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What the Tech? Opinion rewards: Get paid for your 2 cents Video included

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We all want to earn a little extra money for the holidays right? Google is giving you a chance by doing nothing but answering a few questions. What is Google Opinion Rewards and how does it work? Can you make any real money?

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What the Tech? Tech gifts to buy now Video included

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If you're waiting until Black Friday to pick up some popular tech gadgets for Christmas gifts, don't do it. These gadgets not only are expected to sell out, but they don't go on sale.

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What the Tech? Don't buy these tech gadgets...yet Video included

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If you're getting a head start on Christmas shopping and looking at electronics and gadget gift ideas for the holidays, here are some items that you SHOULD NOT BUY right now. 

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What the Tech? Wi-fi hacking warning Video included

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In a first-of-its-kind warning, some cyber-security experts are urging people to stay off wi-fi networks, even the one in your home and at work.

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What the Tech? App of the day: KeyWi Video included

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If you're under the age of 21 you've been tapping out messages, texts and emails with your thumbs on a phone practically all of your life. For the rest of us sending a long email or text message is frustrating.

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What the Tech? Amazon car deliveries Video included

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Amazon is working on a plan to keep people from having their deliveries stolen. 11 million people last year reported having packages stolen from their front door. Amazon’s plan involves delivery drivers leaving packages in the trunk of their car.

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What the Tech? iTunes and the App Store Video included

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iPhone owners got a shock when they updated iTunes recently. Without warning, Apple removed? ?the? ?app? ?store!!!? Now you can't organize or download or browse apps from your computer. What you need to know before updating iTunes.

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What the Tech? LinkedIn fake profiles and malware Video included

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The social media network many people trust, LinkedIn has a malware problem. Researchers are finding an increase in the number of fake LinkedIn accounts that spread dangerous malware on people's computers.

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What The Tech? iPad Pro vs. a laptop

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Laptops are heavy. A 13" Macbook Pro weighs in at around two pounds which can feel like 20 after a long day of changing classes or going from meeting to meeting.

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What The Tech? Be My Eyes Video included

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While smartphones themselves have accessibility features for the visually impaired a popular app is doing the impossible: giving sight to blind people.

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What the Tech? Have I been pawned? Video included

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That big Yahoo breach of 3 billion accounts has most of us wondering, 'was my information stolen?'. There's a simple way to find out if your email and information has ever been stolen in a security breach,

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What the Tech? Yahoo hack Video included

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Yahoo now says 3 BILLION accounts were hacked. How big is that? 

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What the Tech? Smart bra to help detect breast cancer Video included

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is a smart-bra in development. An 18 year old engineering student invented it and believes it will help women fight cancer through early detection.

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What The Tech? Prayers for Las Vegas Video included

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#prayforlasvegas and #prayforvegas has been trending all day on both Twitter and Facebook. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Sworkit

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Choosing a fitness training app in iTunes or the Google Play Store is overwhelming with over 100,000 to pick from. If one stands taller than the others it's 'Sworkit'. 

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What the Tech? How to set a great password

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Secure passwords are a priority according to the FBI, but their recommendations are something no one can remember.

An FBI Special Agent suggests how to come up with passwords you'll remember but hackers could never guess.
 

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What the Tech? Dangerous celebrities

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A search for Bruno Mars could ruin your computer. Hackers use celebrity searches to install malware and even ransomware on the computer of a fan. McAfee released it's top 10 most dangerous celebrity searches. The stars hackers use to get you to click on their links.

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What the Tech? MoviePass: Does it work? Video included

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A deal that sounds too good to be true. Pay $10 a month to a movie a day at the theater. MoviePass is an app for a company that will buy your tickets. Does it work? How?

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What The Tech? iOS 11 battery issues Video included

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Perhaps the single most frustrating thing for people on a day-to-day basis is the battery in their smartphone doesn't make it through the day. 

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What The Tech? iPhone 8 Video included

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Judging from what I saw at a Verizon store this morning, most people couldn't care less about the new iPhone 8. 

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What the Tech? Protect your information when selling your phone Video included

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Here's a few things you need to do before getting rid of your old phone.

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What the Tech? Get the most money for your smartphone

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Are you thinking of upgrading to a new iPhone or Android device? It's a good time to pull the trigger, but it's a tough time of year to get the biggest bang for your buck when you try to sell your old phone. Here's how to get the best deal if you're trying to get the most money for your old smartphone.

