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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores

Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.

10/29/2014

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New Helmet Technology Could Help Curb Concussions

Concussions are a concern from youth football all the way to the pros. But a Twin Cities High School thinks they may have a method for keeping players safe and for cutting down on head injuries.

10/15/2014

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Study: Technology Aimed To Prevent Distracted Driving, Makes It Worse

Just because you can talk to your car, doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies, out Tuesday morning, take a look at technology aimed at preventing distracted-driving. But those studies say they’re actually making the problem worse.

10/07/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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In First Term, Franken Makes Tech His Niche

Patting his notes for emphasis, Sen. Al Franken made an impassioned case: The Internet needs to be free for all, he said, not customized so that big corporations can optimize it.

10/04/2014

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Good Question: What Happened To The 9-To-5 Job?

With longer workweeks and busy kids’ schedules, some of us feel like we aren’t spending as much quality time with our families as we’d like. That’s how Eric from Mounds View felt when he wrote to WCCO. He wanted to know: What happened to the 9-to-5 job? “It has changed dramatically,” said Dr. Ernest Owens, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Business.

09/23/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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Automated Driving Is The Future

General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.

09/10/2014

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Toyota: Automated Cars Won’t Be Driverless Cars

Automaker lays out plans for “partnership” between the car and the driver.

09/10/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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State Fair STEM Program’s Goal? Get The Family Interested In Science

The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.

08/21/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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Miss someting from Monday’s show? Click the link above to see Dave Lee’s Podcast Page!

07/21/2014

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Diggity Drive Up Sit-Down Restaurant Goes Server Free

When you go to a sit-down restaurant, you’re probably used to being waited on. The team behind Tavern on France has come up with a new concept, a server-free restaurant. The idea is to combat the minimum wage increase by using technology to cut down on costs and reduce the number of employees.

07/19/2014

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