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You plugged in your phone or tablet hours ago, and the battery has recharged about 10 percent. What the hell went wrong?

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Sometimes you can't decide if you're having one of those take-on-the world weeks, or if you're in more of a burn-it-all-to-the-ground headspace. Fortunately, the past week in movie trailer releases has both states of mind covered.

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The Corkscrew, the iconic eighth turn at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, is a monster. In just 450 feet, the quick left-right combo drops you the equivalent of 5 1/2 stories, a drop so steep you can’t see the second apex from the first. It is as close to driving off a cliff as you can […]

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Little Windows Tablets like these are proving themselves to be quite the capable on-the-go productivity devices. They're rapidly becoming the netbooks of the '10s, only considerably more worthwhile.

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Google is the default search engine in Chrome's "Omnibox," but you can add a limitless number of other, site-specific search engines to it as well.

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No one does hotrodding quite like the Americans, who pretty much invented it. But Ériver Hijano's photos show the Australians come damn close.

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Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI is raising new ethical quandaries and challenging legal codes that were created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine. Last week, roboticists, legal scholars, and other experts met at the University of California, Berkeley law school to talk through some of the social, moral, and legal hazards that are likely to arise as that line starts to blur.

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Shenzhen is the Silicon Valley of mainland China. Situated about 50 minutes north of Hong Kong, the modern city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and numerous high-tech giants and startups. So naturally, the city’s five-star hotels regularly host wealthy moguls in their luxury rooms. Last year, one of those hotels also hosted a […]

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Find out why 15 million people follow this 24-year-old biology grad's Facebook page.

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“What really has happened to kitchen pans in the last several years?” asks Oxford turbomechanics professor Dr. Thomas Povey. “Non-stick coating, that’s about it.”

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I was away reporting most of today, and while I was out, a few federal emails landed in my mail with what probably sounded like a  thud. One was an official announcement from the Food and Drug Administration; the others were copies of FDA and NIH emails that people there though I should see. They […]

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While so many typefaces have been designed to render beautifully, very few have been designed to perform beautifully.

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Airbnb overhauled its logo, its website, and its mobile app this morning. But there’s something deeper going on with the sharing economy’s most popular travel site. Under the covers, Airbnb has quietly begun an ambitious effort to painstakingly mine the treasure trove of data contained in the site’s customer reviews and host descriptions to create […]

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Today, Airbnb is pulling the wrapper off of a redesign that encompasses everything the consumer touches.

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Today marks the third wave of Weird Al Yankovic's eight-music-videos-in-eight-days onslaught and this streak is officially hot! If the lilt of Lorde has left you wanting something more from her music, but you just can't stop playing that insidious earworm "Royals," then "Foil"—about, yes, aluminum foil—is the jam for you.

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The Swedish court that first issued the warrant for Julian Assange upheld its legality today.

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Amazon's Prime service is already perfect for binge watchers and shoppers. Now, Amazon wants to lure binge readers to the service, too.

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Israelis are relying on Yo for warnings of impending rocket strikes by Palestinian militants.

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For many families, the tablet has become the central, shared computing device in the home. It's a hub for learning, for entertainment, and for staying connected. But what if your tablet was even more interactive? What if it woke up when you can home, recognized your face, and suggested a couple of things you might want for dinner? What if, when asked a spoken question, it could tailor its answer directly to you, instead of just offering a blanket response?

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Leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will appear today before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives, to answer questions about the lab accidents with flu and anthrax that the CDC disclosed in its press conference last week. On deck: CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden; Dr. Joseph Henderson, Deputy […]

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Disney Tsum Tsum is a free to play game that won't generate any money as long as you're playing it, so it needs you to stop playing.

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As life expectancy changes, the way we think about getting older is changing, too.

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It was one of the most tedious jobs on the internet. A team of Googlers would spend day after day staring at computer screens, scrutinizing tiny snippets of street photographs, asking themselves the same question over and over again: “Am I looking at an address or not?’ Click. Yes. Click. Yes. Click. No. This was […]

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Graphic artist Micaël Reynaud has been making a name for himself lately by playing with the technical limitations of the GIF, creating looped studies of perspective and motion that are unlike anything you've likely seen before.

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Just when you thought the rickrolling meme might finally be dead, a Google bug has unwittingly allowed the R&B croonings of Rick Astley to migrate from your computer screen to your television.

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