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What's Trending at 5:30, Tuesday, November 12th / Conversation

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Time for what's trending at 5:30...

If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.....so buyer beware.
The holiday shopping season is here and so are the scams that prey particularly on online shoppers hunting for the best deal.
be wary of unknown sites, links and some gift cards.
Some sites try to lure you in with discount coupons only to ask for personal information. some links just show up on your computer or phone, don't open them if you don't recognize the sender. and lookout for gift cards that offer great deals at unheard of prices.
Over all be careful of sites that ask for too much personal information.

A new study shows that more than ever drivers are surfing the web, while behind the wheel.
One in four drivers admit to going online while they drive, that's up 11-percent in the last four years.  
Among drivers ages 18 to 29 that number jumped from 29 to 49 percent.
Researchers say its because more adults own smart phones.
The study was done by State Farm Insurance.

The Make a Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area and more than 7-thousand volunteers will be on the streets of San Francisco on Friday, November 15th, as 5 year old Miles gets to live out his dream as "Bat-Kid"
He was diagnosed with leukemia at 20 months old and now it is in remission.
He loves batman and wanted to go to Gotham City.
Miles will get a list of places to go where his help is needed, he'll go and save day.
When he's done, the mayor and the police chief will present him with a key to the city.  

If you fly, you know the drill, no more than, 3.4 ounces of liquids allowed in carry-on bags both in the US and Europe.
Now, new technology could allow airports around the country to ease the rules. technicians are installing new liquid scanning technology
The machines can scan containers in less than 10 seconds using ultrasonic technology, and alert security personnel of any suspicious substances.
All European airports are mandated to have technology capable of scanning liquid explosives by 2014.
TSA officials say liquid scanners for the U-S "remains a long-term goal."

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