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In the midst of the holiday season, this serves as a reminder that generosity and kindness can go a long way.  Such an inspiring story, even if it’s a few years old.

~Shaina, Neon Tommy

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Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.  (Read more)

I definitely do not (and will not) have any of these as my password.

~Shaina, Neon Tommy

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Pro tip: choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, unless you’re hoping to be an easy target for hackers, it’s the worst password you can possibly choose.  Read more here.

This is CRAZY.  Check out the Neon Tommy’s stories on the event, AND follow @neontommy for immediate coverage; we’re live-tweeting now!

~Shaina, Neon Tommy

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After three tense nights of waiting, Los Angeles police finally made good on the threat to shut down the Occupy L.A. encampment in City Hall park, raiding it shortly after midnight early Wednesday morning. At least one arrest has been made so far.  (Read more)

This sounds like it could catch on.  Personally, I don’t have a smartphone because I just connect to the wireless internet on campus with my iPod Touch.  I do have a “traditional” cell phone, however, to make calls and send text messages, but I’m beginning to think that this may be a great network to switch over to.  But because it’s brand-new, there have to be kinks that they’re working out, and one of the obvious limitations is that they’re only offering one phone so far.  But we’ll see how much this company will expand and if it actually does catch on…

~Shaina, Neon Tommy

Follow Shaina on Twitter: @shainaeng // Check out her blog.

Read ’New wifi-minded carrier offers unbelievable $19 unlimited phone plan’ from our blog Technology News Blog on Yahoo! News.

When it comes to mobile carriers, consumers may have four major choices (for now), but they’re all starting to look the same — and that isn’t a good thing. But a new provider, Republic Wireless, headquartered in North Carolina, is … Continue reading →