• Are you an internet addict? Psychologists are working to find out how much online time is too much

    It's official. After months of debate and study, the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) will include "internet use disorder" as an area "recommended for further study." The fifth edition of the DSM, the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/02/are-you-an-internet-addict-psychologists-are-working-to-find-out-how-much-online-time-is-too-much/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Sugar-based rechargeable battery is pretty sweet

    Japanese researchers have discovered a way to make rechargeable batteries more effective for less money by using the sucrose found in common sugar. Not only would this ideally make the latest battery-powered technology more accessible to more people, but the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/02/sugar-based-rechargeable-battery-is-pretty-sweet/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • The cute cat photos in this article are scientifically proven to improve concentration

    It's impossible to do anything online without running into a picture of an aww-inducing kitten, baby otter, or other painfully cute animal. Distracting as those pictures may seem, there's a reason to keep looking: Scientists recently proved that all those painfully … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/02/the-cute-cat-photos-in-this-article-are-scientifically-proven-to-improve-concentration/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Apple: iPhone 5 defect “normal”

    For a device that's barely a week old, the Apple iPhone 5 sure has seen its share of controversies. Among the (arguably minor) issues experienced by the Apple faithful is a now-notorious purple haze artifact that appears when you try … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/02/apple-iphone-5-defect-normal/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Ikea is going green in a bright new way

    Ikea has long been known for its easy-to-assemble modern furniture and its Swedish meatballs, but the company is also pushing to establish itself as a leader for green living. The company announced that it plans to sell only LED lights … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/ikea-is-going-green-in-a-bright-new-way/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • YouTube bringing you the Obama vs. Romney debates this October

    YouTube announced that it will offer a live stream of the presidential debates leading up to the 2012 election. That means you can see President Barack Obama go toe to toe with Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney four times during … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/youtube-bringing-you-the-obama-vs-romney-debates-this-october/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • How Chinese hackers broke into the White House

    When it comes to home security, few — if any — places in the world are safer than the White House. But, as it turns out, even the office and residence of the president of the United States of America … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/how-chinese-hackers-broke-into-the-white-house/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Interactive storefront lets you redefine window shopping

    Window shopping has just been redefined by Adidas with the rollout of its new interactive storefront window. The window is a fully functional touchscreen that lets you drag life-size products directly to your smartphone, which acts as a shopping cart. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/interactive-storefront-lets-you-redefine-window-shopping/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • DISH Network offers broadband internet for rural customers

    DISH Network has announced its new nationwide broadband service launching today for rural communities. Named dishNET, the service starts at $39.99 a month for those customers with a qualifying DISH TV package. Non-bundled packages are $10 more per month. The … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/dish-network-offers-broadband-internet-for-rural-customers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • The asteroid mining industry is hiring, needs YOU!

    Tired of that mundane desk job? Want a more exciting internship experience than ferrying around coffee at a downtown law firm? Then we may have just the thing: Out-of-this-world asteroid-mining startup Planetary Resources is seeking college juniors and seniors eager … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/10/01/the-asteroid-mining-industry-is-hiring-needs-you/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Robot police drones could put disabled cops back on the beat

    In the classic sci-fi action movie "RoboCop" (watch on Netflix), severely injured police officer Alex Murphy returns to duty as a cyborg — a robot body with a human mind. Where the film's fictional doctors placed Murphy's brain into a … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/robot-police-drones-could-put-disabled-cops-back-on-the-beat/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • California governor signs bills to make textbooks lighter on wallets and backpacks

    The younger generations may one day never need to lug around heavy and expensive textbooks for their classes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills yesterday that will fund the creation of 50 open source digital textbooks and will launch … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/california-governor-signs-bills-to-make-textbooks-lighter-on-wallets-and-backpacks/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Accidental text message lands a swimming coach behind bars

    We've all sent a text message to the wrong person at some point in our lives. Sometimes, it can be very embarrassing. But when 24-year-old swimming coach Craig Evans accidentally sent a sexually explicit message to his entire BlackBerry address book … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/accidental-text-message-lands-a-swimming-coach-behind-bars/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Check out the coolest new place to have a cocktail: underwater

    There's so much to do if you go on vacation to the Maldives. You could work on your tan at the beautiful beaches, go swimming in the clear blue waters, or get hammered at what is being billed as the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/check-out-the-coolest-new-place-to-have-a-cocktail-underwater/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Sticker Shock: How much it costs to charge your favorite electronics

    There's one inescapable truth about our gadget-filled culture — all that tech, from iPhone to iPad to big-screen TV, has to be plugged into an electrical outlet at some point. And while feeding 1980s-era electronic devices battery after battery was an … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/sticker-shock-how-much-it-costs-to-charge-your-favorite-electronics/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Apple CEO apologizes for Maps, recommends you use Google instead

    Well, this is certainly... odd. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to his company's website earlier today, posting a letter apologizing for the now-infamous Maps debacle, suggesting that upset iPhone owners try other mapping applications such as the web version of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/28/apple-ceo-apologizes-for-maps-recommends-you-use-google-instead/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • New art-house app lets you take just one picture, ever

    There are a lot of terrific camera apps out there. Most people prefer Instagram for its filters and ability to share your photos with others, while some prefer the more powerful set of tools Snapseed offers. One of the newest … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/27/new-art-house-app-lets-you-take-just-one-picture-ever/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Congresswoman wants to protect you from silly internet laws

    Remember that one time when our internet freedom was about to be severely stifled by the government, but then pretty much the entire internet rallied against it? House Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) remembers, and she wants to make sure the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/27/congresswoman-wants-to-protect-you-from-silly-internet-laws/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Study: Female brains commonly flooded with male DNA

    We already know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but there are a lot of similarities between the sexes, too. Earlier in the year, we learned that women are affected by testosterone similar to how men … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/27/study-female-brains-commonly-flooded-with-male-dna/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Facebook gets generous with new Facebook Gifts feature

    Most of us who have Facebook accounts are no strangers to wishing our friends a "happy birthday" on the site — after all, since the creepily omniscient site tells you who's celebrating what, it really is the least we can do. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technews/2012/09/27/facebook-gets-generous-with-new-facebook-gifts-feature/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>