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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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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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ABC News
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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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The McDaily Webcast: Eric Church Had A Homeboy [VIDEO]

In today's McDaily Webcast rumors are flying about Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw sharing a movie.  Sales predictions are made about Scotty McCreery's debut CD, Clear As Day. And Eric Church and wife Katherine are celebrating the birth of their baby boy. 

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Google Wallet To Launch With New Version Of Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of the new Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, you shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Some new functionality that will be offered on the devices running Ice Cream Sandwich will be Google Wallet.

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The McDaily Webcast: RIP Steve Jobs [VIDEO]

In today's McDaily Webcast we found what Tim McGraw wants to do in New York. Tiger Woods has a new endorsement. And I say farewell to Steve Jobs

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