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Happy Internaut Day — The Internet Is 25 and Looking Great

It's as common in our lives today as the air we breathe, but a quarter of a century ago it was a novelty.

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Netflix Introduces New Make Your Own Playlist Function

“Remember mixtapes?” the new video from Netflix asks. For the benefit of viewers under 30, it explains. “Ok, so they were like playlists, but on actual, physical tapes. (Which are like CDs but older.” Calling playlist writing “a fundamental life skill,” Netflix then introduces “Flixtape” a new function that enables customers to create and share their own Netflix playlists.

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Popularity Of Nintendo's New Augmented Reality Game Pokemon Go Drives Company Stock Up
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4 Important Things To Think About If You’re Into The Latest Pokemon Go Craze

My daughter who is now 22 was into Pokemon years ago.  I'm still holding on to the Pokemon coin that she had hoped would be a collectors item someday.  Who knew that Pokemon would resurface and take the world by storm?  While I encourage you to enjoy the frenzy while it lasts, there are a few things you need to think about where safety is concerned.

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New Apple Patent Could Block Concertgoers From Recording Live Shows

If you've ever wished you could ban the use of cell phones to record and film during concerts, you may soon be in luck.

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New Apple Technology Could Stop Fans From Filming Concerts

Apple was granted approval yesterday for a patent that could enable bands to block concertgoers from filming or taking photos during concerts.

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PodRide
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PodRide Is the Revolutionary Bike Car the World Needs to Battle the Weather

This is as unusual a hybrid vehicle as you'll ever see.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Former UMD Student Creates Awesome In-Flight Companion App ‘Flyover Country’

If you're anything like me, you've found yourself on a flight or two looking out of a plane window at the vast scenic expanse below, wondering where you are or what you're looking at. Thanks to the inventive mind of a former University of Minnesota Duluth student, getting answers to those curiosities just got a lot easier.

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My Friend’s Newfangled Light Bulb Blinks Leaving Us Baffled [VIDEO]

I was visiting a friend the other day and as we walked up the stairs I commented on the odd shape of her light bulb.  She said that she had just put it in and as she turned it on, it flashed on and off in a very deliberate way.  We wondered why and she tried it again and again.  Each time, it flashed twice.  Have you seen this?

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AT&T To Acquire Bellsouth For $67 Billion
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Is AT&T Cell Service Down in the Duluth Area? Major Outages Reported in Twin Ports

Many people have been asking questions like "what's wrong with my phone?" or "did I forget to pay my bill?" The good news is that it isn't just your phone. The bad news is that yes, it is an issue around the region.

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Google To Buy Smart Thermostat Maker Nest For 3.2 Billion
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Changing Batteries, Checking Levels, and Safety Drills Should Be Priority For Spring Cleaning

Now that we are starting spring I urge you to start looking at your smoke alarms and other safety items around your house. Carbon Monoxide detectors and Fire Extinguisher. Also, re-connect with your family on safety measures.

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Mobile Deivices Users In Tokyo
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Digital Pranksters Crashing Mobile and Desktop Web Browsers

Digital pranksters have struck again. This time with a flaw that impacts Safari and Chrome browsers on most devices (phone, tablet, laptop/desktop). NBC News is reporting the "prank" tricks people into clicking or tapping on links that will crash your browser by overloading them with some code.

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"Historic" Blizzard Sweeps Through Texas Panhandle
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Wisconsin Releases Winter Survival List, How To Prepare And Prevail

Winters here in the Northland can be brutal. We started this season kind of mild but now we are in full winter cold. If you are traveling (hopefully to take a vacation) you may want to include a winter survival kit.

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