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Boy Injured After Electronic Tablet Battery Explodes

A young boy was injured after the battery in his electronic tablet exploded.

08/15/2014

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Consumer Reports Ranks Top College Appliances

Are you or someone you know heading back to college? To help recreate the comforts of home, Consumer Reports has a roundup of small appliances to recommend.

08/12/2014

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Scammers Posing As Amazon Trying To Trick Consumers

If you shop online, be aware of a phony email that’s circulating.

08/08/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips To Extend Smartphone Battery Life

For those times when you can’t plug in, Consumer Reports checked out some smart new ways to keep your phone alive.

08/07/2014

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Vizio TVs Recalled Over Safety Concerns

About 245,000 televisions are being recalled.

08/07/2014

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P.F. Chang’s Warning Customers Of Data Breach

P.F. Changs China Bistro Ltd. is warning customers about a data breach at 33 of their stores nationwide, including one in Pittsburgh.

08/04/2014

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Experts Say Android Phone Users At Risk For Malicious Apps

Experts are warning Android phone users about a security issue. It’s called Fake ID, and could allow malicious apps to access the other programs on your phone.

08/01/2014

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Monroeville Woman Loses $2K In Telephone Scam

A Monroeville woman is $2,000 poorer after she was targeted in a telephone scam.

07/31/2014

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Loaning Advantage Cards To Others May Result In Fraud

When GetGo customers pull up to the gasoline pumps at at least one GetGo in the region, they are greeted with a notice, alerting the customer to thieves who are asking to borrow customers’ Giant Eagle Advantage Cards.

07/31/2014

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Iconic Bayer Sign On Mt. Washington To Go Dark

It looks like it is going to be lights out the an iconic Mt. Washington sign. Hear about the efforts to save it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/31/2014

This 19 August, 2004 NASA Solar and Heliospheric Administration (SOHO) image shows a solar flare(R) erupting from giant sunspot 649. The powerful explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection(CME) into space, but it was directed toward Earth. (Photo Credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pitt Professor Explains Importance Of 2012 Solar Flare Close Call

Could a solar flare knock out our access to the technology we use everyday? A local professor explains the chances and circumstances.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/28/2014

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Dollar Tree’s Purchase Of Family Dollar Could Be Good News For Consumers

Two of the nation’s three largest dollar discount stores are joining forces.

07/28/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Turbo Jet

The Turbo Jet is supposed to turn any garden hose into a power washer. The commercial shows it being used to clean all the kinds of things, but Does It Really Do That?

07/28/2014

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Amazon Releases Fire Smartphone With New Features

Move over iPhone and Android. There’s a new smartphone out there.

07/25/2014

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Report: Dick’s Sporting Goods Fires Over 500 In-Store PGA Professionals

Dick’s Sporting Goods has reportedly fired all of their in-store PGA professionals.

07/23/2014

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Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

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Does It Really Do That?

Infomercials and advertisements claim their products make life easier. KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Antkowiak puts these claims to the test.

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Objects Of Affection

Love isn’t just the people we love. In this technological age, we love our gadgets as well. KDKA-TV staffers reveal the objects of their affection!

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Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

If heading to a crowded shopping mall is something you dread this time of year, you might be thinking about doing some of your holiday shopping online. Follow these tips to ensure cyber shopping experience pays off in the long run.

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Lemon Law: 2010 Car Complaint Index

The complaint index is based on a ratio of the number of complaints for each vehicle to the sales of that vehicle. The numbers represent relative index scores, not the number of complaints received. The […]

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Does It Really Do That?

Some of those infomercials that you see on TV make certain products look like things you just can’t afford to live without; but do they really live up to all the hype? Before you invest, […]

A child robot "Child-robot with Biomimetic Body" or CB2 (CB square), equipped with 51 air actuators, 5 motors and 197 tactile sensors under soft silicone skin on its child sized body, measuring 130cm tall and weighing 33kg at his laboratory in Osaka University in Suita city in Osaka prefecture on March 10, 2009. (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japan appears to be leading the way in robotic technology. Here’s a look at some of the country’s creations.

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