Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Inception suggest it may eventually be possible to erase, modify, or even implant memories into your brain. An upcoming episode of NOVA introduces viewers to this futuristic possibility and the scientists who are trying to make it happen.
Do you own a Dell Latitude 643u ultrabook? Does your Dell Latitude 643u Ultrabook smell like cat urine? And do you, in fact, not own a cat? Well, then, we have some good news for you, friends. Dell has officially issued a recall for their recent fleet of cat pee computers, and it's giving away the non-odoriferous…
Best Buy is recalling 5,100 third-party replacement MacBook Pro batteries after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 13 separate cases in which the batteries caught fire, at least one of which caused serious injury.
Everybody knows that sleep helps our brains sort out, reorder and make sense of all the information it consumes during the day. But now a team of neuroscientists has shown that it's possible to continue learning through the night, too. Here's how you can give it a try.
Not only do fax machines still exist, but HP sells them, and the government is forcing a recall of nearly one million of the obsolete things. Why? They might burn down your house—ancient and deadly, like a velociraptor.
Li-on batteries feature in most of the mobile electronics we use because they pack far higher energy density than their competitors. But until now there have been a whole heap of problems with those same batteries overheating, and even catching fire.
Last weekend we reported that Apple was recalling some of their first generation iPod Nanos with concerns that the aging battery could overheat. And those of you hoping for an easy upgrade to the latest gen model will be disappointed.
Apple hasn't been having the best couple of weeks recently. The iPhone 4S' battery woes have been a big issue, and the iOS 5.01 update they released to remedy the problem seems to have opened an entirely new can of worms. But now it's come to light that the company has also recalled the first generation iPod Nano over…
If you bought a Sony TV between 2007 and 2008, it might be a fire hazard! Since 2008, 11 people have claimed their Bravia TVs caught on fire, prompting Sony to now recall 1.6 million TVs.
China's second largest bullet train maker has recalled fifty-four trains over safety concerns. The government is also suspending future expansion of the high-speed railway while it examines the safety of existing lines.
Kellog's [sic] Recalled Products is a new Android app. It lets you scan the barcodes on Kellogg's items, with the results compared against a recalled products database—so you know what's edible and what may contain traces of glass/metal/human skin.
We've heard Steve Woz talk about the acceleration issue with his Prius and our friends at Jalopnik have been covering Toyota's whole recall mess. The entire time software and electronics were blamed for the issues, but now Toyota President Akio Toyoda is telling the House oversight committee that "he is "absolutely…
Toyota just announced a recall of its 2010 hybrid cars. Four hundred thousand worth. The reason? A change in "brake feeling" caused by faulty antilock braking software. There is no fix for cars on the road yet.
Sony is recalling around 69,000 VGP-AC19V17 AC Adapters used in Vaio all-in-one desktop computers (VGC-LT series and VGC-JS2 series) and docking stations (VGP-PRBX1 and VGP-PRFE1). Apparently, four reports of adapters short circuiting has alerted Sony to a weakness in the insulation, which could pose a shock hazard.…
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 70,000 lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq laptops. Apparently, there have been at two reported cases where the batteries caught on fire.