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Tech Talk: Mom’s Facebook page gives ‘lonely’ boy 1.7 million friends

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 11:26 AM

HOUSTON – Check out the Facebook page a mom set up her for son, who says he doesn’t have any friends. Also, leaked photos of the iPhone 6? This and more in today’s Tech Talk…

== Verizon gets in on pricing war ==
Verizon on Thursday confirmed the rumors are true with the launch of its “More Everything” promotion. It offers more monthly data, 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging. The plan goes into effect immediately. In fact, I opened up my Verizon app this morning and found my 1GB monthly plan was now a 2GB plan at no extra charge.

== Leaked pics of iPhone 6 with no bezel? ==
(CNET) -- Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though. The latest speculation comes from the Korea Herald, which said that Apple may bring out a bezel-free iPhone 6 that supports fingerprint scanning. The rumor was widely reported in blogs that follow Apple. A bezel-free design -- which some publications depict as an edge-to-edge display -- would presumably require the fingerprint scanner to be incorporated into the display. On the iPhone 5S, fingerprint scanning is done via the home button.

== Child doesn’t know he has 1.7 million friends on Facebook ==
(CNET) -- For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.  He is a 10-year-old boy who lives in Michigan and is on the lower end of the autism spectrum. Despite his efforts to make friends, he is usually made fun of and eats his lunch in the school office because other kids won't let him sit at their tables, according to his mother. When Colin's mother, Jennifer Cunningham, asked him if he wanted a birthday party, he responded that there wasn't any point because he didn't have friends. That's when she decided to surprise him by creating a "Happy Birthday Colin" Facebook page. The page (as of Thursday morning) is approaching 2 million followers, and the mom even set up a PO Box for birthday cards so Colin can open them when his birthday arrives in March! View the page:

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