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Watch Stars Like Coolio Discuss the Internet on MTV in 1995 [VIDEO]

When something is so entrenched in our daily lives, it’s often hard to remember a time when it wasn’t ubiquitous. Such was the internet in 1995.

In this archival clip from MTV — which celebrates its 30th birthday on August 1st — Kurt Loder gives us a primer on what exactly the internet is and how it’s being used, with stars like Sandra Bullock, Dave Matthews and Coolio weighing in.

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Apple iPhone Survives Fall From Skydiver’s Pocket And Still Works

Jarrod McKinney’s iPhone 4 — a notoriously fragile device — cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf.

“I was like, ‘Man!  That’s all it takes to crack the glass?’ ” he said.

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US Army May Issue Smartphones for Combat Use

After a successful trial run using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat, US Army officials say they may begin equipping service members with the devices later this year. It would be used to complement tactical radios and other existing technology.

Smartphones can be used to text updates about surroundings, send GPS photos, and access maps. “When they have a problem or need to submit a report, they default to the texting. These young soldiers grew up with this technology. They’re very familiar with it. They’re very comfortable with it,” said Michael McCarthy, an Army director for the program.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Futuristic invention may become available in 2012.

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‘Tweet’ Your Way To A College Education

At the University of Iowa, a good tweet is worth $37,000. 

That's the price of a full scholarship, and that's exactly what a student hopeful can win in a contest the university has dreamed up that takes electronic communication to a new level.  

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Teacher Uses Angry Birds to Explain Projectile Motion to Students

The popular game helps an Atlanta physics teacher explain the law of projectile motion

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Facebook Launches Video Calls, Powered by Skype

Video calling on the social site is now available.

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Massive Explosion on the Sun Caught on Video

For most of us down here on earth, June 7th was a fairly typical day. If you happened to be on the sun, on the other hand, you would have been treated to one of the most massive solar explosions man has ever seen. It may not look all that big in the video — the footage was captured on an ultraviolet camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — but remember, this is the sun we’re looking at here. It’s more than 100 times larger than the Earth.

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Apple Reveals Highly Anticipated iCloud at WWDC

Check out all the features it has to offer, plus more from Apple's much-anticipated conference.

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WWDC Preview: Apple to Unveil iOS 5, iCloud and More

Find out what will be featured at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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‘Tweeting’ Has Been Taken To New Heights

A guy sends a tweet from atop of Mount Everest. 

There's an argument about how technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, and how there are certain places where you just shouldn't whip out your phone.  But I'm not sure where this fits. 

Last week someone sent the very first Tweet from . . . the top of Mount Everest. 

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Kinds of Shows We Do Not Need Any More of; A Commentary

It's a good thing that RYAN SEACREST'S work-in-progress is NOT a traditional "singing competition show" . . . because that's on my list of the kinds of TV shows we definitely DO NOT need any more of.  

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