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23 Tweets From Parents About Eating Halloween Candy

Halloween requires a lot from parents ― you have to help your kids find a costume, take them trick-or-treating (and/or hand out candy to the ones who stop by), and handle their inevitable sugar high.<p>You deserve some of the spoils of the holiday, whether that means sneaking some Skittles from your …

Decorations

Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International

In boosting Trump and funding fringe parties in Europe, Russia has helped construct a new kind of "comintern"—and it's even more effective than the Cold War version.<p>One of the double-edged aspects of being a writer is that you can become known in all kinds of unlikely circles. That was what I was …

Russia

How Explorer Mike Horn Found His Way After Losing His Wife

WiGig's ready to save you from congested wireless networks

The superfast wireless tech hasn't caught on widely, but that could change as ordinary Wi-Fi clogs up.<p>WiGig, a superfast wireless network technology, has passed a milestone that could help propel it out of obscurity and into a starring role in VR headsets, laptops, TVs and phones.<p>Backers like Intel …

Wi-Fi

President Obama Absolutely Destroys Donald Trump In Priceless 'Mean Tweets' Response

President Barack Obama returned to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday night, and that means it’s time for another presidential edition of “Mean Tweets.”<p>That’s the segment in where celebs ― or, in this case, the president ― read some of the nastiest things said about them on Twitter.<p>Naturally, no list …

Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics has renewed calls to consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall.<p>The fresh call from the South Korean company, the world's largest …

Galaxy Note

The dangerous streets of ancient Rome

Join Mary Beard on a tour of the imperial capital after sunset, when armed muggers, drunken toffs and flying chamber pots hold sway.<p><i>This article was</i> …

'Solar Sneezes' May Trigger Auroras Around Venus

European spacecraft Venus Express catches glimpse of lights while using Venusian atmosphere to brake its orbital speed.<p>TUCSON—Green-tinted northern lights may bloom even on Venus, astronomers said on Tuesday, reporting the first hints of auroras unleashed deep within the atmosphere of the …

Back to the future: Shindo's magical speakers

The Audiophiliac is shaken and stirred by the sound of these astonishing speakers.<p>Over the last 17 years, I've reviewed hundreds of speakers -- and heard many hundreds more -- but something about the sound of the Shindo Laboratory 604 speakers turned me around.<p>I wasn't thinking about transparency, …

Audiophile

With mono sound, all you need is one speaker

Stereo has been the primary music format for more than 50 years, but mono sound is enjoying a comeback.<p>More and more audiophiles and music lovers are rediscovering the value of mono recordings. Stereo's bigger and more spacious image are perfectly fine. But mono's more concentrated sound seems to …

Audiophile

Drone crashes trying to deliver drugs to jail

They do things differently in South Carolina. Sometimes, though, the technology can't stay high.<p>Look, I thought the cats were an excellent idea.<p>They were stealthy, friendly and, frankly, exactly what every jail needs.<p>Perhaps, though, the increasing number of incidents when the cats were caught …

Drones
Social Media

Tablet sales don't meet expectations

Two things in tech that have seemed ascendant in recent years now appear increasingly vulnerable: Samsung and the tablet market.<p>Stagnating smartphone sales are the major concern for Samsung Electronics amid an earnings report on Thursday that featured the lowest quarterly profit since 2012. But the …

Selling

The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.<p>On its most recent earnings call, comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that the company was working toward "one Windows" …

Windows Phone

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …