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Make Technology Guidelines Part of your Back-to-School Planning [VIDEO]

As many of us sent kids back to school today, we helped them gather notebooks, pencils and calculators for their backpacks, and helped them pick out the perfect outfit to make the right impression. But did we do enough?

Today, Facebook, text messaging, and various other means of electronic communication are part of our kids' everyday means of communication. Do they know the rules? Have they been reminded that once they hit "send," (or "post" or "upload" etc.) there's no going back? Take a moment to remind them.

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Cars 108′s Weekly Roundup – What You May Have Missed

We covered it, but you didn't read it? Well, we'll give you one more chance!

Move past the jump for a recap of things to do, entertaining videos, a little bit of this, and even a little bit of that.

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Cars 108′s Week in Review – What You May Have Missed

From Flint news and area festivals, to sports, charitable events and some pretty doggone entertaining videos, we've covered a lot this week at WCRZ.com.

Some of the things you may have missed this week are conveniently bundled into one easy-to-carry package, right after the jump!

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The 3D Printer Of The Future Is Here [VIDEO]

Replicators have been a part of science-fiction shows like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for years.  That kind of technology seems like decades or even centuries away, but the future is here!

This new printer can copy and recreate virtually anything, complete with moving parts.  After the jump, watch as a wrench is copied.  Its duplicate is strong enough to tighten bolts just like the original.

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New Web Service Wants to Give You a Pretend Facebook Girlfriend

A start-up company called Cloud Girlfriend claims it will create the virtual, social network-friendly girlfriend you don't have in real life.

According to Cloud Girlfriend's Web site, this is how the process works:

Step 1: Define your perfect girlfriend. Step 2: We bring her into existence. Step 3: Connect and interact with her publicly on your favorite social network. Step 4: Enjoy a public long distance relationship with your perfect girl.

There are, however, questions about whether this service will be allowed on social networking sites such as Facebook, which have rules prohibiting computer controlled accounts.

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Two Dogs ‘Talk’ Via Video Conference [VIDEO]

We have finally come to this, two dogs catching up via video conference. I don't know why I find that so unusual, my dog Claire will actually sit and watch other dogs on television for extended periods of time, and bark back.
Check out Buckley and Mr. Marbles after the jump.

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High-School Student Attends School as a Robot [VIDEO]

Lydon Batty suffers from polycystic kidney disease, which weakens his immune system to the extent that he can’t attend school with the other children.

But now a four-foot-tall mobile telepresence system allows the high-school freshman from Knox City, TX., to be right in the classroom with his peers.

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New iPhone APP Called “My Virtual Girlfriend” Part Game, Part Entertainment And Pretty Creepy [VIDEO]

The 99 cent app lets players select a virtual girlfriend based on things like naughtiness, sense of humor, intelligence and even responsibility.

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(It’s Happening)…Verizon Finally Lands The iPhone

I know, we have been hearing the rumors on and off for the last year or so, this time it's for real. 

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A Refrigerator That Will Generate A Shopping List

Rod mentioned earlier that a new refrigerator will be coming out that will generate a shopping list for you.  I'm not a fan of the grocery store so this will definitely help me out.

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Multitasking Slows Kids’ Brain Activity

We multitask.  Our kids multitask.  In fact, many kids today have grown up in an era where multitasking is simply a way of life. 

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No Facebook App for iPad?

Sure, there are Facebook apps for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and other mobile devices, but for the iPad?  Nope.

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