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Study: Texting or Emailing While Driving Doubles Reaction Time

By now, most of us are aware that texting or multi-tasking in the car is not safe. A new study by Texas A&M University's Texas Transportation Institute reveals just how dangerous texting or emailing and driving can be

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Bridesmaid Attends Friend’s Wedding Via iPad [VIDEO]

Despite being chosen as a bridesmaid, Rene wasn’t able to make the trip to Colorado for her friend Jamie’s wedding. Thanks to technology, she was still able to take part in the big day in more than just spirit — by virtually attending the nuptials via iPad.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Couple Has Their Wedding Officiated By a Computer [VIDEO]

Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley of Houston, Texas had planned on having a friend officiate their wedding. But when that fell through, the two self-professed geeks simply coded a program for a virtual minister — named Reverend Bit — and had a computer do the job instead.

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‘Smart Cart’ Syncs with Phone Apps to Help You Shop

There’s little more frustrating than making a trek to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something important.

Mobile service provider SK Telecom hopes to change all that with a tablet PC-equipped Smart Cart that will sync items from a grocery-list smartphone app and show you exactly what you need to get. The WiFi-connected tablet even uses GPS to display product info and discounts while you shop, and makes recommendations based on past purchases.

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Mars Is Next On NASA’S Agenda – Mars Rover to Land On Red Planet August 2012 [VIDEO]

if you read any of my blogs concerning the Space Program, you realize I'm a great proponent of continuing America's continued exploration. That's always been a huge part of our legacy and will continue to be so.

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Using the Internet Could Affect Your Memory

Seems Internet resources such as search engines could make you less likely to recall information.

So says a new study, anyway, which sought to discover how likely people are to remember something if they knew they could also find it on a computer.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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What’s Next, Now That The Space Shuttle Program Is Coming To An End? [VIDEO]

As someone who has always been fascinated with man's travels into space, I couldn't help but investigate and ask, what's next ? How and when would American's get back into space and what is the plan?

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

Are you addicted to your Smartphone? Do you text, check email, download Apps, and constantly update your Facebook Status on your Smartphone? Crowd Science has released the results of its JustAsk! survey, exposing consumer smartphone behavior and attitudes. Smartphone owners revealed a number of interesting habits and opinions, including:

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BTW, They’re Also Called Acronyms

My phone is not a member of Mensa, in fact it's only about as smart as I am, but I do get calls and texts on it from my savvy friends.  While I am delighted to be dragged into technology (kicking and screaming), 'Text Speak' is a whole new thing to me.

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