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East Texas School Adds Outdoor Classroom

How many times have you looked out the window on a beautiful day and wanted to escape work or school to go outside and play?

It may not be all about play for students at one Texas school, but at least they'll get to spend some time outside in the gorgeous fall weather, in their new outdoor classroom. They just launched a new butterfly garden too.

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911 Butt Dials Are a Growing Problem

9-1-1 false alarms are nothing new. We've heard of kids dialing 9-1-1 when there's no emergency, and Kidd Kraddick has shared some gems with us in the past about people calling emegency dispatchers for all the wrong reasons.

But have you ever been driving on the The Loop in Tyler and accidently butt-dialed 9-1-1? In the age where everyone has a smart phone that's always at the ready, accidental pocket-dials to emergency officials are a growing problem.

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Can You Be Fired for What You Post on Facebook?

Most of us intuitively know that insulting your boss on Facebook is probably not the best idea, but what about other job-related opinions we have? More to the point, can you be fired for posting them?

A recent National Labor Relations Board hearing found that “overly broad” company policies regarding employees' social media activity is unlawful, but not protected by federal labor laws.

Sound a little confusing? Let us help out:

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Kanye West Quits Twitter, Comes Back to Honor Steve Jobs

What's up with Kanye West? After deleting all of his tweets from his timeline for no reason, he returned to Twitter on Friday (Oct. 5) to salute Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his death.

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Old-School Image Hosting Site Webshots Is Dying and Taking Your Pics With It

With the rise of image storing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and heck, even Facebook, the archaic photo storing site Webshots is dying a slow, painful death and will be taking your photos down with it.

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Facebook Reaches One Billion Users

You know what's cool? One billion users.

OK, now that that's out of the way, lets discuss the big Facebook news, which is that the social network  recently topped one billion users. This amounts to about 15% of the world's population.

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Amazing ‘Lockitron’ APP Will Unlock Your Door From Anywhere

Well, what could possibly go wrong? If you get the Lockitron, you'd only be making it possible to unlock your door with your cell phone from anywhere in the world. At the same time, if you forgot something at home, a friend wouldn't have to pick up your keys to get it

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Justin Timberlake Talks Up New MySpace Format

Justin Timberlake is an investor in the flailing, former social media giant known as MySpace. Yes, MySpace still exists, although we wouldn't say it's going strong! He and the the new owners recently unveiled the site's redesign, which looks strikingly similar to Pinterest. While MySpace has fallen from its former digital glory, Timberlake is part of a team that hopes to restore the platform to prominence.

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Lady Gaga to Hit 30 Million Twitter Followers but Does It Matter?

Lady Gaga should be the first Twitter user in the site's history to reach 30 million followers. Stats indicate that she should hit this major digital milestone in just under two weeks.

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Facebook Creates Anti-Stalk Technology, Takes All the Fun Out of Facebook

These days, everyone and their grandmother and pet hamster have Facebook. And most people would agree that the best use for the social networking site is passive stalkage of exes, frenemies and coworker crushes. So naturally, those fun killers at Facebook have decided to shut that business down.

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iPhone 5 Release Brings Out All the Intellects

In case you've been living on a line to buy an iPhone 5, the new…wait, that wouldn't make sense. The iPhone 5 is out. It's sure to make the lives of everyone who purchase it at least 16.3% easier. The larger screen is gonna assist someone in finding the cure for cancer. Bank on it.

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Is Facebook Trying to Get You to Narc On Your Friends Who Don’t Use Their Real Name?

Like most folks, you've probably never really read Facebook's Terms of Service. But it you had, you would have seen this telling gem:

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