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What the Tech? Amazon trade-ins Video included

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We spend money on Amazon but a little known secret is you can MAKE money on Amazon by doing a little cleaning around the house.

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What the Tech? Kaspersky Anti-Virus software Video included

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A software program you may have on your computer is the target of a major investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. The Department is ordering all federal offices to uninstall the Kaspersky Anti-virus program and Best Buy stopped selling it.

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What the Tech? New iPhones Video included

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Apple announced it's newest iPhones. Three of them, including the iPhone 10 that's unlike anything we've ever seen. We'll show you what's new.

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What The Tech? Zello? Did it work?

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As power outages hit most of south Florida as hurricane Irma hit the state this weekend, residents there were looking for a way to stay connected with friends and family.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Zello

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You've probably seen or heard something about a messaging app called Zello the past few days.

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What the Tech? Lights out gadgets

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Disaster or bad weather preps. We're taking a look at a few gadgets to have on hand when bad wx and power outages are possible. These gadgets are also good for tailgate parties.

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What the Tech? Cool features of iOS 11 Video included

The new iOS 11 control center, one of the new features. The new iOS 11 control center, one of the new features.
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Along with a new iPhone, Apple will release its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 11 is something every iPhone owner will be interested in. What does it do? How is it different? What's the big deal?

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What the Tech? New iPhones Video included

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What we know about new iPhones. Apple will unveil the new iPhone(s) next Monday. Here's what we think we know about what the new phones will be like.

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What the Tech? Secrets in iPhones

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Unless you poke around the settings of your iPhone, you may not know about the accessibility features that help people with disabilities use an iPhone easily. These features are helpful, not just for the hearing and vision impaired but people finding they have to hold the phone with an outstretched hand just to make out what's on the screen. 

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What the Tech? App of the day Gas Buddy

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Gas prices are going up! This App of the Day may have been on your phone at one time. 

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What the Tech? GoFundMe profits

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How much does GoFundMe charge or deduct from individual donations and how much have they made so far this week? It's nearly a half-million dollars. We'll show how GoFundMe works.

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What the Tech? Amazon giving Video included

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There are many ways to give to the relief efforts in Texas. Amazon though, is doing something that’s never been done before. Rather than sending money to the Red Cross, Amazon has put up a Red Cross storefront on its site listing items that are most in need. Now Amazon customers can purchase an item and have it mailed directly to the place it is needed. Pretty cool move by Amazon.

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What the Tech? Fake GoFundMe

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Scammers use GoFundMe to fool good hearted people into sending them money when they think they're helping victims of a tragedy and what GoFundMe is doing about it.

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What The Tech? Hurricane Harvey

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These days most of us are familiar with spending money online. If you shop at Amazon and buy apps or music from Apple, you can use the credit cards you have on file to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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What The Tech? Helpster

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Students who need help with school can turn to their smartphones for homework help. Many of those apps do nothing more than give the answers, but one app "Helpster" is for students who really want to learn a subject. 

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What the Tech? Merge VR, top toy of 2017

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Is this the best tech toy of the year? A lot of people think so. It’s a block similar to what you played with as a kid that turns into a magical world when you look at it through glasses. 

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What the Tech? Facebook in Virtual Reality Video included

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Facebook's Virtual Reality. The network bought Occulus for millions, what is it and what can it do. How can it change the entire Facebook experience?

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What The Tech? Never before seen videos Video included

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I stumbled on the website www.astronaut.io the other day and let me tell you, it is one of the greatest time wasters in the world.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Facetune

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Chances are you've taken at least one selfie, you may have even used a selfie stick to do it. If you've taken one you've probably taken others because we are seldom satisfied with how we look in pictures. 

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What the Tech? Eclipse Megamovie

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The solar eclipse will likely be the most photographed event in history as millions of people with smartphone cameras in hand won't be able to resist snapping a picture. What do you do with those photos? Google is teaming up with a university and scientists to make a movie of the eclipse using photos uploaded to its site.

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What the Tech? Mesh Network

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Who knows what's going to happen Monday. There will be so many people streaming the eclipse from their phone and many others uploading photos that cell towers may be overwhelmed. We;re looking at new technology that allows people to connect to other people and the internet even without a connection.

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What the Tech? Saving money the old fashioned way and a smartphone

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How to save money the old fashioned way, using new apps. 3 apps that are guaranteed to build your nest egg.

