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People Multitasking In Front Of Screens Mindlessly Reach For Snacks Study Says

It is true that the average american adult spends a lot of time in front of screens, between work and vegging out at home you might spend up to 11 hours staring at one. But while you are on the

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List Of Things Home Buyers Forget To Check Most Often

There is plenty of advice to be found when it comes to buying a new home. But also a million things to check off your list before you say yes to such a huge commitment. Even with all the best

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Telephone Scams Still A Concern In Telephone City

Telephone scams continue to be a concern for local police services. In a release about current scams they are aware of, Brantford police said they received 146 reports of fraud in the first six months of this year, on par

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The On The Phone Gesture Has Changed

It might be hard to believe; but the old gesture of holding out your thumb and pinky to signify holding a phone is going to become, and might already be, a thing of the past. With the changing way that

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Gloves Can Translate ASL Real Time – GNSOTD Fri, July 3rd 2020

A team of UCLA scientists announced they have developed a glove that uses an app to translate American Sign Language into speech in real time. This could open up entire new avenues of communication for ASL users. According to the

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3D Animals On Your Smartphone

If you’ve got a smart phone you have probably heard about augmented reality. It’s that technology that puts a 3D image overlay on what ever images your camera is picking up. It’s a clever technology that can in some ways

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Study Confirms Risks Of Social Media On Teens

Social media and smartphone use significantly affect the mental health of teenagers, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study points out that in the last decade, increasing mental distress and treatment for mental

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OPP Warning Of Recent Phone Scam Tactics

Phone call scams have seen a major surge in Canada in recent months, even with scam call centres in India being shut down, and it seems scammers just keep finding new ways to trick victims into handing over their money. The

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Avoiding 911 Misuse On Your Mobile

While there is an odd occasion where an accidental dial or misuse of 911 has turned out okay; most often it is a dangerous waste of police resources. In Wellington County it has been particularly problematic this year as local OPP

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New Text Based Bank Scam In Ontario

Provincial police are warning residents about a bank text messaging scam that can be used to infect phones or steal personal information. The cell owner receives a text message claiming an issue with their bank account; such as it having

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