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Lab Tests of Drugs Purchased Online Reveal Risks

Researchers at the University of Mississippi reported that many of the substances PC World purchased online can be toxic.

Psychedelic Drugs Just a Click Away Online

The Internet has become a rapidly growing supermarket for herbs, mushrooms and other substances that will get you high-but may also make you very sick.

Is Salvia a Miracle Drug?

Some researchers argue against criminalizing the psychedelic, saying that it could help treat various ailments, including cancer, HIV, and addiction.

Steve Jobs to Step Down Temporarily as Apple's CEO for Health Reasons

In a letter Wednesday to Apple employees Apple CES Steve Jobs said he would step down temporarily for health reasons.

It's Camcorder Palooza at CES 2009

Canon, Kodak, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony all contribute to Camcorders Gone Wild in Vegas with a slew of new offerings, including high-definition and flash-based models.


HDTV and Mobile Gear to Steal CES 2009 Spotlight

From multidisplay laptops and HDTVs wired for broadband to Blu-ray players that can deliver Web content, the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has it all.


Steve Jobs Addresses Health Concerns in Open Letter

Apple's CEO addresses health concerns in an open letter to the Apple community.

Microsoft's Official Fix for Failing Zunes

Microsoft has posted an official fix for failing 30GB Zunes.


Report: Ziff Davis to Shutter PC Magazine Print Edition to Focus Online

Ziff Davis will cease publication of the print edition of PC Magazine in an effort to redouble online efforts.

Microsoft Revamps Windows Live: Adds Services to Socialize, Unify Web

Microsoft has unveiled several new and revised Windows Live web services, offering tools for managing all aspects of your digital life including accounts at several popular social networking and community sites.

Time Magazine's Top 50 Inventions of 2008

Time Magazine publishes its top inventions of 2008 which include a bionic hand, invisibility cloak, and a camera for the blind.


Beginning of the End for Circuit City?

Circuit City will close 155 of its retail stores. Is this the beginning of the end for the consumer electronics giant?

Google’s New Handy Gmail Tool: Canned Responses

Google introduced a Gmail feature that lets you create a library of canned responses for e-mail. Here is how to create customized auto-replies using the new feature.

In Pictures: 15 Killer Android Apps for the G1

If Google wants its Android-based phones to unseat Apple's iPhone as the top touch-screen handsets, it will have to offer cool apps. On the G1, T-Mobile customers will be the first to check out about 50 available applications. T-Mobile says that all apps are free until 2009. Here's a look at some of them.


In Pictures: Apple Refreshes MacBook Line

We find a lot to like in Apple's new laptop lineup--faster graphics chip sets, a sturdy new aluminum chassis, multitouch trackpads, and new solid-state hard-drive options. Here is a look at what's new.