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Why Does My House Make Loud Cracking Noises in the Cold Weather?

 

With the bitterly cold temperatures we've had here recently, did you ever wonder why your house makes cracking or bumping noises during a cold snap? According to the Toronto Home Guide, extreme changes in weather temperature can cause shrinking in all exposed building materials.

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Category: Featured, Science, Tech
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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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8″ Ion Electric Battery Powered Ice Auger Product Review + Tips and Recommendations for Use and Battery Life

A couple weeks ago, my coworker Ken Hayes and I headed to a local ice fishing show, where we both picked up important pieces of equipment we hoped would improve our 2013-2014 ice fishing season. While Ken picked up a new portable shelter (see his thoughts on his purchase), I was in need of a new ice auger.

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Category: Outdoors, Tech
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Gene Simmons Wages One-Man War on Twitter’s CAPS LOCK Rule

Nobody tells the God of Thunder how to type. Gene Simmons is confusing, angering and amusing his Twitter followers by brazenly defying social media convention and writing exclusively in capital letters. And to answer your first question, Yes, it is a slow news day.

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Santa Gives Rayman a Great Set of Earbuds From Panasonic [REVIEW]

Mrs. Rayman surprised me with a pair of earbuds as a holiday gift this year. I've used Koss for the past eight years, until they finally busted. I could not locate a new pair, so I was always borrowing hers.

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Category: Featured, Gift Guide, Tech
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UPS Could Not Keep Up With Holiday Demand and Customers are Upset

It's a tough situation for both customers and UPS, as the company was overwhelmed this year, and could not make all it's deliveries. Online customers are accustomed to getting their packages on time, and they were let down. So, whose to blame?

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Category: Featured, Holiday, Tech, US News
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Hackers Steal Credit Card Info From 40 Million Target Customers

Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used by Target customers may have been impacted by a major data breach, the retailer said Thursday. Customer names along with credit and debit card numbers may have been accessed, as well as the expiration date and three-digit security code on the back of each card, the store said.

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How Private Is Your Cell Phone Data? Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies Reportedly Track Cell Phone Use

If you believe that your cell phone activity is secure - think again.  Minnesota Law Enforcement agencies are reportedly tracking your cell phone use.

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Kiss Gaming App Now Available

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could have more Kiss on your mobile device, but in ways having less to do with music and more to do with destroying a demon invasion that threatens the world? Well, now there's an app for that.

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Lilyhammer Starring Steven Van Zandt Second Season Available This Friday On Netflix [VIDEO]

If you happen to be a Bruce Springsteen /E Street Band fan, Sopranos, or a Steven Van Zandt /Little Steven fan, your in luck. The second season of Lilyhammer airs on Netflix tomorrow (Friday).

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Category: Celebrity, Music News, Tech
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Here’s a Little Known Way To Save Money on Amazon

If you are an Amazon shopper, has this ever happened to You? Let's say you order an item and pay for it. A few days later while perusing the Amazon site, you see the same item you ordered at a reduced price. Do You feel duped, tempted to return your order?

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Category: Featured, Tech
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Spotify Creates Goodwill With Its Customers This Holiday Season

I've been a Spotify user for quite some time now, and I believe the product is the best out there bar none. The song quality and selection can't be matched. I did have a problem I couldn't solve however, and I'm happy to report they came to my rescue.

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Category: Featured, Music News, Tech
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5 Tips to Stop Snooping Kids or Spouse from Discovering Your Online Holiday Gift Purchases

Over the last few years, the concept of online holiday shopping has exploded into the mainstream. Millions of online shoppers find hot deals on "Cyber Monday" and through the entire holiday shopping season, but how do you keep nosey kids or a significant other from discovering what you bought them?

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