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The Breakfast Flakes: Digital Tourists Visiting Mount Rushmore

Now you can "visit" Mount Rushmore from the comfort of your own home!  Using 3D laser technology, the monument was scanned from top to bottom to create a complete digital model of the monument.  But does viewing the 3D model count as "visiting" the historic monument?  You can imagine what The Breakfast Flakes thought...

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A New Generation of Shoppers Is Taking Over the Internet — Dollars and Sense

A new survey finds the number of people who leave the house for a day of shopping are dwindling, replaced instead by a new breed of “net-savvy” shoppers.

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Verizon Wireless Abandons Plan for $2 Monthly Fee After Customer Uproar

In a head-snapping about-face, Verizon Wireless has dropped the $2 monthly fee it planned to impose on some of its customers.

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Fun Holiday Greetings To Put On Your Friends’ Facebook Page [IMAGES, VIDEOS]

With the holidays fast approaching and patience time running short, TheFW.com would like to take one item off your list of seasonal chores. Please enjoy and share these light-hearted holiday images and video clips with everyone on your “Nice” list. (And then break out the boxed wine.) Warm wishes from the FW.com family to yours!

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Jake Owen’s Facebook Page Hacked

Over 200,000 followers of Jake Owen‘s page on Facebook could have gotten an eyeful this afternoon, as the ‘Alone With You’ singer’s account was apparently hacked. Friends and fans hoping to catch a few glimpses from his tour or of his dog Merle instead got pictures of, well … use your imagination.

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‘Send a Call from Santa’ to Keep Kids in Line… or to Have a Little Holiday Fun

Parents have been using the threat of Santa’s “naughty or nice” list for so long now that it may be losing its strength, so the nice folks at Google stepped in to help.

Enter a little information at Send a Call from Santa and your little one will get a voicemail from the North Pole denizen himself. You can customize it to be as personal as you like, including details like the child’s name, gender and what’s on his or her holiday wish list.

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Tech-Savvy 4-Year-Old Saves His Unconscious Grandpa with an iPhone [VIDEO]

Four-year-old Kanden Jones may not know the difference between taking a nap and blacking out, but he sure knows how to use an iPhone.

It was a guys’ day for the kid and his grandfather Carl Jones when the two were out deer hunting in the woods. When the worst happened — thankfully not a hunting disaster — Kanden was left with an unconscious grandpa.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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5 Black Friday Apps to Help You Survive the Crowds

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Wheth

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sarahmstewart, Flickr
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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Cell Phones Eliminate the Three-Day Rule in Dating — Survey of the Day

If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.

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Why Teen Bride Courtney Stodden Keeps Getting Banned From Facebook

Courtney Stodden, the 17-year-old bride of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, has apparently had her Facebook page pulled. And it’s not the first time it’s happened.

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