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Hello Big Brother! Your Smartphone Is Spying on You

As I type this, I feel someone watching me right now.  Panting, drooling....oh, wait that's my dog.  Still, I just shut my phone off.

 
An Android developer recently discovered a clandestine application called Carrier IQ built into most smartphones that doesn't just track your location; it secretly records your keystrokes, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Celebs Need Worry About New Photoshop Rating System

These days, it’s almost unheard of to see a celebrity photo that hasn’t been airbrushed or otherwise digitally manipulated to make the person in the picture look nearly flawless. While they may make pretty magazine covers, two researchers are proposing a ratings system to let people know exactly how much a photo has been manipulated.

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Hiring Strangers to Do Your Chores Has Never Been Easier with Micro-Labor Sites [VIDEO]

Whether you need a fresh pair of pants stat or your garden could use a good weeding, the internet is making farming out your chores and odd jobs the best way to clear off your “to do” list.

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Why Your Gas Gauge Lies To You

I ran across this on cracked.com and had to share it.  Why is it that the first half of your gas tank lasts a lot longer than you're bottom half?  It makes perfect since with the explanation of how the float in your gas tank works.

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Five Thanksgiving Apps You Should Gobble Up!

You may be thinking I'm about to share recipes for appetizers to snack on before Thanksgiving dinner, but the apps I'm about to share involve apps for you phone.  While not as tasty, these apps are calorie free!  Now, getting radioPup so you can listen to B105 is a given.  Here are some fun apps for Thanksgiving:

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25 “Worst Passwords” Of 2011 Revealed!

I guess I'm safe with my super-secret password Clownfart22!  If you see your password on this list, change it immediately because you have a great chance of being hacked.
Here are two lists, the first compiled by SplashData:

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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7 Dangers To Watch Out For When Using Your Debit Card

I believe debit cards are a better option than checks to pay for things and protect your privacy.  Think about it, a check has your account number in plain site across the bottom while a debit card has a random number across the front.  That being said, there are things you should do to help prevent becoming a victim of fraud.  Here are 7 dangers to watch out for when using your debit card:

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National Emergency Test Scheduled This Week

Just so you are aware...on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test.  It's a good system to have in place.   Here's what you need to know. 

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Computer Monitors And Keyboards Could Be Obsolete By 2016

In the near future you may not even need to use your monitor for your computer.  It could simple project right on your desk, or on the wall, or even on your hand!  The technology is already available and being used

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Netflix Loses 800K Subscribers in Third Quarter

Netflix, the one-time master of customer service, just can’t seem to get it right anymore. On Monday, the video rental giant revealed in its third quarter report that it has lost about 800,000 subscribers since June, and the company expects to lose more in the coming months.

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iPod Celebrates 10th Birthday This Sunday

Sure, I have one, my daughter's OLD one, because we've been upgrading her and I get her hand-me-downs.  On Sunday, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPod, the day that Steve Jobs introduced it on stage.  It changed the world and since technology continues to move forward, they aren't seen as much.  Now we see the more popular iPhone and iPad.

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