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Recall Issued for Thousands of Fireworks

More than 25,000 fireworks were recently recalled by a store in Indiana following an explosion this spring that cost a 12-year-old boy his hand. In

Maybe Phones Aren’t Giving Us Horns

A widely reported study that connected horn-like growths in the back of young peoples’ skulls with bad posture and smartphones has received pointed criticism from

Google Maps AR Released for Pixel

Google’s augmented reality walking directions are now available for Pixel users worldwide. First demoed at Google’s I/O conference last year, the new AR feature in

States Take Up ‘Truth in Labeling’

State legislators are fixated on food labeling this year. Their latest target? Crawfish. The Louisiana State Legislature recently passed legislation, now waiting for Gov. John

‘Netflix Tax’ in the Windy City

Sony has reportedly bent the knee to Chicago’s taxing authority. Bloomberg reported on May 15 that Sony, after a months-long legal dispute, finally agreed to

Lego Bricks Aim to Teach Braille

Visually-impaired children around the world will soon be learning to read Braille with a popular building-block toy. The Lego Foundation recently announced Lego “Braille Bricks,”

Instagram May Toss Out ‘Like’ Counts

Leaked design prototypes show that Instagram may be experimenting with hiding the “like” counts of users’ posts. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered the feature

Are Dogs Cleaner Than Beards?

Dogs are cleaner than the average beard, according to a recent study. Researchers compared the number of bacteria found in the fur of man’s best

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