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Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Will Be Here Soon

Everything awesome usually debuts in Europe first (except for football, Buffalo wings and Kate Upton). The latest innovation that Europeans will have long before Americans: glow-in-the-dark roads, which will debut in The Netherlands in mid-2013.

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Siri Versus Google Voice Search — Who Wins?

We're sure Apple fanboys will have something to say about this. In a head-to-head contest between Siri and Google Voice Search, it looks like Siri is the loser.

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‘Password’ is Not a Good Password

We have passwords for everything these days, and it's tempting to pick an easy one so it will be top of mind when we're prompted for it.

But it turns out, the hackers are onto us. For example, using the word "password" for your actual password is not a good idea at all. Surprise, surprise. And the names Ashley, Michael, and Jesus are not fooling the hackers, for whatever reason.

What are some other terrible passwords that open the door to hackers?

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Apple Introduces Latest iPad
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Apple Introduces the iPad Mini, Which Is Like an iPad, Only Smaller

Just a few short weeks after the successful release of the iPhone 5, Apple unveiled its latest offering in the growing tablet computer market: the iPad Mini.

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Cassette Tapes Could Make a Big Comeback

Remember the good ol' days when you didn't need some kind of magical, electronic device like the iPod to listen to your music? Cassette tapes haven't completely disappeared from our existence. In fact, they might just be the way of the future.

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iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 — You Decide [VIDEO, POLL]

When you start talking about smart phones and which one is the best, the conversation can get pretty heated as it does here within our office. Several people in the office have an iPhone 5 and swear by it that it's the greatest thing ever and then there are those that have the android based Samsung Galaxy S3 and to them it's the best. You have your opinion on which operating platform is better, but the real question is, how do they hold up in a blender test?

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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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