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'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

4 Meditation Options In and Around Seattle

It's back to the grind and those heartfelt resolutions of yesterweek are already starting to waver. Going for more calm, balance, joyfulness and …

Best Android phones – June 2017

<i>Editor’s Note (June 2017): This list will be updated on a monthly basis or when necessary. Each time there’s a change, we will note where that</i> …

Scientists Are About To Experience '7 Hours Of Terror' As A Space Probe Tries To Land On A Comet

Even more difficult? Landing on the surface of a tiny, spinning, rocky comet.<p>Humans have never landed on a comet before, but the European Space Agency hopes to on Nov. 12 in what might be the hardest space mission ever attempted. That day, the ESA Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander in …

Don't Love the iPhone? Here Are 5 Alternatives

It seems like everybody wants the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. But what if Apple products just don't do it for you? Here are five iPhone alternatives that will help you stand out from the crowd.<p><b>For Phablet Lovers —</b> The iPhone 6 Plus is basically the iPhone 6 but, well, bigger. The Samsung Galaxy …

GOP’s brash impeachment talk: Why they clearly don’t understand the Constitution

With a new congressional majority, Republicans may finally pursue a long-stated goal. Here’s why it’s so warped<p>The recent 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation from office gives us a useful perspective on the calls by right-wingers for the impeachment of President Barack …

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Named and shamed: worst battery sapping apps and bloatware

Did someone say poor battery life and resource hogging bloatware? These are all too familiar complaints in the world of Android, so you might be interested in this little collection of the biggest culprits.<p>Anti-virus provider AVG has collected data from a variety of anonymous users, who all agreed …

First malware targeted at non-jailbroken iPhones spreads in China

<i>(Updated with Apple statement below.)</i><p>A new class of malware targeted at OS X and iOS is spreading like wildfire in China, according to new research by Palo Alto Networks. Dubbed WireLurker, the trojan hides itself in apps distributed through a third-party Chinese app store for OS X and side-loads …

Sick of Republican shenanigans: Why Obama may not get snookered this time

After the GOP had a big election in 2010, the president gave way too much ground. Here’s why this time’s different<p>There was a predictable conventional wisdom heading into Wednesday's post-election press conference that President Obama would need to announce some sort of vaguely defined course …

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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …