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PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:01:56 -0400
The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.
7 tax scams to watch out for this year
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:00:28 -0400
In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:48:46 -0400
The daughter's name is Nicarri.
What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:46:26 -0500
PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.
Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision
Thu, 19 May 2016 17:58:00 -0400
The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.
Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:51:00 -0400
Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...
'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:10:15 -0500
Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:29:00 -0500
The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. "We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track," Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.
Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:22:19 -0500
Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”
Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:52:27 -0500
An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.
Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:02:13 -0500
It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.
Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:16:10 -0400
Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.
How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:24:00 -0400
Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.
Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:42:05 -0400
A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.
Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:53:37 -0400
Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.
Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:02:00 -0400
Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.
How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:44:00 -0400
A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. "Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least," Slusher told KPTV.com.
Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:29:52 -0400
Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.