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AP Photo Kiichiro Sato
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Smartphones Will Make Airport Check-In Desks Obsolete

Smartphones have changed so much about how we live our lives and conduct our business. And, according to futurists, among the many other things the smartphone will change in the near future will be airport check-ins

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Lorenia, Flickr
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Is It OK to Use a Cell Phone in a Restaurant? — Survey of the Day

While most of us have grimaced when a friend or a diner at a nearby table has taken a cell phone call at a restaurant, most of us have also been guilty of exactly the same behavior.

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Category: News, Technology
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David Paul Morris, Getty Images / eyeliam, Flickr
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Got a New Baby? Yes, There’s an App for That

Between feedings, diapers and naps, new parents have a lot to think about. And yes, for all you inquiring tech-savvy parents, there’s an app to help track all that. In fact, there are several. The real question, however, is, “Are they worth the download?”

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Category: News, Parenting, Technology
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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Looking Glass, Flickr
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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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Category: Lifestyles, News, Technology
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Check Out Some Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids [PHOTOS]

Struggling to decide what to buy for a child this holiday season? Then check out this collection of unique holiday gifts for kids of all ages courtesy of ‘The Early Show.’

Gift ideas include the Scruble Cube, a game that combines the Rubik’s Cube with Scrabble, dolls from the StinkyKids collection, chopsticks for kids with animal toppers and a device that makes rainbows.

Check out some neat holiday gift items for youngsters below. 

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Indranil Mukherjee, AFP Getty Images
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Pakistan Bans ‘Athlete’s Foot,’ ‘Glazed Donut’ and Other ‘Obscene’ Terms From Texting

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has recently banned 1,700 “obscene” words and phrases from texts. The move is reportedly part of an effort to curb offensive spam.

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Category: Technology, Weird News
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5 Black Friday Apps to Help You Survive the Crowds

Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Whether you're a seasoned Black Friday shopper or someone venturing out into the retail wilderness for the first time, you can save some hair pulling by letting your smart phone do most of the work.

Here are som

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Video Games Might Be Warping Our Minds — Health Check

Is your kid hooked on video games? New research says simple brain-wiring may be to blame. Brain scans conducted on 154 teenagers who played video games at least nine hours per week found the structure and activity in the part of the brain associated with reward processing was larger than in those who played less often

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Telegraph UK
Telegraph UK
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iPod Turns 10 — Happy Birthday to the Greatest Invention of All Time

The iPod, Apple’s MP3 player that revolutionized the way we listen to music, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. How do ya like them apples, Microsoft Zune! 

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Why Are Most Computer Voices Female?

Who knew — there’s a reason why most computer voices are female.

In fact, there are several reasons.

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Zombie-fy Yourself With New ‘Walking Dead’ Facebook Tool

Being a zombie on Facebook seems a lot more appealing than being one in real life. And thanks to AMC, it’s super easy.

In fact, all you have to do to get a highly-detailed zombie version of yourself is visit the Facebook page for the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead.’

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