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Tech wrecked? Cell phones can make some of us sick

The cell phone can be a cruel companion,

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Tech can wreck your body.

While cell phones may allow us to shop, chat, game and gossip with greater ease than ever before, constant use can trigger an array of troubling musculoskeletal troubles. Medical professionals say that "text claw" "selfie syndrome," and "text neck," have joined "Blackberry thumb" as repetitive strain injuries caused from the constant use of devices that tether us...

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Xbox One game console sales top 3 million

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown

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Microsoft Corp said on Monday that sales of its new Xbox One game console topped three million at the end of last year after launching in November.

The third generation of the Xbox is competing head-to-head with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4, also launched in November. Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PS4s by the first week of December.

It will not be clear which company is leading the...

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Gift guide: Cool items for the techie in your life

Lytro camera

(Credit: The Lytro light field camera allows you to do more than you thought possible with a small camera. )

Time is running out and you need a go-to gift. In this day and age, almost everyone from your grandma to your nephew will appreciate a tech item. Here are some of our favorites:

CoolTec Shaving System

Braun's electric shaver uses an innovative aluminum cooling bar that cools skin during shaving to minimize skin irritation. It is 100% waterproof so it can be used in the shower, too. An...

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Instagram unveils private photo-sharing, messaging

Instagram

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Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature Thursday that allows users to send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company sought to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications. The new Instagram Direct feature allows users to send a photo or video to a single person or up to 15 people, and to have real-time text...

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Xbox One global sales top 2 million units, says Microsoft

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown

(Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its November 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier.

The U.S. software giant on Wednesday said it took 18 days for Xbox One's global sales to surpass 2 million. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million.

The Xbox One, on sale...

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