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How to turn your Windows PC into an Android device with AMIDuOS

Microsoft Windows has ruled as king over the PC landscape for decades. While Windows is probably the most versatile operating system around for a …

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How twins from Little Village rose to win trust of drug kingpin El Chapo

Margarito Flores was cruising through Humboldt Park in a brand new Cadillac on a fall evening when Chicago police stopped him.<p>At the time, Flores, 22, and his twin brother Pedro had built a drug empire that, at its peak, would move tons of cocaine and heroin into the U.S. from Mexico, and they were …

Conan takes a jab at #bendgate controversy with hilarious new sketch

Apple’s #bendgate controversy has brought us endless laughs from other manufacturers and websites looking to have some fun at Apple’s expense. Well …

New Sprint CEO says plan price drops come first, then network improvements

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure has only been on the job four days now, but has already called an all-hands meeting to lay out his first initiatives …

YouTuber 'PewDiePie' Is Making $4 Million A Year

Watching other people play video games is growing increasingly popular these days. Sites like Twitch—where people can tune in to watch other people play games, eSports, and so forth—have exploded in popularity.<p>In fact, Twitch ranks fourth in peak US internet traffic, ahead of sites like Facebook …

Grocery Shopping Hacks: 5 Money-Saving Tips From $5 Dinner Mom

When it comes to making family dinners, many working parents often run into the same problem: The pantry is stocked but ignored in favor of another …

Sci-fi short film imagines a world without paper

What would our world be like without paper? According to the renegade scientist in "Scattered," a sci-fi short film adapted from a story by author Ken MacLeod, it'd be a place freed from the restrictions of human history. Without the original source documents, mankind would have a clean slate. In …

Best music player apps for Android

Over the years music fans have gradually changed how they listen to their music, and what they listen to it on. With the rise of the smartphone, it's …

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Study Suggests Autism Begins During Pregnancy

In a study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Allen …

Study shows which Android and iOS versions are most likely to crash apps

If you've ever argued that your new smartphone is more reliable than what you're replacing, you now have some evidence to back up your claims. Crittercism has posted a study showing that apps running in newer versions of Android and iOS (such as KitKat and iOS 7.1) are considerably less likely to …

Warren Buffett Will Give You $1 Billion If You Make A Perfect March Madness Bracket

Just how impressive is a perfectly completed March Madness bracket? According to Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans, a billion big ones.<p>Berkshire Hathaway and Quicken Loans have teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million, or a $500 million lump sum. If there …

The best games for your new Android phone or tablet

Shooters, strategy, racing, RPGs and more!<p>If you've found yourself the proud owner of a brand new Android smartphone or tablet this holiday season, …

Keyboards and mice connect to and control next-gen game consoles with XIM4 adapter (video)

Perhaps you're a long-time PC gamer, but the massive marketing campaigns waged by Microsoft and Sony have had the desired effect, and you've taken the next-gen plunge. But in doing so, must you exchange your mad mouse and keyboard skills for the clumsy controls offered by DualShock and Xbox …

SoftBank reportedly closing in on purchase of T-Mobile

Watch out, AT&T and Verizon: Japanese telecom SoftBank could soon a close deal to buy T-Mobile, according to the <i>Nikkei</i> news service. SoftBank apparently hopes to acquire a majority of T-Mobile's shares via its own US subsidiary, Sprint, as soon as next spring. The estimated price tag? More than two …

End corruption. Defend the Republic.

"I joined the fight against corruption because history has taught me that I won't be represented unless I fight for it."<br>- Rachel, Western …

Anonymous 'TipsforJesus' Is 'Doing the Lord's Work' By Leaving Thousands of Dollars in Tips

An anonymous person or persons armed with an AMEX Centurion card, a love for college football and an Instagram account is setting out to "do the …

Amazon Appstore giving away free Android games for Thanksgiving weekend

Amazon has announced that its Appstore for Android will be giving away a selection of top Android games this weekend. The "Ultimate Game Collection" …

FreedomPop Begins Offering Completely Free Mobile Phone Service With 200 Minutes, 500 Texts, And 500MB of Data

Spending too much on your phone service? You could maybe cut that bill down a bit, if you're willing to make a few sacrifices. How does free sound? …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

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Having superpowers doesn’t mean you have super social skills

Having superpowers doesn’t mean you have super social skills.<p>According to recent reports, the NSA has been monitoring the cell phone activity of millions of Americans, every single day, since April. What does this means for your personal privacy? And what does this say about what exactly the government can and can’t do in the interest of national security? Those are complicated questions that require complicated answers, as there are arguments on both sides. One of the interesting side effects …

Pot comes to Capitol Hill as U.S. marijuana movement blooms | McClatchy Washington Bureau

As she prepares to open the Metropolitan Wellness Center above a Popeyes chicken restaurant a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, general manager …

More kids get poisoned as more adults get medicated

They’d treated a teenager who overdosed on antidepressants, and a toddler whose blood sugar plunged after she picked up some diabetes pills on the floor of her aunt’s house. And Dr. Lindsey Burghardt and Dr. Florence Bourgeois had seen the reports noting that more and more kids were being poisoned …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 vs. Wii U: Can one console rule?

Now that Microsoft has introduced the Xbox One, which next-generation console has the best shot at taking the No. 1 spot?<p>All three next-generation video game consoles are now official, but only Nintendo's Wii U has hit the market — and that one isn't exactly a hot seller. In the months leading up …

Hisense launches a pair of Walmart exclusive tablets starting at $99

Price meets performance with the new Hisense Sero line of tablets, exclusively from Walmart<p>Hisense and Walmart have got together on a pair of Android …

The "Hot Cheetos & Takis" kids just dropped two new songs, and they're great

Last summer, Minnesota kiddie band Y.N. Rich Kids owned ears and the Internet with their single “Hot Cheetos & Takis.” Despite its six million plays …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …