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LG Develops Flexible E-Paper Display

LG Develops Flexible E-Paper Display

LG is launching a flexible, paper-like electronic reader, a new device that may revolutionize the tablet industry.
Melissa Daniels in LG



Gaming Can Save Your Life

Gaming Can Save Your Life

Gaming is fun, but a growing number of titles are harnessing games’ potential to improve users’ health and quality of life in the face of serious illness and injury.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?



Is Facebook Hurting Your Brain?

Is Facebook Hurting Your Brain?

Frequent Facebook use rewires the brain, researchers say, sparking fear that excessive social networking can cause mental and health issues.
Kate Knibbs in Lifestyle



Charge Your Devices Wirelessly — Anywhere, Anytime

Charge Your Devices Wirelessly — Anywhere, Anytime

“Contactless chargers” turn everyday surfaces into power boosts for smartphones and tablets, which could play a valuable part in “smart homes.”
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

A new law bans drivers in Chapel Hill, N.C., from using any type of cell phone while behind the wheel, as governments grow increasingly concerned about road safety.
Melissa Daniels in Health & Safety



Facebook Can Predict Hookups, Breakups

Facebook Can Predict Hookups, Breakups

Facebook can predict the month and day people are most likely to enter or leave a relationship, underscoring how social networks mirror and shape real-life behavior.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat



"Active" Antennas Mean Fewer Dropped Calls

"Active" Antennas Mean Fewer Dropped Calls

Groundbreaking antenna technology could drastically improve network connections, suggesting the next generation of mobile devices will be able to boost reception regardless of carrier or place.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Enter Don Draper’s World with "Mad Men" Game

Enter Don Draper’s World with "Mad Men" Game

“Mad Men” fans can join Don Draper’s world in a vintage-style YouTube game, in another example of TV-inspired online entertainment.
Melissa Daniels in Arts & Entertainment



Unplugging to Reconnect in Life

Unplugging to Reconnect in Life

Millions of people will remember what it’s like to be disconnected, thanks to the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour technology detox that promotes real-life experiences.
Melissa Daniels in Lifestyle



Noisy Background? There’s an Ad for That

Noisy Background? There’s an Ad for That

Google now holds a U.S. patent for a technology that allows it to use “environmental factors” recorded through users’ cell phones to offer personal ads, raising privacy concerns that could scare off some customers.