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What the Tech? Globe Observer app

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NASA is looking for a few good scientists to help during the eclipse, whether they're in the path of totality or not. A look at it's new app that will gather more data on an eclipse in history.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Foap

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I've been looking to make a little money on the side, like everybody else I suppose. 

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What the Tech? Locked out of Facebook Video included

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What happens if you forget your username/login and emailaddress with Facebook. Unfortunately, if you don't have access to the email address you signed up with, you'll never get into your account. UNLESS, you do this right now. Facebook recommends everyone set up this backdoor with a little help from your friends.

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What the Tech? Smart dorm gadgets Video included

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Smart homes have been 'a thing' for a while, but this is the fall of smart dorms. Gadgets you can buy for the college student and their dorm rooms.
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What the Tech? What is the Dark Web

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The Dark Web. What it is, and what evil lurks beneath the surface of the www.

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What The Tech? Shoot the eclipse like a pro!

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If you had a penny for every photo of the upcoming solar eclipse taken with a smartphone, you will probably be a very rich man. 

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What the Tech? App of the day Socratic the Homework helper Video included

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The App of the Day, a homework helper that does the work for you.

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What the Tech? Microsoft eye tracking Video included

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The next computer you buy may be controlled by your eyes. Microsoft announces computers released next year will have eye-tracking technology. What does this mean? What will you be able to do with it? Let's 'see'.

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What the Tech? Disturbing Youtube videos Video included

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Disturbing children's cartoons on YouTube AND YouTube Kids. These fake videos are easily discovered in searches for favorite cartoons. Here's what happened after the videos were blocked, Google's response and 3 things parents should do.

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What The Tech? Help with Dyslexia

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A 'b' is a 'd', a 'p' is a 'q'.  Lynn Walker couldn't understand why her young daughter was getting the letters all mixed up when they read together.  

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What The Tech? App of Day: Quizlet

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I owe a lot to flash cards. I'm not sure I would have ever gotten multiplication tables had my mom not used flash cards to help me study. I'm not sure how many people still use flash cards but there's no denying they help students memorize everything from vocabulary words to the table of elements.  

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What The Tech? Facebook pages for teachers Video included

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If teachers or room moms used Facebook to communicate announcements or field trips it would be much easier for everyone.

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What The Tech? Teachers & Facebook

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Remember when you'd see one of your school teachers outside of the school and think "whoa, she's a real person?" That doesn't happen as often anymore as students can find their teachers on social media and get a good look at their personal lives.

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What the Tech? Critical iPhone update

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IPhone and IPad users, Apple is urging you to update your device as soon as possible.  There's a security bug that will allow a hacker to access and even take control of your device just by being in wi-fi range.  We'll explain what it is and what you should do as soon as possible.

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What The Tech? Amazons dash and sweet surprises

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Amazon's Dash Buttons refill empty boxes of laundry detergent, coffee and razor blades along with empty tubes of toothpaste. I was intrigued though when I found a secret dash button for sweets. 

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What The Tech? How much do you spend on data?

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Verizon has a data calculator on its website to help customers figure out which data plan they need.

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What The Tech? Post Office Boxes Video included

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A P.O. box keeps hackers and others from knowing where you live and protects some of the most crucial information needed by a hacker to steal someone's identity. P.O. boxes are relatively inexpensive.

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What The Tech? Young men and video games

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Full disclosure here: I do not play online video games. It's not that I don't enjoy video games, I just don't have the time. It should come as no surprise that young men between the ages of 21-30 enjoy playing games and new research suggests it's a problem. 

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What The Tech? Apple is following you

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You already know that a smartphone can follow your location wherever you go but you may not be aware of that Apple not only tracks but saves your location virtually every minute. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Melon

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Up until now "The App of the Day" has featured an app I think many people will find useful or entertaining. 

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What the Tech? Amazon Echo Video included

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The Echo Dot was far and away the biggest seller on Amazon's Prime Day. There are a lot of our viewers using them, or will be getting on in the mail today and tomorrow. 

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What the Tech? Facebook scammers Video included

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What can a fake Facebook account do to you? Here are some things they'll try to do after they send you a request.

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What The Tech? Facebook hackers

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I didn't get a friend request from a Jayden K. Smith this week, but you'd think every one of my friends did. Like yours maybe, my newsfeed was covered with "Don't accept a friend request from Jayden K. Smith, he's a hacker".  

