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Are on-board cell phone bans necessary?

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videoIf you have been on an airplane, you probably know the drill. You buckle up, and turn off your cell phone. WWAY’s Hailey Winslow explains why. Full story...
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Texting while driving ban brings up concerns

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videoEarlier this week, the state Senate gave final approval to legislation, banning drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. The ban is now headed to the Governor’s desk, but the law raises some concerns. Full story...
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Making sure your wireless signal is secure

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videoIf you're wireless at home or at work, and don't have a lock on your wireless network, hackers and piggy backers can use your internet portal, which slows down your connection speed and opens the door to potential malicious attacks. Full story...
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Tennis, anyone?

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videoDoctor McIver says cell phone elbow is different than tennis and golfer's elbow. Tennis elbow involves the muscles on the outside of your elbow, while golfer's elbow involves muscles on the inside of your elbow. Cell phone elbow is caused from bending your elbow too tightly for too long. Full story...
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Computer injuries on the rise

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videoMore than 60% of U.S. households now contain at least one personal computer, and many have multiple machines. The rate of computer ownership is soaring, but the injury rate from computers is increasing even faster, according to a new study. Full story...
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National Wireless Safety Week underway

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videoToday kicks off National Wireless Safety Week, highlighting safer ways to operate cell phones, PDA's and other devices that could send us spinning into a ditch, or worse, into other drivers. Full story...
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Microsoft launches new search engine

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Google has become a part of our daily vocabulary. People have relied on the search engine to get information for nearly a decade, but now Google is facing new competition. Microsoft hopes people will stop Googling and start "Binging.” Full story...
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Wilmington company offers great deals on gift certificates

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Portcitydeals.com sells gift certificates to many businesses in town at half-price, or less, and if the business happens to go under, they'll refund your money one hundred percent. Full story...
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Local reality show to air on internet

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There is a new reality competition coming to the Cape Fear region called the ‘Nation's Next Top Model Home’. In this web-based challenge, seven interior designers will have the chance to decorate the primary living areas of seven new model homes in the Compass Pointe Community in Leland. Full story...
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Girl Scouts aim to make web browsing safer

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videoWhen you think of internet safety, Girl Scouts are probably not the first thing to come to mind, but they are becoming some of the leading advocates for the cause. Full story...
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Surfing the web on the Intracoastal Waterway

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videoA Wilmington company called icwifi.net provides high-speed wireless internet access to boaters. Now checking the forecast on the water is just a click away. Full story...
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Computer software simplifies life for restaurants

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videoOne of downtown Wilmington’s favorite restaurants has found a new way to do business and it's catching on across the country. The restaurant is using an online scheduling system that makes things easier for employees, and the local company that wrote the software is getting national recognition. Full story...
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Online after death

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videoCreating a will ensures our assets will go on to our loved ones when we pass away, but what happens to our lives online isn't so clear. Usually, only we know the passwords to our email, and online bank accounts. Full story...
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Emergency tweets being tried in Brunswick County

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videoBrunswick County Emergency Services have found a new way to communicate with the public; they are taking advantage of the social new networking site, Twitter. Full story...
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Video games not just for couch potatoes

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videoThe Nintendo Wii has become a become a huge hit, and not just with your average teenager; grandma and grandpa are getting use out of it and a local rehabilitation center is even using the game system for physical therapy. Full story...
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