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Samoa Drops Friday From The Calendar

It's every one's favorite day of the week, but the island nation of Samoa wants Friday gone.

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The Digital Story Of The Nativity [VIDEO]

If you get caught up and confused by all the thees and thous in the traditional Nativity story, then you have to see this digital version. Follow the greatest story ever told through Twitter, Facebook, Google and more !

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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Jake Owen’s Facebook Page Hacked

Over 200,000 followers of Jake Owen‘s page on Facebook could have gotten an eyeful this afternoon, as the ‘Alone With You’ singer’s account was apparently hacked. Friends and fans hoping to catch a few glimpses from his tour or of his dog Merle instead got pictures of, well … use your imagination.

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Facebook Friends Dumping You? It’s Probably Something You Said [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you recently lost a slew of Facebook friends, it probably wasn’t a glitch. Go back and look at your timeline because the chances are good it’s your own fault.

That’s what a new study from Nielsen seems to indicate anyway. The group surveyed about 2,000 adults to learn why Facebook users add and remove friends, and the results may surprise you.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Jim Legans, Jr, Flickr
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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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Tech-Savvy 4-Year-Old Saves His Unconscious Grandpa with an iPhone [VIDEO]

Four-year-old Kanden Jones may not know the difference between taking a nap and blacking out, but he sure knows how to use an iPhone.

It was a guys’ day for the kid and his grandfather Carl Jones when the two were out deer hunting in the woods. When the worst happened — thankfully not a hunting disaster — Kanden was left with an unconscious grandpa.

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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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Taggie Smartphone App Helps Kids Make Smart Food Choices [VIDEO]

If you’re someone who wants your kids to know more about food — something we should all know more about — you’ll probably find a new app in development pretty interesting.

Taggie, the brainchild of recent Dutch design school graduate Niels van Hoof, uses your smartphone camera to scan a barcode of food items. It then launches a 3D augmented reality animation to give children a short, fun lesson about the food’s origin, growth process, and different varieties.

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Instagram – It Makes Taking A Picture With Your iPhone Addictive [PHOTO]

So about three or four weeks ago I was looking at my twitter feed and noticed that  a lot people that I follow were using Instagram. Instagram is an app for the iPhone that let's you take a picture, add a few filter effects then upload the photo to the Instagram servers allowing people from around the world to view your photography work.

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Could Facebook’s ‘Buffy’ Phone Slay the iPhone?

Facebook plans to enter into the smart phone market in the next 12-18 months with a phone that they have codenamed ‘Buffy.’

And, yes, that’s because Mark Zuckerberg and company thinks the device will be an iPhone slayer.

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iPads Survive 1,300-Feet Drop With Heavy-Duty G-Form Cases [VIDEO]

One of the first things most people do when they get a smartphone or iPad is buy a case to protect it from accidental drops. Cases themselves range from purely decorative to nearly hardhat-industrial — and now one iPad case manufacturer, G-Form, has put its products to the ultimate test.

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