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Farmers Branch Passes Distracted Driving Ordinance

Farmers Branch has taken a step toward curbing distracted driving. Council members on Tuesday approved an ordinance that prohibits text communication while behind the wheel.

03/27/2014

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Facebook Buying Oculus For $2 Billion

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

03/26/2014

Randy Wood, Plano Firefighter saves babies

Plano Firefighter Saves Two Babies From Fire

A Plano firefighter is being hailed a hero after he saved two twin babies from a burning home.

CBS 11–03/21/2014

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First Tweets From CBSDFW.COM Folks

Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday by rolling out a new feature that lets users look at their first tweets. Here are some of the first tweets from CBSDFW.COM personalities.

03/21/2014

A motorcycle officer aims his radar toward drivers that may be speeding. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller PD Uses Social Media To Reveal Speed Traps

Drivers in Keller may soon know where police plan on setting up speed traps.

03/07/2014

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Would You Ever Unplug From Technology?

Friday is the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging, where people are urged to try going for 24 hours without modern-day distractions like smartphones and social media.

03/07/2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr tweets a selfie before appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman (Photo via Twitter @DaleJr)

Earnhardt Going Fast And Furious On Twitter

A reluctant participant on Twitter for years, Earnhardt burst into the Twitterverse this week with a flourish of revealing tweets that have given fans insight into his life they never knew before.

02/28/2014

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Booming Social Media Gun Groups Make Private Sales Easy

No waiting, no hassle, and no background checks… If you want to buy a gun you could go to a store and jump through hoops or you just jump online.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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Facebook Users React To New Gender Options

Facebook announced on Thursday that its 159 million users in the U.S. now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their online profiles.

02/14/2014

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Facebook Celebrates 10 Years With ‘Look Back’

On Feb. 4, 2004, college students were allowed to join a new and revolutionary social media site called Facebook.

02/04/2014

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Trending: Social Media Magic, Sherman’s Rant, BatKid’s Heroes

A look at the stories trending online for January 20, 2014.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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Snapping “Selfies” While Driving Is Dangerous, Warns AAA

We’ve all heard the “don’t text and drive” message many times. AAA Texas is now warning drivers about another danger behind the wheel, snapping selfies.

01/15/2014

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