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Your new disease, America: Compulsive gadget-hoarding

According to a study, 68 percent of Americans keep their unused gadgets for posterity's sake. Or something. Only 25 percent allegedly admit to it.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Combo mouse is a compulsive cleaner

It's perfect for the messy worker who eats at the desk.

By Feb. 20, 2008

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Compulsive classifieds with Iqzone

Iqzone wants to make it easier to post classified ads on the Internet by letting you use your mobile phone's camera.

By Feb. 5, 2007

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The 404 1,433: Where we take baby steps with Dr. Josh King (podcast)

Our guest today is Josh King, an addiction psychologist at the Center for Motivation and Change in New York. We'll talk to him about the dangers of Internet and social media addiction and some of the questions submitted in the past few weeks by 404 listeners.

By Feb. 26, 2014

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How lasers can switch off cocaine addiction

Researchers find that, at least in rats, when they shine a laser light on a region of the brain associated with impulse control and decision-making, they can turn cocaine-seeking behavior off or on.

By Apr. 4, 2013

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Flappy Bird is the embodiment of our descent into madness

commentary We'll do anything for a quick fix these days -- so long as it's free, shamelessly manipulative, and comes with a high score counter.

By Feb. 2, 2014

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Burglar wearing electronic tag steals laptop

In what may have been an attempt at seeing hope triumph over intelligence, a serial burglar in the U.K. discovers that electronic tags really do record your movements.

By Jan. 6, 2013

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Does Facebook's new 'Home' put too much Facebook in your face? (podcast)

Facebook's new Home software on Android means still more ways to interact with people whom you're not actually with at the time. Is that always a good thing?

By Apr. 4, 2013

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Super-authentic 'Star Trek' fan series warps into Kickstarter

They've got the costumes, the hairdos, the props, and even the lighting right. All the "Star Trek Continues" Enterprise crew needs is $100,000.

By Oct. 10, 2013

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Is your cell phone destroying your relationship?

Research from Baylor's Hankamer School of Business suggests that young people's relationships are being radically altered by the cell phone obsession. But is it just young people?

By Dec. 4, 2012