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Charging Station Death Prompts Apple To Offer Replacements
2013-08-06 10:23:30

Following the electrocution and death of a young Chinese woman last month, Apple has said it will begin trading third party power adapters for officially licensed gear.

Sophisticated Viruses Update Each Other
2013-07-01 13:26:53

According to Hyon Choi of Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center, the viruses known as Vobfus and Beebone work in concert with each other to not only download newer variants of one another but also avoid most antivirus software.

Apple Applies iWatch Trademark In Japan 32213
2013-07-01 10:26:14

Further fueling the speculation that Apple is looking to build a smartwatch, the Cupertino company has applied for a trademark in Japan for an iWatch.

Anchor App Encourages Closer Coworkers
2013-06-28 11:25:31

After years of being wary of becoming Facebook friends with colleagues, it may be hard to bring teams together on social sites. Tomfoolery, a San Francisco startup with some serious tech cred, aims to change this trend with an app called Anchor.

LeaseWeb Deletes Megaupload Servers
2013-06-20 10:03:53

What’s a hosting provider to do with 630 inactive servers sitting in a cellar that no one has shown interest in for over a year? If you’re Europe’s LeaseWeb, you simply wipe them clean of any data and put them back into service, even if they belong to Megaupload.

New Research Reveals Origin Of Hoff Yeti Crab
2013-06-19 11:26:51

For all we know about the natural world, scientists are still finding new creatures and species living in the farthest corners of earth. Just last year, for instance, oceanographers from the University of Oxford and University of Southampton discovered a species of yeti crab covering hydrothermal vents more than a mile below the Southern Ocean.

Eyeball-Licking Fetish Leads To Pink Eye Infections
2013-06-14 12:33:17

Teenagers from every generation will always find a way to behave in a way that completely confounds adults from generations prior. Flagpole sitting, music festivals, planking and others have been curious yet mostly safe ways for kids to act out.

Shift Work May Affect Sleep Patterns In Offshore Workers
2013-05-31 13:47:23

Working long and late shifts on an offshore oil rig can affect your circadian rhythm, creating sleep troubles, says a new study from the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway.

Social App Path In Hot Water Yet Again
2013-05-01 12:16:53

Path, the social app for smaller networks, has been busted again for snooping into a user's smartphone address book and soliciting his contacts after the app had been deleted.

Why Koozies Keep Your Beer Cold
2013-04-26 12:01:46

According to a new study, a koozie is your beer's best defense against condensation and humidity, two factors which work together to gradually warm your beverage.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.