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Cornelius is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 11,969. (More Info and Source) Cornelius Real Estate

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Free potassium iodide tablets to be handed out Saturday

Iredell County Health Department will be giving out free medicine to people who live near McGuire Nuclear Station this weekend.

Officials said they will give out potassium iodide tablets.       
The pill helps prevent the thyroid glad from absorbing radioactive iodine and causing cancer.

The 2014 KI tablet distribution will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Lake Preparatory School and Woodland Heights Elementary School.

For details on the distribution, call the Iredell County Health Department at 704- 878-5300.

For more information about KI tablets, visit the Centers for Disease Control or the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:37:36 -0400

Could Apple's big weekend have been even bigger?

If you've seen the headlines, you know Apple had a pretty good weekend.

The company reportedly sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the first three days they were on sale. (Video via Apple

The sales broke its previous first-weekend sales record set last year, when Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c models, also in the first three days. (Video via Apple

Some are pointing to the new phones' larger screens -- 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively -- as the reason for the increased demand.  

Which could be at least part of it. It was Apple's first dip into so-called "phablet" territory, a corner of the market previously led by companies such as Samsung and LG.

But others are saying Apple's gaudy first-weekend numbers might have been more about Apple -- and not only a measure of consumer demand.

As The New York Times notes, Apple's worldwide name recognition kind of makes it a shoo-in for a big weekend.

So basically whatever product the company can get into stores will likely sell. It quotes an industry analyst saying, "The first weekend iPhone sales number continues to be more about how much Apple can supply than what the demand is in the market."

And ZDNet quotes Apple CEO Tim Cook himself saying, "We could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply."

On top of that, the phones weren't even on sale in one very important market -- China, where the device's release was delayed.  

Although CNBC says that might turn out OK for the company in the long run. "The delayed launch of the iPhone 6 in China is now also likely to shift from a negative to a positive, since Apple's results for the next quarter are likely to get a boost from that event as well."

According to The New York Times, iPhone sales were on the "upper end" of analysts' projections -- which ranged from "6.5 million to the 'low teens' of millions of sales."

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:49:42 -0400

Company copies keys from photos

Technology can be amazing, even for mundane chores like replacing lost keys. 

The emerging company Keys Duplicated wields computers that can read the grooves of your key to the millimeter from just a couple of photos. (Video via NBC)

And better yet, a new key costs only $6. The problem: No ID verification is required. Naturally, the fear is the site could enable thieves to walk right into your home. 

NBC sat down with the CEO of Keys Duplicated, Ali Rahimi, who did admit there's a chance someone could use the company to break into a home. He said the chances were unlikely, though.

RAHIMI: "It ever happens, it's going to be a jilted ex-lover or disgruntled co-worker." 

As if that makes it any better. Some might argue that response is a little too chill when one's house can be broken into for the price of lunch. But possibly for that reason, the site does offer two proposed safeguards against thieves. 

A credit card is needed, which the company argues creates an easy-to-follow paper trail. Also, for the technology work, high-quality photos of both the front and back of the key are required. So a picture while you're walking by won't do, but if you valet your car and your house key's on that key ring, that could be a different story. 

Now, considering how easy it can be for someone to get a hold of a credit card number, that first safeguard doesn't seem so safe. As for the second safeguard, we continue the blessing and curse of better technology — cellphone manufacturers are fighting each other to have the most professional-grade cameras. 

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the new iPhone shows improvements in autofocus speed, finer exposure adjustment and a greater depth of field. Even a quick picture becomes sharper and arguably more dangerous. 

NBC said no cases of theft or burglary have been reported to Keys Duplicated but also noted the company is still relatively new. 

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:49:01 -0400

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