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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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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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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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Man Sues Apple for Siri’s Imperfections

Apple iPhone 4S users know that Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, can be hit or miss. Sometimes she understands you perfectly and reacts with precision, and other times? Well, not so much.

But a New York man is so upset by Siri’s flaws and foibles that he’s filed a lawsuit against Apple.

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How Much Productivity Is Lost on the Job to Sites Like Facebook?

If you spend any of your work hours checking sites like Facebook, you aren’t alone. A new study says more than half of employees do just that when they should be working instead.

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Apple iPad 3 Release & It’s Smokin’ Fast With Super High Definition

Technology fans rejoice in the release of the new Apple iPad 3. The new device boasts super high resolutions and an upgraded quad-core processor which makes it smoking fast!

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