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Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Top 10 Chrome extensions to enhance your daily browsing

Google’s Chrome browser is fast, secure and free, but it can be made a whole lot better with some free extensions that boost almost any aspect of browsing from tab management to fixing up Facebook.<p>As Google’s Chrome developers summit kicks off later today, the time is ripe to look at some of the …

Your science questions answered

Q <b>Why don't winds blow across isobars?</b> asks Richard Thomas, via email<p>According to Dr Andrew Russell from Brunel University, winds blow almost parallel to the isobars because of the Earth's spin. "We are all on the rotating Earth," says Russell, "So when air starts to move from high to low pressure …

Wellbeing: the pitfalls to avoid if you want to stay healthy

Science<p>The index card<p>The index card: Professor Paul M Stewart offers some golden rules that can help you to dodge poor health, expensive gym fees and trouble with the law<p>First published on Sun 10 Nov 2013 02.00 EST<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Science<br>• The index card

Victim of alleged ax attack prank: 'It's not a joke. It's not funny'

Posted:Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT<p>Updated:Thursday, April 26 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:53:13 GMT<p>The suspected …

Will Self-Driving Cars Mean The End Of Highway Fatalities?

A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to …

Deputy who shot teen holding replica gun was firearms instructor, war veteran

Protesters will rally Tuesday in a San Francisco suburb where a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle was shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy last week.<p>Authorities said that the boy, Andy Lopez Cruz, had his back to the deputy and a trainee when they ordered him …

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More than $30,000 in citations proposed in Cirque du Soleil acrobat's Vegas death

LAS VEGAS — Safety officials announced plans Tuesday to cite performance company Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Strip casino MGM Grand after an acrobat died over the summer in a horrific fall witnessed by the audience.<p>The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement that …