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Fax Machines’ Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity Thieves

Nearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.

02/03/2015

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New Ransom-Ware Scam Locking Victims Out Of Their Own Smartphones

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a scam where your cellphone isn’t merely infected, it’s frozen, and the scammers demand ransom to unlock it.

01/30/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk

A product called Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk promises to bring old wooden furniture back to life; does it really do that?

01/29/2015

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Area’s Newest Market District Store Serving Up A Twist

Giant Eagle opened its fifth Market District store in the Pittsburgh area Thursday in the Waterworks Plaza.

01/22/2015

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Angie’s List: Vinyl Windows Both Popular & Affordable

If your windows are old, drafty and a pain to open and close, you may want to consider a replacement project this year.

01/22/2015

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New Programs Helping To Stop Unwanted Telemarketers, Robocalls

Millions of people are on the national “Do Not Call” registry. But many still receive unwanted phone calls from telemarketers and computerized robocalls.

01/20/2015

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Consumer Reports: Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store these days may well be the snack bar aisle. Sales are on the rise with 20 percent of Americans saying they munch at least one bar a day, according to Mintel Market Research.

01/20/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper Shredding

Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.

01/15/2015

Taxes

TurboTax Customers Angry Over Change In Tax Return Software

Changes to the popular tax program, TurboTax, has some customers mad.

01/13/2015

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Bottom Dollar Closes For Good In Pittsburgh

All 66 Bottom Dollar stores are now officially closed, including the 20 stores here in Pittsburgh.

01/13/2015

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Save Money And Get Creative With “Mommy Hacks”

Before you throw out your child’s dried up markers or an empty tissue box, you may want to think about how you can stretch their use.

01/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Homeowners Spending More On Remodeling

More than 60 percent of homeowners who’ve been talking with Angie’s List contractors about remodeling in 2015 are prepared to open their wallets wider than those who made home improvements last year.

01/09/2015

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Restaurants Ask State To Begin Home Delivery Of Beer

Want a six-pack delivered with your pizza?

01/09/2015

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Consumers Reports Tests LED Light Bulbs

LED bulbs promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years and thanks to electronic circuitry and semi-conductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off.

01/06/2015

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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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