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Appliance Science: The illuminating physics behind LED lights

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By November 18, 2014

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Tricky Regin malware poses biggest threat outside US

The hard-to-detect malware is a Swiss Army knife of clandestine tools to extract information from targets in non-English speaking countries, experts say.

By November 25, 2014

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Inhale Oxford's Word of the Year: 'Vape'

Slang terms "clickbait," "normcore," and "mansplain" lose to "vape" as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, which proves electronic cigarettes might not be a drag.

By November 19, 2014

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Square Register app now available to small businesses around the world

Square, the company that turns your phone into a credit card reader, has widened the availability of its point-of-sale and inventory app.

By November 20, 2014

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JookBox: A Wi-Fi speaker with a social twist

Can't decide what to play at your next party? Let your guests be the DJ with this portable speaker and app now making a run on Kickstarter.

By November 18, 2014

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Alibaba taps Taobao for international expansion

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says the consumer-to-consumer marketplace will be available worldwide in multiple languages.

By November 20, 2014

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Be a better Web MD with Medical Translator for Chrome

Diagnosing what ails you just got easier with this Chrome extension that translates medical jargon into plain English.

By November 7, 2014

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This budgerigar mimics R2-D2 to perfection

What happens when you play a parakeet a bunch of robot noises on repeat? A magnificent R2-D2 budgie, that's what.

By November 11, 2014

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Man maced after asking woman to turn off phone at movies

At a screening of the movie "Mr. Turner" in Hollywood, a phone becomes a flash point.

By November 11, 2014

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Cumberbatch's Turing passes the test in 'The Imitation Game'

Benedict Cumberbatch is on enigmatic form as the computing pioneer and war hero, but this biopic doesn't quite crack the code.

By November 12, 2014