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Atlantis lands to end a 30-year space shuttle program
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Atlantis Safely Lands To End NASA’s Space Shuttle Program! [VIDEO]

As I walked into work today, I stopped in the lobby to watch the big screen coverage of NASA's thirty-year space shuttle program come to an end.

History was made earlier today as Atlantis safely landed in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Four astronauts took the trip into space to deliver a year's worth of supplies and food to cosmonauts who remain living at the International Space Station.

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Parents Use Facebook To Track Their Kids!?? [VIDEO]

This just in!  More than half of parents are on Facebook so they can spy on their kids.  Is this true for you?

Parents aren't the only ones using the social network to find out what people are up to in his or her daily lives!  The CIA has been working with Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, to use his program to track any and all persons of interest. 

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(Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
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Netflix Customers Upset About Drastic Price Hikes

I will freely admit that I do not watch TV. And it's totally by choice. I can not force myself to be a slave to the times that networks decide to air their shows. As a result, I've become heavily reliant on NetFlix. While I may not be able to watch the most recent episodes of my favorite shows, I can watch up until the last season, and having Netflix has actually brought me to like a lot of shows that I have never seen before!

If you don't know what Netflix is, it's a DVD-by-mail and digital streaming service. And yesterday, Netflix announced a new pricing structure, and its customers are doing the metaphorical version of booing and throwing popcorn at the screen.

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General Motors pours millions into Wyoming plant.
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General Motors Invests Millions In Wyoming Plant!

As promised, General Motors is starting to implement upgrades at more than a dozen of its plants throughout the country, including a West Michigan-based facility in Wyoming.

According to WZZM 13, of the $2 billion dollars allotted for growth and upgrades, Wyoming will get $15 million to continue building engine components.

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(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Facebook Announces New Features

Not too long after Google launched their new social-networking venture, Google+, Facebook is rolling out video calls on their site. The video calls will be powered through Skype, which already has a ton of users.

Facebook said Wednesday that it is also be adding a group chat feature. Users will now be able to create instant group chats if they want to quickly message a small group of their friends.

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Can "The Social Network" actor, Justin Timberlake, save MySpace?
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Can Justin Timberlake Revive MySpace?

Building hype is key in promoting a new product and/or service.  Add a little bit of star power and you instantly have a fan base which is what artist-actor Justin Timberlake is counting on in his new effort to bring you and me back to using MySpace!

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PetroleumJelliffe, Flickr
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Can Your Facebook Photos Cost You a Job?

The age of Big Brother is truly upon us.

Last week the Federal Trade Commission approved a company called Social Intelligence, which touts itself as a modern way for firms to screen potential employees.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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What Happens on the Internet Every Minute of Every Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The brains at web development and design company Go-Globe created a stunning infographic that breaks down the internet activity happening every minute of the day on sites like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Skype. And it’s kind of amazing.

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Celebrate Les Paul’s Birthday With Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is paying tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul with a guitar-themed doodle that allows users to play it and record songs of their own.

I have spent a good portion of my day playing with it, it's so cool!

The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germick, will be up for 24 hours, and was released to celebrate what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. (Paul, a leader in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, died of complications from pneumonia in 2009.)

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Can’t Log Onto Facebook? Happy IPV6 Day!

"What the heck are you talking about?", is probably what a lot of you are thinking right now.  Well, IPV6 day is a worldwide test of the newest internet protocol (version 6 to be exact).  Several major websites are participating in the test that will eventually become the new internet backbone.  So if you're surfing around the net today and keep getting errors, don't worry it will all be back to normal tomorrow.  If you want more information on the subject, click 'READ MORE'

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Microsoft announces Windows 8 will be available in 2012
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Windows 8 Is Coming In 2012!

I know!!  You just upgraded your computer and have Windows 7, like me, and now another version is on the horizon.  What's up with that?

Yesterday, Microsoft held a conference called the Computer Electronics Show in Taipei to preview development for its Windows 8 due out in late 2012.

From what I can understand about all of the geek-speak is that the new version will feature a new Hybrid Boot that will speed your startup time.

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