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What The Tech? iPhone storage solutions

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It isn't often I can honestly call a gadget a game-changer. Tech moves fast and new gadgets are coming out every single day, so it's hard to stand out from the rest.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Poshmark

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If your spring cleaning didn't exactly do the job, you can get help cleaning out your closet and make a little money doing it. A popular app is helping millions of women (primarily) sell their unused items.

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What the Tech? Facebook Wi-Fi

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You're out and need to send some e-mails or just want to listen to some music on Pandora or Spotify while you work, and you're walking or driving around looking for free Wi-Fi.

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What the Tech? Smartphones & the solar eclipse

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So, you want to get some pictures or videos of next month's solar eclipse? If you want to try with your smartphone, good luck.

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What The Tech? New Emojis

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If someone had told you 10 years ago that a new language would be invented and used by millions of people around the world, you'd probably think they were joking.  

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What the Tech? Social Media Day

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Friday is “Social Media Day” as proclaimed by a social media website. How has FB changed our lives for better or worse? A social media expert gives some examples of how life has become different in the past 10 or so years. 

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What the Tech? Cyber attack follow

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How to protect your computer, what companies can do, why we’re still in the beginning stages of attacks.

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What The Tech? SnapMaps follow

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Parents don't 'get' Snapchat. It's forever known as a social media app for teenagers where they share photos and quick videos with friends and doodling artwork or adding special effects to the photos.  

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What The Tech? Smartphones and vacations

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Smartphones can be a huge distraction for families on vacation. I see it every summer. 

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What The Tech? "Sit or Squat"

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"Sit or Squat" allows its users to map out any public restrooms and give them a rating for cleanliness.

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What The Tech? Birthday Gifts

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If you're looking for a new idea for a birthday gift, how about a rug? Or a bed cover?

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What The Tech? Google Jobs

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This week Google took the wraps off Google Jobs and it's simply the best and most thorough job search on the entire internet.

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What the Tech? Internet outage

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Internet customers across the country are reporting outages for the second straight day keeping some without the ability to connect to the internet. 

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What The Tech? PayPal

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In many online stores you have an option to pay with PayPal and you may have wondered, is this better than using a credit card? Is it safer? Do I need it?

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App of the Day: Snapseed

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This App of the Day is from Google and it's a combination of power and simplicity for pro editors and those who just like to tinker with filters to see what they come up with.

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What the Tech? Be a smartphone spy

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We've looked at some of the things kids do on their phones that they don't want us to know about...for parents who need to know for safety's sake, here are a few ways to spy on your kids' smartphone.

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What the Tech: Facebook wants to watch you

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Add this to the conspiracy theories that Facebook is watching and listening on our phones.

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What the Tech? Cheap Father's Day gifts (for kids)

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When you're little you don't have much money to buy dad a gift. For moms who want to teach their kids to buy gifts and be thoughtful, these last minute under $2 tech gifts are perfect.

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What the Tech? Fathers Day Gadget Gift Ideas

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Are dads easier to buy for than moms? If your dad loves gadgets it is. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: World Around Me

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I can't count the number of times I've been out of town and needed to find an ATM. One that doesn't charge me an extra few bucks just to take my money out of my account (what a rip).  

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What the Tech? Harvard memes

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A cautionary tale from the most notable university in America. 10 newly admitted freshmen had
their acceptance letter rescinded after they posted offensive things to Facebook. But it wasn't on
their personal FB account, it was in a private message. How does this happen and what do
parents and students need to know about what and where to share to keep from getting in
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What the Tech? Cracked iPhone repairs

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Great news for anyone who's ever broken their iPhone screen. Reports say Apple is about to release their "screen repair machines" to around 400 businesses. How much does it cost right now to fix a screen and what do you need to know.

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What the Tech? New iOS 11 features

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Some very cool things are coming to the average iPhone/iPad user. Here are the most important things you should know. A first look at iOS 11.

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What The Tech? Google Streeview 10th birthday

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I don't know about you, but before I choose a vacation home/condo, I check Google and specifically Google Streetview. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: iTunes U

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Have you ever wanted to go back to college and study something you've always wanted? Well today is your luck day.

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What the Tech? Alexa Skills

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Thinking of getting a home voice assistant like the Amazon Echo? You need to know what these things can do. It may surprise you.

