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What marijuana does to your body and brain

Like any drug, marijuana has a variety of effects on the body — some positive, others negative.<p>While it's perhaps best-known for its more obvious effects like red eyes, food cravings , and its characteristic high, marijuana has also been linked with the potential to provide certain types of pain …

FDA

The one thing you can do to be happier at work

You steer clear of the office gossip, tackle your to-do list with ease, and even clock in a quick stroll around the office whenever your mind gets …

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will destroy winter with optional snow tires

Let the hooning begin.<p>The 2016 Ford Focus RS is sure to be a winter hoon, and now Ford is making its all-wheel-drive hot hatch even more capable in the snow.<p>Ford will sell a winter wheel and tire package as an option for $1,995 on the Focus RS. It includes 225/40R18 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tires …

Customers

New 'Superman' crystals can store data for billions of years

Remember the memory crystals in the "Superman" movies? Well, something similar is already a reality here on Earth.<p>Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures contained in glass.<p>The storage technology is so stable and safe that it can survive for …

Crystals

Jury says Apple could face $862 million penalty for using university's patent

A US jury has ruled that Apple used technology patented by the University of Wisconsin - Madison in creating mobile chips used in its iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad Air — a decision that means the company could be forced to pay almost a billion dollars in damages. The Wisconsin Alumni Research …

A 24-Year-Old Allegedly Used A Simple-But-Brilliant Scam To Cheat Apple Out Of $300,000

According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, filed by special agent Bryan Halliwell and investigators associated with Apple and Chase Bank, Parrish allegedly tricked Apple Store employees in 16 states starting around December 2012 into accepting fake authorization codes to purchase $309,768 …

Apple Store

Hobbyists are now building tablets using a $35 computer brain

Hobbyists have been assembling personal computers from their components for decades, buying the processors and other parts and putting them together in their basements. Now they’re doing the same for tablet computers.<p>Among them is Michael Castor of Make, the publisher of geek do-it-yourself …

Raspberry Pi

Galaxy S5 specs purportedly confirmed: “2K” display, 16MP camera, metal and plastic versions

Never one to do things small, Samsung looks like it is really planning to push the envelope with the Galaxy S5. SamMobile claims to have information …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him<p>Abraham Lincoln often spoke and dreamed about being assassinated, convinced that he would not outlast the rebellion when his work would have been done. Prior to his inauguration, he received letters warning …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

27 Gorgeous, Celebratory Canapé Recipes

Christmas may be over, but party season is still in full swing (and will be straight through summer, according to us.)New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and after that you've got your mid-January Let's Celebrate Something So We Don't Just Sleep For Six Months affairs to host and attend. We're …

ZeroLemon launches monstrous 10,000 mAh extended battery for Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is already a great option if you’re looking for a long-life smartphone that can take you through a day of heavy usage without breaking a sweat.<p>But the 3,200 mAh battery on the Note 3 is <i>puny</i> compared to the tablet-like 10,000 mAh delivered by ZeroLemon’s new extended battery pack. …

Gear & Gadgets

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

Princeton and US health officials look abroad to stop a meningitis outbreak

The FDA hasn't officially approved a new vaccine, but it's importing it for students anyways<p>Next month, Princeton University will take extreme measures against a meningitis outbreak that has plagued the campus since early this year. On Monday, the university decided to offer students vaccinations …