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An 'Uber' trendy way to get around

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videoThe ride sharing application Uber just launched its services here in The Port City. Wilmington is among the first five cities in the state using the transportation system. Uber drivers get you where you need to go using their own car and taxi companies aren't too happy about it. Full story...
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EBay asks users to change password after breach

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E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. Full story...
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Customers angry after ATMC e-mail server crashes

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videoSwitching to a new e-mail interface crashed internet service provider ATMC's servers this week. Nearly 3,000 people were without email. ATMC says they've fixed it, but now they're picking up the pieces. Full story...
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Technology, social media key tools for top scammers

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videoPhone calls, e-mails and even text messages. The Better Business Bureau says nothing is off limits now. Scammers are using new media for some of the same old schemes. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: St. James realtor using Google Glass to reach far away customers

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videoJust as everyone was adjusting to smart phones, the next big thing in technology is already here. You might have heard of Google Glass, but a Brunswick County realty company is among the few actually using it. Full story...
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UNCW hosts 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange

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video UNCW hosted more than 350 area professionals for the 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange (WITX) today. Students and faculty members displayed exhibits. Full story...
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Moore County schools see benefits from laptops

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Some Moore County teachers say student use of laptops is resulting in better attendance, fewer discipline problems and more learning opportunities. The Fayetteville Observer reported about 3,400 more students will get laptops by next week. Some got laptops Monday, while other students will receive theirs by March 26. Full story...
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Experts: Simple steps can thwart cyber attacks

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videoCape Fear Community College says you may not think twice after logging onto a website, but you should. CFCC marked its inaugural Cyber Security Awareness Day with a series of lectures on campus. Full story...
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New iPhones hit stores

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videoThe new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C hit stores this morning, and so did eager buyers. Verizon Wireless on South College Road in Wilmington had iPhone fans all day. Full story...
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Tech glitch fixed for Charlotte schools

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The Charlotte Observer reported that officials say there has been no crash of the PowerSchool system that is used to set student schedules, record attendance and handle other information. Full story...
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New Hanover, Brunswick sheriffs join Mobile Patrol

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videoThe New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff's offices are now on Mobile Patrol. They say the free app for smartphones allows them to communicate more effectively with the community. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mobile apps tip drivers to police checkpoints

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video In today's world social media constantly changes the way things around us work. But are new apps affecting the way that local law enforcement does its job? Full story...
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Perdue to spend last day as governor in schools

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video Beverly Perdue is spending her final full day as North Carolina's governor by highlighting her passion to expand the use of technology in the public schools. Full story...
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Customers arrive early for iPhone 5

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video The iPhone 5 is now on sale. In California people lined up as early as Monday to get theirs. Here in wilmington, they lined up too. Just not that early. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington workers complain new city phone system not working

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video Imagine spending one $190,000 on something, but it only works part of the time. That's the challenge Wilmington city workers are now facing with a new communications system. The new system, called The Cloud, was implemented as a way to save the city money. Instead it has turned in to quite a headache for city workers. Full story...
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