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Butt Dials to 911 are a Growing Problem

9-1-1 false alarms are nothing new. We’ve heard of kids dialing 9-1-1 when there’s no emergency, and we've heard about people calling emergency dispatchers for all the wrong reasons, liked burned hamburgers at fast food restaurants and things.

But have you ever been driving on Highway 59 or Highway 69 and accidently butt-dialed 9-1-1? In the age where everyone has a smart phone that’s always at the ready, accidental pocket-dials to emergency officials are a growing problem.

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Texas Schools Put Students on Notice; Be Tracked With Microchip or Else

Things have truly changed since my days of education.  The only identification I possessed in middle school was answering my name to roll call, and in high school, I carried around a student I.D. card.

But, today's unstable climate, is causing an uproar in change, causing some students to rebel against new legislation at their school.

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Lines Are Long for the iPhone 5

First I must admit, I'm one of the few without an iPhone. I've been enjoying my beat up old Droid phone with a crack on the screen for quite some time, and when the iPhone 6 comes out in a year or so I'll probably still be rockin' the red-headed step child of the phone world. I do love the Droid.

But millions are flocking for the new iPhone 5 today. Are you one of the lucky ones to snag it?

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Just How Important is the iPad?

Once you own an iPad, it turns out you end up loving it more than perhaps you love your own teeth. In fact, many iPad owners would rather endure root canal pain than part with their iPad. And you?

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Go Daddy Hacked, Affecting Millions of Businesses

Indy racer Danica Patrick's #7 car has become a well-known symbol for the company Go Daddy. Turns out, nobody could navigate Go Daddy out of yesterday's hack that shut down millions of websites.

If you went to a website on Monday and you got an error message, chances are it wasn't your internet connection. A hacker group has claimed responsibility for shutting down Go Daddy-hosted sites and causing millions of small businesses to have a hard time functioning. Why?

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Woodland Heights Medical Center Introduces New Surgical Technology [VIDEO]

Thinking about that future medical procedure with the same fear as skydiving for the very first time?  Well, the future of surgery has just hit "cutting" (pardon the pun) edge.

Woodland Heights Medical Center recently unveiled its secret weapon in minimizing body invasion, and having it available in East Texas means less trauma, fewer days in the hospital, and a reduction of infection risk.

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Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?

I read that 20 percent of us check our smart phones every ten minutes.

I hate to admit it, but I'm one of those helpless, pathetic addicts. I just can't stand not knowing what might be going on inside that phone as it sits there on my desk. Has someone sent a text? What new emails have just landed? Maybe I should check Facebook. Perhaps a celebrity couple has broken up....I should see. Stop the madness! But I can't.

If you're not checking your phone every ten minutes, a new Time Mobility Poll says you're probably checking it at least once an hour. And 84 percent can’t go one day with their mobile device at hand. What would we do with our hands if we didn't have our phones? I shudder to think.

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Follow Classic Rock Q107 on Instagram!

Are you as addicted to Instagram as we are? Have you ever heard of Instagram?

If you have an Android phone or an iPhone, you can download the app for free! Follow us at tsm_lufkin, or tag us by using the hashtag #q1077.

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‘MugShot Yourself’ Allows You to Be an Old-Timey Criminal

Get ready because it’s about to get creepy up in here with MugShot Yourself.

In an attempt to promote the new BBC series ‘Copper,’ a website has been developed that takes a photo of you and blends it with vintage mug shots, courtesy of Mark Michaelson’s “Least Wanted” collection.

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U.S. Lands on Mars; What Will Exploration of The ‘Red Planet’ Reveal? [VIDEO]

Don't mean to be critical of the space program (NASA), but is spending money on a trip to Mars really beneficial  --  to anyone?

Considering the price-tag for this overrated movie was 2.5 Billion, I'll bet you that lots of people could have health care coverage today considering the dollars spent on this seven month travel expenditure.

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Want to Know What’s In Your Beer? Ask BeerText

This gives new meaning to the term “drunk dial.”

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Rolling Stones Release ‘Live at the Tokyo Dome’ Live Bootleg

Twenty-two years after the tour, the Rolling Stones have finally gotten around to releasing a live document of their 1990 stand at the Tokyo Dome — and all 24 tracks will cost you less than five bucks.

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