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Sleeping With Your Cell Phone Can Be a Fire Hazard

Did you know that you can wake up in a fiery blaze if you sleep with your cell phone? According to KDFW, that's just what happened to one 13-year-old North Texas girl.

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‘Bug-A-Salt’ Fires Salt to Kill Flies and Other Insects

If you're having problems with flies or other insects like most people in Abilene, then you might want to check out this killer assault weapon that uses ordinary table salt to kill those pesky little critters. Behold, the 'Bug-A-Salt'.

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News Report From 1981 Shows How the Internet Was Used in its Early Days

People in their 20's might have a difficult time imagining a world where all the information is not at their fingertips. Here's a news report that shows just how much technology has changed our lives during the past 30-plus years.

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‘Abilene Antique Trader’ Facebook Page Reaches Buyers CraigsList and eBay Can’t

If you like to buy or sell antiques and similar unique items, there's a Facebook page for people just like you, based in Abilene. 'Abilene Antique Trader' is a closed group site dedicated to the buying, selling and trading of old, antique, collectible or unique items. 

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‘Coolest Cooler’ is High-Tech Portable Kitchen for Your Next Outdoor Activity

If you do a lot of camping, tailgating, or any number of outdoor activities, a new cooler called the 'Coolest Cooler', would definitely help the cause. This cooler, which has a blender, radio and more, is starting to make waves on Kickstarter, a crowd funding site. That means we could see this bad boy in stores soon.

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Google Maps Busted Two Guys About to Rob a House in Oklahoma City

Back in July of 2011, a woman in Oklahoma City came home and found two men in her house.  They held her at gunpoint for an hour while they tore the place apart, stole some stuff, then left.  And the police never caught them.

Now, three years later, there's finally a lead thanks to Google Maps.

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iPhone and Android Repair Stores Offer a Cost Saving Option to Buying a New Phone

Most of us - myself included - have grown to be very reliant on our smart phones. So, it should come as no surprise that when I damaged my iPhone recently, I had a feeling of helplessness similar to being bedridden with the flu.

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Life Hack – Finding Secure Digital Passwords

We all worry about finding secure passwords for all of our online uses. If you are like me you have at least 10 passwords for different things. You may have personal and work emails, bank accounts, social media accounts, online shopping accounts and more that you may or may not use different passwords for and remembering them all can be a challenge. Here are a few life hacks to help you find easy to remember and super secure passwords.

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McDonald Observatory – Hidden Gems of Texas

This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the McDonald Observatory. The observatory is operated by the University of Texas at Austin but is located some 450 miles west of Austin in the Davis Mountains. There are 4 research telescopes at the facility and much of it is open to the public.

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Gadgets That Changed the World But Are Now Relics

I was cleaning out my attic over this past weekend when I found an old VCR that I hadn't seen in a long time. So, I plugged it in, and was surprised that it actually still worked. Then, the nostalgia bug hit me and I started thinking about other technology wonders and gadgets that I grew up on, but are now relics

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Abilene’s Morgan Jones Planetarium Offers Fun and Education For Everyone

Did you know Abilene has a Planetarium? If you have elementary aged kids then you might; but did you know it's also open to the public? Only a handful of planetariums exist in Texas so this is a treat for Abilene. You don't have to be on a school 'field trip' in order to visit the planetarium either. It's very inexpensive and a great learning experience for the young and old.

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Find an Animal Identical to Your Deceased Pet With ‘PetMatch’ App – Pain’s Package

Just when you thought your apps couldn't get any freakier then comes an app that helps you find an animal that looks like your deceased pet.

A little less freaky than cloning, right?

This app is called PetMatch.

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