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Watch Alec Baldwin rap with Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper and Alec Baldwin were both in Chicago for the Young Chicago Authors event over the weekend, so they did as any—okay, nope, there’s …

States racing to regulate e-cigarettes

The American Cancer Society has found itself in a surprising position: opposing state proposals to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors.<p>The cancer society doesn't want kids to use e-cigarettes, but it objects to what it calls "Trojan horse" legislation – bills that appear good for public …

Public Health

Swyp Smart Wallet Combines All Your Cards Into One (video)

A new smart wallet has been unveiled this week called Swyp that has been designed to allow you to combine all your credit cards and store cards into …

Armed men kidnap UN worker in Central African Republic

Armed men have kidnapped a woman working for the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.<p>It is thought the victim was snatched from a vehicle in which she was travelling in the capital Bangui.<p>The abduction comes a day after a French charity workers and a churchman were seized in an area …

Protests in Congo over president's future

Opposition parties have called for further mass demonstrations against a draft law that would enable president Joseph Kabila to extend his rule<p>Hundreds of young people confronted police in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo today after deadly protests over a draft law that would enable …

Africa

Dunk of the year nominee: Sam Thompson's inbound alley-oop

If anyone tracked alley-oop dunks off baseline inbound passes, Ohio State's Sam Thompson would likely be among the national leaders. The high-flying …

Even Jay Z is impressed with this LeBron James fadeaway

The Cavs won their seven straight on Monday by routing the Nets in Brooklyn. Jay Z looks like he just saw a ghost.

Spinner Concept Smartphone with a Rotatable Camera

As we had known, Oppo N3 features a horizontally rotatable camera, but the following Spinner <b>concept smartphone</b> has a more sleek rotatable camera. …

Peak Water: United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

The most important trend in the use of water is the slowly unfolding story of peak water in the United States and elsewhere. Data on US water use are compiled every five years by the US Geological Survey, covering every state and every sector of the economy. The latest data -- for 2010 -- have just …

How to hook up an Xbox 360 controller to your Mac on OS X Yosemite

I like playing games on my Mac, but as a console gamer at heart, I much prefer the joypad to the keyboard and mouse. In particular, racing games like …

How to connect to Instant Hotspot with your Mac

Instant Hotspot is part of Continuity, and lets you share the data connection from your iPhone or cellular iPad with your Mac or other device. It's …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Instant Hotspot

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can use your iPhone as a Instant Hotspot for your Mac (running Yosemite) and for your iPad or iPod Touch (also running iOS 8.1). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS …

'Continuity Activation Tool' Enables Handoff on Older Macs

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced "Continuity," a set of features designed to allow for deeper integration between Macs and iOS devices. Unfortunately, some Continuity features are limited to Macs with Bluetooth 4.0, which leaves many older Macs unable to access the new …

iStat Mini app for OS X Yosemite allows users to monitor their Mac

If you have already updated your Mac to OS Yosemite, you can now take advantage of a new app made for the operating system, iStat Mini, that allows …

Please Spay And Neuter Your Pets, Charlie Brown: Here Is The Best Of The #RejectedPeanutsSpecials Hashtag

Last night <i>It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown</i> aired on ABC, as is the time-honored annual tradition, and in a couple of months they’ll air <i>A Charlie Brown Christmas</i> just like they do every year. Good old dependable Charlie Brown, right on schedule. So this timely #RejectedPeanutsSpecials hashtag …

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Government regulators have approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans. They're the latest weapon in an arms race between farmers and weeds, and the government's green light is provoking angry opposition from environmentalists.<p>The actual decision, at first glance, seems …

This song was written by iOS 8’s autocomplete function

I’ve always liked Jonathan Mann, the YouTube artist who became popular for writing and uploading a brand new song each and every day. Mann’s a big Apple fan, too, and over the years has put together numerous songs concerning everything from the iPhone 4’s Antennagate (which Steve Jobs actually …

Apple

BMW Motorsport Announces The BMW M6 GT3

BMW Motorsport has announced the new BMW M6 GT3, this new vehicle will replace the BMW Z4 GT3 which has been racing since 2010.<p>The BMW M6 GT3 comes …

Play Nintendo’s iconic games on iOS 8 without jailbreaking

Nintendo is probably never going to release its treasure trove of retro titles onto iOS any year soon, but if you want to experience the thrill of stumping tutrtles dead in Super Mario World on your gigantic iPhone 6 Plus display, there’s a simple hack that can make it happen.<p>SiOS – a new Super …

Retrogaming

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

You won't ever be able to pick one up from your local dealer, but with any luck, at least some of the tech found in the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration will …

30,000 Yearly Gun Deaths Is a Health Epidemic

It was back in 1996 that Congressman Jay Dickey (R-AR) inserted language into the 1997 budget that prohibited gun research funded by the CDC. And from that time forward, physicians and public health researchers have been a favorite target of the NRA. The most public example of this attempt to …

SafeSleeve Anti-Radiation iPhone 6 Case

The protective case not only guards your iPhone 6, but also protects your health from EMF/EMR emit by your phone. Nice idea? Let’s go on checking …

Mobile Technology

Paste+, a Clipboard Action Widget – MacStories

When iOS 8 launched three weeks ago, I came across a company called Avanio Labs that had launched a set of three apps on the App Store: Paste+, Agenda+, and Forecast+. The apps were presented as Notification Center widgets, and I found that interesting as I assumed that Apple would reject apps that …

Apps

Netanyahu: Iran greater threat than ISIL

Israel's prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to the Palestinian group Hamas.<p>Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Benjamin …

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

Best Touch ID apps for iPhone

Touch ID isn't just for unlocking your iPhone: App Store apps can integrate Touch ID if they choose, too. Given that we store lots of personal and …

Tip of the Day: Answer Phone Calls On Your iPad

Forget running downstairs to where you left your iPhone, take the call on your iPad or iPod instead (as long as you have later-model devices running iOS 8).<p>To make or receive a phone call on an iDevice other than your iPhone:<p>Make sure both devices are signed into Facetime with the same Apple …

iPod