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Handy Smart Measure App for Figuring Out How Big Really Big Things Are

You're on vacation. You come across a landmark: the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Pyramids of Giza—or the world's largest rubber-band ball. You wonder, how tall is it really? But you didn't get the audio guide. Well, whip out your phone and use the Smart Measure app, and the knowledge will be yours in just a few seconds.

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Have You Ever Been Confused by Text Message Abbreviations? — Survey of the Day

Thanks to text messages, and now Twitter and Facebook, a whole new language of abbreviations has developed. But if you don't know your IMHOs from your YOLOs, you are not alone.

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Get a Facebook ‘Like’ and Tech-Savvy Vest Hugs You

It was recently revealed that Facebook now has one billion users -- that's 15% of the world’s population. That’s a pretty impressive achievement for Mr. Zuckerburg, if you ask us. There’s no denying the top-notch social network has become integrated into our daily lives, and now there's a way to be physically rewarded by the site -- ‘Like-A-Hug.'

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Old-School Image Hosting Site Webshots Is Dying and Taking Your Pics With It

With the rise of image storing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and heck, even Facebook, the archaic photo storing site Webshots is dying a slow, painful death and will be taking your photos down with it.

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Amazing ‘Lockitron’ APP Will Unlock Your Door From Anywhere

Well, what could possibly go wrong? If you get the Lockitron, you'd only be making it possible to unlock your door with your cell phone from anywhere in the world. At the same time, if you forgot something at home, a friend wouldn't have to pick up your keys to get it

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Secret Siri: The Fun Movie Easter Eggs Hidden in Apple’s iOS6

The iPhone's iOS6 upgrade has brought Siri closer to sentience. At least when it comes to movies; the "personal assistant" now evidently feels sympathy towards some of its misunderstood cinematic counterparts. Want to know Siri's take on 'Blade Runner'? It could make you look at it in a whole new light.

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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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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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