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Microsoft's CEO expects pen to be extinct in a decade

Technically Incorrect: Asked which technology won't exist in 2025, Satya Nadella crushes romantics and nostalgics.

By February 5, 2015


In Chrome, Google's Hangouts plugin goes extinct

Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.

By June 30, 2014


Ancient amber-entombed flea may hold bubonic plague secrets

Fossilized bacteria trapped with a flea from millions of years ago could have something to tell us about the history of the much-feared Black Death.

By September 30, 2015


PETA sues on behalf of monkey who took selfie

The do-gooders declare the photographer who profits from the selfie a do-baddie. Astonishingly, PETA now wants to manage Naruto the macaque monkey's monetary interests.

By September 22, 2015


What's coming and going on Netflix for September 2015

Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.

By August 31, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


Guy spots super-rare 'living fossil' a second time -- 30 years later

One scientist says it might be the "rarest animal in the world," and he's just seen it in the South Pacific three decades after his first sighting.

By August 25, 2015


All the movies you can watch online for free

"District 9," "Jerry Maguire" and "Shaun of the Dead" are just some of the titles you can watch in August for absolutely free -- and it's legal!

By August 13, 2015


Climate change turns male lizards into females

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.

By July 6, 2015


'Terminator: Genisys' absolutely will not stop, even when it probably should

Review: Arnie did say he'd be back -- but he's the best thing in this disappointing remix of the 1984 classic.

By July 1, 2015