Nintendo video gaming systems are common Christmas presents, but how safe are they? Early reports included seizures (dubbed "Nintendo epilepsy") and two cases of Nintendo related incontinence in children who were so engrossed in Super Mario Bros that they ignored their urge to go to the toilet.
In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.
Apple and eBay are among those supporting Microsoft's stand against handing over data stored in Ireland to the US government.
Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver -- say, a computer and a printer -- are off by even a single bit relative to each other, communic...
How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.
The tech giant says it "remains committed" to Russia but has confirmed that it will be removing its engineering office staff.
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.
Weary parents, doomed to hear "Let it Go" on a loop until the end of time, made the "Frozen" soundtrack the most downloaded album of the year on iTunes.
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket's cargo bay. Researchers are turning kirigami, a related art form that allows the paper...
How did you wake yourself up this morning? Perhaps through a morning run, or hitting the yoga mat. Some favor good old caffeine, or new-age nutritional supplements.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.
Engineers have demonstrated a new and more efficient way to trap light, using a phenomenon called bound states in the continuum that was first proposed in the early days of quantum wave mechanics.
NASA and a team of researchers are working on a quadrocopter that melts after it's been used.
A new offence is to be created to stop paedophiles soliciting explicit photos from children via mobile phones or the internet, the prime minister says.
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