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Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone event

Apple CEO Tim Cook today opened Apple’s fall iPhone event with a touching tribute to ex-CEO Steve Jobs. It’s fitting. The stage Cook stood on, after all, was the focal point of a new theater bearing Jobs’ name.<p>Apple Watch<p>Watch, according to Cook, has grown 50 percent over the previous year. It’s …

Oh cool, cats are into fidget spinners now too

Time to ban fidget spinners from the cats, too, I guess.<p>A video of a cat being absolutely mesmerized by a fidget spinner was uploaded to Reddit by …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Valve will ban Steam cheaters via their linked phone numbers

Valve knows that players cheating on Steam is a serious problem, and it's taking action to address that in a few new ways. One is offering a matchmaking service for <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> that's only for folks who've linked their phone number to their Steam account, for two-factor …

Google Maps now lets you retrace all of your past steps

You know Google is tracking your every move, right?<p>If you own a mobile device, and have opted into location tracking in one or more of Google's many …

Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near

There are some 60 million kilometers (37.3 million miles) of roadways in the world, just sitting there. But adapting these surfaces to do anything besides passively carry traffic has proved difficult and prohibitively expensive.<p>Past attempts include trying to convert the vibrations on roads into …

Clean Energy

Tesla didn’t invent home energy storage, has many competitors

Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors.<p>The new product line includes Powerwall home battery packs for the home, as well as a separate line of battery packs designed for businesses and …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

Stealth Camping With A Truck Camper

40 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Retired law enforcement officer Bryan Appleby shares his extensive experience with stealth camping in a large truck …