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Mom shoots, sledgehammers kids' iPhone, blaming social media

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Parents sometimes struggle with their kids' proclivities.<p>It's always been this way. However, technology has made it more pronounced and more immediate.<p>Perhaps that's why a Southern mom decided to take …

These headphones measure your ears on the fly to create realistic surround sound — and the results are amazing

Headphones as we know them are OK if you want to experience VR, but they're not up to the task to reproduce the surround sound you need for the full experience.<p>Why do you need good surround sound?<p>For one, it's key for the immersive experience you get with VR. Virtual reality developers are using …

In Hiroshima, Kerry won’t apologize for atomic bombs dropped on Japan

By Carol Morello<p>Carol Morello<p>National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>HIROSHIMA, Japan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry will focus on the vision of a nuclear-free future while he is here and will not apologize for the atomic bomb that the United States …

Hiroshima

Japan wants tourists to pay using only their fingerprints

You wouldn't have to carry cash or credit.<p>The next time you travel to Japan, you might not have to stock up on yen (or bring your credit card) to go shopping. As of the summer, the country's government is testing a system that will let you use two fingerprints to make purchases at key tourist …

Japan

NFL taps into the power of VR as tool to combat racism, sexism

While designing rooms in your home, watching porn and playing some of the most immersive games we’ve ever seen are snagging headlines, it’s the instances of virtual reality uses we <i>haven’t</i> explored that may be the most interesting.<p>Researchers at Stanford University believe they can tap the power of …

Uncle Sam wants you… to hack the Pentagon

Christopher Lynch Contributor<p>Chris Lynch is a director of the U.S. Digital Service's program with the Department of Defense.<p>The name, I was told, was a non-starter. There was simply no way we would call it Hack the Pentagon. None. You simply can’t call it that. Here’s a tall glass of Nope.<p>So …

WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

One in four websites is now powered by WordPress.<p>Today is a big day for the free and open-source content management system (CMS). To be perfectly clear, the milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all <i>websites that have a CMS</i>: WordPress now powers 25 percent <i>of the Web</i>.<p>The latest data comes …

Web Design

Police: Mother kills son, herself at Phoenix-area hospital

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her son's life before taking her own, police said.<p>Nurses at …

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …

Augmented Reality

Sanders: I Support Contested Elections But I Was "Vigorously" For Obama In 2008 And 2012

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — As he tries to improve his standing with black voters in this southern primary state, Bernie Sanders rejected the idea that he was anything but a true blue Obama supporter in both 2008 and 2012.<p>Sanders faced questions about comments he made in 2011, when he suggested that …

Government

Clinton and Sanders disagree over changes in marijuana laws

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic primary candidates are disagreeing over changes in marijuana laws as they campaign in South Carolina.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton says the drug should be reclassified by the government to allow federally sponsored research into its effects. She would also lift …

Wall Street is deeply confused about Tesla

The numbers were more or less in line with expectations: Tesla brought in what was expected and lost slightly more than anticipated.<p>CEO Elon Musk and his management team guided a bit lower on deliveries for the full year: 55,000 vehicles was the number in early 2015, but that dropped to between …

Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch

What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 16-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you'd load a desktop operating system from twenty years ago onto a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch with a 1.63-inch display, …

Here's how Google's Project Loon retrieves its internet balloons (video)

Project Loon's balloons could not be more different than your typical party variety -- it's loaded with research equipment <i>and</i> LTE capability, providing high-speed internet connection wherever they go. Obviously, Google's X Lab researchers (the ones behind this crazy balloons-as-hotspot project) …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …

Twitch lets you host another channel's stream while you're on a burrito break

When a broadcaster logs off for dinner or puts down the controller for some shut-eye, Twitch now lets them keep the game streaming going with its new Host Mode. The function keeps a channel's chat up and running, but embeds a video of the action from another user's session or event while the host …

​Google is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion

What's the internet's most popular game-streaming service worth? About $1 billion, if <i>VentureBeat</i> sources have their story straight. Earlier this year, <i>Variety</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Google was in talks to acquire Twitch, but conceded that the two companies were only just starting …

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why …

More Samsung Galaxy Alpha Photos Leaked

Yesterday we saw some photos of the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and now we have a couple more of this new variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone from …

New Headsets Geared Toward Mobile/Gaming Generation

Sitting in front of us are seven different over-the-ear headsets from seven manufacturers that want us to believe their product is "unique." Unfortunately, nothing is "unique," although each of these sonic boomers has a feature or two that sets them apart from the others.<p>All of the headsets …