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So It Seems You Can Unlock Your Cell Phone With Your Penis

Talk about hands-free service.<p>Your penis is busy. We get that.<p>But some inventive soul has apparently found another use for it -- unlocking your cell phone. A Samsung Galaxy S7 to be precise.<p>"Boredom and curiosity got the best of me," user meatwad75892 wrote on Reddit. "Tonight I discovered that you …

Samsung Galaxy S7

How I tried, failed, and eventually learned to use Apple Pay

As a Tim Hortons manager patiently tried to show me how to use my phone to pay for my bagel and cream cheese, I refused to look behind me, sensing a growing lineup of customers anxious to get their double doubles.<p>On Tuesday, after having been available exclusively to non-bank-issued American …

Apple Pay

Throwing open the doors to the CNET Smart Home

From the kid's room to the kitchen, come take a look at everything we learned.<p>What would you do with a sprawling, 5,800 square-foot house in Louisville? If you're CNET, you fill the place with the best, most interesting smart-home tech. Since August 2015, we've done just that -- exploring the state …

Home Automation

Trump campaign approves white nationalist as GOP delegate after 'database error'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of a white nationalist political party was briefly slated to cast a ballot for Donald Trump this summer at the Republican National Convention after the campaign approved his application to serve as a California delegate.<p>The Trump campaign submitted the name of William Johnson, the …

Donald Trump

Fentanyl: The powerful opioid that killed Prince

<b>Sacramento, California (CNN) —</b> America's addiction to opioid-based painkillers and heroin just got exponentially more dangerous. The most potent painkiller on the market, prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment, is being made illicitly and sold on the streets, delivering a super high and, far …

Biomedicine

The iPhone 7 might not be the iPhone you’re waiting for

The iPhone 7 is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year, with multiple reports detailing its rumored design and features. …

Jon Stewart compares Hillary Clinton's 'inauthenticity' to the 'weird lag' of playing a PC game on a Mac

The former host of "The Daily Show" told Axelrod that some politicians render "their inauthenticity in real time," while others do so with a bit of a lag.<p>"It's like when you have a Mac and you want to play a Microsoft game on it and there's that weird lag. That's Hillary Clinton," Stewart said …

Disney announces plans to officially discontinue Disney Infinity series

Back in March Disney announced that it wasn’t planning any future updates to its Disney Infinity 3.0 game for Apple TV, much to the dismay of users who shelled out cash for the game or the $100 “starter pack” sold by Apple. Now, Disney has announced in a post on its blog that it is officially …

Walt Disney Company

West Virginia exit polls: economy top concern

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Worries about the economy topped the concerns for both Democratic and Republican voters in West Virginia on Tuesday, but Republicans in Nebraska were less concerned about the economy and more concerned about government spending, according to early exit poll results.<p>Among West …

Voting

Citing swing-state polling, McConnell shows confidence in Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cited new polling Tuesday showing Donald Trump running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton in key swing states as he continues trying to unite his caucus divided by the grueling GOP primary.<p>"It looks to me like at the beginning of the race, …

Polling

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 13

The four teams from the historically bad NFC South are in the bottom four spots of our NFL power rankings this week.<p>The Saints, Falcons, Buccaneers, and Panthers have a combined record of 6-23-1 against the rest of the NFL. That works out to a .200 winning percentage. In most NFL seasons, a team …

No, that Amiibo won't get you a free ride on the subway

Barely a week after Nintendo launched its amiibo lineup, the Samus figure figures to be remembered as one of the weirdest and most coveted on the roster.<p>First, this video cropped up on Thursday showing Samus' NFC (near field communication) chip messing with the gates on the Moscow metro.<p>Eurogamer …

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Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

RepublicansinCongressare unified in their desire to fight PresidentObama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more.<p>They just can't agree on how to do it.<p>Should they<p>shut downthe government? File a lawsuit? Or is there a more measured …

Immigration

Apple iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals subtle differences from iPhone 6

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6 Plus and finds some interesting differences from the smaller iPhone 6.<p>On the outside, the iPhone 6 Plus looks like just a scaled up iPhone 6, but the internal hardware tells a different story. The phones are very similar but far from identical.<p><b>For more</b> …

Mobile Technology

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iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow U.S. troops to protect themselves and allies in Afghanistan, a senior military official and senior administration official told USA TODAY on Saturday.<p>The rules would allow U.S. forces to continue to fight al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and aid …

European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.<p>The European Parliament is getting ready to call for a breakup of Google, according to a report (subscription) Friday by the Financial Times.<p>A draft motion cited by the FT suggests …

Europe

Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips

The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. While …

Sony and Microsoft are giving you games, and GameStop isn't happy

Generally speaking, hardware manufacturers and games retailers are natural partners, seeking to create order and control in the universe.<p>The console companies make the machines and the retailers sell the machines and both profit from the sale of games for the machines.<p>But as the nature of retail …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

'The Imitation Game' puts the spotlight on Alan Turing and his groundbreaking machine

It is the height of the Second World War. A group of codebreakers stands in a dimly lit warehouse 50 miles northwest of London, a giant machine composed of spinning drums and wires looms in front of them. It's taken years of work -- as well as a few shouting matches -- to get the device assembled …

New cell service provider US Mobile offers to unlock your phone

The August overturning of the ban on cell phone unlocking is already having a real impact on the mobile service market. New mobile virtual network operator US Mobile has now started offering its own in-house unlocking service for new customers.<p>The company says this at its unlocking page:<p>“We believe …

Apple's Claims of Improved Performance on iPhone 4s and iPad 2 With iOS 8.1.1 Put to the Test

Following the launch of iOS 8 back in September, many iPhone 4s users reported widespread issues ranging from slow performance to choppy animations. With Monday's release of iOS 8.1.1 promising "increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S", <i>Ars Technica</i> has now put …

Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years

Parasitic worm normally found in amphibians and crustaceans in China may have scavenged nutrients from patient’s brain<p>A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his …

The US Military Just Released New Videos Of Its Airstrikes Against ISIS

The US Military Central Command published five videos in total and described the strikes, which took place Wednesday, as against a building, two tunnels, and two bunkers in Iraq.<p>"The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the …

Flip phones are hip again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about …

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the <i>real</i> crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully, Corning is tackling that accident-related damage in …

Microsoft is giving away free games, movies and more for Xbox One's first birthday

Some Xbox One early adopters are going to get a bunch of free goodies from Microsoft as the console celebrates its first anniversary this weekend. Microsoft is giving away free movies, themes, games and consoles to its more dedicated fans.<p>To celebrate the Xbox One's birthday on Nov. 22, Microsoft …