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Girl Scouts Go Hi-Tech With 2014 Cookie Sales

It’s that time of year again — Girl Scout Cookies go on sale this weekend. Every year, the program adds new technology to make it easier for Girl Scouts to sell cookies, and for customers to buy them.

CBS 11–01/08/2014

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FAA To Allow Gadget Use On Planes

You still won’t be able to use your cellphone. But depending on which airline you fly, you may soon start getting permission from the flight crew to use other electronic devices throughout your flight.

10/31/2013

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Need Motivation? There’s An App For That

Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you’re sneezing more, or if carbs really make you tired after lunch? Turns out, there’s an app or gadget to test all of that.

10/16/2013

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Irving-Based Blackberry Agrees To Sell

Irving-based smart phone company Blackberry has agreed to sell.

09/23/2013

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Experts Seeing More Instances Of Sleep Texting

You’ve heard of sleep walking? Try sleep texting. No joke — experts say they’re seeing more and more people complaining about it.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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Drug Agents Plumb Vast Database Of Call Records

Newly released documents show that for at least six years, drug agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades.

09/02/2013

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Texan Sentenced To 9 Years, Texted Child Porn To Wrong Phone

A South Texas man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for texting child pornography to a phone he wrongly thought belonged to a young co-worker.

08/29/2013

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Review: States Stepping Up Fight Against Distracted Driving

While no U.S. state fully bans cell phone use while driving, a new report finds that many states are stepping up their efforts to fight distracted driving.

CBSDFW.COM–07/17/2013

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FAA Moving Toward Allowing More Cellphone Use

The government is moving toward easing restrictions on cellphone use during takeoff and landing.

06/21/2013

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Report: Feds Getting Phone Records Of All Verizon Customers

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers, under a top secret court order. A British newspaper reports the order was granted on April 25 and is good until July 19.

06/06/2013

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Bill Would Require Warrant For Police Cell Phone Tracking

Tracking your location through your cell phone will be a bit more complicated for police if Governor Perry signs one bill at the state capitol.

CBSDFW.COM–05/22/2013

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I-Team: Texas Fighting Back Against Smuggled Prison Cell Phones

Cell phones can fetch more than a thousand dollars inside Texas prisons and have become the most sought after contraband among inmates.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

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