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Hashtag, Selfie, Tweep and Yooper Make It Into Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Hashtag, selfie, tweep and Yooper join more than 150 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in 2014.

The additions reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking, once done mostly in person.

As for Yooper, a nickname used for a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? Well, let's just say it's about time!

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Teen Sets Record for Fastest Texting [Video]

Kids today. They sure know their texting.

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Necessity is a Mother, At Least for Inventions

As the mother of all invention, necessity gets overlooked some times, I think.

That's why I found this poll released this week ranking the top inventions of the past 100 years pretty interesting.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Band Comes Up With Genius Way to ‘Scam’ Spotify [Video]

You've, perhaps, never heard of the band Vulfpeck.

And before reading about this, we here at "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" hadn't either. But we're fans now!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Why We Must Defend Net Neutrality [Video]

So, if you're like us, you've heard the term "net neutrality" in the news quite a bit recently.

Net neutrality, basically, means that all data on the Internet is treated equally, and nothing that you try to access gets preferential treatment over other data.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Nissan Has Developed a Self-Cleaning Car Prototype [Video]

Things are so damn convenient these days. Automation is king.

Because of crazy advances in technology, people have really become quite lazy. Things that used to take hours now take minutes, if that.

Here's the latest example.

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204 Million Emails a Minute Make Internet Place to Be

The Internet is a busy place, but even you may be surprised by how much is going on.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Telephones in Your Car Are the Technology of the Future in the 1950s [Video]

Are you traveling in your automobile in the 1950s and realize that you need to make an telephone call?

Fret no more!

Soon, in the very near future you will be able to speak with your pals by simply picking up the large handset in your dashboard and speaking with a operator who will connect your call.

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‘Cord Cutting’ Is Becoming More Popular

A new study out today says "cord cutting" is up 44 percent over the last three years, and is becoming more prevalent.

What is it? Is it for you?  

I have some facts on the subject.

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Metalhead Ned’s First Record Album: KISS’ ‘Double Platinum’

I have been and always will be a KISS Army member until the day I am laid to rest.

I'm only 26. So, while I was not around when KISS hit the scene in 1973, I remember watching a movie featuring these guys in war paint named "Detroit Rock City." Seeing the spectacle of this band got me hooked on them. I quickly wanted everything KISS, including vinyl albums. I remember where I got my first album, too!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Kids React in Using Walkmans [Video]

Before mp3 players and iPhones, there was the Walkman. Revolutionary in its time and nearly universal among teens of the '80s, it's now a relic today's children simply can't understand.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: You’re Probably Going to Hate Social Media Song ‘Let’s Get Social’ [Video]

At this year's Social Media Marketing World Conference, a hot new song about social media was unveiled.

The conference, which was last month in San Diego, is apparently a conference where people get together to talk about social media, so this was a big deal.

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