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A Self-Healing iPhone Case Could Soon Be a Reality

It may sound crazy, but a new type of phone case designed by car manufacturer Nissan can actually repair itself. Finally, we can drop our phone without completely freaking out.

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What Websites Went Dark For the SOPA Blackout? [IMAGES]

On Tuesday, we told you about some of the sites — Wikipedia, Reddit and the Cheezburger network among them — that planned to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

They weren’t the only stops on the internet to take a stand — here’s a roundup of some of the most prominent peaceful protestors.

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Courtesy of Danny Gallagher via iPhone/KCTV
Courtesy of Danny Gallagher via iPhone/KCTV
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Want to Know How Words with Friends Helped Save a Man’s Life? [VIDEO]

The popular iPhone game Words with Friends can do just about anything: make people smarter, bring people together, even make Alec Baldwin seem even kookier than he already is. Now, it’s literally saving lives.

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My New Addiction: Pinterest

Pinterest is one of the greatest things that I have found in a long time.  It is and electronic bulletin board.  If you find something on the internet that you love you, can pin it on one of the many boards you create on your account.  Thenn your friends who are on Pinterest can share your pin or you can repin something that they have pinned on their boards.

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PlayStation vs. Xbox — Which Is Better?

In one corner, we have PlayStation, the video game console engineered by Sony that’s currently in it’s third evolution on top of its PSP, PS Vita and PlayStation Move installments. Along with game play, users can stream movies and TV shows through Netflix and Hulu, listen to music and more.

In the other, we have Xbox, Microsoft’s sixth-generation console that was the first technology in the game world to feature a hard disk drive, which eliminated the need for memory cards. The newest installment, Xbox 360 with Kinect, gives players the ability to use their own bodies and voice as the controllers.

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Justin Timberlake Talks MySpace TV, Debuts Scruffy Look

Justin Timberlake debuted a new look this week, stepping out with a full beard. The newly engaged star was entertaining techies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (where another Justin will promote a robot company today). Timberlake he was on hand to discuss his plans for MySpace’s revival. What does ‘The Social Network’ star have in store for this social network?

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Leave Goodbyes on Facebook if you Suddenly Die with the New If I Die App

I you have ever wondered how you would tell someone you loved them if you were to die suddenly, you don't have to worry anymore.  You can say goodbye with a new facebook app called If I Die.

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David Paul Morris, Getty Images / eyeliam, Flickr
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Got a New Baby? Yes, There’s an App for That

Between feedings, diapers and naps, new parents have a lot to think about. And yes, for all you inquiring tech-savvy parents, there’s an app to help track all that. In fact, there are several. The real question, however, is, “Are they worth the download?”

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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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Amazon’s Kindle Fire Takes Some Heat From Early Adopters

It's still too early to tell where Amazon's Kindle Fire will end up in the tablet wars, but some early adopters have weighed in their complaints and some have even gone back to the stores to return them.

With that being said, you have to keep in mind that this is version 1.0 and like anything that is brand new, the bugs need to be worked out.

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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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Angry Birds Turns Two – Are You Addicted To The App? [VIDEO]

 

Angry Birds, one of the most successful apps out there, turned two over the weekend.

To celebrate those 'birds with attitude' and green little pigs, Rovio and Chillingo - the companies that created Angry Birds - have released a special Birthday 2.0.0 update that's available now through the Apple's iTunes Store.

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