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Return of the setup wizard? Leaked version of Windows 8.1 features lots of helpful hints

Windows 8.1 has been available in preview for well over a month, but a leaked build reveals new features that aim to help new users navigate their way around Microsoft's latest operating system.
Cool Tech

Scientists invent skin-prodding laser device to tell you when you’ll die. Thanks, science.

Two professors have invented a device that could administer some so-called "death tests" to determine how long a person has left to live. Totally creepy, or a convenient justification for all your #yolo antics?

Could you live without tech? You might have to

Modern technology is great, isn't it? Unfortunately, the convenience of the digital era has a downside: We are far more vulnerable when the gadgets and networks on which we rely no longer work. That's why you need a low-tech backup plan.

Feedly wants $5 to definitively replace your Google Reader – is it worth it?

Feedly Pro was recently announced, and it comes with a few exclusive features for those willing to pay a few dollars per month. However, the feature list is rather limited, so is now a good time to start paying for Feedly?

Tesla fights to replace analog rear-view mirrors with video cameras

Tesla headmaster Elon Musk is taking a deep breath and holding his nose as his company wades into the stink of American transportation bureaucracy to do away with another remnant of no-tech cars: rearview mirrors.
Social Media

Meet social media’s drug dealers, also known as ‘The Stupidest People On The Internet’

A shocking amount of drugs-for-sale schemes are popping up on the social networks - most recently, a Bedmidji user advertised "12 jars of marijuana" he had for sale.

NASCAR champ credits video games for his recent win

After NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski won a Nationwide series race at the Watkins Glen road course in New York, the current Sprint Cup Champion credited video games for helping him learn the track.
Health & Fitness

The NFL unveils new apps for mobile domination, but why stop there?

DirecTV and Verizon mobile customers now have access to tons of football, live on their phones. But appifying the NFL could lead to even cooler ways to capture fans on the go.

Nexus 10’s biggest problems and how to fix them

Electronics never come hitch-free and it can be a real pain trying to resolve issues. That’s why we’ve gathered together a few common Nexus 10 problems and identified the best workarounds or potential solutions.
Social Media

Are Vine celebs the next-generation of YouTube stars?

YouTube vloggers used the platform to gain Internet fame (and money). Are Vine's more famous creators next? A few brand-loyal users are starting to turn the six-second hobby into gainful employment.

Lytro CEO channels Elon Musk, promises ‘breakthrough’ products akin to a Tesla S

While acknowledging layoffs that occurred earlier this year, new Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal says "breakthrough" products are on their way in 2014. While imaging related, Rosenthal says the products will be Lytro's "Tesla S."

12 cars from movies about tomorrow we want to drive today

When science fiction and cars combine, great things happen. From the jet turbine racers of THX 1138 to the Batmobile, here are 10 cars that have won over both nerds and gear heads.