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Kids Reacting to the First iPod Will Make You Feel Super Old [Video]

I had this same feeling the other day when I saw "Now That's What I Call Music: Volume 55". Fifty-Five!? I remember when the first CD came out (actually, it was probably a tape) in 1998 and Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta" and Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy" were on it.

Anyway. I'm old. And this video proves it --  these young kids are just amazed and bewildered by the very first iPod, which came out in 2001.

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Prioritize WGRD in Your Facebook News Feed

 

So you're a 97.9 WGRD fan, but Facebook won’t let you stay up to the minute on all that’s happening? We feel your pain, but now there’s a way to make sure WGRD is your top priority.

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First Ever ‘Wall of Death’ Filmed in 360 Degrees [Video]

The Wall of Death started a long time ago, and has been a concert staple for some bands for a long time. It's pretty cool to see from a bit of a distance, and a little above, so you can watch the crazies crash into each other like some Medieval battle scene.

But our technology has taken this extreme concert experience to a whole new level!

360 DEGREE WALL OF DEATH VIDEO!

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America and Japan to Stage Giant Robot Battle for Real [Video]

This is the coolest news all day! Recently, America challenged Japan to a giant robot battle, since both countries have companies that have built massive robots. What else would you do with a giant Megabot? Have them fight, of course!

Where's Hugh Jackman when we need him?

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Gmail Now Lets You ‘Undo Send’ Emails You Wish You Hadn’t Sent

You know the feeling, the immediate dread after hitting send on an email you wish you could take back.

It could be a dickish reply you sent in the heat of the moment and now want to retract, or an email to your office buddy Joe, complaining about what a douche your boss is... that you accidentally sent to your boss instead. Or "sexy" pics you meant to send to your lady that ended up going to the other Jennifer in your contacts- your sister. Yikes.

Well, now Gmail has a feature that let's you "Undo Send".

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Beats Headphones Torn Apart by an Engineer Shows How Cheap They Are

These Beats headphones are everywhere! With Dr. Dre behind them, and then Apple spending big bucks for the company, people have been flocking to the brand to drop $200 on 'the best headphones around'.

But, as you can see when an engineer takes them apart, they're cheaply made, and use off-the-shelf generic parts. There's really nothing that makes them durable and long-lasting, and a lot of the weight comes from useless parts just thrown in there!

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UrtheCast Releases the First Full Color HD Video of Earth From Space [Video]

There have been a ton of photos released from space before, with amazing detail, even thought their taken from many, many miles away. Heck, the International Space Station is like, 270 miles away from earth, and they can read the newspaper you're sitting with on the park bench!

But, HD video hasn't been a thing. Until now.

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Hey Runners – Protect Your Feet With Your Shoe’s Built In Shoe Lock [Video]

Not being a runner, I had no idea those extra shoe-lace holes on your running shoes actually had a function! I thought they might be for people with oddly shaped feet, or something. I had no idea that they helped create a 'shoe lock' to keep your feet from moving around and causing blisters when you run!

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Love Your Vinyl Albums? Laser Record Player Plays the Music and Doesn’t Touch!

With the return of the vinyl album (even if I argue that it didn't really go away), lots of people are buying cheap turntables to listen to the new albums they bought on Record Store Day. But those cheap things are bad for the albums, digging into the grooves.

Even good turntables will eventually destroy the albums you listen to, since it's a sharp diamond needle dragging across the vinyl.

But now, if you have the money...okay, a LOT of money, you can listen to your LPs on a laser turntable from ELP (not the 70s prog band).

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GR Walks App Lets You Explore Historic Grand Rapids [Video]

If you've ever wondered about the history of Grand Rapids, a new audio tour app can help you learn more about our city.

GR Walks first launched in 2013 with audio tours of Heritage Hill, Eastown, and East Hills and now the tour of Grand Rapids' historical riverwalk is available for download.

The guided walking tour includes 15 stops and lasts about 90 minutes.

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How Many Solar Panels Will It Take to Power the World?

How much power do you use every day? How much does the world use? Would it be possible to switch away from fossil fuels and go totally solar powered? Sure, you can cover your roof with panels, but you'd still have to be connected to the grid, so what's the solution?

Apparently, not as much (or as little) as you'd think! Or is it?

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