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Taco Bell launches ‘street tacos,’ foodies recoil

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ABOVE: Taco Bell’s new Cantina Tacos are “based upon authentic-style Mexican street tacos.” An art form that evolved from hot dog carts, roach coaches — and the king of all mobile food purveyors, the taco truck — American ‘street food’ has become wildly popular. From dessert and waffle trucks to mobile pizza ovens and the [...] [Read More]
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Saved by the toes! Bound woman IMs for help with her feet

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Today’s safety tip: Keep your laptop within leg’s reach while sleeping. Amy Windom, 39, of Atlanta, can tell you all about it. She was tied to her bed’s headboard by an armed burglar who ransacked her house, stole electronics and took her car. He did not, however, take her work notebook. Windom told Meredith Vieira [...] [Read More]
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Holy Shark Week, Batman: Great whites off the Cape Cod coast

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(Getty Images) Even the sharks are excited about Shark Week. The Discovery Channel’s annual week-long celebration of all things shark started Sunday, amid real life sightings of sharks along the Northeast coast throughout the weekend. In the most recent incident, reported today by the Huffington Post, a 6-foot sand shark swam up onto the sand [...] [Read More]

RIM raises the BlackBerry Torch

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You have to feel a little sorry for Research In Motion, the company that makes the BlackBerry line of smartphones favored by many business users. Over the past few years, the buzz has belonged to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android devices. Despite the fact that RIM has the largest market share of smartphones in the [...] [Read More]
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Birthright citizenship: The big Republican issue for 2010 elections?

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Don’t be surprised if you hear the phrase “birthright citizenship” a whole bunch of times before the November election. The U.S. rule that all persons born in this country automatically become citizens is becoming a major front for Republicans in the immigration debate. On Sunday, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second-ranking Republican senator, expressed [...] [Read More]

Gorilla Glass: Next big thing for HDTVs?

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Gorilla Glass, a nearly indestructible glass manufactured by Corning Inc, by  has been waiting to make its debut. Waiting for about 50 years. The glass was developed in the 1960s, but didn’t have a use until now. New York-based Corning is reporting the glass is poised to be a major player in the HGTV and [...] [Read More]
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