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Enterovirus infections difficult to track

In July and early August, doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta diagnosed 15 to 20 children a week with serious respiratory infections -- a normal number for the summer months.<p>Then, pediatricians started to see more children who were having trouble breathing, more parents with worried looks …

11 Ways To Make Your PC Run Faster

From small tweaks to your settings to purchasing some new RAM, there's plenty of options for everyone's budget and skillset.<p>So before you toss your computer aside for a new one, try out these suggestions to get your PC chugging along again.

Anti-Virus Software

Here’s how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is a fantastic — albeit questionably legal — Mac app that allows you to treat BitTorrent like Netflix, searching for movies and TV shows on sites like The Pirate Bay that you want to watch and then streaming them directly to your computer.<p>It’s a great app, but it has at least one …

Metal Fillings No More: Lasers Used to Rebuild Teeth

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Upcoming Xbox One update might let you use external drives

According to Microsoft product director Albert Penello, external drive support for the Xbox One has always been on the company's docket to enable in a future update. That refresh looks to be on the horizon after an unnamed Xbox developer took to <i>Reddit</i> to tease an image showing that very feature in …

Left for dead: the mysterious disease killing thousands in Central America

A strange kidney ailment leaves scientists searching for answers<p><i>A sugarcane worker receives treatment for chronic kidney disease at his home in Nicaragua.</i><p>Ed Kashi arrived in Nicaragua last January to shoot some photos for a local nonprofit organization. At the time, it seemed like just another …

Conquering the doctor shortage

Expanded roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants could ease the manpower void, experts say.<p>CINCINNATI -- Waiting weeks to see a doctor. Scrambling to find one. Foregoing care altogether. Is this our future?<p>America already doesn't have enough doctors, with a shortage of 45,000 …

Visitors to Sochi Olympics should expect to be hacked (video)

There's little question at this point that the logistics in Sochi, from hotel rooms to public infrastructure, are a <i>mess</i>, but one of the greatest threats to visitors is one they can't even see. According to NBC, it's a near-guarantee that connected devices are being watched by hackers within Russia, …

OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

Researchers Study Chicken Nuggets, Find Mostly Nerves, Bone, Fat

A new study found that chicken nuggets mostly contain bone, organ parts, blood vessels, and nerves, containing 50 percent or less muscle tissue, the …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

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Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …

Microsoft Windows

Google in talks with Verizon for "All Access" music bundle for mobile subscribers

Google partnered with Starbucks a little over a month ago to promote its All Access music service through an interesting new promo. Starbucks customers were given the ability to stream unlimited songs, radio, and more on top of the free in-store Wi-Fi connection as part of this said partnership. A …

Android News

Starbucks Wi-Fi Is Getting A Speed Boost From Google

Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Starbucks to enhance the coffee-shop internet experience that many professionals now rely on. It's promising to make the wireless internet up to 10 times faster than Starbucks customers have previously enjoyed. Google Fiber cities, such as …

Wi-Fi

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

Is your washing machine growing hidden mold?

Is your washing machine growing hidden mold? Lawsuits now accuse the top companies of making defective machines.<p>We're talking about some of the most popular models from the most popular companies: front-loading washing machines that grow mold where you can't even see it, causing your clothes to …

Washing Machines

Switched On: Nook tablet, an epilogue

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology</i><i>.</i><p>The recent announcement by Barnes & Noble that it would discontinue its Nook tablets marked the exit of what once promised to be a strong rival to Amazon, at least among bibliophiles. Barnes & Noble's entry into the …

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigns as the Nook fades from view

Barnes & Noble hasn't been doing particularly well as of late, and here's another blow: company CEO William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately. Lynch, who took over the CEO role in 2010, was responsible for helping the bookseller transition its business to digital, and to deliver that …

Should you Trust that New App? MyPermissions Wants to Help you Decide

MyPermissions, a startup that focuses on helping you keep track of which apps have access to your personal information, is attempting to give itself a more central role in the field of user privacy with the launch of a new certification program aimed at developers who want to gain the trust of …

Barnes & Noble integrating Google Play into Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Barnes & Noble (s BKS) is adding Google (s GOOG) Play’s full complement of videos, music and apps (and ebooks) to its Nook HD …

Finder Codes, Ninja Jamm, and More

This week's collection of apps went all over the place in terms of content. If you're someone prone to bouts of amnesia during daily activities, …

Apps

The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default

Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the default experience on any device. Until now, using Facebook has been a completely optional and background …

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Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

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