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How Much Does The Average Person Spend On Music In A Lifetime

According to a study  by Prudential, released on this day in 2009, the average person spends $42,000 on music during their lifetime. That figure includes listening equipment (stereo,  iPods,  etc) as well as concerts, digital downloads, and Cd's.

Here's the kicker. A music enthusiast (like myself) is likely to spend more than double that, just around $89,000 in their lifetime.

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10 Awesome Facts About the Internet You Didn’t Know

And because we can't do cat videos all day every day,* here are ten amazing facts about the internet. From how many likes there are on Facebook daily to the actual weight of the internet, this video just might blow your mind. (Hence the title.) Learn something new today, so you can watch a cat stuck in a jar over and over guilt-free!

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PC Sales Decline For The First Time Ever

Industry researchers say the sales of PCs this year will decline for the first time ever. According to IHS and other industry forecasting companies, sales will decline by 1.2 percent. Not much you say, but that translates to millions of dollars.

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Do You Want a Facebook ‘Want’ Button?

Thanks to Facebook, we can now "like" just about anything on the internet. But what if you more than "like" something you see on the Web? What if you "want" it too?

Soon there may be a special button for that.

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Have You Ever Been Confused by Text Message Abbreviations? — Survey of the Day

Thanks to text messages, and now Twitter and Facebook, a whole new language of abbreviations has developed. But if you don't know your IMHOs from your YOLOs, you are not alone.

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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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Secret Siri: The Fun Movie Easter Eggs Hidden in Apple’s iOS6

The iPhone's iOS6 upgrade has brought Siri closer to sentience. At least when it comes to movies; the "personal assistant" now evidently feels sympathy towards some of its misunderstood cinematic counterparts. Want to know Siri's take on 'Blade Runner'? It could make you look at it in a whole new light.

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Neil Young Unveils New Hi-Def Digital Music Player on ‘Letterman’

Neil Young has been one of the mp3's most outspoken opponents for years, publicly decrying the format's sound limitations while infamously holding up his 'Archives' box set series until he could find a way to make current technology work for his music. Now he appears to be ready to put his money where his mouth is by debuting an all-new piece of hardware, dubbed the Pono.

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Find Out How Old Google Thinks You Are

Good news, bad news. The bad news is that Google has been monitoring all your online activity and is using it for their own personal gain. The good news is at least it's fun to see if they guessed your age, gender and interests correctly. That's pretty good news ... right? 

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Vikings vs. 49ers – Social Huddle

The Minnesota Vikings face their biggest challenge of the young season when the San Francisco 49ers visit Mall of America Field for a NFC match-up that has the potential to have a lot of Viking fans speaking their minds on social media, and you'll be able to catch all the action right here.

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Sales Professionals Ditch The Brochure In Favor Of IPads And Technology

It's a changing world and Boston Scientific is at the forefront.  Recently, the medical device manufacturer decided to do away with paper sales brochures in favor of IPads and cloud-based technology that would allow their sales staff to walk into a potential client without a single piece of paper on  them.

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Apple and Fandango Partner to Bring Movie Tickets to Your iPhone

Fandango today announced the availability of its popular Mobile Ticket in Apple's Passbook App, which is part of Apple's updated iOS 6 operating system. This is certainly the beginning of the end for ticket stub collectors.

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