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  The spill of a coal-cleaning chemical into a river in Charleston, W.Va., left 300,000 people without water. It exposed a potentially new and under-regulated risk to water from the coal industry when the federal government is still trying to close...

W. Virginia spill latest case of coal contamination

Updated: 1/18/2014 02:34 PM

  Now a new smartphone called Blackphone is taking a stab at "prioritizing user privacy" and creating a whole ecosystem. The national conversation about privacy is in high gear, and services for things like secure messaging have been popping up...

Blackphone is making privacy a priority

Updated: 1/16/2014 03:41 PM

  As devices get more sophisticated, there are hordes of users who can barely keep up. Sixty-two percent of Americans now own a smartphone, a Gallup poll shows. For many of them, smartphones are confounding and intimidating, and they often wind up...

Owners can't keep up with sophisticated smartphones

Updated: 1/18/2014 09:30 AM

  Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages. Some brave souls are even donning Google's geeky-looking Glass eyewear. For the technology industry, this is exciting...

Few tech 'wearables' balance fashion and function

Updated: 1/16/2014 11:41 AM

  A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side. Sony's $1,000 "Wearable HDTV" worked as intended in a demo. But a few quirks made me believe...

Gadget Watch: Look around in Sony's video headset

Updated: 1/16/2014 11:41 AM

  Some of the oddest items on display this week at International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye. The treats are one of many signs that we’ll all be getting a...

3-D printing serves up food, jewelry

Updated: 1/17/2014 02:24 PM

  One of the reasons Android phones have become popular is the choice they offer: Want a big screen? There's a phone for you. Want cheap? There's one for you, too. New phones from Sony and LG continue that trend. Although I personally find their...

Review: Niche appeal in two new Android phones

Updated: 1/16/2014 11:22 AM

  The futuristic world of self-driving cars, eyeglasses that e-mail and trash cans that call for pickup is running into the old-fashioned pace of doing business in Washington. Companies from Google to BMW are racing into this so-called Internet of...

Tech meets redtape reality of working with government

Updated: 1/16/2014 11:22 AM

  Bobby Lee from "MadTV" plays Saturday and Sunday night gigs at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase. Jon Heder signs autographs and presents screenings of his cult film "Napoleon Dynamite" at Hollywood Blvd. and Hollywood Palms this weekend. The...

Weekend picks: Bobby Lee comes to Schaumburg

Updated: 1/17/2014 01:49 PM

  The star of ABC's "The Bachelor" made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself on Saturday. Juan Pablo Galavis told website The TV Page that he didn't think a gay or bisexual bachelor would...

'Bachelor' star apologizes for anti-gay comments

Updated: 1/18/2014 08:52 PM

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