Megan Y

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870,000 Toyotas Recalled Due to "Spider-Related Problem"

Did we stutter? Almost one million Toyotas. Recalled. Because spiders.<p><i>Top photo via (though I think that may actually be a Nissan in the …

Airbags

Netflix may be about to fall victim to the binge-watching revolution it started

Netflix has been coy about how “binge-watching” is affecting its business, but it may drop a big hint in its earnings report later today. And if it does, investors could get hit pretty hard.<p>The issue is how Netflix accounts for the cost of its original programming—shows available only on Netflix …

TV

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …

First Children Are Smarter—but Why?

One mysterious finding—and seven theories<p>"Those born earlier perform better in school"—and according to a new study, it's because of the parents.<p>Moms and dads simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, …

Look Inside a Chicken Nugget

Doctors at the University of Mississippi dissected two chicken nuggets, looked at them under a microscope, and were "astounded."<p>The chicken nugget can conjure purity. No buns, pickles, or bones. Not many carbs, apart from the breading. This is simplicity delivered economically, flightless birds, …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

Harvard and MIT's Online Education Startup Has a New Way to Make Money

Even non-profits need to eat.<p>It’s been about a year and a half since massive open online courses (MOOCs) achieved notoriety, and the industry now has three giants: Coursera, Udacity, and EdX. Coursera and Udacity are West Coast-run, Stanford-spawned, for-profit standard-style startups.<p>EdX is …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Why I Don’t Eat Most Canned Tuna Anymore

Wildlife<p>Recently, legendary explorer and tireless ocean protector Dr. Sylvia Earle said something that caused me to rethink the kinds of seafood I put on my family’s dinner table.<p>Dr. Earle and her colleagues at Mission Blue fly with LightHawk to gain a big picture perspective of the ocean surface, …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the lack of commercial sizzle on the next …

Retrogaming

Samsung Is Stealing Apple's iPad Market Share

Here's the problem Apple hopes to cure tomorrow when it unveils its new 2013 model iPads. While the iPad is still the biggest brand in the tablet market it's essentially being nibbled to death by competitors.<p>Samsung is the most robust of those foes. But note how Microsoft — which markets the …

Samsung

Animals would stop the zombie apocalypse before it started

In most zombie apocalypse scenarios, only humans are converted into the shambling undead. And according to one naturalist, that's why zombie …

Walking

Here's how artificial intelligence might really see the world

I've heard it said that one of the important functions of science fiction is to comment on the implications of new technology and what it might do to …

Science Fiction

What’s Your Excuse? “Fit Mom” Jumps On The Fat-Shaming Bandwagon

America, I love you but, right now you are in a tough spot. Like Jay-Z in 2004, we’ve got 99 problems, the worst being that we don’t seem all that …

You can afford your Sriracha obsession because of this man

Sriracha is everywhere, but David Tran — CEO of its maker, Huy Fong Foods — would hardly know it. In a profile of Tran, <i>Quartz</i> describes the reclusive CEO as caring far more about making a good hot sauce than simply making profits. Despite rising ingredient costs and increased demand, Tran hasn't …

Today’s Apple Event: iPad 5, Mini retina, OS Mavericks, Mac Pro, and maybe ‘one more thing’

<b>Apple’s iPad event is happening now, follow our live blog here!</b><p>Tomorrow could almost be the collision of the tablet titans, as Apple will be unveiling new models, Nokia will be launching a tablet in Abu Dhabi (because those Abu Dhabians are massive tablet buyers), and Microsoft’s new Surface tablet …

George Washington University Misrepresented Its Admission Policy

Every once in a while, a student newspaper scores a great scoop: That's the case with the story dropped today by <i>The GW Hatchet</i>, the independent student newspaper of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.<p>The paper reports that for years the university has been misrepresenting its …

Olloclip Does it Again, and Your Photos Will Never Be the Same!

Just as Apple found a way to enhance the iPhone 5s camera without changing much of the packaging, the folks at Ollo have done the same with their popular Olloclip. The accessory clips on to the corner of a naked iPhone, positioning a set of lenses precisely over the built-in camera.<p>Here at <i>iPhone</i> …

Mobile Photography

Google's Quantum AI Lab adds quantum physics to Minecraft

There is seemingly no end to the number of things you can do in <i>Minecraft</i> — and the latest thing is experimenting with quantum physics. A new mod called <i>qCraft,</i> built by none other than Google's Quantum AI Lab Team, adds blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer-dependency …

Gadgets News | The Next Web

All stories in Gadgets<p>Video<p>Video: Hövding wants to save cyclists that are too cool for helmets<p>Callum Booth<p>The Honor 10 is practically just a cheaper Huawei P20<p>The new Honor 10 brings powerful hardware, an AI chip for automated camera functions, and a beautifully crafted body to the ...<p>Abhimanyu …

Nokia leaks Lumia 1520 details on Chinese online store: 20MP PureView camera, Snapdragon 800 processor

Looking for more evidence that Nokia's about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone? You've got it: the company's official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product page for the fabled Lumia 1520. There's no images to speak of, but the listing agrees with the …

Twitter Likely to Kill Its Music App

Just six months after launching it, Twitter is strongly considering killing off its Twitter #Music mobile application, according to multiple sources …

Social Media

Health agency to recruit the ‘best and brightest’ to fix HealthCare.gov

The government is shifting its tone in taking responsibility for some of the technical issues with the federal health exchange.<p>In a blog post today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted that the issues with HealthCare.gov must have been “frustrating” for Americans. HHS …

Tune in Oct. 22 for new iPads, Mac Pro details, MacBook Pros, and Mavericks

Apple’s next event is upon us, and it’s likely to be action-packed. As Apple says: it has “a lot to cover.” So besides the speculation that rings in from the word cover (new Smart Covers, anyone?), Apple has some new tablets, computers, and software to discuss. <i>Read our full roundup of what to</i> …

As Strike Continues, Two Bay Area Transit Workers Killed By Train

Two Bay-Area transit workers performing a track inspection were killed by an out-of-service train on Saturday, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency said.<p>The accident comes amid a strike that has paralyzed the system. <i>The New York Times</i> reports:<p>"One of the workers was an employee and the other a …

Obama to speak on ACA site woes

President Barack Obama will “directly address the technical problems with HealthCare.gov” at 11:25 a.m. Monday in the Rose Garden where he also plans to underscore the benefits his health law will provide Americans, a White House official said Sunday.<p>He will be joined by people whom the White House …