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Viral Vids :: Dad Builds His Kids a Homemade Hovercraft

PERSONAL TECH | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft.

People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

PERSONAL TECH | By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Aug 29
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.

Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Emaun Kashfi | Aug 28
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Artist Leopold Allen

POBA Site Helps Preserve Legacies of Artists Lost to AIDS

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
The new online platform, POBA/Where the Arts Live, keeps alive the legacy of artists, some of whose early success was cut short in the early years of AIDS.

Luxury Fashion Takes On Fitness Technology

PERSONAL TECH | By Leanne Italie | Aug 27
Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.

The Data Brokers :: Selling Your Personal Information

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 26
Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion-dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight.

TiVo to Make Version for Those Without Cable

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 26
Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters. The TiVo Roamio OTA will cost $50, compared with $200 for the regular model.

Sony Network Hacked, Exec's Flight Diverted

PERSONAL TECH | By David Koenig, Yuri Kageyama | Aug 26
Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

Infiniti SUV: Luxury in Seven Seats

PERSONAL TECH | By Ann M. Job | Aug 25
Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings, Infiniti's 2014 QX60 Hybrid SUV.

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman

Is Accused Killer Using Social Media to Stay Ahead of the Law?

PERSONAL TECH | By AP | Aug 23
Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.