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Security Flaws in Keycards Linked to Series of Hotel Break-Ins

If you think  just because you’re not a techie, meaning you don’t love tech or make your living in the technology sector, that you don’t have to worry about technology security, then you’re wrong. Technology impacts everyone, and sometimes, it can determine whether or not you’re safe and secure, or exposed to criminals. This is what’s happening to some hotel ...

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Want to Live Longer? Then Cheer Up, Says Scientists

Age ain’t nothing but a number as the old expression goes, and it turns out that might just be the truth. New research indicates that you truly are only as old as you feel. Maintaining a good spirit puts older people at a greater advantage for living long and happy lives.  On the other hand, being sad, angry, or down ...

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Woman Who Did Famous Obama Painting Wakes Up with Paralyzed Face

No one can really imagine how terrifying it would be to wake up one morning to find that you are paralyzed. Artist Fiona Hawthorne (who painted the portrait of Obama in the U.S. Library of Congress) lived this reality. Two years ago, a virus caused Hawthorne to suffer from Bell’s palsy, which is a paralysis of the facial muscles. Hawthorne ...

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Pong is Now 40 Years Old: The Game that Started the Entire Video Game Industry

If you are over the age 37, you probably remember the video game “Pong.”  This was the first video game ever and would be boring by today’s standards.  But for kids who’d never seen such a thing before, it was revolutionary and exciting.   This was the first video game to reach the mainstream, spawning billions more in sales in ...

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A Few Good Reasons You Might Want To Quit Your Job

by JR – Techyville.com The employer-employee relationship can sometimes be a difficult one to balance. It is easy to stay at a job that you like, and your comfort with the job will mostly have to do with the people that you work with. There are many different reasons as to why you may not have a good rapport with ...

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Does the Flu Cause Autism? Some are Saying that It Does

Researchers are working hard to figure out some of the potential causes of autism. Now some data shows that catching the flu while you are pregnant may lead to your child becoming autistic. Researchers examined the varying effects of illnesses on pregnant mothers to determine which illnesses and symptoms put their children at a higher risk of being autistic. Mothers ...

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Check the Symptoms: Your “Flu” Might Be HIV

Everyone is hyper-health conscious with cold and flu season coming up. When they feel a symptom coming on they head straight to the medicine cabinet or right to the kitchen to fight it off with soup or green tea. Be careful of what you get yourself involved in this winter, because those flu-like symptoms might not be the flu at ...

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Oprah Showing Signs of Wear as She Struggles With the Demands of Being a Media Mogul

During Oprah Winfrey’s span as a syndicated talk show host, she was lavished with adoration from fans five days a week. She was America’s sweetheart, the woman who lovingly came into your home at 4PM, added some “Live Your Biggest Dream” fairy dust, then floated out. She could do no wrong, at least that’s what Oprah thought. Now, however, life ...

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Corporations Rip Consumers for More Money Than Ever in Record Black Friday Spending

There were protests and people screamed about how immoral it was to start Black Friday shopping right after Thanksgiving dinner.  But none of that mattered, because you still showed up to give corporations all of your money.  This year’s Black Friday (and Thursday) were the grandest ever, with 247 million consumers dropping money in stores and on websites.  This is ...

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Obama Campaign Sold His Swag to Marketers for $40 Million Profit

by Kimberly Gay According to CNN, the Obama campaign pocketed a hefty amount of change (if you call $40 million dollars change) due to the clever idea of marketing his slogans to high end designers. Overall President Obama’s campaign raised about $644 million dollars, so $40 million dollars is very impressive to have come from a couple of T-shirts.  Money ...

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