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Bull Frogs Like The Taste Of Today’s Technology [VIDEO]

You can fool some of the people part of the time and part of the people some of the time.  You can also confuse a bull frog.  There's an app for that.

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US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check

Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few.

Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone use while driving. Even hands-free devices are not excluded.

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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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Hedy Lamarr – 1930′s Actress Is The Inventor Of Wi-Fi, GPS & Cellphones

Hedy Lamarr is remembered as a stunning and amazing actress who was a legend in Hollywood's Golden Age. What they might not remember her for is the fact that she co-patented the technology that we use today in Wi-Fi, cell phones and even GPS.

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Verizon Outage In West Texas Due To Down Lines

If you are a customer of Verizon Wireless in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas, you probably noticed there was no service today. Down lines caused the outage from Amarillo to Lubbock and surrounding areas.

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Could Facebook’s ‘Buffy’ Phone Slay the iPhone?

Facebook plans to enter into the smart phone market in the next 12-18 months with a phone that they have codenamed ‘Buffy.’

And, yes, that’s because Mark Zuckerberg and company thinks the device will be an iPhone slayer.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life

Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.

The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the device is sent to a smartphone and can be viewed in real-time for up to 150 hours on a single charge. Any abnormalities are sent to a doctor via text or email with a picture attachment.

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When Is It Too Much Mega?

I remember having a camera that featured 4 Megapixels and a floppy disc drive.  We thought we were high livin'.

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