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BBB: Postcard circulating is "deceptive advertising"

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If you feel like your mailbox is full of junk mail every time you check it, you’re not alone.

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What The Tech? Virtual Private Networks

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Virtual Private Networks, or VPN's, are private connections to the internet that prevent bad guys or anyone else from seeing your computer.

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What the Tech? Video sunglasses

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Looking for a great Father's Day gift?  How about a new pair of HD video sunglasses. 

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What The Tech? Google Photos

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Every few weeks someone asks me 'how do I save the photos from my phone so I can delete them?" This week someone texted me "help! I need to install an update but I don't have enough room." 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Strong

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There are dozens and dozens of fitness apps that track steps and miles and calories burned but there are a very few fitness apps for people who like to lift weights.

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What the Tech? Ringless voicemail

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Everyone hates robo-calls but we might soon be getting robo-voicemails without our phones ever ringing. It's a fairly new technique by marketers to send automated messages to smartphones. Your phone never rings but you get voicemails. The FCC is being asked to make them legal. What are they? How do they work? What can you do to tell the FCC how you feel?

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What the Tech? FireChat and MeshNetworking

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A look at new technology that allows people to send text messages without wifi or a cell tower. 

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What the Tech? Netflix vs Amazon

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Streaming showdown. Which is the better service? Netflix or Amazon Prime Video? 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Quik video editing

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Everyone has dozens or even hundreds of photos and videos just sitting in their camera roll for weeks or months. 

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What the Tech? Worry free vacations

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A few things you can do to enjoy your vacation, knowing things are safe at home. Apps to turn old devices into a home security system and one thing you should do if you post vacation pictures to Facebook.

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What the Tech? Protect yourself from Ransomware

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How to stop ransomware from getting on your computer and from holding your important files, pictures and music hostage. These are simple tips you can use today.

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What The Tech? Ransomware solutions

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The FBI says ransomware attacks are expected to double this year because they're easy for bad guys to use and generally will make thousands of dollars from ransoms paid by computer users who are hit by the malware.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Worktime

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If someone were to tell me a clock app would be the application used most on my iPhone, I would have laughed. 

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What the Tech? Google activity

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A look at a website that tracks every link you click, everything you search, every video you watch and it even tracks everywhere you go in person. It's Google. Here's what they track, why and what you can do about it. 

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What the Tech? Do apps spy on you

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Do apps spy on you? They want all of these permissions but what does it do with those permissions? The truth behind what apps get and what they do when you download them onto your phone.

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What the Tech? Apps that track

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One of the biggest leaks of your personal information is in those free apps you download. What info do they get? What is really in those Terms of Service and what do you agree to?

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What The Tech? Mother's Day gifts

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Moms are hard buy for, so Mother's Day has always taken a lot of thinking on my part. Sure you can always go for the traditional flowers or perfume or candy or day at the spa but I've done all of that for my sweet mom.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Wakie

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No one wants to start their day with the blaring sound of an alarm clock buzzer. You can have your radio alarm clocks too!  

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What the Tech? World Password Day

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World Password Day is a day to remind everyone of the importance of changing your many passwords. 

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What the Tech? Techie grad gifts

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Time to start looking for graduation gifts. Announcements are beginning to arrive in mailboxes and it's time to start looking for graduation gifts. Five gadgets perfect for the high school graduate.

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What the Tech? YouTube abuse

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Two parents from Maryland whose YouTube channel featured 'pranks' on their kids have lost custody of two of them because of what you see in their
videos. This story is making the rounds on Facebook.
A WARNING, SOME OF THE VIDEOS ARE DISTURBING.

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What The Tech? Turn off or log off

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We're supposed to turn off the lights when we leave the room. 

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What The Tech? App of the day: Burner

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Why would anyone want to make phone calls without letting anyone else who you’ve called? 

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What the Tech? A new experience at the movies

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How you will be watching movies at the theater in the future. See the action, hear it, feel it, and smell it.

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What The Tech? NAB Day 2: Virtual reality

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By now we're all familiar with virtual reality but we know how expensive it can be and you have to wear those headsets.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Scholly

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I don't know many people who can pay for college right out of their pocket.

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What The Tech? High tech toothbrush

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The Ara looks like other electric toothbrushes but it has artificial intelligence built into it.

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What The Tech? Facebook's new features

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Get ready. Facebook's about to bring it!

