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Having Fun With My New iPad

Santa, aka my kids, was/were, good to me this Christmas.  I got an iPad!

What fun!  What an amazing product.  This little tablet that connects you to the world using only your fingertips!  Amazing!

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I “Smell” Your Anger

Here's something interesting.

A new study has found we can actually smell someone's state-of-mind!  No.....really!

Researchers have been testing the ability of people to identify emotional cues from another person based on "chemo-sensory compounds" that are released by the body. 

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High School Student Creates A Particle That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatments

I love this hope filled story!

A 17 year old high school student has developed a particle that could literally  change how cancer treatments are administered.  She compares it to Swiss Army Knife precision. Angela Zhang, from California, is only 17 years old but has already taken top honors at the Siemens Foundation's annual high school science competition.   Her prize?  A $100,000 dollar scholarship!  By the way, Angela was the only female finalist in the Siemens competition too!

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Shopping On Your Smart Phone Could Be Dangerous

Watch out this Christmas if you're shopping on-line.  Hackers are everywhere and they're not only trying to scam you out of your personal information, but trying to break into retail sites you shop.

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The Winter Blues Don’t Have To Get You Down

I did a story on the Morning Show this morning about "winter blues."  That's because, here in West Michigan, we have very little sunshine during the late-fall and winter months.  A lack of sunshine can really be depressing.  Some suffer so severely that they're diagnosed with a disorder called SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and it can be debilitating.

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‘Do a Barrel Roll’ and Other Fun Google Easter Eggs [IMAGES]

Did you know that internet mainstay Google, the search engine that gets 1 billion visitors each month, contains several carefully-hidden easter eggs? It’s true.

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Seniors getting updated in technology

Isn't it a bit overwhelming to try to keep up with technology today. Even the most astute of us are finding it difficult. Smart phones, iPads, e-readers, etc., etc., etc!

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Amazing Quantum Levitation Demonstration [VIDEO]

This is very freaky to watch. You've seen it in science fiction movies. Floating cars, floating robots, even floating cities. But it's all in the movies, right? They can't make stuff that cool in real life. Can they? Check out the video after the jump.

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Study Shows TV Can Hinder the Development of Children Under 2

Pediatricians and development experts have strongly urged parents, once again, to limit the amount of television their young children watch.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to all parents of children under 2 years old Tuesday. It stressed that any time spent in front of a video screen provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and can even delay development by leaving less time for important interaction and play.

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FCC and Wireless Providers Reach Agreement to Stop ‘Bill Shock’

After an almost two-year investigation, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday it had reached an agreement with most of the nation’s cell carriers that should protect consumers from “bill shock” — unexpected increases in a monthly wireless bill.

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iPhone 4S Siri Voice Control Demonstration [VIDEO]

The Apple iPhone 4S came out yesterday with what has become a customary level of media fanfare. One worthy feature, while not exactly groundbreaking, is still very cool. It's the voice-controlled organizer and assistant, known as Siri.

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Japanese Man Invents Tsunami Pod

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Shoji Tanaka decided to invent something to help people survive the next disaster.

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