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Mr. Fix It

Now even healthcare is getting Amazonified<p>Is there anything the world’s richest man, <b>Jeffrey Preston Bezos,</b> <i>can’t</i> do?<p>I don’t mean to go all fan boy-ish on you, but it’s been riveting watching him run the table. Bezos has grown Amazon into a juggernaut whose value exceeds <b>Walmart</b>, <b>Costco</b>, <b>Target</b>, <b>Kohls</b> …

3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

If you can swing it, there are some very good reasons to not delay starting to collect Social Security. Here are three -- see if they persuade …

7 require medical attention, 50 evacuated after iPhone battery overheats in Apple Store

Roughly 50 people evacuated a Zurich Apple Store Tuesday morning after an overheated iPhone battery began emitting smoke, police said.<p>Seven people received medical attention at the scene, including an Apple Store employee who sustained minor burns while removing the overheated battery, the Zurich …

Apple Store

Agents Try 72 Times to Buy Guns Illegally Online — Result Will Only Shock Gun Control Advocates

<i>Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images</i><p>The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently set out on a quest to “illegally” purchase firearms on the “surface …

Guns

Apple to Save an Astounding $47 Billion Under Tax Reform, Report Finds

The impending tax reform package is expected to lower rates across corporate America, but one company—Apple—will get a significantly bigger one-time …

Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

<i>This article has been updated below with another, more convincing video demonstration of Bkav's Face ID spoofing, which the firm revealed two weeks</i> …

Mobile Technology

Samsung returns to mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial

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Headphones

Amazon could deliver packages to your car trunk to beat ‘porch pirates’

Porch pirates. These are the annoying folks who go around nabbing uncollected packages left by delivery drivers outside people’s homes. Recent …

Goodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming | George Monbiot

The suffering inherent in mass meat production can’t be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed<p>What will future generations, looking back on our age, see as its monstrosities? We think of slavery, the subjugation of women, …

Farming

Every iPhone X sold will bring Samsung a big payday

Apple will undoubtedly make a fortune with the release of the iPhone X on Nov. 3, but it won't be the only major tech company to benefit from the …

Mobile

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health

​The biosensing ink is particularly helpful for those with diabetes<p>If you’re the type of person who would need to explain a new tattoo to your parents, perhaps you should try one that’s good for your health. (Unlike, say, this tattoo, which killed a man after he swam in the ocean while it was …

Some Apple Watch batteries are expanding for some reason, but don't panic

If you have an original Apple Watch with a swollen or expanded battery, some good news: You're now eligible for extended repair coverage.<p>In a note …

Apple Watch

Google becomes first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba

After former President Obama reopened America's diplomatic relations with Cuba, businesses started looking for opportunities to make inroads to the island nation. Google was one of these, with Obama himself announcing it would come to help set up WiFi and broadband access there. Cuba's national …

Cuba

Samsung reportedly prepping folding smartphone/tablet hybrid for Q3 2017

<b>Update, January 12, 10:20:</b> Following yesterday’s report that Samsung may launch a folding smartphone in Q3 2017, Business Korea has weighed in on the speculation, stating that the device is tentatively being called the Samsung Galaxy X. However, <i>Business Korea</i> also says that it would launch in 2018, …

The dokiWatch is a cheery smartwatch for kids that makes video calls

Your child is old enough to go to school alone, and a smartphone would come in handy for emergencies.<p>But smartphones come with plenty of downsides …

Julian Assange denies Russian hacking allegations, claims President Obama is trying to “delegitimize” Donald Trump

Assange’s new interview with Sean Hannity further fuels the suspicion that he is acting on behalf of Putin<p>Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been accused of targeting Hillary Clinton in order to help Donald Trump due to his connections with the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, …

Do Android and iPhone users have different personalities?

Android and iPhone devices are currently dominating the global smartphone market. Although the two brands offer similar functionality, their …

Trump then and now: How the President-elect has changed since his election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump is sounding a different tune as he prepares to take on the mantle of the presidency.<p>The brash businessman has already begun to step away from some of his rhetoric and promises he made during the presidential campaign -- ranging from how he'll treat …

Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard …

Cuba to launch military exercises to prepare for ‘range of enemy actions’

Announcement of five days of nationwide maneuvers and tactical exercises across the country came nearly simultaneously with Trump’s surprise win<p>Cuba has announced the launch of five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls “a range of enemy …

Cuba

FBI warns of possible pre-Election Day terror attacks

Al-Qaeda may be planning pre-Election Day attacks on Monday in New York, Texas and Virginia.<p>US intelligence officials have alerted joint terrorism task forces of the threat, whose credibility was still being assessed, sources told The Post.<p>Specific sites that may be targeted in the three states …

How to Hack Your Hotel's Finicky Wi-Fi to Stream Shows

How do even five-star hotel rooms have such utterly inadequate cable TV setups? Do they really need multiple house channels to loop videos on the …

Uber Sends Its First Self-Driving Truck to Pick Up 50,000 Beers

The stunt was the first-ever commercial use of autonomous trucking.<p>Last week, an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer made a 120-mile journey from an Anheuser-Busch facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, down Interstate 25 to the town of Colorado Springs. The truck carried 2,000 cases, or 50,000 cans, of …

Man claims iPhone 7 burst into flames and destroyed his car

Welcome to the post-Galaxy Note 7 world, where every exploding smartphone instantly makes the news. An iPhone 7 owner appears to be the latest …

Hillary Clinton's campaign considered Apple CEO Tim Cook for vice president

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sent an email in March discussing a "first cut of people to consider for VP," Gizmodo spotted on Tuesday.<p>"Cheryl, Robby, Jake, Huma, Jennifer and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in …

iPhone 7 Plus Allegedly Explodes Inside Packaging

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled after multiple instances of phones exploding, like in this Florida man’s Jeep and in a six-year-old boy’s …

IPhone 7

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

In Mountain View, Calif., a couple of miles down the road from Google, there's a new pizza shop. Only instead of a dozen blue-collar workers pouring marinara sauce, Zume Pizza has — you guessed it! — robots and algorithms running the show.<p>Their job is to solve a familiar problem: It's game night. …

Sweet Corn

Controversy Erupts Around Baby With Three Biological Parents

A U.S. fertility specialist, foiled by U.S. regulations, took his tools to Mexico to tweak human cells into developing into the world’s first three-parent baby, an infant born in April 2016 who carries DNA from two mothers and one father.<p><i>New Scientist</i> broke the story, reporting that the parents are …

Massive Sinkhole Leaks Radioactive Water Into Florida's Aquifer

A massive sinkhole recently collapsed nearby Mulberry, Florida, draining approximately 215 million gallons of radioactive and contaminated water into Florida’s aquifer. The sinkhole was located directly below a wastewater storage pond used by Mosaic, the largest phosphate fertilizer producer in the …