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  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
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    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>

(CNN/CBS) - Samsung took the wraps off the world's first smartphone with a curved screen.

The new design is expected to improve comfort and convenience for users. The Galaxy Round has a 5.7 inch display and goes on sale today in Korea. There's no word on price or when it will be available in other countries. Rival LG announced this week that it would begin mass producing its own flexible curved screen phone that's expected to hit stores next year.
 
The cardless ATM is coming soon. So, leave the debit card at home. All you'll need is an app on your phone. Financial services giant FIS recently announced its new cardless ATMs. When using the app, you select how much money to withdraw. Then, when you're at the ATM, use the app to scan a code on the ATM screen, and money comes out. Right now, it's still in the  testing phase.
 
In the face of the government shutdown and showdown in congress, Starbucks is launching a "pay it forward" campaign. Now through Friday, customers who buy a drink for a fellow patron will get a free tall brewed coffee. In a letter to employees, CEO Howard Schultz said the government shutdown and other factors have created a period of uncertainty in the U.S. The pay it forward campaign is meant to help fellow citizens support one another in this challenging time.
 
The Jonas Brothers have canceled their up-coming tour. The boy band had a disagreement over the direction of their music and decided to call the concerts off. The 19-date tour was set to begin on Friday. Fans who already bought tickets can get refunds from the vendor who sold them.

 

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