentrated and comes in candy flavors that can attract kids.

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

iPhones headed to 115 more countries

Countries where the phones will be launched include Israel, Czech Republic, Greenland, Poland, South Africa, Bahrain, and Kuwait.

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Google offers a ‘cleaner’ online image

If you saw something negative about you online and could keep people from finding it, would you?

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‘Bucket list baby’ succumbs to rare birth defect

A newborn whose diagnosis prompted his parents to create a "bucket list" that was followed widely on Facebook, has died.

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Ebola might be a big hit at Halloween

The virus that has killed nearly 4,000 people is expected to be among the favorite costume themes at Trick-or-Treat.

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Amazon set to open first physical store

The online retail giant plans to open its first brick-and-mortar store in midtown Manhattan.

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Bigger iPad isn’t coming just yet

Apple planned to start producing the larger screen tablet this year but has been struggling to produce enough new iPhones to meet demand.

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How about a $6K tiger’s head under the tree?

Holiday shoppers with stacks of cash can buy lavish gifts from the annual Christmas Book by Neiman Marcus.

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Starbucks: More than 1K enrolled in tuition program

More than 1,000 baristas have enrolled at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay tuition.

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‘Hairgate’ is the latest iPhone uproar

First there was #Bendgate ... now brace yourself for #Hairgate.

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Love coffee? It’s in your genes

New research shows that your DNA may be linked to your love of java.

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1 American released from North Korea

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The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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UMass Student Charged in Racist Graffiti Case

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A UMass student from North Andover has been arrested and ordered to stay away from campus

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Deceased UMass Student Identified

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UMass has identified the woman found dead in the McNamara dormitory

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Gov. Patrick In Amherst and Springfield

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Governor Patrick will discuss economic developments with visits to Amherst and Springfield Tuesday

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

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A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.