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What the Tech? Facebook's live video problem

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In the wake of the latest crime posted on Facebook, many people are looking for solutions. Are there solutions? How does Facebook attempt to keep graphic violence off the live-stream and off Facebook period? 

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What The Tech? iPhone location

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This is one of those things Apple says is perfectly fine but still seems a little creepy. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Allergies

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If you dread the beauty of springtime it's probably because of what comes with spring flowers. Allergies.

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What The Tech? Bible in virtual reality

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Life Church is providing a solution with what it calls the first Bible study in virtual reality. The experience is new addition to the popular YouVersion Bible app that currently has over 268,000 downloads.

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What The Tech? Unbelievable Facebook scam

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The victim, Ashley Renee says a stranger contacted her to tell her that her baby's pictures were being sent to men by one of her friends, asking for money.

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What the Tech? Live.ly live stream app

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Is Live.ly something parents should know about? Yes. Again, a majority of the broadcasters appeared to be pre-teens and elementary school age kids streaming live from their bedrooms.

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What The Tech? YouTube star

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The Tennessee girl started a blog on Tumblr then, as she said, “got bored”.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Clips

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Shooting videos with a smartphone is easy. Making them look amazing is more difficult. 

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What the tech? Computer coding toys

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Parents are worried about their children's future. What jobs and careers will be available in 10-15 years? We're looking at a couple of toys that teach kids as young as 2 how to be a computer programmer. Some say they could be working at Google by the time they graduate high school.

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What the Tech? Amazon refunds

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 Amazon is being forced to refund $70 million, mostly to parents whose kids spent money on in-app purchases without their permission.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Nope

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Nope is a Chrome browser extension that interrupts the interrupting co-worker by calling your phone. Rather than installing an app on your phone, Nope places a tiny icon at the top of your Chrome browser window.

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What The Tech? 'World Backup Day'

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World Backup Day is Friday and people around the world are being encouraged, even urged, to backup their computers and devices.

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What The Tech? Email drafting used by Amber Alert suspect, Al-Qaeda

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One of the oldest tricks in the book apparently allowed a Tennessee teacher and a 15-year-old girl to communicate without leaving a trace, according to police.

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What The Tech? New Apple update kills off some old apps

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We all have some favorite apps we're holding on to. Maybe you downloaded and still play the original Flappy Bird. Those old apps still work... or worked.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Flipp

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"Flipp" is for iPhones and Android devices and while it gathers and shows the most recent store flyers for Macy's, Best Buy, Walmart and other stores it also saves time and money at the grocery store.

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What The Tech? Apple buys an app

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Why would Apple buy an app when it already gets a cut of what the app earns? Because it's simply one of the best apps in iTunes.

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What The Tech? Amazon Prime Now

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Prime Now is in a limited number of cities across the country but if you live in one of those areas, you can simply order something by saying "Alexa, order _____ on Prime Now" and it will be delivered in 2 hours or less.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Google Photo Scan

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I don't know about you but I must have 3 thousand old paper photos thrown in over a dozen of shoe boxes scattered around the house. 

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What The Tech? Gadgets for driving

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As more states and cities take on the major issue of distracted driving when it comes to cellphones, tech companies are doing their best to find solutions. 

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What The Tech? "Facezam is here. Privacy is Over"

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Take a photo of someone you want to find on Facebook, tag their face and touch to Facezam. Facezam finds their profile, the rest is up to you.

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What The Tech? Facebook Messenger Snaps

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Try as I might and I just haven't been able to 'get' Snapchat. The most popular social networking app for teenagers and millennials hasn't been embraced by the Facebook crowd so I barely have any friends on Snapchat and the few that are there rarely take and share selfies. 

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What the Tech? Facebook reaction

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Can Facebook control how you feel? It's been a year since Facebook released 'reactions', those angry, sad, haha, wow and love reactions you can use instead of liking a post. How Facebook can use those to change your mood and how it's done it before.

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What The Tech? iPhone secrets

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Unless you poke around the settings of your iPhone, you may not know about the accessibility features that help people with disabilities use an iPhone easily. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: YouVersion Bible

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It is easily the most downloaded religious app in the world. The YouVersion Bible app has been downloaded over 250 million times and while you may already have it on your phone, there are some things about this app you may not know.  

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What The Tech? Protecting your IRS refund from scammers

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The I.R.S warns taxpayers of these scams and instructs people to never click on a link, speak to someone on the phone or open an e-mail no matter how legitimate it looks.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Sick Weather

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I spent this week battling the flu. No, I never got around to getting a flu shot this year and I'm paying for it now. 

