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Verizon Wireless Abandons Plan for $2 Monthly Fee After Customer Uproar

In a head-snapping about-face, Verizon Wireless has dropped the $2 monthly fee it planned to impose on some of its customers.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Regional Express Airlines / bidgee, Flickr
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iPhone Explodes on Australian Flight, Android Users Gloat [PHOTO]

While many call the Apple iPhone one of the hottest gadgets ever, this probably isn’t what they had in mind.

Shortly after a Regional Express flight landed in Sydney, Australia on Friday, a passenger’s iPhone began “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke” accompanied by an eerie red glow. According to a press release issued by the airline, a flight attendant “extinguished” the device and no one was hurt.

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‘Pig Out’ With the Angry Birds Pizza [PHOTO]

Angry Birds and pizza — two of modern life’s most addictive things — come together in this nifty photo, which was posted on Deviant Art user Ilovetohavfun’s account.

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Kiki Hood, Flickr
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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

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5 Black Friday Apps to Help You Survive the Crowds

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Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Wheth

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Apple’s Siri Technology Struggles to Understand Dog Barks [VIDEO]

The new Apple iPhone feature called Siri is supposed to allow users to send messages, calls and similar functions through voice instruction. However, the technology has yet to master non-American accents, like Scottish, and, similarly, dog barks.

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Charlie Sheen Will Return to TV in New Comedy, ‘Anger Management’

Charlie Sheen will be taking his winning ways back to the small screen in a TV version of the 2003 Jack Nicholson/Adam Sandler movie ‘Anger Management.’

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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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Telegraph UK
Telegraph UK
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iPod Turns 10 — Happy Birthday to the Greatest Invention of All Time

So how many iPods did you or do you own?  When they first came out, I hung onto my Walkman as long as I could!  In fact I still have my walkman!

 

The iPod, Apple’s MP3 player that revolutionized the way we listen to music, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. How do ya like them apples, Microsoft Zune! 

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Scarlett Johansson’s Alleged Email Hacker Arrested, Faces 121 Years in Jail

Floridian Christopher Chaney, 35, was arrested in Jacksonville on Wednesday, accused of hacking into the email accounts of dozens of celebrities.

While stars such as Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus were all allegedly victimized, Chaney’s most notorious hack is believed to have led to nude photos of actress Scarlett Johansson being leaked onto the internet last month.

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Apple Announces the iPhone 4S at ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ Event

Apple’s highly-anticipated ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event on Tuesday began with newly-installed CEO Tim Cook reflecting on some of the company’s successes, as well as one new one: the new iPhone.

Dubbed the iPhone 4S, the gadget keeps with the company’s tradition of introducing completely new models every other year, with upgrades in between.

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