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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Mission [PHOTOS]

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final mission Friday morning.

Thousands gathered to watch the blast off, the final of the 30-year-old shuttle program, CNN reported.

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The Google+ Project Takes Aim at Facebook [VIDEO]

After several prior failed attempts to challenge social media behemoth Facebook, Google introduced a new service on Tuesday that it hopes will finally do the trick.

Called the Google+ project, it’s currently only available to a select group of Google users — they’ll soon be able to invite others — and it will let people share and discuss status updates, photos and links, just like they do on Facebook.

But there’s one key difference: Google+ allows you to share with select groups — like co-workers, friends or the moms in your child’s playgroup — instead of with everyone. It features what it calls “circles,” which are small groups of friends based on how you know them. Google+ also offers group text messaging and video chat.

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Can Your Facebook Photos Cost You a Job?

The age of Big Brother is truly upon us.

Last week the Federal Trade Commission approved a company called Social Intelligence, which touts itself as a modern way for firms to screen potential employees.

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10 Awesome TV Remote Controls for Father’s Day

Is there any home accessory more fought-over than the remote control? TV-loving dads have long had to establish that they are masters of their domain by commandeering the clicker from the kids.

But why should fathers settle for a remote that just changes the channels when they can have one that also opens a bottle of beer? Or tells time? Or is powered by their own wind?

This Father's Day, swap the traditional family remote for one of these babies that will have him channel surfing in style:

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Tennessee Makes Sharing Netflix Passwords Illegal

As of July 1, it will be a crime in the state of Tennessee to use somebody else's login information on sites like Netflix and Rhapsody.

While the legislation is primarily aimed at hackers who steal and sell passwords in bulk, the bill's sponsor Rep. Gerald McCormick a

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Personal Jetpacks Closer to Becoming a Reality [VIDEO]

Those jetpacks we were promised? They could be coming soon.

Martin Jetpack, a New Zealand company which has been working on the personal jetpack for the last 27 years, had a successful test run of its latest prototype at 5,000 feet over the weekend.

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Survey: People Willing to Give Up Sense of Smell to Continue Social Networking

Staying in touch is more important than staying in smell.

A new survey from McCann Worldgroup of more than 6,000 people around the world found about half would be willing to give up their sense of smell over the ability to engage in social networking.

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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.

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Listen To XL Country 100.7 On Our Mobile App

Great news, XL Country fans --- there’s a revolution happening in radio and you're a part of it. No longer do you need a radio to listen to the radio. With our brand new radioPup app you can listen to Bozeman's Best Country all day, anytime, anywhere, for free --- directly on your smart phone.

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One in Five Smart Phone Users Don’t Use Internet on Their Device

File this under "So why in the world did you buy one?"

A survey by Ipsos OTX of 5,013 adults has found that 19 percent of smart phone owners have never used their device to access the Internet.

Furthermore, 32 percent have never used an app, assuring that their smart phone Internet experience -- for which they are presumably paying a monthly charge for -- is extremely limited.

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Playstation Gaming Systems Hacked

I think this is scary!  We don't have a Playstation, but I do have my credit card on file on some of the shopping sites I use.  May have to change that!  You just never know with the internet.

Sony's PlayStation Network has been the victim of the one of the largest-ever Internet data breaches, with the names, addresses and possibly credit card data of 77 million user accounts stolen.

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Apple to ship new iPhone in September

Do you have an iPhone?  Android phone?  Or just a phone?  When Verizon got the iPhone we all thought the iPhone 5 would be out in June or at least early summer.  Not so.  From Yahoo Finance it now looks like it will be in September

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