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RIP robot dogs: Funerals held for metal mutts

Saying final goodbyes to personality-filled pet robotic dogs isn't easy. Now that Sony has shut down its AIBO customer support, robot dog owners are holding funerals for their broken pooches.

By March 4, 2015

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The great new art trend: Selfies at funerals

Humanity knows no bounds to its imagination. There is now a Tumblr feed curating selfies taken at homages to the departed.

By October 30, 2013

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New York -- home of smartphone shopping during funerals

A survey probing when people in different cities use their smartphones to shop reveals results that some might find deadening.

By October 9, 2013

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Churches should all have Wi-Fi, says the man behind 'Cats'

Andrew Lloyd Webber, who brought many a Broadway hit into the world, believes that Wi-Fi would allow business to be conducted in God's house.

By January 4, 2015

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Priest jams cell phones in church

Fed up with his services being disrupted by technology, an Italian priest installs a jamming device. Not everyone is pleased.

By December 17, 2014

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Thatcher funeral draws iPlayer's second-biggest live crowd

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher was the second most-watched live TV programme ever on BBC iPlayer.

By May 28, 2013

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Weird Al sings about drone heliquads at Radioshack

Sing along with nerd songster Weird Al Yankovic in this holiday jingle commercial about robot toys at Radioshack.

By November 10, 2014

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Indiegogo co-founder: 'We've made failure more efficient' (Q&A)

Danae Ringelmann believes crowdfunding lets entrepreneurs find out what works and what doesn't without having to bet their life savings on being right.

By November 10, 2014

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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Sitcom 'Selfie' pokes fun at our social-media addictions

Commentary: When a TV sitcom points out the downfalls of overtweeting, dwindling attention spans and the habit of talking in hashtags, should we laugh or learn from it?

By October 2, 2014