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Learn the Fascinating Science Behind the Voice of Siri

When it comes to Siri, we finally have some insight into what makes her work.

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This is What It’s Like Not Having a Phone These Days

One time two years ago, some skeezebag stole our phone right out of our purse. For three months we were phone-less. So, we feel fairly well qualified to testify that this video, about what it's like to be surrounded by friends with smartphones when you don't have one, is pretty much spot on.

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12 Retro Ads for Phones, Computers and Beepers That Will Make You Cringe

Ah, technology. What’s new today will most likely be old by tonight, which is why it’s so fun to look back at "must have" goodies that we felt compelled to buy to keep up with the times.

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Sharon Buck Encounters a Very Bad Driver On I-95

I had mentioned this yesterday on Facebook but it bears repeating.

As I was driving north on I-95 headed to my part-time job in Waterville, I was following a black 4-door Volkswagen. Seeing it swerve in front of me a few times and then almost going off the road after it hit the rumble strip I KNEW I had to get away from it.

What happened next SHOCKED ME!

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Tweens And Cell Phones…Yes or No?

Remember this conversation:

Kid: "Mom, can I have a puppy?"
Mom: "Go ask you father."
Kid: "Dad, can I have a puppy?"
Dad: "No."
Mom: "What did your father say?"
Kid: "No."
Mom: "Then it's a no. Respect your father's decision."

When did this all go away?

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Text Messaging Falls For The First Time In The U.S.

For the first time in the United States, the average number of monthly texts sent by each user fell this past quarter. That's according to a report by independent telecommunications analyst Chetan Sharma. U.S. cell phone customers sent an average of about 675 messages per month in the third quarter, down from around 700 per month in the prior quarter.

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Teen Falls Into Snake Pit While Using Cell Phone
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Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit

By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.

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