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shocks

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Most men would rather shock themselves than daydream, study says

Research shows most men don't like to let their minds wander. They need to be doing something -- even something horrible.

By July 3, 2014

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The 404 1,480: Where we shock ourselves silly (podcast)

Zapping your brain with spark plugs to improve your videogaming skills and other tales of transhumanism on the rise, inside Jack White's plan to singlehanded bring music back to vinyl, a startup that encourages SF residents to auction their parking spaces, and Nintendo skins deeper into financial sludge.

By May 7, 2014

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The 404 1,480: Where we shock ourselves silly

Zapping your brain with spark plugs to improve your videogaming skills and other tales of transhumanism on the rise; inside Jack White's plan to singlehandedly bring music back to vinyl; a startup that encourages SF residents to auction their parking spaces; and Nintendo skims deeper into financial sludge.

By May 7, 2014

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France wants answers from US over 'shocking' NSA snooping

The French government has summoned the US ambassador to respond to revelations of massive data gathering reported by Le Monde.

By October 21, 2013

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Want to be better at math? Electric shocks could help

In ongoing research with children and adults, an Oxford University researcher finds that stimulating the brain with low-dose electrical currents could help improve learning.

By February 14, 2014

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How to beat mobile bill shock

No one wants to meet a four-digit phone bill. Whether it's calls or data that sneak up on you, here are just a few ways to make sure you never have to find one in your future.

By December 4, 2013

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Too much time on Facebook? Give yourself an electric shock

The Pavlov Poke is an invention that shocks you into getting off the Web. It may be the only way.

By August 24, 2013

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Recharging iPhone blamed for another serious shock in China

An iPhone 4 connected to a counterfeit or third-party charger leaves a 30-year-old man in a coma for the past 10 days, according to reports from Asia.

By July 18, 2013

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Australian TV pirates refuse to play the waiting game

Why are Australians such prolific pirates of TV shows? Analysis on the availability of TV shows by tech blog Reckoner may hold some answers.

By July 28, 2014