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Nexus smartphones can reportedly be forced to reboot through SMS attack

The latest Nexus smartphones can be forced to restart, freeze, or lose network connection because of an issue with the way they handle a certain type of SMS message, reports <i>PC World</i>. Security researcher Bogdan Alecu reportedly discovered that the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 5 all …

Reporter follows Washington’s Delaware River crossing

<b>George Washington crossed the Delaware River</b> in the thick of war, during a fierce winter storm in the darkest hours of Christmas Day. I, more than two centuries later, was warmed by a midday fall sun and faced no enemies within a 20-mile radius. And yet I still doubted a successful …

UK GDP growth driven by rise in consumer spending

<b>Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.</b><p>The ONS kept its estimate for economic growth in the quarter at 0.8%, which is the fastest pace for three years.<p>Consumer spending, which accounts for nearly …

Economics

Pandora Drops Fight for Lower Royalties

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Music streaming service Pandora has halted its lobbying effort for the Internet Radio Freedom Act, …

Secretive trade pact called 'most harmful ever' for affordable medicine

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Trade Pact

Tablets to Make Up Half the PC Market in 2014

Tablets have been eating away at laptop and desktop market share for years, and now they're poised to dominate the PC market.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Ezra Koenig: Believe in Your Selfie

This week, Oxford Dictionaries announced that its 2013 Word of the Year is “selfie.” One person who was less than thrilled about the choice is …

Things We Love This Month: November's Sweetest Gear

Author: Wired Staff<p>06:30 am<p><i>All photos: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED</i>

​Man Shoots, Kills Wandering Man With Advanced Alzheimer's

A 34-year-old man shot and killed a 72-year-old man he thought was a prowler on Wednesday in Walker County, Ga. But instead of shooting a prowler, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Comet Ison may have survived its kiss with the sun (update: it didn't)

We humans can form curious attachments to non-living things, so when Comet Ison veered recklessly toward the sun, naturally we rooted for the plucky iceball. Unfortunately, scientists feared the worst after seeing it mostly vanish when it brushed past the sun's corona. Cue the heroic music, though, …

23 Defining Traits Of Your Favorite Teacher

When "teacher" = mentor, friend, and partner in crime.

How To Sell Your Business And Make And Lose Millions

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) about how to make, lose, and make back millions. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.]</i><p>First I totally gave up. I thought …

How Small Is Small? The Nanoscale Explained in One Chart

At a certain point, very small is just very small—at least to the naked eye. But on the nanoscale, much smaller than the width of a human hair, scientists are setting itty-bitty world records and creating tiny works of art.<p><b>Nano art has come a long way</b> since researchers arranged atoms to spell IBM …

TWTIT: Tales of Rebellious Stone (NSFW)

The line between genius and madness is a thin one and easily crossed. But is this maniacally-devout sculptor really losing his mind or are his …

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming sooner than later, says report

The latest round of rumors has the presumed successor to Samsung's Galaxy S4, a more powerful Galaxy S5, sporting unicorn-esque specs, perhaps some new flexible materials, and craziest of all: launching as little as 10 months after the Galaxy S4 was introduced.<p>A Korean site reports that "industry …

Five complaints Ars readers have about OS X Mavericks

We asked for your complaints about OS X 10.9, and you all certainly delivered.<p>OS X 10.9 has been out for just over a month, and earlier this week we …

PowerUp 3.0 paper airplane gets Android app, as it passes $150,000 in Kickstarter funding

The PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane is a new Kickstarter project that has reached its funding goal of $50,000 with 56 days to go, and it has also surpassed a $150,000 stretch goal that triggers support for Android 4.3 devices – initially it only had support for iOS smartphones and …

Android News

The State, Reunited For A Comedy Re-issue

By Paul Myers7 minute Read<p>Although their MTV sketch comedy series has been off the air for over 16 years, a random survey of the landscape of …

Comedy

The U.S. now has over 83 million broadband subscribers

Slowly and surely, the U.S. is inching towards the 100 million broadband subscriber milestone. Latest figures compiled by Leichtman Research Group, a …

Deadspin says it bought a Hall of Fame vote

Amid all the controversy about the crowded new Hall of Fame ballot, the online sports site Deadspin says it bought a vote from a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and will let its readers vote on how to fill it out.<p>According to Deadspin, “Our idea was to make a mockery and farce …

Reggie Jackson: “Race is always on my mind, even today”

<b>Reggie Jackson (AP/Ben Margot/Salon)</b><p>When the Bronx Zoo became too much, the Yankees hall of famer relied on advice from his tough, hardworking father<p>Reggie Jackson as told to David Daley<p>November 27, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Click here for more articles in the Trust Me on This series.<p>When things were hard …

4 journalists honored for courage

NEW YORK — Four foreign journalists were honored with Press Freedom Awards on Tuesday evening recognizing their work in the face of severe reprisals, including physical threats and imprisonment.<p>The Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2013 International Press Freedom Awards were presented to Ecuador’s …

The IRS Moves to Limit Dark Money

The IRS and Treasury Department announced proposed guidelines clarifying the definition of political activities for social welfare nonprofits Tuesday …

Nonprofits

A Hint of the First Dawn

As far as astronomers can tell, the Milky Way galaxy looks like an enormous, pinwheel-shaped collection of at least a hundred billion stars, laced with gas and dust, that is about a hundred thousand light years in diameter and rotates once every two hundred and fifty million years. It didn’t always …

'The Originals': Klaus Reclaims New Orleans, But Has He Lost His Family In The Process? (VIDEO)

Klaus proved that he was the biggest and baddest monster in New Orleans on "The Originals." Despite getting Rebekah to help him try and take Klaus down, Marcel failed. Unless he wanted to stand by and watch as Klaus killed virtually his entire vampire population, Marcel had no choice to but to step …

The Misunderstood History of the Wacky Japanese Game Show

Zany contests have fallen out of style—even as the Western image of "crazy" Japanese TV seems to be ramping back up.<p>Earlier this month, the “Japanese-styled family game show” <i>Japanizi: Going Going Gong</i> premiered in the United States and Canada, on Disney XD and YTV respectively. The show puts teams …

Obituary: An Appreciation for Arik Einstein

Israeli cultural icon singer-songwriterArik Einstein (74) died late Tuesday after being hospitalized incritical condition with an aortic aneurysm. …

PlayStation 4: the rebirth of cool

In a cavernous hangar way out in the industrial wilds of Acton, west London, where the ground is strewn with junkyard shrapnel and the sky is October grey, a film crew hopes to condense PlayStation’s 20-year history into an advertisement. It’s a tall order. Not only is Sony’s series of increasingly …