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Selfie Crash

ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Texting and driving? Not safe. Driving while taking a selfie? Even more not safe. Police in Maine say a man crashed his car while taking a selfie with his passengers. Authorities say several people were hurt when 29-year-old Jordan Toner lost control of the vehicle he was driving with seven passengers

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Smartphone Sales a Sign of a Love Affair Over?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is the world getting over its love affair with smartphones? Maybe. Gartner Incorporated says worldwide sales of smartphones in the second quarter grew at their slowest pace since 2013

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Google is Spreading it’s Wings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is expanding its Internet empire. It is creating a new company — one that will oversee its Internet business as well as its other ventures. The new company will be called "Alphabet" — and will be the umbrella under which Google will keep its efforts that include things like cars that drive themselves and ways to prolong human life

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IN STORES: Super Fast Tesla Hits “Ludicrous Mode”

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.

CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the upgrade will cost $10,000 for new buyers of the Model S, whose base price is $70,000

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Watch 4th of July Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. With EarthCam

America’s birthday is just a few days away and the folks at EarthCam will be streaming live video of some of the biggest fireworks displays from sea to shining sea!

Why? Because... ‘Merica!
Not enough of a reason? Okay, think about how fun fireworks are... then multiply that by eleventy brazillion!

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Fourth of July Tips For Taking Great Photos of Fireworks On Your Smartphone

The folks at TIME.com recently had a professional photographer write a list of six tips for taking great pictures of fireworks just using your smartphone.

One of the tips was more in reference to editing and another included the use of a 'selfie stick' and those things should be outlawed so we're leaving it off this list:

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Pick a Great Beer — There’s an App For That Coming Soon — Dave’s Diary

No matter which beer you prefer, there’s a pretty good chance it’s flavored with Yakima Valley hops. But get this: Could there soon be an app that decides which beer is best for you based on a DNA analysis? High-tech cold brew appreciation!

ABC News reported recently on a Swiss scientist who says his goal is to create a beer genome tree that will help people better figure out what beer they'd most enjoy drinking.

The popularity of microbrews is the inspiration for the inventor, who says he came up with the idea after being given too many beer choices at Switzerland's microbreweries.

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New Study Shows Personal Technology Is a Productivity Killer — Dave’s Diary

I’m old enough to remember the original promises of the past-- how technology would make us so much more productive in the future, and professionally applied technology has. But personal technology such as cellphones, texting, Facebook, etc. is now actually killing our productivity.

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Heritage University to Host a Music Video Shoot — Dave’s Diary

MTV ushered in the era of music videos in 1980 and you’ve been dying to be in one ever since. Maybe here’s your chance. Heritage University will be the backdrop for a music video to be shot this Saturday, June 6, and producers are looking for aspiring models, extras and classic cars for the video shoot. So if you aren’t a model, maybe you qualify as an “extra!"

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To Sit Too Much Is to Die — Dave’s Diary

Look around the office. What do you think is the most dangerous item in the room?  That pair of scissors? The mirror? Stapler? Paper weight? Nope. It’s your chair. It's a killer.

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