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A great new sickness: Speed camera phobia

A motorist is so freaked out by speed cameras that he turns to counseling to help him get over his affliction. The CEO of an anxiety association has the same problem.

By Mar. 2, 2009

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'Say hello to my e-go': 10 funny first tweets we love

While many first tweets centered on dull daily details or confusion about what Twitter even does, Jedi Master tweeters treated their first 140-character messages like a night at the comedy club.

By Mar. 20, 2014

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Amazon addresses security exploit after journalist hack

After a tech reporter detailed his nightmarish saga of being hacked because of Amazon and Apple security flaws, the e-commerce giant says it has changed its system to make things more secure.

By Aug. 7, 2012

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Huawei reduces focus on U.S. market

Chinese telecoms equipment maker cites trade protectionism and phobia from the U.S. government as reasons.

By Jul. 16, 2013

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Your new disease, America: Compulsive gadget-hoarding

According to a study, 68 percent of Americans keep their unused gadgets for posterity's sake. Or something. Only 25 percent allegedly admit to it.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Buzzy Mini makes getting shots a lot more tolerable

The Buzzy Mini uses cold and vibrations to soothe your fear of needles and take the pain out of injections.

By Jan. 9, 2014

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Listen to the Batman theme performed by actual bats

The inaudible cries of bats have been digitally brought into an audible frequency — and arranged into a performance of the Batman theme music.

By Jun. 23, 2013

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'Nomophobia' up as more folks fear being mobileless

A survey out of the U.K. suggests that as many as two in three adults may be nervous when without cell phone contact.

By Feb. 16, 2012

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Apple responds to journalist's iCloud hack

After a reporter said account breaches occurred when an AppleCare technician fell prey to social engineering, the tech giant says, "our own internal policies were not followed completely."

By Aug. 6, 2012

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Fun! The speed camera that doesn't just check your speed

A new speed camera is designed not merely to check your speed, but also to monitor whether you're insured, whether you're tailgating, and even whether you're wearing a seat belt.

By Nov. 6, 2010