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What the Tech? Watch people watching TV

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Need company the next time you watch tv? A website thinks you might. This is a website where people watch people watch tv.

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What the Tech? The app terrorists love

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 It's the app of choice of terrorists that you can download right now. The social media app Telegram and how the bad guys are using it to plan and announce terror attacks and why we can't do anything about it.

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What The Tech? App of the day: UnGlue

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If you're a parent concerned about how much time your kids are spending on their phone and what they're doing on it, have I got an app for you.  .

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What The Tech? Facebook Discover People

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A new Facebook feature is rolling out that let's you easily discover new friends who share some common interests.

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What the Tech? Astronaut.io

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If you like to people watch, you are going to love this website. It streams random videos from people around the world that were uploaded to YouTube but have never been seen before.

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What the Tech: What's left on your phone?

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The phone had hundreds of photographs from its previous owner, including dozens of a young woman posing nude.

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What the Tech? Virtual reality

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Is virtual reality a thing that'll be around for a while,or is it the next 3-D TV? 

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What the Tech? Stud or dud app

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An app to help online daters find out more about the person they're meeting is putting everyone's information up for anyone to see. Find out how much someone paid for their house and if they have any criminal record. How is this not an invasion of privacy? Good question.

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What the Tech? Emoji secret code

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Cracking the secret code of teenagers. They’re using emojis instead of words in text messages and on social media. What emoji kids are using and what parents can look for if they keep an eye on their text messages. 

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What The Tech? Brain control computers

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Dozens of companies are working on technology that will allow humans to control computers, prosthetic limbs and televisions using only their brain.  One such company is Freer Logic and Changhong Electric Company.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Manything

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Home security systems are one of the best smart home purchases anyone can have. They can be costly though, some are hundreds of dollars plus a monthly subscription fee. 

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What the Tech? Ossia charging ceiling tiles

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 An international company has invented a solution to perhaps the #1 problem facing all smartphone users. It will charge smartphones through the air while you're just walking around. Imagine this technology in ceiling tiles in an airport.

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What the Tech? ModiFace

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By now you've probably seen the amazing technology of augmented reality. One of the most popular versions of AR is found in the Pokemon Go app that merges the real world with something virtual. Aiming your smartphone camera at a street or building and you might see an animated monster layered into the video. It's really cool. That technology is being used now in many different ways including the world of fashion. 

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What the Tech? Facebook security key

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Facejacking is when someone gets on your Facebook account without your permission. Pranks mostly, but some Facejackings are serious. Facebook just made possible a secure log-in quickly with a new password on any computer, with just a tap of your finger.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Socratic

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Few things give students more frowns than getting homework assignments. A few pages of math, science or history problems can take hours to complete. 

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What the Tech? Duckduckgo

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Duckduckgo is a new search engine that keeps your searches secret. How does it work and how does it compare to Google?

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What the Tech? Facebook friends lists

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Facebook hasn't been as much fun lately. Post-election/post-inauguration seems to have a lot of people all riled up and ready to argue with friends. Here's how to avoid some of the political drama we're all seeing on our Facebook timelines and posts.

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What The Tech? Satan Malware

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A new malware program has been found on the internet's dark web that is aimed to spread ransomware to as many computer users as possible. 

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What The Tech? App of the day: CamCard

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Millions of people still use paper business cards (I know) and I seem to get handed hundreds throughout the year. 

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What the Tech? FBI passwords

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Even if you think you've got pretty good passwords, they probably don't live up to the standards of cyber-security experts. 

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What the Tech? Failed kickstarters

The ill-fated Lily drone. The ill-fated Lily drone.
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Drones that never got off the ground cost thousands of supporters thousands of dollars. 

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What the Tech? Ford autonomous cars

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Driver-less cars are a lot closer to hitting roads in the U.S than you may think. Ford just unveiled its fully-autonomous Fusion Hybrid at this month's CES and the International Auto Show. 

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What The Tech? Live Me app

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Facebook finally started removing video of a 12 year old Georgia girl who committed suicide during a livestream video. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Foap

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I've been looking to make a little money on the side, like everybody else I suppose. What I don't have is a lot of spare time and I don't want to invest any money. 

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What the Tech? Wallpaper TV

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One of the more surprising things at CES in 2017 was one television that is changing the game for manufacturers. 

