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Plan a road trip using only your smartphone

Have phone, will travel.<p>Until self-driving cars take over, the road trip will remain one of the most popular vacations. It's liberating, offers flexible options, and can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be.<p>However, to make sure you see everything you want to see—and avoid spending half …

Maps

Why doctors are still studying JFK’s chronic back pain

Did his back trouble help kill him?<p>John F. Kennedy was known for his youth and energy, but in the decades since his death we’ve realized that there was more to the story: The 35th President of the United States actually battled an impressive collection of medical problems. Among these was agonizing …

Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer

It's even less understood than most.<p>On Wednesday, Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of a particularly aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM), became public knowledge.<p>But what exactly is this type of cancer, and what does it mean for the senator and other patients? A report by Roche estimates …

Cancer

Amazon Dash Wand Review: Alexa, help me spend even more money on Amazon

Point this wand at food and it will eventually appear (for a price).<p>The Dash Wand is basically a food scanner with Alexa built in. Tell her what you want, or physically scan the item you're about to run out of, and the wand will instantly add it to your Amazon shopping cart. Plus, it’s basically …

Smart Homes

Lyft's about to seriously change the race for self-driving cars

It's chasing Uber.<p>The urban dream of a shared fleet of self-driving cars summoned by an app is inching closer to a reality. Uber, of course, has already been testing autonomous vehicles in Pennsylvania and Arizona. But on Thursday, its chief competitor, Lyft, revealed more of its road map for how …

Last week in tech: Everything you missed while nerding out on Comic-Con

Our super power is recapping the week's biggest tech stories.<p>Another edition of San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, which means the last week has been saturated with all kinds of wonderfully nerdy stuff to obsess over. (Did you see the new <i>Stranger Things</i> trailer? Oh, man.) But, as always, the …

Pokémon

The best ways to follow breaking news on your phone

Read all about it.<p>The news cycle doesn't sleep. And with stories constantly developing, one of the best ways to keep up is with your smartphone. Here's how to follow the latest happenings with the apps already installed on your device, plus some third-party extras. By tweaking the settings, you can …

Apps

Lyft's Taco Bell mode indulges your late-night cravings

So it's midnight, you have an <i>irresistible</i> case of the munchies and your favorite eateries have stopped delivering. Are you going to settle for a bag of chips or (gasp) hold out until the morning? You won't have to, if Lyft has its way. It just introduced a Taco Mode that swings you past a Taco Bell …

Taco Bell

Leaked iPhone 7 Specs Reveal Key Changes

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus should be coming Sept. 7, and now we have what looks like pretty close to final specs for Apple's two new …