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Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

A game to fight for control of the minds of everyone on earth. Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching this week (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process). How does one play? Users can generate virtual energy needed to play the game by picking up units of “XM,” which are collected by traveling...

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Malls to Kiss Butt on Black Friday

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Malls to Kiss Butt on Black Friday

Need someone to hold your package while at the mall, all while sucking down a free beverage and reclining on a comfy couch?  Many malls around the country are promising Black Friday bargaineers a more white-glove experience. All it can take is a few TV images of Black Friday deal-chasing—the unruly crowds, packed parking lots and frigid midnight lines—to drive many shoppers straight to the Web...

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Use Protection While F-booking

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Use Protection While F-booking

The bottom line: If you have something to hide, DON’T PUT IT ON FACEBOOK. Do not chat inappropriately. Do not post secrets. Do not THIS. Do not THAT. You never know if somehow your deepest secrets will “accidentally” become fodder for the masses to enjoy. The social network has offered a growing array of options and settings to control privacy, particularly for what shows up on...

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The Dark Knight Rises Bleak and Beautiful

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 | 0 comments

The Dark Knight Rises Bleak and Beautiful

Don’t come to watch The Dark Knight Rises and expect your spirits to be buoyed and your sadness lifted. Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal offers this review of the much awaited third film in a trilogy,  “The Dark Knight Rises”. “The Dark Knight Rises” is notable for many things—thrilling chases, supercool vehicles, majestic vistas, an epic scale that...

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Wanna Frack? Finding Jobs in Tough Times

Posted by on May 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Wanna Frack? Finding Jobs in Tough Times

The latest reported national unemployment rate is 8.2%. Are you in that group and wondering just where you can find work? Grab a pick axe and head to South Texas, Oklahoma, or North Dakota where you can mine for oil. Why mining?  There have been vast improvements in how to extract difficult-to-reach shale oil, horizontal drilling and hydraulic “fracking,” which pumps water, sand and...

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