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  • You may not see lines around any store for the new NoPhone, but that's kind of the point.

    This sleek, new product boosts a thin, light, and completely wireless design. It's also battery-free. No upgrades are necessary. And it's shatterproof and toilet-proof, too.

    Although it doesn't text, call, email, FaceTime, or give any update on the score of a game, it does do one thing — it shows us just how addicted we are to our phones.

    The NoPhone's purpose is to raise awareness about our society's cell phone addiction, and that's why that's why its creators have started a Kickstarter page for the product.

    On the page, the founders wrote, "Phone addiction is real. And it's everywhere. It's ruining your dates. It's distracting you at concerts. It's disrupting you in movie theaters. It's clogging up sidewalks." They have pitched the NoPhone as an alternative.

    The hunk of plastic, which does nothing, acts as a placebo, allowing us to look up from our handheld devices while still providing the

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  • The indie rock band OK Go has a new and already crazy-viral music video for its song "I Won't Let You Down." The video was created in Chiba, Japan, outside of Tokyo. Released Monday on NBC's Today show, it features dancing Japanese schoolgirls with impressive umbrella skills and a ton of other feats, and it was shot in one continuous take. It got 2.6 million views in just one day!

    Since OK Go is always keeping up with the latest technology trend, frontman Damian Kulash enlisted Morihiro Harano to be the director; he brought in Japanese choreographer Airman and linked the group to Honda's ad agency. They used an octocopter drone controlled both by GPS and by hand to create the dramatic pull-out shots seen in the video.

    You may remember these guys from the famous treadmill video they made for their 2009 song "Here It Goes Again." OK Go also got a lot of attention for its 2012 Rube Goldberg-style machine video for "This Too Shall Pass," which raked in more than 45 million views.
     
    If you

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  • Passengers at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport took action against an out-of-control man on Oct. 23 after he lashed out with verbal and physical abuse against another traveler.

    Andrew Kennedy, who was waiting to board a flight with his brother, immediately began filming when he noticed the initial argument between the two men.

    WFAA, the local ABC affiliate, reported that the incident started because the victim was wearing a pink shirt.

    In the video, we see an onlooker in a black cowboy hat step up in defense of the bullied passenger. The situation quickly escalates from verbal abuse to physical violence as kicks are thrown.

    A swarm of additional bystanders immediately pounce on top of the attacker and take him to the ground. Airport security arrives, and the man is apprehended.

    Later, Kennedy turned the camera to his brother, Neal, for a reaction. "We saw a very troubled man. We hope that he was under the influence of some kind of substance … Because if he wasn't and that's

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  • Back in January, 17-year-old high school senior Lynzee Ford of Kilgore, Texas, was diagnosed with a nontreatable form of leukemia. Her friends rallied around her, even fixing her mother's home to be wheelchair-friendly. Then, after months of battling the disease with multiple rounds of chemotherapy, doctors informed Lynzee that she had only a few months to live. When her friends heard that she might not make it to graduation, they put together her own special early graduation. So on Monday, with the entire student body in attendance, Lynzee got to wear her cap and gown and accept a high school diploma.  Principal Gregg Brown was the keynote speaker and said of the teen, "Lynzee is a very special young lady here at Kilgore High School and is loved by us all, and she wanted to graduate from here, and we wanted to make sure that happened."
     
    During the graduation speeches, Lynzee's teacher and assistant softball coach, Kathy Mehringer, shared a special memory of a talk they had following

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  • Eyebrow raising, eye rolling, and awkward pauses are not things news anchors hope to get out of guests during interviews. Aretha Franklin doesn't do a whole lot of interviews on live television, and now we might know why. During a recent press tour via satellite for her new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," the Queen of Soul spoke to dozens of television news anchors, and to put it simply, it went really — and we mean really — badly.  There were some audio delays and earpiece issues mixed with what Aretha calls a lack of sleep, telling a Fox 45 morning news anchor, "Listen I only had four hours sleep, OK? I'm a little slow."
     
    If you enjoy the video of Aretha's charming interviews, you can thank Brian McCoy, who took time away from reviewing gospel music online to compile the string of classic, sassy moments. McCoy really made it easy for Joel McHale and his team over at the "The Soup."
     
    During another interview on New York's PIX11, the studio crew decided to play

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