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Ford issues recall for 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape for ignition problem

Ford says it is recalling 52,180 vehicles in Canada because of a software bug that could leave the car running after the ignition is switched off.<p>The auto maker says the 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape models have an issue affecting the body control module and it is recalling 433,000 vehicles across …

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered …

Motorsport

Jeff Gordon to Join Fox Sports as Racing Analyst for Sprint Cup Races in 2016

Legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon won't be staying away from the track even when he retires from competition following the current Sprint Cup season. Gordon announced Thursday that he's signed on with Fox Sports to be a racing analyst during the 2016 campaign.<p>Fox Sports 1 provided footage of …

Play 'Choose Your Own Adventure' On Twitter

When I was a kid, I loved spending hours poring through Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. The idea that you get to dictate what happens with the protagonist and are responsible for their success or failure really grabbed me, as it did anyone who got into the genre.<p>While I don’t …

Romney vs. Bush: The unexpected match-up

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four weeks ago, Jeb Bush tried to seize the GOP's establishment mantle from an unsettled crop of contenders by making crystal clear that he's moving toward a run for president.<p>Mitt Romney spoiled those plans on Friday.<p>All of a sudden, the Republican primary field features a …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Massive chain-reaction accident closes I-94 in Michigan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michigan State Police had to use buses to evacuate people from a massive traffic pileup that also became a hazardous materials situation and included a fireworks explosion.<p>The accident happened Friday morning on Interstate 94, west of Battle Creek. Police said weather played a role by …

Here's How Google Is Going To Stop The Internet From Breaking When An Extra Second Is Added On June 30

It's doing so because 2015 is going to be longer: Scientists at the International Earth Rotation Service have announced a "leap second" will be added June 30 to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation.<p>Basically, when clocks hit 11.59.60 on June 30, clocks will pause for one Mississippi to let …

Internet

Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Mobile Technology

Android customization – how to regain storage space by cleaning the cache on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization post, you got to play with image files and change up your wallpaper on your Android device. After messing with all those image files, you may be finding that your internal storage space is strangely low, so we should try to fix that.<p>There are many things you …

Android News

'GTA 5' Has Way More Foliage On PS4 Than Xbox One

Last-gen megahit GTA 5 came out on PS4 and Xbox One yesterday promising entirely revamped graphics worthy of the new machines. And with that, we play the familiar game of looking at just how well the two different versions run. The results are interesting: at first, they don’t appear to point to a …

A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft

This may not make it to real-world Apple stores.<p>Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i> to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you …

Minecraft

iPhone 6 and 6 plus bending fears 'seem overblown'

Non-profit testers conclude fears of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus design flaw are unfounded, taking considerable force to bend the device<p>User reports and fears that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones are bending in trouser pockets are overblown, according to independent testing by the US non-profit Consumer …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Ricoh's WG-M1 is an action camera from the people that make Pentax

Dizzying first-person footage? Check. Skate/parkour/longboard adrenaline ride? Check. Ricoh (perhaps better known for its Pentax brand) knows what action camera buyers want. Or at least the category's marketing staples. Its latest cam is the Ricoh WG-M1, and it's aimed squarely at the Blanchards …