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Drew Carey offers $10,000 reward after alleged prank on autistic boy

After hearing reports than an Ohio teen had urine and spit dumped on him as part of an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank, comedian Drew Carey turned to Twitter to offer help.<p>Carey took to social media after the mother of a 14-year-old boy with autism told police she found a video on Instagram of other …

Get your car to tell you what's wrong with a $50 dongle

We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the issue that Fixd is hoping to eliminate, thanks …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

Hitting the beach in hijab in Iran

The ocean is usually a sign of freedom, immense freedom. Standing on the shore the sea stretches the horizon. Even the sky is a reflection of its colour. Walking along the shore, taking in the sounds of the ocean drowns out the noise of the city. As you train your gaze on its vastness, it can put …

Woah Nelly! Microsoft Says It’s Not Killing Off The Super Basic Nokia Handset After All

Last month as well as culling some 12,500 Nokia staff new owner Microsoft took an axe to the Nokia product portfolio, apparently hacking off the entire low end of devices — leaving it to focus entirely on its Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones. Because focus.<p>In a memo to staff on the changes …

Meet Terraform, a simple command-line tool to manage all your cloud infrastructure

Mitchell Hashimoto, the guy who created the popular Vagrant tool for setting up development environments, has gone and built another useful tool for developers working on public-cloud platforms.<p>No longer must developers sign in to one or more online portals and hit a bunch of buttons to load up or …

'Seinfeld' at 25: Nothing means everything - CNN.com

We all love the main characters of Seinfeld, but did you know that some other famous faces got their start on the sitcom? <b>Courteney Cox</b> played Jerry's girlfriend Meryl in season five's "The Wife" (March 1994), where Jerry gets a discount at his dry cleaners and Cox partakes of the discount too by …

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS watch review

TomTom's latest GPS running watch does away with sweaty, constrictive heart rate straps with a clever sensor that measures how your pulse subtly changes the colour of your skin. So far so good, but does it work, asks Matthew Sparkes<p><b>Product:</b> TomTom Runner Cardio <b><br>Price:</b> £249.99 <b><br>Released:</b> May 31, …

The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

Longtime TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon participants, Kay Anar and Gilad Shai showed off their hardware hack today called the “oRouter” – a Linux-powered, Raspberry Pi-like computer offering secure Wi-Fi access via the Tor network. The idea is to offer an affordable alternative to downloading the …

Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

Antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections in every country in the world, according to new data from the World Health Organisation – a situation that could have "devastating" consequences for public health. It raises the possibility that once-beaten diseases will re-emerge as global …

Goats Found To Be Much Smarter Than Previously Believed

New research shows goats can quickly learn a puzzle, and remember how to solve it.<p>You think goats are dumb? Think again.<p>New research found that most goats tested could quickly figure out how to solve a "mechanical puzzle" that yielded a delicious piece of fruit. In this case they had to pull on and …

Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Air pollution has become the world's largest environmental risk, killing an estimated 7 million people in 2012, the World Health Organization says.<p>That means about 1 out of every 8 deaths in the world each year is due to air pollution. And half of those deaths are caused by household stoves, …

Jim Carrey And Jeff Daniels Tweeted The First Two Posters For 'Dumb And Dumber To'

We’ve seen the first looks at their classic haircuts, shared our delight over the first photo from the set, and cautiously cheered the first still from the actual film (above), and now the stars of <i>Dumb and Dumber To</i> are getting our hopes up a little more with their latest offerings from Twitter. …

More than 1 in 4 Americans go to work while sick

More than one in four Americans are so afraid of missing work that they head into the office even when sniffling and sneezing, a study says.<p>Many are worried about falling behind on their jobs, missing pay or facing the wrath of bosses who expect them to show up no matter what, according to a survey …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

FYI: Could A Virgin Birth Ever Happen?

If you’re a mammal, no. But if you're not...<p>Virgin birth, known to scientists as parthenogenesis, appears to be rather common in the animal kingdom. Many insects and other invertebrates are capable of switching between sexual and clonal reproduction. Among the vertebrates, virgin births have been …

Biology

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …