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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 Feb. 14, 2014


Brilliant special effect shocks men in bar bathroom

In order to shock people into understanding the consequences of drunk-driving, a fake mirror is installed in a bar bathroom and a mannequin smashes his head into it, in front of stunned hand-washers.

By Jun. 9, 2013


Electric undergarment fights sexual assault with shocks

Amid a rising tide of rapes and sexual assaults in India, three engineering students devise an electrified undergarment they hope will help protect women from attack.

By Apr. 5, 2013


Futuristic handcuffs would administer shocks, drugs

A patent for next-generation handcuffs offers a future in which the detained can be zapped directly from their restraints, and even injected with a medication, sedative, irritant, paralytic, or other fine substance.

By Dec. 8, 2012


Porn on large screen TVs shocks at Best Buy

Police are investigating how pornography was played on 55-inch TV screens at a Best Buy in Greenville, S.C. The store claims its Wi-Fi was infiltrated.

By Feb. 23, 2012


Shocks turn a jolt into a volt

M.I.T. students develop a new kind of shock absorber that generates electricity.

By Feb. 9, 2009


List of 10 games not kid-friendly shocks no one

Straight from the No-Brainer Department comes a list of games that parents should not buy their children this holiday season. The New York Times has republished a collection of 10 titles deemed totally uncool for kids to play by the media watchdog group

By Dec. 7, 2009


Starbucks shocks by being too mainstream

Starbucks, mainstream? That's hard to believe.

By Mar. 18, 2008


Knowledgebase Updates: Apple TV firewall settings, Earbud Shocks.

Apple has updated a couple of knowledgebase articles on how to configure firewalls on both Macintosh and Windows systems to work with Apple TVs. People frequently post on the Apple discussion boards about not being able to see their Apple TV devices in iT

By May. 19, 2009


HP shocks and awes, Dell and Toshiba leaks: The week in laptops

HP, Dell, and Toshiba product releases for the week of June 9, 2008.

By Jun. 13, 2008