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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) impacts millions; these high-school-age inventors have an antidote

The Life Light can turn a window into a phototherapy system.


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Samsung 'adjusts' Note7 production following fresh spate of fire reports

With five cases of flaming Note7s in the U.S. alone, Samsung is apparently halting production of its ostensibly safe replacement phones.

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Certificate policy violations force reform at StartCom and WoSign

The top management of StartCom and WoSign will be replaced and the two certificate authorities will undergo audits after browser vendors discovered that they mis-issued a number of digital certificates, violating industry rules.

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France adds source code to list of documents covered by freedom of information laws

French freedom of information law now treats source code as disclosable in the same way as other government records.

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Best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.


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Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose's Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

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Why Cortana's new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence

PCWorld interviews Microsoft's new AI Chief Harry Shum, who clearly has plans for newCortana and Bing: "We are infusing AI technology into all Microsoft products," he said.

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AT&T and T-Mobile stop replacing Samsung Galaxy Note 7s after more fire reports

AT&T and T-Mobile have stopped exchanges of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, following reports that the new phones have also been involved in incidents of overheating and even explosions.

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As replacement Note7s catch fire, we're nearing a permanent suspension of our Note7 recommendation

Four ostensibly safe Note7 phones have gone up in flames, begging the question, Is it time to ditch the Note7 entirely and wait for Note8?

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build improves touchpads, updates Photos, and stabilizes your PC

Windows 10 Insider build 14942 extends Active Hours, adds an updated Photos app, and offers improved touchpad support, together with a key improvement to increase the overall stability of your PC.

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US may use sanctions to punish Russia for election hacking

The U.S. response to election-related hacks that the Obama administration now blames on the Russian government could include sanctions against that country.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 3rd - October 7th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 3rd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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US officially blames Russian government for election-related hacking

U.S. officials are publicly blaming the Russian government for several high-profile hacks against political groups that they claim were meant to interfere with the upcoming election.

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 chips over ARM processors

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

Musk's SpaceX spaceship will take us to Mars...and beyond

Elon Musk says space travel throughout our solar system will be made possible with SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS).

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This week in games: EA gives away Dungeon Keeper, InXile shows off Wasteland 3

Plus: An extended look at Torment: Tides of Numenera, Ubi confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2, and an Outlast 2 demo rustles corn on Steam.