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Facebook 'Reactions' test lets you express many more feelings than just 'like'

The social network leader will venture beyond the thumbs-up with a test starting Friday for residents of Ireland and Spain.

By October 8, 2015


Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad

Technically Incorrect: In an ad that mocks rival phones and disorders in equal measure, HTC offers its latest attempt to outdo its last attempt at strange advertising. Yes, iOS is Irritable Operating System, apparently.

By April 26, 2015


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

By October 9, 2015


Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


Virus study infects humanity with a 'vomiting machine'

Researchers create a machine that vomits to study how virus particles emitted when someone throws up can spread through the air and infect others. They had us at "a machine that vomits."

By August 20, 2015


Amazon Prime Music is cool, but for now I'll stick with Spotify

Commentary: Amazon has launched its own music streaming service, but Crave's Eric Mack finds it doesn't quite stack up to Spotify, at least not yet.

By June 12, 2014


New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014


Sure I'll clean my room: Apps to motivate children

If you’ve ever had a stubborn child refuse to do his or her chores, this Tech Minute is for you. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two websites that can help motivate children to complete their tasks by offering various rewards as incentive.

By May 8, 2014


Swimming pool red-eye isn't from chlorine (It's from urine)

Technically Incorrect: The US Healthy Swimming Program says that when your eyes go red and stingy in the pool it's caused by a chemical reaction between chlorine and urine.

By June 25, 2015


Crazy Minecrafter built a pixel artwork from over 1.1 million blocks

This picture of video game characters Kerrigan, Deathwing and Diablo is made out of pixels, but not the kind you think: Each pixel is a Minecraft voxel.

By June 24, 2015