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Students Won’t ‘Like’ This — Elementary School Threatens Expulsion If Kids Use Facebook

A while back, we told you about the Jewish girls’ school in Brooklyn that instituted a Facebook ban for its students, saying using the social media site violated its religious tenets.

Now an elementary school in Australia is following suit, but its demand that kids delete their Facebook pages has an entirely different reason: it’s an attempt to wipe out cyber-bullying.

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Revolutionary New HDTV/Blu-ray Technology Comes To Us From…IKEA?

IKEA specializes in affordable, streamlined and semi-stylish furniture that’s space-efficient, strangely named yet easy for just about anybody to put together. Oh, and their cafeteria has amazing Swedish meatballs. But the company is taking a bold step toward cornering the home-entertainment market with their latest “invention” – a combination TV stand and smart LED HDTV/Blu-ray player that reaches European markets this fall.

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Could Bank Tellers Someday Become Extinct?

Many of us do our banking via ATM or other electronic means, but how would you feel if actual in-person tellers didn’t exist? A few banks are testing out new systems with the possible goal of making that idea a reality.

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Is Facebook Just a Fad? — Survey of the Day

Facebook is currently preparing for what is believed will be the biggest initial public offering ever for an Internet-based company. But while Wall Street sees a bright future for Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, a surprisingly high percentage of the American don’t see Facebook as a good bet.

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Constantly Checking Your Work Email Could Be Harmful to Your Health

Are you addicted to checking your work email? Well, knock it off. A new study says it’s bad for your health.

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Amazon Reigns Supreme in Online Customer Satisfaction

What do Amazon, Apple, and L.L. Bean have in common? They all ranked at the top of their categories in a recent study tracking customer satisfaction with online retailers.

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No ID? No Problem – Bouncers Turn to Facebook for Age Verification

If you’ve ever been to a bar, you’ve likely had a bouncer check your ID to be sure you’re old enough to drink. But since IDs can be faked, some bouncers in the UK have a new screening method: they’re checking your Facebook account, too.

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Who’s Calling 911 In New York City? Butts Are

Just about everybody who has a cellphone has accidentally ”butt” or “pocket”-dialed someone at one time or another. And when this happens you just hope you don’t end up ringing an ex, or your boss at 3 AM.

But it turns out many of these inadvertent calls end up being directed to 911 — somewhere else you really shouldn’t be calling unless you have a real emergency. In fact, in New York City, 38% of all calls to emergency services in 2010 were accidental.

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New Jersey Town Raises a Ruckus for Ticketing Pedestrians Who Text or Talk on the Phone [VIDEO]

You’ve probably seen the countless YouTube videos of people so transfixed by their mobile phones that they walk into inanimate objects or fall into fountains.

And while it’s easy to laugh at such incidents, the truth is that distracted pedestrians can cause serious harm to themselves or other people — and now one New Jersey town is taking a stand.

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Study: Facebook Users Access Site Through Smartphones More Than Computers

Some of the world’s smallest computers now make up a big part of Facebook’s traffic.

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