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Today in Tabs: Tabs Rule Everything Around Me
Kerry's potato gifts, Google makes another creepy acquisition, and the Lerers run everything. It's Today in Tabs.
Ruling Imperils 'Net Neutrality'
The FCC can't force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, a court rules.
Softening the Blow of Bad Memories
Wiping out bad memories isn’t an option, yet.
Robbery on the Silk Road
Users may have been fleeced and vendors arrested, but the online illegal drug bazaar is hard to kill
The End of Mass Production
Airbnb is leading a DIY Internet revolution that could upend chains everywhere.
Gadget Lust: Your Brisket Needs a Bath!
Once the province of restaurants and hospitals, the immersible heater and water circulator is now the must-have for the hip home chef.
NSA Developing Computer To Crack Privacy Codes: Report
The NSA is working on a "quantum computer" as part of its $79.7 million research program, "Penetrating Hard Targets."
Will the Snapchat Hack Vanish from Investors' Minds?
After the white-hot social media darling suffers an embarrassing security lapse, its business model is called into question.
In Salvaging Cold War Industries, Russia Trains Eyes on Space
While Russia is the world leader in space launches and Russian-built engines equip U.S. rockets, it holds less than 10 percent of the multi-billion dollar global space market.
The Predictive Power of Big Data
If you wrote out all five zettabytes of data produced by humans produce each year, it would reach the galactic core of the Milky Way.
Man Flu Is Not a Myth, Say Stanford Scientists
High testosterone levels weaken ability to fight flu and yellow fever, researchers find.
When It Comes to Breast Cancer, Don’t Take Angelina Jolie’s Advice
Having both breasts removed may be unnecessary for the majority of women with rare cancer genes, say America’s experts on prevention.
The Internet of Everything Holiday Shopping Guide
Our gadget guru scours the earth for newfangled connected devices. A Porkfolio for the person you love?
Gadget Lust: Kitchen Doohickeys for All Seasons
Ridiculous stocking stuffers you never knew you needed.
Study Shows Coma Patients Can Recognize Familiar Faces
Tracking emotional brain activations can help single out patients with the best chance at responding to experimental treatments.
So Many Cell Plans, So Few Choices
There are options for people who want to smart-phone without paying exorbitant rates; they’re just tough to sleuth out.
Gadget Lust: Pressed Into Service
The Mercedes of waffle irons really makes an impression.
The Robots Are Coming
Google and other companies believe that robots today are like cell phones back when they were the size of bricks.
Diagnosing Disease With the Touch of a Button
An iPad-sized device is set to provide instant, accurate diagnostics for diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS.
Doctors Without Borders (For the Rest of Us)
New technology, Obamacare and a shortage of doctors in the U.S. may make offshore medical care a necessity rather than a luxury.
Now You Can 3-D Print Your Guns in Metal
Engineers at Michigan Technological University have open-source plans for an affordable, homemade 3-D printer designed to fabricate solid-steel products.
Gadget Lust: The Breakfast Sandwich of Champions
The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker will save you from using two pans and a toaster before 7 a.m.
Watch Out, Watson. You've Got Competition
Computers aren't just getting smarter, they are getting better at figuring out how to be smarter.
The FDA Doesn’t Want You to Unzip Your Genes
The agency’s frosty warning letter to 23andMe might halt the company’s DIY genetic tests.
Quora Question: Is the NSA As Seen On TV?
Shows like 'Homeland' and 'The Blacklist' may be skewing Americans' understanding of what the NSA actually does.
White House Turkey Pardoning Goes Hunger Games
The choice is yours.
Tuberculosis Is Back, and Nastier Than Ever
Some 450,000 people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis last year, a variant that can’t be cured by common drugs.
3D Imaging Coming to the iPhone?
Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense promises radical changes.