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Xbox One buyers run into dodgy disc drives

New Xbox One owners are having the same luck of the draw that took the shine off Sony's PS4 launch. This time, it's the Xbox's slot-loading disc …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Apple: No, We Can’t Read Your iMessages (And We Don’t Want to, Either)

Touting its commitment to user privacy in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal earlier this year, Apple said that the end-to-end encryption …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

Grand Theft Auto 5 smashes 7 Guinness World Records

Rockstar Games' open-world title, <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, has smashed a total of seven world records, including the best-selling video game within 24 hours and the "fastest entertainment property" to generate $1 billion, according to Guinness World Records.<p>The Rockstar North-developed title reached $1 …

Kids used to additives are weirded out by all-beef patties

Virginia schools stopped serving all-beef burgers after students complained<p>There was something weird about the burgers being sold in cafeterias this year. Students in the Fairfax, Va., school district said they "didn't look or taste right."<p>The problem, according to a school board member, was …

LG starts producing curved displays to cure dull phone design

LG's new display has more than twice the curve of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus<p>LG is to begin mass production of what it calls "the world's first flexible OLED panel for smartphones." The Korean manufacturer announced the move amid rumors that it's set to release a curved smartphone next month. The …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Killer Hornets Leave 41 Dead In Central China

The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities in the province's south.<p>All told, more than 1,600 people have been injured, …

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H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

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In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

Pastor Terry Jones arrested with thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans, deputies say

Controversial Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones, known for his plans to publicly burn copies of the Muslim holy book, was arrested Wednesday with …

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

Stranger pays for 'special' family's dinner, leaves touching note

A dinner out turned into an experience of a lifetime for a North Carolina family thanks to one stranger's heartfelt gesture.<p>Ashley England and her family want to thank a customer who paid for their meal Friday night and left behind a touching note about their special needs son. A photo of the note …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Hampton University Allegedly Lectured New Students About The 'Dangers Of Twerking'

As Hampton students are in the midst of New Student Orientation, multiple photos posted on social media websites show a slideshow presentation from the school's Center for Information Technology with three distinct "takeaways":<p>Hampton Ladies Do Not Twerk!!!<p>Hampton Men Do Not Take Twerkers Home To …

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Newport News food pantry to close

"It's been like a home in here," Raynor said. "I'm not in need of the place now, but I still come here, because it's a family event."<p>Monday's dinner, …

North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader<p>Kim Jong Unand 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.<p>The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-language newspaper of a Seoul media conglomerate, …