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Congressman Bill Huizenga recently announced the start of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) – a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to develop an interest in coding by designing their own apps while highlighting the value of science, technology, engineer…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become accustomed to using their smartphone cameras to scan small black-and-white square bar codes, allowing them instantly to do everything from access restaurant menus to pay bills.

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Under quarantine for COVID-19 exposure, Garret Bernal and his family missed a recent Sunday church service. So he strapped on a virtual reality headset and explored what it would be like to worship in the metaverse.

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WASHINGTON — A former Facebook data scientist told Congress on Tuesday that the social network giant's products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while its executives refuse to make changes because they elevate profits over safety.

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Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms suffered a worldwide outage that has lasting more than three hours on Monday. Facebook's internal systems used by employees also went down. Service has not yet been restored.

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LOS ANGELES — When Evan Mobley declared for the NBA draft in April, he didn’t go the traditional route. Mobley eschewed a news release or Players’ Tribune post, instead making his announcement by releasing an NFT.

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The first in-person meeting in the Grand Haven Community Center since the COVID-19 shutdown in March took place Tuesday night, as community organizers hosted a discussion to raise financial concerns with the Board of Light & Power’s redevelopment plan for Harbor Island.

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One year from today, the location of the Harbor Island power plant site will be nearly empty.

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While we’re sheltering in place, the fact that kids can stay in touch with friends and family by texting, video-chatting, and gaming has been a lifesaver for many families.

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The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is launching a major redesign of its app and website built around letting people connect with groups that share their interests — an attempt to shift its focus away from the untrammeled public sharing that has helped spread hate speech, extremism, misinformat…

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When I heard that Vitaminwater is giving away $100,000 in a contest where the winner has to give up their smartphone for a year in favor of a 1996-era app-free version, my immediate thought was: I could never do that. I couldn’t even handle the consolation prize of $10,000 for six months sma…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes you can sense that tech products are striving to solve problems that are manufactured by their manufacturers. Smartwatches, for instance, have long been a nifty idea — but they've offered few tangible benefits for anyone but health and fitness enthusiasts.

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The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves before they speak. It is much like any other 12-step meeting — but with a twist.

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WEST OLIVE — The first court greeter robot in the country, CORA, has become a familiar face at the Ottawa County Courthouse in Grand Haven. A new robot with a different name will soon be assisting visitors to the county’s administrative offices on Fillmore Street.

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Thursday finalized bills that would ease the wireless industry's shift to next-generation technology, approving statewide regulations for the installation of a dense network of "small cells" on telephone poles, traffic signals and other infrastructure.

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GRAND RAPIDS — There are now more ways to connect with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport thanks to a new mobile app the airport released earlier this month.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.

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It started out for Sam Machado as a relatively low-effort way to get free pizza. In 2014 Machado was a 20-year-old junior at California State University, Chico, when he came across an app called Pocket Points. The app earned him rewards such as free slices whenever he shut off his phone duri…

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There’s a bit of self-loathing that comes after you waste more than an hour scrolling through social feeds and comparing your life to the people online.

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Children are often found wrapped up in their devices, and topping many kids’ Christmas lists this year are electronics like the PlayStation 4.

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On a color-coded map where blue equals slow internet, vast swaths of rural Michigan are a virtual ocean of that hue.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.