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2014-04-10 12:20:59

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the first 120 miles of driving her new car off the lot, Jen Harken was in the repair shop for the first of six visits over the next year. From a loose fuse to a bad fuel pump to a damaged o-ring, the mom-of two, chief carpooler and corporate communications manager, learned some important lessons about what rights she had, and didn't have, when it came to buying a car. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/CG45741LOGO-b...

Scientists Decipher Which Male Dance Moves Win Over The Ladies
2014-03-26 12:48:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have deciphered a code like no other, helping men understand just what a lady wants on the dance floor. Charles Darwin first proposed back in 1859 that certain male traits evolved due to sexual selection. Since then, scientists have theorized that females evaluate males largely on the quality of their movements, particularly if those movements contain a certain element of skill. Researchers from Northumbria University and...

Google Tries To Break Into The Living Room Again With Chromecast
2013-07-24 17:16:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As competitors Apple and Microsoft work behind the scenes to perfect their allegedly upcoming TV offerings, Google has just announced their newest entrant into the streaming market. Chromecast is a thumb drive-sized device that plugs into an HDMI port in the back of your existing television. Any Google device, Android or Chrome, can then stream content directly to the television without the need to buy a new television or set top box....

2013-07-23 12:20:27

BETHESDA, Md., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Vehicle check-ups during community car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of ten vehicles, says the Car Care Council. "When the check engine light comes on, it means that a vehicle system,...

MorePhone: A Phone That Bends When It Gets A Call
2013-04-29 18:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever found yourself missing a phone call or text message because your phone was on silent or because the ringer was turned down too low? Some researchers from the Queen´s University Human Media Lab in Canada are working to make sure you never miss a notification again with a phone that bends when a call or message comes through. They´re calling it the “MorePhone” and hope a visual cue (in addition...

Microsoft To Roll Out Two-Step Verification For Accounts
2013-04-17 18:36:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It had been rumored last week that Microsoft would soon begin offering two-step verification security features for all Microsoft Account users. The Redmond company made the move official today with a blog post entitled: “Microsoft Account Gets More Secure.” Microsoft Accounts work just like Apple IDs or Google accounts. With one username and password, Microsoft fans are able to sign in to Outlook.com, Skype,...

Bird Flu Genetic Analysis Reveals Easy Adaptation To Humans
2013-04-15 08:06:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new bird flu strain that has so far killed 11 people in China has been showing signs that it is quickly adapting to mammalian (particularly human) hosts, according to a new study led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Japan, along with Yoshiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWMadison) and the University of Tokyo. Despite the...

Pluto’s Gate Discovered In Turkey
2013-04-02 18:57:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The archeologist who once claimed to have found the tomb of one of Jesus´ 12 disciples is now saying he has discovered what many once considered the Gates of Hell in southwestern Turkey. This place was once known as “Pluto´s Gate,” a shrine to the gods of the underworld. In addition to being associated with the underworld, Pluto´s Gate was also known for spewing out toxic fumes that could kill...

2013-03-10 23:00:47

Now buyers can tell what a used car needs and if they want to fix it. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 VehicleHistory.com has recently started offering used car buyers recommendations on what they need to fix a vehicle, shared a company representative. With this information handle a buyer can also better decide whether a car is worth the buy or not. "Our experts analyze what's wrong with a car and can tell customers what might need looked at. In the event of an accident, an expert can...

Rustle League Hacks Anonymous Twitter Account
2013-02-21 20:26:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It may be too early to tell, but so far 2013 looks to become the year of the Twitter hack. Celebrities like Alicia Keys have claimed to have been hacked when a tweet went out from her account from an iPhone. Keys, by the way, was recently “hired” as the Global Creative Director for BlackBerry, the company that was once known as RIM. Following in her footsteps, Burger King had their Twitter account hacked by an...