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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

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Take a break from catching up on social media and emails — even if it's only for a few days. iStockphoto hide caption

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Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone

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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

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Ahhh, the good old days ... before the treacherous pitfalls of "reply all." NPR hide caption

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If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

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This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

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Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. For 35 years, the probes have been beaming images and information back to Earth via a 23-watt transmitter. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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"We got the number of the Vatican and called the pope," Steve Jobs says of the first project he worked on with Steve Wozniak. Later, the two founded Apple Computer. hide caption

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A status update's "meta" information, like its source device, can be used to help out a lame joke — or to drive the envy of frustrated early-adopters. NPR hide caption

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