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People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices outside an Apple store in Hong Kong.

Larger iPhones Eliminate Reason to Switch

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

PERSONAL TECH | By Joseph Pisani | Sep 23
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. More than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple: 10 Million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Sold

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 22
Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

Dog Found Six Years After It Went Missing

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 22
A Yorkie named Bailey, who disappeared from his Texas home six years ago, has been found. Now efforts are underway to unite Bailey with his long lost family. WISH-TV's David Barras reports.

3D Printing Heading into Space

SCIENCE | Sep 22
For the first time humans will be able to build tools in space. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, will carry a 3D printer to the International Space Station. CNET.com's Sumi Das reports.

Supervisor David Campos speaks Wednesday afternoon about meeting with Facebook representatives and their requirement that users only have accounts with their real names. He is backed by members of San Francisco's drag and transgender communities, including, from left, Little Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma, Heklina, and Carmen Morrison, who also participated in the meeting

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.

Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Sep 19
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Support is growing for these drag queens

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

Colossal Squid Caught; Autopsy Performed

SCIENCE | Sep 19
Scientists in New Zealand had the rare opportunity to autopsy an intact colossal squid. They were able to determine the animal was female and measure its length of 13.8 feet.