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The real Captain America is obese and bad at math

Think your beloved superhero is as hunky as Chris Evans? The real Cap' is more likely to be overweight and behind in school.

By July 2, 2014

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WeChat dives into wearables to start 'connecting everything'

Several health-and-fitness trackers have gone on sale in China, revealing that messaging-app maker's efforts to become a software platform for wearables and eventually "everything."

By July 18, 2014

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US Airways sends lewdest brand tweet ever

The airline says a pornographic image sent to a customer from its Twitter account was actually sent to it by someone else. Is this entirely believable?

By April 14, 2014

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Facebook's Hot Mom enjoys more cold stares

Maria Kang likes to post pictures of herself looking fit, strong, and gorgeous. This has tended to upset people who aren't. A new photo causes fresh upset

By March 12, 2014

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City texts obese residents to remind them to lose weight

The English town of Stoke-on-Trent decides to text those who are seriously overweight. The intention is to be motivational. But won't it just be annoying?

By February 5, 2014

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Star Wars Episode VII's R2-D2 is fan-built here in the UK

Two British Star Wars fans who make working astromech droids for fun were hired to make the 'real' R2 after their work was spotted at a show.

By November 20, 2013

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'Gut sleeve' might one day help sidestep weight-loss surgeries

A study on rats finds that a removable silicone intestinal barrier tube works similarly to far more invasive bariatric surgeries. But will it work in humans?

By October 24, 2013

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Funny new Moto X ads say iPhone, Galaxy are lazy slobs

Moto X wants to show how it is a phone that is dedicated to you, as opposed to slobbing out like the worst sort of boyfriend.

By September 9, 2013

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You could lose weight when your avatar exercises

Researchers find that women who spend 15 minutes once a week watching an avatar demonstrate healthy weight loss behaviors end up losing on average 3.5 pounds in a month.

By July 1, 2013

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Pet threat: Animals cause $3 billion in annual electronics damage

Little Fluffypants and Miss Twinkletoes could take a big toll on your tech. A SquareTrade study shows pets damage 8 million electronic devices each year.

By June 27, 2013