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Researchers implant false memories in mice

Have you ever misremembered an event, while being totally certain it actually happened? Most people have experienced the unreliability of human memory. As it turns out, false memories are very easy to generate. Scientists at the Riken–MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have created false …

Dongle Style: What We Learned After Our One-Night Stand With Chromecast

Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Gear<p>Date of Publication: 07.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:37 pm. 3:37 pm<p>Google’s Chromecast, a little gadget that plugs …

Coffee drinking tied to lower risk of suicide

Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a new study by …

Graphic: The $35 Chromecast dongle is no replacement for the $99 Apple TV (not yet, anyway)

The Verge snapped together the chart below illustrating the feature set of the Chromecast dongle as compared to the Apple TV’s Airplay functionality.<p>In reality, we are looking at two different ways of looking at place-shifting content. Apple’s is directly from an iOS device or a recent Mac’s …

Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RTs, disappointed with Windows sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has admitted that the company built too many Surface tablets, and it's not selling as many Windows devices as it wants. During an internal town hall event earlier this week, Ballmer and COO Kevin Turner both addressed the recent $900 million hit for Surface RT and the …

Treehouse for iPad Makes Learning to Code on the Go Simple

iPad: We're fans of the learn to code company Treehouse's web app because it makes learning design and coding fun. Now, the web app is available on …

Google Chrome's Blink: More Than Meets the Eye?

Google recently stunned the internet tech world by announcing that it would abandon the mobile-standard WebKit page-rendering engine in its Chrome …

California Judge: Illegal to Check Map on Phone While Driving

It's the distraction — not the distinction of whether you're dialing a number, checking your email, or looking at a map — that's the issue for …