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World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Dies At 117 In Japan

Japan's supercentenarian Misao Okawa died at 117 years old due to heart failure. The newest oldest living person in the world is a 116-year-old Arkansas resident.

Society April 1, 2015

April Fools' Day 2015: Google Letting You Play Pac-Man On Google Maps

Googe Maps goes retro, offering up a rare chance to play Pac-Man right on Google Maps. Some say it's Google's annual April Fools' prank.

Apps/Software April 1, 2015

Exploding Head Syndrome Is No April Fools' Joke: What's This Medical Condition?

It's typically painless but the condition can cause panic and fear for those experiencing the parasomnia episode. Find out how to avoid the rare sleep condition and what scientists believe can cause exploding head syndrome.

Life April 1, 2015

Microsoft Now Letting You Check Out New Browser Project Spartan With Windows 10 Preview: Here's How

The newest build for Windows 10 testers includes the first look at Microsoft's impending new browser, code name Project Spartan. Build teams are also simultaneously working on Windows 10 for Phones.

Apps/Software March 31, 2015

Experts Discover Novel Way To Track Sewage Pollution In Rivers: Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons

A common female hygiene product may be the next best tool for monitoring and tracking sewage waste. Pollution tracking could present an entire new revenue base for tampon makers.

Earth/Environment March 31, 2015

You Can't Bring Your Selfie Stick To Coachella And Lollapalooza

Those attending big popular music events this year will have to rely on the kindness of others to do group selfie shots for social media sharing. Music fests are banning the favorite tool for that crowd selfie snap.

Movies/TV Shows March 30, 2015

NSA Mulled Ending Phone Spying Before Snowden Leak

The latest revelations tied to the controversy over the federal security agency's surveillance moves claim a few agency leaders wanted to shut down the phone data collection activity.

Society March 30, 2015

Thinking Of Buying Apple Watch Edition? Here's How Apple Will Make You Feel Very Special

Consumers willing to shell out the big bucks for high-end Watch products will get some special attention and some special alone time with the device at retail stores. Those buying the top tier Edition will get a special two-year support service.

Wearable Tech March 30, 2015

Volvo LifePaint Can Help Save Lives Of Cyclists: Here's How

A new reflective spray is invisible in daylight but serves as a bright marking when applied to bikes, helmets and clothing. The goal is to make nighttime recreation safer.

FUTURE TECH March 30, 2015

'Super Mario 64' Iconic Level Bob-omb Battlefield Now Playable In Your Browser: How To Download

Recall those early glory days of gaming in easy fashion, thanks to developer Roystan Ross. All you need is a PC, one of several game control options and Internet access.

Video Games March 30, 2015

Aussie Scientists Find Genetic 'On-Off Switch' For Aggressive Breast Cancers

A recent study reveals encouraging news regarding the battle against triple-negative breast cancer.

Life March 29, 2015

Jury Verdict On Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins: No Gender Discrimination

While she lost the high-profile gender discrimination and sexual harassment suit, Ellen Pao says the media attention spotlighting the issues is a victory in itself.

Legal March 29, 2015

Olio Model One Smartwatch Could Become A Serious Apple Watch Rival: Here's Why

Olio is debuting its first device, a smartwatch, just weeks ahead of the impending Apple Watch. The two wearables are different in several important ways, but their commonality is what makes Olio a very big potential competitor.

Wearable Tech March 27, 2015

Amazon Giving Away $25,000 To Find Robot That Can Pack Boxes

Amazon wants a smarter, more precise robot working in its fulfillment warehouse. The online retailer has launched a contest to tap into the talents of robot makers, offering a nice prize for the best robot.

FUTURE TECH March 27, 2015

Villainous Legacy: Jesse Eisenberg And Every Other Lex Luthor

How will Jesse Eisenberg measure up to his Luthor predecessors when he plays the villain in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'?

Movies/TV Shows March 26, 2015

Microsoft Working On Surface 2 Successor: What We Know So Far

The latest rumor is that Microsoft is getting a Surface 3 ready for debut next month. It's likely to get good reception if reports about the tablet running on Windows 8.1 prove true.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 26, 2015

Facebook Announces Messenger Platform At F8: Good News For Developers. Bad News For Rivals

Facebook wants to be one big, and growing, family and not just a silo social network site. It is banking on app makers to create compelling services and content to keep all the millions of family members happy at home on Facebook.

Apps/Software March 26, 2015

FTC Regrets Leaked Google Antitrust Probe: White House Ties Suggest Investigation May Be Whitewash

The agency is scrambling to explain an internal report that recommends suing Google over alleged anticompetitive business practices. Google is currently trying to woo over European regulators that are concerned with the alleged antitrust business activity.

Legal March 26, 2015

Best Soundbars To Buy For Your TV: W Studio, Sonos Playbar, Yamaha YAS-203, Klipsch R10-B, And More

You've got the high-def TV already but now want to ensure quality sound. What soundbar or playbar is the best fit?

Gadgets March 26, 2015

Becoming Steve Jobs Bio Is Out: Top 7 Things You Didn't Know About The Creative Genius

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs was a warm, compassionate and caring man. That's just some of many revelations coming from the latest biography of the computer visionary.

Business March 25, 2015

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