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E-Mail Checking Outside Work Hours May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Admit it...how many times have you checked your work e-mail during times you weren't working?  I'm guilty of it, too, many times, and the latest research says that it's a really bad thing to do.  Why?  The answer is simple.  Checking e-mails outside of work hours increases stress.  So, the more you do it, the more stress you feel and the higher level of stress you maintain on a consistent basis, which is bad for your body and your mind.

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Text Your Friends, Family and Now Your Appliances!

I know I’m not alone (in the 50+ age group) when I say that I wasn’t one of the first to text other people on my phone.  Actually, I was quite the hold out, and still am, when it comes to our changing technology.  I had a flip phone when most people had iPhones.  I began to text years after most people did.  I joined facebook only because my job required it.  So how long will I hold out on the latest technology?  Beginning this year, we’ll not only be able to text our friends and family, or in other words, people, but our appliances, as well!

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Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect with Family Members

Today's technology helps us connect with people all across the globe and, yet, it also causes us to disconnect with each other.  Back in October, I wrote about how today's technology appears to be stressing people out as well as disconnecting them from one another.  Too much technology in our lives can interfere with personal human interaction.   I was reminded of this the other evening when the four of us went out to eat.

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Smartphones Get Smarter – Will Have Anti-Theft Kill Switches

Yesterday I posted a blog about a new type of cell phone battery and charging system that could allow us to recharge our phones in thirty seconds.  Now, how would you like to have a kill switch on your smartphone in case someone were to steal it?  Believe it or not, this is not just a concept, it's a reality.  Beginning this July, many smartphones will come equipped with a way for you to "kill" your phone so a thief can't use it!

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New Cell Phone Battery May Change Recharging Forever

Jenny and Emily typically set their cell phones on the kitchen counter each evening when going to bed and let them recharge overnight.  Why?  That's a convenient time to charge them, especially considering it takes an hour or two for the batteries to recharge.  When your cell phone is almost completely drained, do find that you have to wait for an hour or two for the battery to recharge?  This is a common situation for most people, but this may be changing soon.  New technology may be on the way.

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Google Glass Becoming Google Contacts – What Will They Think of Next?

If you're a Google user on the Internet, then I suppose one could say that you have Google on the brain, metaphorically.  Google has impressed us all with glasses that enable a wearer to see the Internet via their framed eye wear.  Now the concept of Google eye wear takes another leap forward.  Brace yourself...Google contacts!

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Watch This Guy Put So-Called Mediums on TV to Shame [Video]

If you've ever watched TV shows like 'Long Island Medium,' you've seen the stunned looks on people's faces when the psychics start to get positive "hits." The guy in the video above amazes strangers with specific information, but there's one catch: he's not even a little bit psychic.

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Facebook Not Working While Site Deals With Technical Issues

No official word has come from Facebook, but technical consultants are saying that they believe the social networking giant is performing unannounced site maintenance today.

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radioPup Mobile App Now Available for Android

radioPup, the only mobile app that lets you to listen to NewsTalk 1280, is now available for Android users! Starting now, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android users can listen to the Tri-State's best talk anytime, anywhere, for free

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One in Five Smart Phone Users Don’t Use Internet on Their Device

File this under "So why in the world did you buy one?"

A survey by Ipsos OTX of 5,013 adults has found that 19 percent of smart phone owners have never used their device to access the Internet.

Furthermore, 32 percent have never used an app, assuring that their smart phone Internet experience -- for which they are presumably paying a monthly charge for -- is extremely limited.

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