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New Sleep Disorder – Sleep Texting

Let's hope they don't text their boss!

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Kiki Hood, Flickr
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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day, Are We Text Addicts?— 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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Why Are Most Computer Voices Female?

Who knew — there’s a reason why most computer voices are female.

In fact, there are several reasons.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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How Often Do You Exceed Your Cell Phone Plan’s Limits? – Survey of the Day

There's been a lot of talk about cell phones lately. From the multi-national crash of the Blackberry network to people getting unbelievably high bills when they exceed their plan's limits. How often do you exceed your cell phone plan's limits?

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Daniel Barry, Getty Images
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Will Apple Unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4?

Sources claim Apple’s newly-installed CEO, Tim Cook, will preside over an October 4 media event in which he will announce the long-awaited iPhone 5.

The date is consistent with previous reports setting early October as the release date for the next-generation smartphone.

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Portable ‘Sleepbox’ Lets You Doze Off Anywhere [VIDEO]

A Russian architectural firm has developed a climate-controlled sleeping capsule the size of a “small dumpster” that has three self cleaning beds, wi-fi connections and room for luggage storage.

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CLOO iPhone App Lets You Share Your Bathroom With Strangers [VIDEO]

One of our favorite niche smartphone apps is RunPee, which tells you the best time during a particular movie to excuse yourself to do something about that gallon-sized Diet Coke you drank when you first sat down. But what if the theater bathroom has a long line or looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the Eisenhower administration? What if you’re running errands and there’s nary a Starbucks loo in sight?

That’s where CLOO comes in.

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‘Smart Cart’ Syncs with Phone Apps to Help You Shop

There’s little more frustrating than making a trek to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something important.

Mobile service provider SK Telecom hopes to change all that with a tablet PC-equipped Smart Cart that will sync items from a grocery-list smartphone app and show you exactly what you need to get. The WiFi-connected tablet even uses GPS to display product info and discounts while you shop, and makes recommendations based on past purchases.

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Will Geminoid Robots That Look And Act Human Take Over The World? [VIDEO]

Are you ready for the robots? They're coming!

I recently became aware of a Japanese scientist named Hiroshi Ishiguro who is leading the way in robots that look and act like humans. They're called Gemi

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US Army May Issue Smartphones for Combat Use

After a successful trial run using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat, US Army officials say they may begin equipping service members with the devices later this year. It would be used to complement tactical radios and other existing technology.

Smartphones can be used to text updates about surroundings, send GPS photos, and access maps. “When they have a problem or need to submit a report, they default to the texting. These young soldiers grew up with this technology. They’re very familiar with it. They’re very comfortable with it,” said Michael McCarthy, an Army director for the program.

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Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981.   (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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The Final Liftoff Of Space Shuttle Atlantis

In case you haven't heard, today marks the beginning of the end of an era. NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this morning.

As the final mission in a 30 year shuttle program, the crew will deliver a year's supply of supplies to the International Space Station before returning to earth one more time.

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