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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Computer Coding Meets 'Foreign-Language' Requirement

Four states are currently in the process of approving measures to allow high school students to fulfill foreign language-learning requirements with a …

Hilarious ‘Also Shot on iPhone 6’ posters slime Apple’s shiny facade

You just knew that when Apple announced its new “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign — crowdsourced from the millions of photos shot by regular iPhone owners each year, and displayed on billboards and bus stops around the world — it wouldn’t take long for someone to parody it.<p>Well, that day has come, …

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows<p>While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence …

Mario on your smartphone: Nintendo strikes mobile games deal with DeNA

Expect new smartphone and tablet games based on Nintendo’s famous characters, but no ports of Wii U or 3DS titles for now<p>Nintendo has been fending off questions about whether it should start making smartphone and tablet games for years. Now the company is making its move.<p>Nintendo is teaming up with …

Gaming

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

President Obama said he's "embarrassed" for the 47 Republican senators who tried to undercut nuclear talks with Iran by writing a letter directly to the Iranian leadership.<p>"For them to address a letter to the Ayatollah, who they claim is our mortal enemy, and their basic argument to them is, 'Don't …

Report: Drunk Secret Service agents crash

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security is investigating another incident of misconduct by senior Secret Service agents, White House officials said Wednesday night.<p>Two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of President Barack Obama's protective detail, crashed a car …

Secret Service

This Driverless Mercedes Is Driving Around San Francisco And 'Blowing Everyone's Mind'

This driverless Mercedes cruising around SF blowing everyone's mind pic.twitter.com/W3fcySgknz<p>— aaronhoff (@aaronhoff) March 7, 2015<p>I love driving, …

Inside Google's first store (pictures)

Phorm is the world’s first morphing touchscreen case

Typing on a touchscreen is more difficult that typing on normal keyboards because the smooth, flat screen offers you no physical clues to let you …

Top 100 world universities by reputation – in full

Universities in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge, have risen in international rankings published by the Times Higher Education. Check out the full table here<p>British <b>universities</b>have <b>climbed up world reputation rankings</b>, according to the latest table published by Times Higher Education (THE), …

The World's Most Admired Universities

Harvard is still on top, but two British schools, Cambridge and Oxford, have pushed MIT and Stanford out of the No. 2 and 3 slots. Still, American institutions dominate the ranks of the most admired universities in the world, according to a list just released by <i>Times Higher Education</i> (<i>THE)</i>, a …

Smart bicycle vibrates to warn of danger

It’s being touted as the first smart bicycle, which warns riders of traffic dangers and obstacles.<p>The brainchild of a group of scientists from the Netherlands, it is equipped with a radar mounted just below the handlebars that checks the road ahead for unexpected movements and objects, as well as a …

Electric Vehicles

Facebook Is Facing a Massive Lawsuit Over Online Purchases Made by Kids

<b>Correction appended: 10:17 p.m. EST on Mar. 16</b><p>Facebook was ordered to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit in the U.S. on Tuesday, over its refusal …

Apple yanks rival fitness bands from stores

The Apple Watch is shoving aside some of its potential competition.<p>A check of Apple Stores in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and New York by Recode on Wednesday discovered that the Jawbone Up and the Nike+ FuelBand are no longer on the shelves, while the heart rate-tracking device Mio was …

Wearable Tech