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Coroner: No drugs or alcohol in Robin Williams system

Robin Williams may have been deeply depressed when he killed himself in August, but it wasn't induced by alcohol or illegal drugs, the Marin County coroner says.<p>The investigation into Williams' death at his home in Tiburon, north of San Francisico, is concluded, and the final ruling is death by …

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Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

2013 Smartwatch Comparison Guide

Is it worth buying a smartwatch this holiday season? Or are you better off waiting for Apple and Google to enter the race? Well, though the product …

Smartwatches

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe steps out in Tokyo

The Jaguar F-Type has had a hard time gaining acceptance in the automotive world, but then, the the classic E-Type is a phenomenally tough act to …

Top five hauntings in history

Tales of ghosts and ghouls have, for centuries, captured the imagination. Here, Professor Owen Davies from the University of Hertfordshire, a …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG: Unlimited Power

More power than an SLS and room for the entire boardroom.<p>The Mercedes-Benz S-class is the segment's benchmark and a paragon of luxury, comfort, and style. But the S-class has a dark side, one unleashed by Mercedes’ AMG skunkworks. At the head of that department sits Tobias Moers, and it’s not …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Light Bulbs

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 4MATIC

Warning: Weapons-grade four-cylinder underhood.<p>TESTED<p>When Mercedes-Benz sends a model to AMG for high-performance finishing school, it’s hardly news. But until the CLA, nearly every car to make the trip to Affalterbach was packing an engine with a “V” cylinder layout. (The C30 five-cylinder diesel …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Ten of the world's weirdest restaurants

Magic Restroom Cafe, Los Angeles<p>The idea of sitting on a toilet in public is the stuff of nightmares but that hasn't stopped the Magic Restroom making loos the focus of its new themed restaurant in LA. In fact toilet-themed restaurants are nothing new – Taiwans' Modern Toilet where chocolate …

For Samsung, all roads lead away from Android

Samsung likes software. Anyone who bought the Galaxy S4 already knows this; the handset comes loaded with proprietary software. There's eye tracking, advanced touch functionality, and an enterprise package called Knox. There's also a custom camera app, a TV remote app, a workout app, a travel app, …

UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1017000/1017268_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532552116_d9d3b0492de9230c9c09d7e98ae7994d<p><b>British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had cut the</b> …

Public Health

Einstein May Have Had An Unusually Well-Connected Brain

A new study compares Einstein's corpus callosum with those of mere mortals.<p>More than half a century after his death, we're still searching for the secrets of Albert Einstein's genius. Almost immediately after he died in 1955, the famed physicist's brain was removed from his head, dissected and …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review: What Am I Supposed To Do With This

Article Contents<p>Watches. A lot people <i>used</i> to wear them, because a watch had two great functional purposes: giving you the current time instantly, and …

Hydrogen: The car fuel of the future?

<b>A small British firm is looking forward to a day in which we will take our cars to the garage and fill them with hydrogen.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessBattle for gadget accessory businessCould power plants of the future produce zero emissions?Make-It-Yourself: The rise of the …

Energy

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Headphones

50 years of the lava lamp

The iconic lava lamp, launched in 1963, is celebrating its 50th birthday<p>Mathmos, the inventors of the lava lamp, is celebrating its 50th birthday …

Oracle pulls off stunning comeback in America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO – Now that Oracle Team USA has improbably retained the 34th America's Cup, what can Larry Ellison & Co. do for an encore?<p>Oracle's billionaire bankroller has many questions to answer in the weeks ahead after his team, under the never-say-die skipper Jimmy Spithill, staged the greatest …

The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth's Smallest Car, And More

<b>1.3 parts per billion</b>: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms)<p><b>260 million</b>: the number of surfaces in this astounding room designed by computer …

16 Ice Cube Trays That Are Anything But Square (list)

Not much thought goes into ice cubes at a party, but you’d be surprised at how much shaped ice cube trays can really spruce up the atmosphere! Not …

New photos offer peek into Whitey Bulger's private life

<i>By Patrick Garrity, Staff Writer, NBC News</i><p>He is said to have ruled South Boston for decades with brutal, deadly efficiency, the alleged leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang.<p>But Whitey Bulger was just a regular guy with girlfriends, poodles and a soft spot for baby goats.<p>That would seem to be …

Hell Now A Thriving Epicenter Of Gay Culture

THE MALEBOLGE, NETHER REGIONS OF DARKNESS—Noting the incredible rate at which the community has grown, sources confirmed Thursday that Hell, the …

Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like Cards

Pope Francis, in a wide-ranging interview with 16 Jesuit publications, says "the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards" if it continues to focus on narrow issues such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.<p>"I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today …

How To Quit Cable And Continue Watching All Your Shows (how to)

In the wake of the CBS/Time Warner Cable dispute, many families are reevaluating their cable providers, and it’s no secret that more and more homes …