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U.S. surgeon general issues 'a new call to action' on addiction

When Dr. Vivek Murthy left his Massachusetts hospital to become U.S. surgeon general, the nurses who had known him since he was a resident had a parting plea: Do something about addiction.<p>On Thursday, Murthy tried to make good on that request with the release of a first-of-its-kind report calling …

10 DIY Jobs You Must Do Before The Winter

Home maintenance is an important job for any homeowner, but there’s a very limited period of time where you will have the freedom to do this thanks …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

MH370: France steps up searches off Reunion as Malaysia sticks to its guns

<b>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) —</b> France is stepping up the search off Reunion Island for debris from missing Flight MH370 as Malaysia insists its investigators found more objects from a plane on the the Indian Ocean island.<p>A military plane will conduct flights over the waters near the French island …

Samsung trumpets its Android security plans, but it's too early to get excited

Samsung and LG have taken the lead among Android phone manufacturers in embracing a new monthly schedule for releasing Android security patches. In fact, Samsung's so excited that today it has reissued the press release announcing its new policy — which had already been in the works for six months, …

HTC One Max stored fingerprints where any app could see them

HTC failed to lock down fingerprints captured by one of its phones, leaving prints exposed to any app that knew to go looking for them, according to a report from security firm FireEye Labs. The firm found that the HTC One Max, a nearly two-year-old phone with a fingerprint reader, kept the …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

Social Media

Samsung Smart TVs get a new payment system, card details can be transferred from smartphones

Samsung has created a simplified payment system for its Smart TV devices. This will be great news for millions of customers who purchase content from the no. 1 smart TV manufacturer. The new payment service is said to support “major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and other mobile billing …

Mobile

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Reddit has finally banned some of its most racist communities.</b> It said that it made the decision because having them on the site "made recruiting more difficult."<p><b>2. Google CEO Larry Page really doesn't care about buying Twitter.</b> A reporter from The Information has made it clear that Google …

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Samsung teases Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and what could be a new tablet

Every Samsung Unpacked event is preceded by a litany of teasers, and the one scheduled for next week in New York is no exception.<p>Samsung has already kicked off the teaser campaign for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a countdown page that the company put up on its Philippines site reveals …

Galaxy Note

ASUS' photo-centric ZenFones head to India first

Back at Computex in June, we got a first glimpse of ASUS' upcoming ZenFone Selfie and the then-unnamed ZenFone 2 Laser, both being the first phones to switch back to Qualcomm's chipset after ASUS' streak of Intel-powered mobile devices. Today, the company has finally chosen India as the first …