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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 12/6/2014 12:00 PM
A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS! OPEN HOUSE: Come by for the Christmas Open House in Farmerville and walk through our Victorian traditions exhibit, have your photo made with our Victorian Father Christmas, and listen to carolers singing classic Christmas hymns. Other special events will center around Children celebrating Christmases-past! Oh, one more thing: WE WILL BE MAKING SNOW!!! Calendar

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Smart sports equipment turns phones into coaches

There's a new crop of tools to calculate the speed of a pitch, the strength of a putt, the arch of a basketball toss and the quality of a serve. They aren't for professional ballplayers or touring golfers. These pro-level gadgets are coming for casual sports, from pick-up games to little league.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:40 EST
Smart sports equipment turns phones into coaches

There's a new crop of tools to calculate the speed of a pitch, the strength of a putt, the arch of a basketball toss and the quality of a serve. They aren't for professional ballplayers or touring golfers. These pro-level gadgets are coming for casual sports, from pick-up games to little league.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:40 EST
Think you know the Web? Let's find out

Sure, everyone reading this uses the Internet. But how much do you really know about it?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:05 EST
Space, the final frontier for 3-D printing

We're used to seeing manufacturer tags that read "Made in the USA," "Made in Taiwan" or "Made in..." just about anywhere on the globe. But this week, for the first time, an item can read "Made in Space."

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:58:36 EST
The trick to make passengers accept driverless cars

Industry experts debate on how the perception of driverless cars must be changed before they can be accepted as the future of transportation.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:53:20 EST
Resurrecting drowned iPhones from the dead

Startup TekDry has created a machine that can dry out a waterlogged phone.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:20:24 EST
Watch how vinyl records are made

Despite their retro roots, records sales are growing. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci heads to Brooklyn to visit one of sixteen record pressing plants in the United States.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:53:47 EST
Resurrecting drowned iPhones from the dead

Startup TekDry has created a machine that can dry out a waterlogged phone.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:17:52 EST
Flip phones are hip again

Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:31:30 EST
The security gadget that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:29:41 EST
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