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17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Philips' 2014 4K TVs include an Android-powered model and smaller sets

Philips' 4K TVs last year were on the large side, but it's following up in 2014 with smaller models -- including one with a few tricks up its sleeve. The company's new 55-inch 8809 series set mates the extra-high resolution with Android, giving you both Google Play apps as well as access to your …

Western Digital Announces Thunderbolt-Powered My Passport Pro RAID Drive

Western Digital today announced the new My Passport Pro, the company's first thunderbolt-powered, dual-drive storage solution. With user-selectable RAID functionality, the drive is suitable for graphics professionals looking for high performance or consumers who need reliable mirroring.<p>The aluminum …

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

Self-powered cyborg cockroaches are coming

Soon you might start wishing there were more cockroaches in your neighborhood. Osaka University and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have co-developed a fuel cell that could be used to create a wireless sensor network comprised of a league of self-powered, high-tech …

How parasites manipulate us

<b>Humans infected with parasites could behave in surprising ways. Michael Mosley subjected himself to tapeworms and leeches to find out more.</b><p>Over the last couple of months I have been deliberately infecting myself with a range of parasites in an attempt to understand more about these fascinating …

The Mind-Blowing Mathematics of Sunflowers

Why do the number of spirals in a sunflower match up with the integers 34, 55, 89 and 144—numbers found in the famous Fibonacci sequence? <i>Scientific</i> …

Chocolate as Poison

<i>In honor of Valentine's Day, I have once again updated this - one of my favorite posts - on the poisonous chemistry of chocolate.</i><p>The Latin name for …

CES 2014: Bluetooth speakers morph and evolve

Portable music speakers are morphing into all kinds of new shapes and sizes.<p>Outdoorsy music lovers might want to check out the Fugoo wireless speakers that are built to get rough. The Fugoo Tough speaker ($229.99, out soon) looks like it was designed to pair with a Toughbook. "We designed a …

Is Intel's Broadwell-Y processor a threat to ARM?

More details are starting to emerge about Intel’s next line of processors. Code named Broadwell, the processors, which are likely to be released in the second half of 2014, are shrunk down versions of Intel’s current Haswell range. Like Haswell, the Broadwell range will come in several types …