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Apple is replacing some iPhone 5 units over battery life issue

Company says the percentage of affected phones is "very small."<p>If your iPhone 5's battery life suddenly took a turn for the worse, it may not just be you. Apple today launched a battery replacement program for some iPhone 5 devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013. According to the …

Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

This Week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, the Retina MacBook Pro, and several different Apple accessories.<p>There aren't many deals on the iMac, the iPad, the Retina iPad mini, or the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, but make sure to check back next week for new …

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a …

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of …

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's Fire Phone

Amazon put the rumors to bed on Wednesday and announced the Fire Phone, the company’s first smartphone.<p>The market is already full of high-end …

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

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iPhone 6

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launched on September 19th, 2014 alongside the iPhone 6 Plus, which features a larger 5.5" display. Apple plans on making both …

Sparks Is an iOS App Which Lets You Create GIF Messages

There’s yet another new social sharing app on the block, but this time the messages include GIFs. Sparks is an iOS app which lets users create a “spark” — visually expressive messages — in seconds by combining text with pictures and animated GIFs.<p>Users can choose from “millions” of pictures and …

Why do we buy phones with so many features, then only play Candy Crush?

The Amazon Fire phone is yet another example that the least impressive part of any new device is the human attached to it<p>When Amazon launched its much anticipated new smartphone, the Amazon Fire, on Wednesday, most of the marketing emphasis revolved around feature creep – the exciting and …

This tiny portable wind turbine fits in your bag and charges your gadgets

In our current gadget-centric culture, one limiting factor for mobile devices is the capacity of the batteries that power them, and while we haven't …

6 things you don’t know about your electric bill

Flip a switch, and it’s there for you — as long as you’ve paid the bill. A typical American’s monthly residential electric bill was $107.28 in 2012, …

Solar road could change how we power the world

The Solar Roadway hopes to use the large, flat areas provided by roads to generate solar power, decreasing the reliance on fossil fuel energy.<p>What if one single source of renewable energy could replace our reliance on coal-fired energy? That's the dream of electrical engineer Scott Brusaw, who, for …

Clean Energy

Forget Saving the Planet, Driving an Electric Car Will Save Your Life

If you want to sell the climate change fight, make it about personal health.<p>The failure to persuade a sizeable percentage of Americans that climate change poses a clear and present danger is one of the great failures in marketing and the subject of considerable debate among scientists, academics …

Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 Million Cars Off The Road

Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, …

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X-rays reveal the intricate layers of Egyptian mummies

Mummies on display at the British Museum have been painstakingly X-rayed in high definition to reveal the layers beneath the sarcophagus.<p>Whether or not Egypt-mad Victorians did throw parties to unwrap scavenged mummies, the fascination with such a practise is all too easy to imagine. The preserved …

Archaeology

Fewer polar bear cubs are being born in the Arctic islands, survey finds

The proportion of polar bear females around the Arctic islands of Svalbard who gave birth to cubs crashed to just 10% in 2014, according to a small scientific survey of the animals. It follows a series of warm years and poor sea ice.<p>The Barents Sea population of a few thousand polar bears is one of …

Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

The iPad is graduating; to Apple’s discount Education store, that is. The tablet now gets a price cut for qualifying education shoppers looking to buy either an iPad Air or iPad mini either in-store at its retail locations or online at Apple.com. The discounts aren’t massive, but they still get you …

Personal Data Organizer Mustbin Raises $1.5 Million More, Adds Secure Messaging

Mustbin, a personal data organizer that lets you snap photos of important documents – like financial statements, home and vehicle information, medical documents, and more – and store those securely in the cloud, has become one of the go-to apps on my iPhone’s homescreen since it launched out of …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Spreading bottled light to fight ‘energy poverty’

It's power to the people, via the common plastic bottle. As part of the annual Earth Day celebration Tuesday, barangay officials and …

I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco

A colleague and I had just finished covering a march in protest of a Google employee who had recently evicted several tenants after buying and moving into a home in the area.<p>After more than an hour spent working on the story in a coffee shop, I arranged my laptop, camera, and notes in my backpack. …