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Delaying retirement can delay dementia, large study finds

Health news<p>New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.<p>It's by far the largest study …

Jenny McCarthy Is the New Co-Host of The View

It's official: As Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are departing <i>The View</i>, Jenny McCarthy is arriving.<p>The actress, mom, and host of last year's <i>Jenny McCarthy Show</i> on VH1 will join Barbara Walters' long-running daytime roundtable full-time in the fall.<p>McCarthy had been among the rotating guest …

Las Vegas: Wildfire 60% contained; Red Rock Canyon trails reopen

With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon.<p>That’s one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 …

College Kids Are Having Sex and Not Majoring in English

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, American colleges are in crisis. This …

Republicans push to restrict abortion at state level

The GOP has little hope of overturning Roe v Wade anytime soon and so instead is working at the state level to restrict access to abortions<p>ATLANTA - With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increasingly pushing …

Netflix Eyes Another Season of ‘Arrested Development’

After new episodes of <i>Arrested Development</i> surpassed expectations, Netflix is considering signing the show for another season. “We are in …

Marches, rallies follow Zimmerman acquittal

Rallies in support of Trayvon Martin grew in size and intensity Sunday night as protesters in some of America’s largest cities continued demonstrating their anger at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.<p>In Los Angeles, protesters marched onto Interstate 10, shutting down the freeway for nearly an …

Google Explains Why Its Cloud Service Is Different When It Comes To Lock-In

A Google engineer concluded on his Google+ page last week that a cloud platform can’t be built without some form of lock-in. That’s evidently true but there really is one main reason for making such a point. Google wants to show that it is not much different from its competitors when it comes to …

Switched On: Nook tablet, an epilogue

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology</i><i>.</i><p>The recent announcement by Barnes & Noble that it would discontinue its Nook tablets marked the exit of what once promised to be a strong rival to Amazon, at least among bibliophiles. Barnes & Noble's entry into the …

How one company is helping small musicians find 'buried treasure' in YouTube royalties

One of YouTube's longest-standing problems is attribution — with the huge amount of user-generated videos being uploaded, it's a major challenge to keep on top of what has been licensed properly and what hasn't. This extends to audio, as well; plenty of videos are shared with unlicensed …

Echoes Of The Samsung Galaxy Marketing In Nokia's Lumia Campaign

Nokia’s Windows Phone adventure continued this week with the launch of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with the focus squarely on imaging. Along with selling the 41 megapixel equipped phone, Nokia will also be looking for the Lumia 1020 to sell the rest of the Lumia range of handsets through a mix of …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

Taxi app company faces backlash over raising prices during flood

The decision to raise fares during Toronto's flooding has turned into a public relations battle for Uber, the San Francisco-based company behind a phone app that summons taxis.<p>The company, which does not own vehicles or employ drivers, increased prices last Monday for its UberBlack car service – …

With Cinematique’s ‘Touch-Enabled’, Shoppable Videos, Product Placement Might Not Be So Bad

In time, we’re all going to want to interact and shop from our favorite online — at least, that’s what<br>Randy Ross, co-founder and CEO of startup called Cinematique, argues, and he’s hoping to enable those interactions with Cinematique’s new MTEVideo platform.<p>When you watch content enriched by …

Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer On Touch, The Desktop And The Future Of Imagine Cup

The desktop’s future isn’t bright, but it isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer told me last week during a brief interview in St. Petersburg, Russia on the sidelines of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup finals there. “Over time, it’s likely to go away,” …

Apple reportedly hiring new talent to solve iWatch design problems

Rumors, suggestions and trademark applications have been building a case for an wrist-worn Apple product for some time now -- an official iWatch to fulfill the wearable potential of the iPod Nano. Now, the <i>Financial Times</i> says the company is "aggressively" hiring to help it get the product ready for …