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Juliet Brett and Jack Dilday in front of pool at the Boatslip for "In the Summer House"

Free Guide to Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Friday Aug 22, 2014
To further explore Provincetown and to learn about Tennessee Williams, a Festival is offering the public a Free Guide To "Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps," some of the places Williams lived and hung out with his friends.

B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Aug 22
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

PERSONAL TECH | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

US Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Check

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Cox | Aug 22
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service has started on its website, www.safercar.gov.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

After $100,000 Bitcoin Score, 15-Year-Old Creates Startup

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Erik Finman, a 15-year-old from northern Idaho, founded an online education program that links students with instructors around the world. Michelle Miller reports on his story.

Apple and Amazon have ways to encourage you to buy more of their products: Offer bonus features that work only with gadgets from the same company.

A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 21
Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Arches, Canyonlands National Parks Ban Drones

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 20
Drones are now off limits in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Officials say the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility.

Celebrities Embrace the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 19
After exploding on social media last week, the ice bucket challenge was completed by tons of celebrities over the weekend. Norah O'Donnell reports on the craze.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Assange Talks of Leaving Embassy, Sowing Confusion

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael Satter | Aug 19
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved.