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iOS 9 beta 2 will prompt users to temporarily delete apps if they don't have enough memory

If you were considering loading the new iOS 9 beta, but were unsure if your device had enough space — it may not matter. Some users are being prompted to temporarily remove apps ahead of loading the new operating system.<p>First reported by 9to5Mac, users on Twitter are noticing the option to delete …

Even Early Focus Groups Hated Clippy

Women told Microsoft the animated paper clip was leering at them. The software company didn’t listen.<p><i>This is part of an occasional series about abandoned Internet icons like Twitter’s Fail Whale and AOL’s Running Man.</i><p>Clippit, the infamous Microsoft Office assistant, lived like a firework, or …

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White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.<p>The report says inaction on climate change could cost billions …

Derecho: Strong Storms Cause Damage Across Midwest

A line of severe thunderstorms packing hurricane-force wind rumbled across the Midwest on Monday, damaging homes and farms, downing trees and destroying an airplane hangar.<p>One person was injured overnight near Hayes, South Dakota, where a wind gust was measured at 122 mph, the strength of a …


More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …


Solar Storm Strikes Earth, Spawning Low-Latitude Aurora