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Reports: Spammers Flooded Cell Phones with a Staggering 4.5 Billion Texts in 2011

There are few things more frustrating than learning that some spammer has wasted a few megabytes of your data plan with advertisements for male enhancement pills or cash for gold schemes.

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Facebook Has A New Organ Donation Tool

Mark Zuckerberg wants to use Facebook to help those languishing at the tail end of organ donation lists.

So, starting today, the close to 200 million Facebook users in the United States and the United Kingdom will have the option to add that they are organ donors on their Facebook timeline.

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Could Your Social Media Profiles Cost You a Job?

A new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals shores up the warnings many experts give job-seekers about social media — namely, what you post could wind up costing you a position.

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10-Year-Old Boy Designs Video Game for His Blind Grandmother

10-year-old Dylan Viale has a very close relationship with his grandmother Sherry, who is blind. The two walk dogs and go to the movies together, and recently went to a Lego event where they helped build a giant Lego Yoda.

But because of her vision impairment, Dylan wasn’t able to share with his grandmother his love of video games. So the fifth-grader at Hidden Valley Elementary in Martinez, CA, did something about that — he developed a video game which blind and sighted people can play together.

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Why Would a Teen Hack 259 Companies? Why, Boredom, Of Course

Boredom, coupled with a desire to prove himself in the digital space, were the reasons that a 15-year-old Austrian hacked into the web systems of 259 companies in three months.

Fear not, though — officials have apprehended the troublemaker.

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What’s Your Favorite Tech Brand? — Survey of the Day

When it comes to tech brands, which company is king?

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Baby Rescued From Well Thanks to iPhone

Two-year-old stuck in a well? There’s an app for that.

Rescue workers in Mengzi City, China had the daunting task of freeing a toddler who had fallen into a 40-foot well. While they could hear the boy’s cries, they couldn’t really see him. This posed a problem when he kept slipping out of the adult-sized harness they had sent down the shaft.

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See What Facebook Would’ve Looked Like in the ’90s

Ever wonder what Facebook would’ve looked like back in the early days of the internet? Well, wonder no more. The fine folks at SquirrelMonkey.com have unearthed this (fake) VHS tape from the 20th century TV show ‘Wonders of the World Wide Web,’ which discusses a new destination called “The Facebook.”

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Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Let Employers Access Her Facebook Account

A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts.

Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.

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Who Makes The Best Cell Phones?

This is a question for the ages, or at least our age. It is a constant battle between cell phone makers and operating systems. It continues to get more heated and more polarized.

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