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Kids React to Rotary Phones: Fine Bros YouTube Video Proves Technology Changes Fast

Do you remember rotary phones? Dialing the telephone number by turning the dial, but first having to wait for the dial tone to make your call. Then if you got a busy signal, you’d hang up and have to try later. There was no call waiting. Let alone, no texting. Rotary dial designs dominated phone technology throughout the 20th century. Introduced in 1949, the classic Western Electric Model 500... 

Fitbit Force Recalled Due to Users Developing Skin Rash

Fitbit is issuing a recall for their Force health tracker wrist band product due to the number of users complaining that tracker gave them a skin rash. The Force is an upgraded version of Fitbit’s popular Flex band and was released in October 2013. However, as early as the end of 2013, users began reporting rashes and complaining to Fitbit. Fitbit issued a statement saying, “From the beginning,... 

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 Update

Apple issued an iOS 7.0.6 update on Friday morning to resolve a minor issue with SSL connection verification. The new update is available by accessing the Software Update option in the native Settings application on a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The security update can also be installed by connecting a device to a Mac or PC and downloading iOS 7.0.6 through iTunes. If you want to download... 

Taco Bell Introducing App for Mobile Ordering

Taco Bell will be testing a mobile phone-based ordering system at five Southern California locations later this year and plans to expand nationwide by the end of the year. Taco Bell began developing the app that allows you to order ahead using smartphones about two and a half years ago, but just recently conducted a controlled beta test in five restaurant in Orange County. In a few weeks, the test... 

Letter to LEGO About Gender Stereotypes from 7 Year Old Charlotte Benjamin, Goes Viral

Seven year-old, Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to LEGO expressing her dissatisfaction with the toy having mostly boy people and not enough girl people. Her letter to LEGO also expressed her concern with the fact that the LEGO girls at her local toy store only “sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy versions got to go “on adventures, worked, saved people, and... 

Amazon May Increase Prime Membership Price by $20 to $40

Amazon may be raising their Prime membership price as the retailer is battling higher shipping costs. Fuel prices have climbed and the company is struggling to keep the cost of deliveries down. During a conference call with analysts on Thursday, following disappointing quarterly results, Amazon said it may have to increase the cost of Prime, which currently costs $79 a year, in the U.S. by $20 to... 

Coca Cola America the Beautiful Super Bowl Commercial Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Coca Cola’s Super Bowl commercial stirred controversy for their salute to the country’s cultural diversity. Coca Cola’s Super Bowl commercial titled “It’s Beautiful,” features the patriotic song “America the Beautiful” sung in eight languages including Spanish, Arabic and Tagalog. The ad shows people of different ethnicities. “For 127 years, Coca-Cola... 

Super Bowl Fandom Map 2014 – Broncos vs. Seahawks [Video]

  You might be pretty surprised to see the hard data in this map that was released by FOX on their Super Bowl  XLVIII Pregame coverage. The data was put together by the Facebook Data Science team that was able to see who is rooting for the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl 48 and who is rooting for the Seattle Seahawks for this SuperBowl game. If you were a betting man, would you have bet that Seattle... 

Marilyn McKenna Weight Loss Picture Banned by Facebook

Marilyn McKenna, wife of former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, was told by Facebook to remove her photos of her dramatic weight loss because it claims that showing off her “fat pants” is “promoting idealized physical appearances.” McKenna posted a photo of her fitting both her legs inside one leg of her old size 20 “fat pants” but was told to remove the picture... 

Cyber Monday 2013: Are There Deals?

While Cyber Monday seems to be stretched over a months time with retailers such as Amazon and Wal-Mart rolling out deals since the beginning of November, there are still discounts to be had on this online bargain day. Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. The National Retail Federation, predicts more than 131 million people will shop online on Monday, up about... 
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