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RoboCop in Real Life? Crime Fighting Robots Coming to New Jersey

Your childhood fantasy (or fear?) of seeing an officer of the law who is part man/part machine may be coming true soon, thanks to Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab and a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. These folks are working to build "telepresence robots," which would patrol the streets while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. Let's pause to allow the awesomeness sink in.

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Would You Rather Lose Your Wallet or Your Smartphone? — Survey of the Day

For many decades, losing your wallet was clearly the worst. Not only were you suddenly without means to pay for anything, but you had been displaced of much of your personal information and were facing hours and hours of dealing with credit card companies and the DMV. Fun!

These days, a smartphone also packs a significant portion of your life into a small package that you carry with you everywhere and sometimes misplace. It also generally costs more than a wallet. So is the smartphone now the thing you'd least like to escape mysteriously from your pocket?

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NASA and Apple Engineers Develop $11,111 Coffee Maker

What happens when rocket scientists take on the coffee machine? The answer is a $11,111 coffee maker which brews java at the "perfect" temperature.

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Host: Tom Sumner
Host: Tom Sumner
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Ways to re-use old technology will be discussed with Steven Richard during a one our edition of The Tom Sumner Program Friday September 28 beginning at 6 p.m. Stay tuned at 7 p.m. for Powers Football with Larry Loynes

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TV, Web, Newspaper, Radio: How Do You Get Your News? — Survey of the Day

The Internet may have revolutionized the way many of us get the news, but according to a Harris Poll of 2,307 adults, a majority of Americans still prefer an older technology when it comes to their preferred method of news accumulation.

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Can MySpace’s Hip Makeover Win You Back?

Remember back in 2005 when Myspace was cool? We blogged about our crush from middle school science class, took those "what would you do if..." surveys, and felt honored when we made it into someone's "top friends" box. Those were the days.

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Find Out How Old Google Thinks You Are

Good news, bad news. The bad news is that Google has been monitoring all your online activity and is using it for their own personal gain. The good news is at least it's fun to see if they guessed your age, gender and interests correctly. That's pretty good news ... right? 

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Pranksters Glue iPhone 5 to the Ground
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Pranksters Glue iPhone 5 to the Ground in Amsterdam

If you're anything like us, then you've grown seriously tired of all the buzz and relentless hype surrounding the launch of the iPhone 5. And you'll probably laugh as hard as we did at this video of people in Amsterdam vainly trying to pick up an iPhone that's been glued to the ground.

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Riot at iPhone Manufacturing Plant: 2,000 Workers Rumble in China

A super-bout of fisticuffs among more than 2,000 employees broke out Sunday night at an iPhone-manufacturing plant in China, sending 40 people to the hospital. But don't worry: it won't affect shipping dates. (We think.)

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Should There Be a Law Against Using a Phone While Driving? — Survey of the Day

Currently, 10 states and the District of Columbia ban any cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. According to a new survey from AutoTrader.com, though, most people would be okay if this restriction spread to the rest of the country.

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