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How signs of the Zodiac may influence Valentine's Day gifts

In an alluringly batty piece of research, online shopping experts Ebates claims, for example, that tablets are more popular with those born under Fire signs. While smartphones are a Water sign of love.

By January 27, 2014


Mars mission finalist: Saying bye to family 'not a dealbreaker'

Gillian Finnerty, one of 1,058 people selected to the shortlist for the Mars One project, says going to Mars and never seeing her family again is like immigrating to Australia.

By January 14, 2014


Yahoo rolling out new home page, report says

The site reportedly is making gradual changes, such as creating a separate box for weather and reducing the number of links to Yahoo sites.

By October 12, 2012


Cross your fingers: Bot lets superstition guide stock trades

Autonomous investment system makes live trades based on numerology and astrology. Take that Jim Cramer.

By July 18, 2012


How to choose your Valentine by star sign

AstrologyDating.com is a new site that tries to find you your perfect love on the basis of birth date, birth time, and birthplace. But will it tell you the truth? Well, it asks you to pay only per match. So I tried it.

By February 11, 2012


Another iPhone said to have spontaneously combusted

After an iPhone 4 goes up in smoke on a plane in Australia, a news report from Brazil suggest that another iPhone, left to charge overnight, caught fire just inches from its owner's sleeping face.

By November 30, 2011


iPhone 5 release on 7 September?

Every gestation needs a due date, and we've used all our mobile medical training to calculate the iPhone 5's birthday, a mere 85 days away.

By June 14, 2011


Supermoons and disasters: an ongoing story

March 19 sees the moon come very close to Earth, a phenomenon sometimes called a supermoon. Some say supermoons often coincide with disasters; others pooh-pooh a causal link.

By March 12, 2011


The 404 739: Where it's your tuna fish (podcast)

We're back from our four-day weekend despite yesterday's gloomy celebration of Blue Monday! Today we're talking about Steve Jobs' leave of absence, changing zodiac signs, and David Blaine.

By January 18, 2011


This week in Crave: The mind games edition

This week wasn't just about the Verizon iPhone. We also played a game using our brainwaves, tested Sandy Bridge, and tried to stay warm.

By January 15, 2011