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Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations? — Survey of the Day

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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Breaking Bad - Facebook
Breaking Bad - Facebook
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Dish Network Drops AMC & Affiliated Channels – Suddenlink Still Has Them

Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and other AMC shows will not be aired on Dish Network.

Tomorrow night will be the last night that you can watch AMC and affiliated channels if you’re a Dish Network Customer. The company shows no plans as of now to start carrying AMC again.

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Oli Scarff, Getty
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Study Shows Siri May Not Be As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Apple’s Siri app turned a lot of heads and ears when the iPhone 4S first hit the shelves. The voice controlled app looked and sounded like something from an Arthur C. Clarke novel.

However, it may not bring us any closer to having a real HAL 9000 computer (and considering what happened in ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ maybe we should be thankful for that).

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How Dangerous Is It to Be a ‘Smartphonatic’?

People who’ve changed their shopping, banking and payment behaviors after getting a smartphone — dubbed “smartphonatics” — are changing the way we work, play and manage our money.

But are the devices themselves making us less civilized?

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Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan
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Facebook Just Gave You a Facebook Email Address – Here’s How to Change It

You probably don’t check out the “about” section of your Facebook page a whole lot, being that you already know everything there is to know about yourself. But if you happened to do so today, you would have noticed something different — your listed email address has been changed to one with your Facebook profile name and then @facebook.com. Yes, Facebook gave you a Facebook email address without your permission. 

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Smartphones Are the Chic New Way to Keep Babies Quiet

In years past, parents would often quiet a crying child by giving him a toy or popping a pacifier in his mouth. But these days, it’s more likely that fussy kid will wind up with mom’s cell phone instead.

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Which Companies Make the Best Use of Twitter for Customer Service?

Many businesses are using social media like Twitter to supplement their customer service operations. But a new study says not all companies are using the microblogging service as they should.

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Graphic by TheFW/Photos by Thinkstock and Pinterest
Graphic by TheFW/Photos by Thinkstock and Pinterest
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What You Should and Shouldn’t Post on Pinterest

Graphic by TheFW/Photos by Thinkstock and Pinterest

Since its introduction last year, Pinterest has been invading the internet as Tumblr for people who think Tumblr is too hard. You see an image you like and you “pi

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Americans Are Not Protecting Their Computers Like They Should — Are You?

One would think by now that personal computer owners would understand the dangers of operating their PCs without installing some type of antivirus software.

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Verizon Wireless Will Soon Phase Out Unlimited Data Plans — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer who was grandfathered in with an unlimited data plan after the company eliminated the option for new customers, enjoy it while it lasts — the company will be moving you to a tiered plan soon.

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