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How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

iFixit tears down the HTC One, finds HTC One parts inside that sexy aluminum shell

The machined aluminum unibody and zero gap construction makes the HTC One a very attractive phone. It also makes it extremely difficult to take …

3 Easy Ways To Get Your Credit Card Stolen At Hotels

Recently, fraudsters have developed trickier methods to dupe hotel guests into forking over their credit card information.<p>It is best to learn how these criminals operate in order to avoid having to deal with a compromised credit card account.<p><b>Dummy Wi-Fi.</b> Free wireless internet is an amenity offered …

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.<p>Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them …

Dentist's office a 'menace'; HIV tests urged for thousands

The crisp, stucco exterior of an Oklahoma dental clinic concealed what health inspectors say they found inside: rusty instruments used on patients with infectious diseases and a pattern of unsanitary practices that put thousands of people at risk.<p>State and local health officials planned to mail …