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Pay Phones Are Suddenly Important Again Because Of Sandy

As some New Yorkers try to stay connected with others, they've had to search for pay phones because their cellphones have run out of juice. Question: When was the last time you sued a pay phone?
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Wireless Carriers Under Scrutiny After Sandy

T-Mobile and AT&T have cut an emergency deal to share their cellphone networks in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. They're trying to make it a little easier for customers to get a signal as carriers restore their networks. Some say companies should be forced to make their networks more resilient.
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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

The latest installment of "Assassin's Creed," one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
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Mobile Apps To Enhance Your Halloween

Among the many ideas that mobile app developers are coming up with to enhance your Halloween experience: the "animated eyeball." The Digital Dudz app allows your smartphone to display blinking eyeballs. You can also display video of a live, beating heart to liven up your costume.
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The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President

Sixty years ago, computers were used for the first time to predict the outcome of a presidential race. CBS used the UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers, on loan. The prediction was spot on, but a decade passed before the computer's potential was finally realized on election night.
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Social Media Thrived During Sandy's Worst

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel talk about how the Internet has responded to Hurricane Sandy, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter and storm photos that seems too fake to be true.

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