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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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CD’s to Become a Thing of the Past

As technology advances things that once were a comfort in our life disappear.  That is what will happen with compact discs.  In my lifetime, I have seen records phased out because of 8 tracks tapes.  Eight track tapes phased out because of cassettes and cassettes phased out because of CD's.  Now CD's are slowly being phased out because of digital downloads.

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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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Google Wallet To Launch With New Version Of Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of the new Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, you shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Some new functionality that will be offered on the devices running Ice Cream Sandwich will be Google Wallet.

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Apple's Tribute to Steve Jobs on Apple.com
Apple's Tribute to Steve Jobs on Apple.com
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies At Age 56

Apple's co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, who's been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer for years and had a liver transplant in 2009, has passed away at the age of 56.

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A Possible Cure for Breast Cancer Has Been Found, In a Virus

According to the American Cancer Society, about 230,000 people will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year, and 40,000 people will die from breast cancer this year.  That is why this new study is exciting and hopeful.

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New York Times
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Bored at Work? How about a Game or Two or Ten of Rock Paper Scissors

If you have a minute of free time today, you might want to take time to see if you can beat a computer at rock, paper, scissors.  I'll admit I spent way to much time playing the game this morning.  Luckily, I don't feel bad, it was about a 50/50 split in who won.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Facebook Announces New Timeline Feature for Profiles [VIDEO]

Despite the whining about the launch of their “top stories” feature this week, Facebook unveiled and even bigger change at the company’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco: Timeline.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that profile pages will soon automatically put photos, videos, status updates and status changes in chronological order. The timeline will also feature a “way back” section, which allows users to insert material from their pre-Facebook days.

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A Superman View of the Earth at Night [VIDEO]

As I watched this time-lapse video from the International Space Station of  the earth at night, I imagined this is what Superman must feel like as he is flying above the Earth.

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Swallowable Perfume: Awesome Technology or Just Ridiculous?

I'm all for a good perfume.   I love shopping for perfumes, trying the different scents.  Don't get me wrong I don't go to the perfume counter and douse myself.  I try the perfumes on the sample sticks then if I really like it I will try it on my wrist, walk around for about 20 minutes and if it mixes well with my body chemistry I have found a new perfume.  I don't mind sampling, but I think I would mind swallowing my perfume.

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Sprint to Offer the iPhone in October

I have never been the most up to date in technology in my circle.  In fact, I'm completely out of the most up to date technology group.  However, I may be one of the ones who is hip and cool come October.

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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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