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Social Media Causing Fewer Teens To Drive Is That Good Or Bad? [POLL]

Wow..that's a switch.I remember the day when all 16-year-old teens couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. That's not the case today.

Research shows the percentage of 19-year-old young adults in the U.S. who have driver's licenses dropped from 87.3% in 1983 to 69.5% in 2010, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Find out why and take the poll after the jump.

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Vince Bucci, Getty Images
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Metal Detectors At Mid-Michigan Movie Theaters? [POLL]

There has been some talk about that for a while now. I think by now the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado is beginning to sink in with most of us. It makes no sense. We wonder what drives a person to the point of doing something like this. Blaming doesn't help so we think about ways to prevent these things from happening.

Do you think we should have metal detectors at movie theaters. Take the poll after the jump.

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Man leaves the Internet for one year
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Man Abandons Internet For One Year – Could You Do It? [VIDEO/POLL]

Technology writer Paul Miller hasn't been on the Internet since May 1st, 2012. He hasn't sent an email, checked Facebook, or even Googled something in nearly three months - and he plans to stay off the grid for an entire year.

Could you do it?

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Facebook introduces anti-bullying tool
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Facebook Debuts Anti-Bullying Tool [VIDEO]

Facebook is currently testing features that help kids deal with cyber-bullying.

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The Toys We Had To Have When We Were Kids [VIDEO]

These are the toys you made your parents buy for you. Perhaps you stood in line to buy some of these for your kids. Huge bucks were shelled out for the stuff all in the name of fun. Where is all that stuff now? See the toys after the jump.

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Embrace Your Inner Geek, and Define a Higgs Boson [VIDEO]

Today, Friday the 13th, is Embrace Your Geekness Day.  Nothing screams "geek" like the scientists and researchers at Fermilab, the top particle-physics facility in the United States.  However, they recently made a stunning announcement.  They say they have almost certainly discovered enough evidence to prove the existence of a Higgs Boson.

Not sure what a Higgs Boson is, I could have read the Wikipedia entry, but I thought it would be more fun to ask around here at the radio station.   See what everyone said after the jump.

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Smartphone Owners Lean Toward Obama In Election

Many pollsters are calling the presidential race a close call in their quest for the White House, Although many polls show them close to being even, a new survey says that president Obama has a lock on one segment. People who use smartphones appear to be much more likely to vote for the incumbent president.

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Walk And Work With Lifespan Treadmill Desk [Video]

Recent studies conclude that employees who sit behind a desk all day die sooner than workers who spend most of their work day on their feet. Unfortunately, most of us don't have a choice. There is a new invention, however, that allows a person to work on a computer, or push around those papers and have some mobility. Have a look at the Lifespan treadmill desk after the jump.

 

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FBI to disable servers Monday that could disconnect you from the Internet
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Will Your Computer Be Kicked off the Internet Monday?

The FBI estimates that 277,000 computers will lose Internet connectivity on Monday, July 9th, when it disables hackers' servers that were designed to steal personal information. If your computer was infected with the DNS Changer malware, you'll stop surfing Monday.

We have a simple test you can do, in order to find out if your computer is safe.

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South African Cops Will Now Confiscate Your Phone If It’s Used While You’re Driving

Although many states have enacted laws forbidding drivers from using their cell phones while behind the wheel, the fines for doing so are often so minimal that they often aren’t much of a deterrent.

But Cape Town, South Africa might have found the secret to compliance: cops there won’t just ticket you, they’ll take your phone away for 24 hours.

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Why Are So Many Teenagers ‘Sexting’ Naughty Photos of Themselves?

Parents of teenagers, if you need something new to worry about, we’re here to help: a new study reveals a third of 14- to 19-year-olds have “sexted” nude pictures of themselves to other teens using their cell phones.

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With New ToastieKnife You Will Never Be At The Mercy Of Cold Butter Again [Video]

I understand that cold butter is not one of the world's most important issues. I also understand that with temperatures in the mid 90's today, we aren't likely to have this problem today. How many times, though, have you gone to butter a piece of bread or toast and couldn't spread the butter without tearing things up? Don't soften the butter in the microwave. Use the ToastieKnife instead! See what this invention brings to the table after the jump.

 

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