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The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

Before technology came along, hazards were mostly self-explanatory.Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Granger Wootz/Thinkstock. Musk. Hawking. Gates. The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, ... Read More »

Lenovo teasing a Killer Note, likely the K7 Note

Lenovo Mobile has been teasing a #KillerNote on its Indian Facebook account. The most recent post boasts about “ordinary performance” being a thing of the past. Earlier posts railed against covering up bad photo quality with filters. This phone, likely the Lenovo K7 Note, has low expectations to beat in terms of performance – the K6 Note has a Snapdragon ... Read More »

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study

Common pain killer ineffective for back ache: Study Commonly used pain killers, such as ibuprofen, provide little benefits against back ache and cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, a new study has warned. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia found only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as non-steroidal ... Read More »

10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

See larger image No need to break the bank Sure, swanky new Surface Pros and $1,200 graphics cards may capture all the headlines, but on a practical level, the real story is that PCs aren’t cheap. As a working father with two kids and a mortgage to pay, I understand that all too well. But if your computer’s starting to ... Read More »