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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee Hump Day 9-24-14!

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09/24/2014

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

09/15/2014

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Minn. DNR Launches New App For Anglers

After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.

05/07/2014

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Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

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Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone Cutoffs

A Minnesota legislator says he’ll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.

01/02/2014

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Local Company Makes Cell Phone Cases From Wood

Almost all of us have cell phones, and with them come cases and skins. NPD Group market research says over the last 12 months, Americans spent $2.2 billion dollars on cell phone protection devices.

11/20/2013

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FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On Planes

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.

10/31/2013

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Best Buy Rolling Out Smart Watches

Some consider it the next big thing, and it’s going on sale at Best Buy. The Richfield-based retailer of consumer electronics is out with a “smart watch.” It’s being described as something like a smart phone, only it fits around your wrist.

07/04/2013

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Tips To Limit Tech Distractions While On Vacation

Many of us will find ourselves with time off this week from work to celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends. However, instead of relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, we may end up texting, typing, posting and playing games on electronic devices.

07/02/2013

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Keep Safe This Summer With These Apps

Summer means swimming, sunshine and fun, but it can also be a risky season with families hitting the beach, the pool and the trails on bikes.

06/04/2012

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Are Warranties Worth The Extra Money?

When you buy new electronics like a new iPad or iPhone, there’s always that moment you consider a warranty. But, are those service plans worth the extra money?

05/24/2012

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New ‘Baby Connect’ App Helps Parents Keep Tabs

New technology is changing the way parents can stay connected with their young children. Now they can know exactly how their kid is doing, even when they’re at work, thanks to a $5 app.

03/21/2012

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Tech Minute: How To Deal With A Wet Smart Phone

The more we use our smartphones, the more likely it is they can be damaged. But if you accidentally drop your phone in water, you may not have to shell out a lot of money to have it fixed.

02/28/2012

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Police Warn Of Cell Phone Thefts In Minneapolis

It’s a crime wave happening around the country and it’s hitting the Twin Cities hard.

01/31/2012

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State Fair? There’s An App For That

You hear it all the time, “there’s an app for that.” You can now add the great Minnesota get-together to that list.

08/23/2011

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