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Owen Covington
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Wow - another big buy for Lenovo. 
Today Google CEO Larry Page announced that Lenovo will acquire the Motorola Mobility smartphone business for about $2.91BN. Since being acquired by Google in 2012, Motorola has transformed itself, focusing on solving real con...
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Very, very cool - what a great idea for 3D printing...
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I'm a fan of the Chemex coffeemaker - brews a better cup than your traditional automated drip gizmo. 
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The most epic beer-passing trick-shot video sequel ever. http://bit.ly/HT2db9
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Interesting...
 
A poll just out from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation documents shifts in the country in the month since insurance sign-ups began.  Fifty-five percent now say they have enough information to understand the law's impact on their family, up 8 percentage points in just one month. Part of the reason is that advertising about how to get coverage is beginning to register.
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Nearly one in four children start kindergarten either overweight or obese, and have the greatest chance of becoming obese before third grade, according to a new study from Emory University.
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The Sales Factory, Woodbine merger to create one of Triad's largest marketing agencies - Greensboro - The Business Journal http://ow.ly/rInFT
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Wow. It's certainly been years since I was in a video store (and apparently I'm not the only one they're missing), but to see an iconic brand, and activity, wither away is sad. 
 
Video-rental company Blockbuster will close its remaining 300 U.S. stores, ending an era for a retail chain that was once a hallmark of shopping centers across the country. | http://bloom.bg/16GljuL 

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Sounds like another great book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
 
America's past presidents are anything but musty, half-forgotten figures for one distinguished writer. For her, they're a part of living history. Mo Rocca sits down with Doris Kearns Goodwin for "Sunday Morning" to talk Roosevelt, Taft, and more.
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Is it a phone? Is it a camera? No, it's the Nokia Lumia 1020! With the Lumia 1020, Nokia decided not to decide. On the one hand, this is a p

Motorola to Join Lenovo to Create a Truly Global Smartphone Company
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Today Google CEO Larry Page announced that Lenovo will acquire the Motorola Mobility smartphone business for about $2.91BN. Since being acqu

Eerie Eastern European War Memorials Look Like They're From Another Plan...
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Yugoslavia is dotted with monuments that were built in the spirit of postwar unity but are better known for their futuristic aesthetics. Man

Google Glass Review and Giveaway
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Wearable technology has become a new hot topic, which has so far produced just one consumer-ready device: the smartwatch. However, smartwatc

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 Review and Giveaway
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When it comes to massive phones, nothing is more iconic than the Samsung Galaxy Note. It has gained popularity not only due to its size, but

Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway
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Ladies and gentlemen, the next generation of video game consoles is here! The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 had their long moments in the sun,

Self-Serve Beer Bars :: Blogs :: Awesome of the Day :: Drink :: Paste
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At the Barrel Republic, a new pub in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood, customers get to pour their own beers. Barrel Republic is the l

Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway
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Approximately a year after Google released the Nexus 4, the company behind Android has come out with its successor -- the Nexus 5. The new i

Obamacare launch: Will it be a bang or a whimper? - Greensboro - The Bus...
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I was struck by the response the other day when I told someone that as a health ...

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A place for Android fans everywhere to meet, share and get the latest on all things Android.

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Samsung Gear: A Smartwatch in Search of a Purpose
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear boldly goes where it's unclear if anything should go in the first place

Where Were You the Day President Kennedy Was Shot?
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AARP is gathering memories about the event that stunned a nation. Many of us remember November 22,...

Honoring Dean: Legendary UNC coach gets Presidential Medal of Freedom | ...
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Dean Smith retired with 879 wins, more than anyone at the time. But the impact he made off the court was even more impressive. And that’s wh

Facebook Fauxlore: Kerouac, Burroughs, and a Fight Over the Oxford Comma...
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If something is shared, printed, or said enough times, it might never become true, but it does become real.

Beersboro | Greensboro NC Beers and Bars Reviews Website
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We review bars randomly and base our ratings on things such as beer selection, music, how much fun is the bar staff, drink specials, and how

Amazon Founder Says He Clicked on Washington Post by Mistake
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, told reporters today that his reported purchase of the Washington Post was a “gigantic mix-up,” expla

Maxwell's, The Beloved New Jersey Venue, Closes : NPR
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The club, which booked bands like R.E.M., the Replacements and Yo La Tengo before and after they hit the big time, is shutting down while "p

Inside Greensboro's Southeastern Building: Slideshow - Greensboro - The ...
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The historic Southeastern Building at 102 N. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro has ...

12 Breweries, 12 Beers, 1 Variety Pack : Brewbound.com
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It’s an ambitious endeavor, but Sierra Nevada Brewing will celebrate the opening of its new Mills River, N.C. brewery with one of the larges