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Google Chooses HTC To Build Next Tablet

Posted On September 22, 2014

(Mountain View, CA) -- HTC will build Google's new nine-inch Nexus tablet. The "Wall Street Journal" reports Google has been in talks with the smartphone maker since last year. The move to pick HTC fits in with Google's strategy of building a deep bench of partners to prevent any single manufacturer from gaining a monopoly.…

Most Teens Use Social Media, Despite Social Complications

Posted On September 22, 2014

(San Jose, CA) -- Almost all teenagers use social media, but they aren't all having an easy time of it. More than 90-percent of the 13-to-17-year-olds taking part in an Invisalign survey say they're active on the different websites. But 54-percent feel it makes their life more difficult. Nearly 95-percent believe their popularity is linked…

Ten Homes Destroyed In King Fire

Posted On September 22, 2014

(Pollock Pines, CA) -- Investigators are back in the California's El Dorado County assessing the damage from the King Fire. Spokesman Mark Savage says crews stayed in the area as long as they possibly could.   It was confirmed yesterday that at least ten homes and 22 other buildings had been destroyed in the fire.…

NASA’s Maven Spacecraft Enters Orbit

Posted On September 21, 2014

(Pasadena, CA) -- A NASA spacecraft that will study the Martian atmosphere is settling into a new orbit around the Red Planet.   After launching last November, the Maven spacecraft was hurtling toward Mars at more than 10-thousand-miles an hour when it fired its thrusters late Sunday to start its 30-minute slow-down. Maven's eight on-board…

Rice Camp Claims Video Was Edited

Posted On September 21, 2014

(Undated) -- Ray Rice apparently plans to appeal his NFL suspension based on edited video tape. ESPN reports that Rice's camp will argue that the TMZ video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee was condensed and did not show everything that took place in the Atlantic City casino elevator. Rice received an indefinite suspension from the…