Technology

FOCUS: How to Make Gadgets Great Again

A sad cycle has overtaken the gadget business. It starts this week at CES, tech’s biggest annual convention, where inventors compete to connect the most random things to the Internet.…

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EDEN ISS Greenhouse Arrives in Antarctica

The EDEN ISS greenhouse, a closed-system, 20-foot-long shipping container, arrived in Antarctica last week. Paul Zabel, the caretaker of the greenhouse, and his colleagues, conducted a trial of the garden…

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5 Things to Know About Space Heaters

Adding a portable space heater to your cold-weather arsenal could make these bitter winter days a lot more bearable. These heaters used to get a bad rap because of safety…

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E. Coli Outbreak May Be Linked to Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli infections in the U.S. may be linked to romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports warns. A multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections — possibly linked…

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IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling to Treat Flu

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season. Supplies from factories in storm-ravaged…

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France Investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday a probe was opened last…

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