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Evacuations ordered in 'largest ever' Los Angeles wildfire

LOS ANGELES — A massive brush fire, called the largest ever in terms of acreage to burn within Los Angeles' city limits, had claimed one home Saturday and was threatening others, authorities said.<p>Hundreds of firefighters, backed by water-dropping planes and helicopters, were battling the flames in …

Los Angeles

Your body is a big battery and scientists want to power gadgets with it

All along the power was inside you<p>For years, our electronic devices have been getting smaller and faster, but the trend can’t continue until we solve one big obstacle: batteries.<p>Batteries are the bottleneck of any electronic system, says Dina El-Damak, a professor of electrical engineering at the …

The Moon and the Other: a sci-fi novel about how we undermine our best intentions

What is the relationship between a person and the society that they’re a part of?<p>Science fiction is a genre that’s uniquely suited for making the internal into the external. Authors can take an intangible issue, whether it’s a relationship problem, a philosophical belief, or a scientific quandary, …

Donald Trump denounces China over growing trade with North Korea

President Donald Trump criticised China for failing to work with the United States to rein in North Korea, indicating a harder line in his approach to the rogue state's nuclear ambitions.<p>In the wake of North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday an emergency meeting of …

2017 Subaru Impreza Review: Small but Mighty

The Impreza has always been a smart, practical choice. Thanks to competitive fuel economy and a redesign that addressed its few deficiencies, the …

iPhone 7 Won't Solve Apple's China Problem

The iPhone 7 has officially arrived, but it won’t stop Apple’s flagging momentum in China.<p>The Cupertino, California-based smartphone maker is banking on the latest iPhone to revive sales in the Greater China area, the most important growth driver that once accounted for 30% of the company’s total …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a powerful laptop designed to stay put

When you think of a laptop, what attributes come to mind? Portable and powerful are my top two. Now, forget at least one part of that equation while …

The Big Test: 2016/2017 Small Crossovers

Changing Times: Goodbye, Sedans. These Crossovers Are the Future of Family Transportation<p>The dynamic of the family car landscape is shifting. For decades, sedans such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry were among their respective automakers’ top sellers. These four-doors were the vehicle of …

Chains Are Expanding at the Expense of Independent Restaurants

Despite all this talk about "the foodie generation" and millennials who are obsessed with Instagramming their locally sourced kale salads, American diners are increasingly spending their dining dollars at chains. New research shows that while restaurant spending has nearly returned to pre-recession …

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Familiar - Photographs by Alex Cretey-Systermans | LensCulture

We recognize—or think we recognize—everything in these photographs: situations, landscapes, people, who could be neighbors, friends, even family members.<p>Nothing spectacular, but a gentle strangeness, attention paid to tiny details, moments suspended in time, variations in light when it becomes …

Serenity

Motorola Migrate Now Enables Bluetooth Contact Transfers From 'Dumbphones' After Update

Motorola Migrate always seemed a little unnecessary to me - if you're coming from an Android phone, all your contacts should already be saved with …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive

Finally, the hybrid experience everyone expected<p>The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid made a high-pitched whirring sound as I scooted down a suburban street in Columbus, Ohio.<p>It was in EV mode and my goal was to max out the Accord’s fuel economy. It’s a typical challenge from a carmaker that is touting a …