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GM Chose Not to Implement a Fix for Ignition Problem

Engineers at General Motors found a way to stop ignition switches from shutting off nine years ago, but made a “business decision” not to order the partial fix to a problem that has now been linked to a dozen deaths, NBC News has learned.<p>Certain GM cars are vulnerable to shutting off when their …

General Motors

Mice without 'fat gene' stay lean - Futurity

Scientists have identified a gene in mice that appears to regulate body mass. There's evidence the gene may play a similar role in people.

With 3-D Printing, Affordable Prosthetics Are In Reach

Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>Next, we're going to meet a little girl in Huntsville, Alabama. She was …

Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

If you want to know what's up with the flu at the moment, you have a few choices: You can get the latest information at Google Flu Trends. Or you can get the official word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is based on data that's by now a couple of weeks old.<p>But a report in …

Study Finds Evidence of Secret Sea

Do you remember the vast ocean Jules Verne wrote about in his novel <i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>? Turns out the sea might be more than science fiction fantasy.<p>Scientists have found a mineral that suggests the existence of a massive reservoir buried more than 250 miles beneath our feet. It …

Jules Verne

Spacewatch: Wise finds no trace of Planet X

The giant planet Jupiter blazes high and bright on our meridian at nightfall, but is it really the Sun's largest planet? Could there be planet-sized bodies, or even one as large as a small star, lurking unrecognised in the dark, far reaches of our solar system?<p>Theories about a Planet X date back to …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Flying

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane expands to Indian Ocean

It's a mystery that authorities still haven't been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators will start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.<p>Why would authorities expand …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Target reportedly knew about data breaches for 12 days before taking action

Foreign data thieves may be responsible for stealing Target's customer data late last year, but it now appears that the retailer played a large part in its own misfortune. Sources speaking to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> claim that Target not only shut off an automatic malware removal tool, but sat on …

Zuckerberg Called Obama To “Express Frustration” Over Spying’s Threat To Internet Security

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously.<p>“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” he wrote in …

ANALYST: Apple Is Having A Disastrous Quarter Right Now

First, the bad news. He says Apple is having a terrible quarter right now.<p>In a report picked up at Barron's, Blair warns that the stock could crash after Apple reports earnings:<p>"We recognize the potential for a hiccup when the company reports March quarter earnings. All signs in the supply chain …

Mobile Payments

Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students

Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of anonymity led to cyberbullying that was later cited as a contributing factor in well over half a dozen suicides. …

End of an era: Google no longer underlining hyperlinks in search

Google introduced a change to its search engine this week that removes one of the design elements it still carried from the '90s: underlined hyperlinks.<p>To give Google Search a cleaner look, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant has increased the font size of result titles, evened out line heights, …

United to give free in-flight movies, TV for laptops and iOS while Android is grounded

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Got an upcoming flight on United(s ual) in April or beyond? Make sure you pack your iPad(s aapl), iPhone, iPod touch or …

Google Drive receives hefty price cuts, 100GB for just $1.99 a month

Starting today, Google is significantly cutting down the cost of Google Drive storage. While you still get the same 15GB for free, you can now jump up to a sizable 100GB for just $1.99 (previously $4.99) a month.<p>For those looking for 1TB of data, you’ll see a savings of 80% over what Google used to …

Google Drive