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What the Tech? Drone Airport

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Generations ago the desert and painted mountains of Nevada were home to cattle drives and Native Americans. In the 21st century it is drones taking over not just the sky, but the sands as well. The Eldorado Droneport in Boulder City, Nevada is the world's first airport for drones. 

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What the Tech? Best of CES

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The largest tech conference and show in the world wrapped up in Las Vegas Sunday. Over 1,000 new devices and gadgets were seen this week at CES. Here are some of the best new gadgets of the year.

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What The Tech? Robots for home

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We don't have space machines to get us to work and school but as for as the home goes, we may be in a post-Jetson's world. Robots around the house are either here now, or coming very soon. 

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What The Tech? CES Tech gifts for mom

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You may think CES is mainly for high-tech people, primarily men; while that may be true, if you know where to look you can find some great new tech gadgets designed for moms. 

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What the Tech? Virtual Reality

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Every year something prettty much takes control one year it was drones, The next year it was 3d printers, this year everywhere you look in Las Vegas at CES, you see virtual reality. 

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What the Tech? CES (Consumer Electronic Show)

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It's the week geeks look forward to every year. Las Vegas' largest convention of the year is underway where new gadgets will cover some 2.5 million square feet across the city. 

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What the Tech? ATM Skimmers

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Skimming credit and debit cards are a huge problem for consumers and it’s getting worse. 

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What The Tech? Give Back Box

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Finding an Amazon delivery box at the front door is one of those little Christmas surprises that'll remind you of seeing what's under the tree on Christmas morning. 

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What The Tech? New Years Resolution apps

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We all have great intentions but somewhere in the back of our minds we have doubts on whether we can keep those new year's resolutions. 

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What the Tech? Gift card returns

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Your unwanted gift cards are wanted by someone. And a couple of places online finds those cards a good home, or wallet. 

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What the Tech? New devices and passwords

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Billions of new devices are going online as people unwrap phones, tablets, computers and smart home gadgets.  For the most part people will activate them without changing the default password. That's a big problem according to the FBI.

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What The Tech? Virtual Reality

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2016 may not turn out to be the year of virtual reality, that'll happen when Apple finally gets things ready for the iPhone and Mac. But! It is here and it is fantastic. 

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What The Tech? Video Game Questions

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The video game industry is a $23.5 billion business in the United States. Game consoles and game titles are at the top of millions of children and adult gift list this holiday but their parents have questions about them.

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What The Tech? Yahoo security breach

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Yahoo is asking users to change their account settings after a second breach in security that led to around 1 billion accounts to be compromised by cyber-criminals. 

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What the Tech? Drone buying

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The FAA expects drone sales to 'skyrocket' again this holiday season, selling maybe 2 million units. Here are a few things to consider.

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What the Tech? Educational toys

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Every kid loves surprises on Christmas morning. Those gifts under the tree they neither asked for or expected are often the highlights of Christmas morning. If those surprise gifts are educational they can make both the child and their parents happy.

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What the Tech? App of the day: Prisma

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The app of the day is Apple and Google's "App of the Year" photo finishing app Prisma.

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What The Tech? Buying a TV

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If you're planning to buy a new television for Christmas get ready to be overwhelmed. Picking out a new tv is about as difficult as finding a movie to watch on Netflix; there are too many choices. 

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What The Tech? FBI Shopping Scams

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The holidays are the busiest time of year for online shopping and as you browse the deals looking for the best buys, cyber criminals are online looking for you, hoping you'll make a common mistake.

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What The Tech? Gifts for Grandparents

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Have you ever given your parents or grandparents a Christmas gift only to find it still in the package a year later? 

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What the Tech? Best Smartphone of 2016

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Christmas is a big day for smartphones. There are more phone activations on Christmas morning than any other day of the year. This Christmas there are more great smartphones than ever before, from names other than Apple and Samsung. Here's a look at the top phones of the year and the best of them all.

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What the Tech? Gadget gifts for dad

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A look at several tech gadgets that will make most any dad happy this year.

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Netflix and DTV

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Netflix users have an early Christmas present; the company is FINALLY making it possible to download movies and tv shows. 

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What the Tech? Gadget gift ideas for mom

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Moms may be geekier than you think. If your mom spends her time trying to read and browse Facebook on a smartphone, she's going to love a tablet computer. 

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