Jess Glenn

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Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassan virus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.<p>Over the past decade, 75 cases have been reported in …

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There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

What lies beneath Antarctica's ice? Lakes, life and the grandest of canyons

There are few frontiers in the world that can still be said to be unexplored. One of these <i>terra incognita</i> is the land beneath Antarctica’s ice …

Galaxy S7 Vs Galaxy S6: What's The Difference?

In July the Galaxy S7 sold more handsets than the iPhone 6S – a remarkable turnaround in both Apple and Samsung’s form in recent years. But what is it that is making the Galaxy S7 such a big success when the Galaxy S6, its visually almost identical predecessor, flopped?<p>Read on to learn about the …

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AT&T's unlimited mobile data plan is back

After discontinuing its unlimited mobile data plans back in 2010, AT&T has brought them back as a bundle with its U-Verse TV and new DirecTV services. If you're a subscriber on either of those, the plan costs $100 for a single smartphone, with additional lines at $40 each. That's a far cry from the …

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David Bowie, Alexander McQueen, and the Making of That Iconic 90s-Era Union Jack Coat

In the mid-90s, the late singer solicited a then up-and-coming designer to costume his latest reinvention. The collaboration led to one unforgettable piece.<p>David Bowie wasn’t only a groundbreaking musician; he was a dedicated fashion follower who worked with the designers Willie Brown, Kansai …

David Bowie: That time the Thin White Duke needed reassurance

"Hallo Dean, it's David," came that unmistakable voice on the phone, the voice of Ziggy Stardust, the voice of the Thin White Duke. It was 1999 and I had just bought my first cellphone and now he was talking on it: David Bowie.<p>"Oh, <i>hi</i>," I said calmly, curling up in fetal delight on the …

Let's Take A Moment To Appreciate David Bowie And Iman's Love Story

They were married for a Hollywood-defying 23 years.

David Bowie: The Man Who Changed the (Music) World (1947-2016)

David Bowie made his first big splash in the early 1970s with "Space Oddity," an imagined conversation between an astronaut and his ground control team. Over the next 40-plus years the British rocker often wrote songs about or from the perspective of beings from out of this world.<p>In many respects, …

How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World's Crops

Drought and extreme heat dramatically reduced production of key crops during the second half of the 20th century and will likely pose an increasingly …

Uber Tempts Commuters To Drop The Keys With Pre-Priced Out-Of-Town Carpools

Why drive yourself when it might be cheaper to coast to work in the back of an Uber? Today Uber launched the beta of a new flat-fee long-distance uberPOOL option aimed at commuters. It offers pre-priced shared trips into bustling San Francisco from the outlying cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, …

Power-cutting cord gives your device battery the perfect amount of juice

We know that keeping our smartphones and tablets plugged in over night, well past the point of a full charge, will deplete precious battery life. But who among us purposely gets up in the middle of the night to unplug?<p>The team at UsBidi assumes very few, which is why its developers believe they …

The Surface Book's best hidden feature is its upgradability

Microsoft’s Surface Book is an awesome laptop. Zany design and detachable screen aside, one of the main reasons for that is that it manages to squeeze a discrete GPU into a laptop the size and weight of a 13-inch MacBook Pro.<p>But while the laptop has received a ton of praise, there’s one undisclosed …

How much do Lyft and Uber drivers make? Survey shows they make very little money and are usually new

The drivers who are the backbone of Uber and Lyft — as well as other on-demand startups reliant on the so-called “gig economy” — are still fairly mysterious. Both Uber and Lyft keep the demographics and behaviors of their drivers pretty locked tight, but a survey from driver management tool …

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

Adam Sandler To Leno: “Maybe Go To Fox”

Jay Leno is readying to exit stage left from NBC’s <i>Tonight Show</i> next February. So Adam Sandler was a guest Thursday and offered a little unsolicited …

The world’s tallest building will be in the middle of an empty field in China

A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how …

The price India pays to produce male heirs

Thirty five million Indian females are missing today.<p>Some were killed in the womb, others as infants, while still others succumbed in their desperate bid to have a male child. As the pendulum continues to swing toward a lopsided gender ratio, women find themselves being tugged from both ends.<p>On the …

Minnesota lakes are loaded with chemicals -- even cocaine

<i>By Emily Sohn</i><i><br>Discovery News</i><p>From urban and developed to remote and isolated, lakes around Minnesota contain a wide range of chemicals, including DEET, BPA, prescription drugs and even cocaine.<p>The findings, which came out of the first large-scale, systematic statewide study, suggest that it might be …

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service

Sources say iRadio is still mired in licensing talks and may not be ready for WWDC<p>Google's long-rumored Play Music All Access service is already out the door, while Apple's iRadio is still bogged down in licensing talks. According to music industry sources, all the haggling could prevent Apple from …