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  • SkyDiveWEB

    Instructor saves skydiver who suffered mid-air seizure

    (CNN) — For the uninitiated, skydiving can be scary enough: leaping out of a plane, free-falling at 120 miles per hour, keeping your presence of mind as you pull the cord on your parachute. Now imagine having a seizure and losing consciousness more than 9,000 feet above the earth. That’s what happened to Christopher Jones, 22, of Perth, Australia. His experience was captured on a video that has more than 4.4 million views on YouTube. “Halfway through the skydive, he […]

  • Armored truck robbed of millions in gold along N.C. interstate

    (CNN) — An armored truck carrying several million dollars worth of gold was robbed while it was stranded on Interstate 95 in Wilson County, North Carolina. According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an armed robbery of more than $4 million in gold, just before 7 p.m. ET Sunday. The armored truck was paused after experiencing mechanical issues during a trip from Miami to Massachusetts. The two guards, employed by Transvalue Inc., were forced to the ground […]

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    Woman discovers authentic space suit for $40 at Canadian thrift store

    TORONTO — A Canadian woman found quite the find when she discovered an actual space suit for sale at a local thrift store. The space suit, which formally belonged to Astronaut Chris Hadfield, somehow traveled from the International Space Station all the way to a Canadian thrift shop. Hadfield was the astronaut known for singing Space Oddity while in space. After his trip aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield retired from the Canadian Space Agency in 2013. But even he […]

  • The White House conducts a Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 where President Obama answers questions twitted to him.  He was accompanied by Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey.

    ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Self-identified ISIS supporters have made online threats against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees for shutting down accounts that promote ISIS. In a post on anonymous forum justpaste.it, the group drew an illustration of Dorsey in crosshairs. The Arabic message that follows contains several death threats. Claiming that Dorsey and Twitter have started a “war” against the Islamic State, the group said the “necks” of Twitter employees have “become an official target to ISIS […]

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    New Ikea furniture will charge your phone wirelessly

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ikea is launching a new range of high-tech furniture that will wirelessly charge your smartphones and tablets. The collection features a small selection of bedside tables and lamps with built-in charging spots that will be sold in Ikea’s U.S., U.K. and European stores starting in mid-April. The Swedish furniture giant said the new “Home Smart” furniture will help people cut down on cable clutter. “People hate cable mess. They worry about not finding the charger and […]

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    Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers

    STOCKHOLM — Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices? Swedish retailer IKEA might just have the answer — furniture with built-in charging spots, including in bedside tables, lamps and desks. The collection features a small selection of bedside tables and lamps with built-in charging spots that will be sold in Ikea’s U.S., U.K. and European stores starting in mid-April. Jeanette Skjelmose, manager of the lighting and wireless charging sector, […]

  • A giant iconic "like" sign greets visitors outside of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park California.

    Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression. A recent study conducted by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Bradley University and the University of Missouri Columbia found that heavy Facebook users can experience envy — which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that, basically, if you quietly stalk your friends on Facebook and then realize that your life doesn’t measure […]

  • Costco and Amex announced in February, 2015 that they have failed to come to terms to extend their 16-year exclusive partnership. The Costco TrueEarnings American Express Card was the only credit card that Costco accepted, and it doubled as customers' membership cards.

    Costco teams with Citi, Visa

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Costco has reached an agreement with Citi for a new co-branded credit card program, shortly after dropping its similar deal with American Express. Costco says it will start accepting Visa rather than American Express at its U.S. stores on April 1. Until now, the wholesale club retailer has accepted only debit cards and Amex. Details about the new card’s benefits and terms will be made available to members soon. The Costco Amex card offered card holders […]

  • The days of deleting apps and photos from your phone to free up storage may soon be history.

    This tiny card will give your smartphone 200 GB of storage

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The days of deleting apps and photos from your phone to free up storage may soon be history. SanDisk has unveiled the world’s most spacious storage card for smartphones. The catchy-named “SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition,” comes with 200 gigabytes of storage. That’s 72 GB more storage than the next-largest option on the market. But before you get too excited, cramming all that capacity on a tiny microSD card the size of your fingernail […]

  • The recall will affect Elantra sedans produced between 2008 and 2010, as well as 2009 to 2010 Elantra Touring hatchbacks. The company estimates that about 3% of those vehicles exhibit the defect.

    Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering defect that increases the risk of a crash, according to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday. The recall will affect Elantra sedans produced between 2008 and 2010, as well as 2009 to 2010 Elantra Touring hatchbacks. The company estimates that about 3% of those vehicles exhibit the defect. The problem is a flaw in the vehicles’ electronic power […]

  • BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 20: A customer inspects the new iPhone at the Wangfujing flagship store on September 20, 2013 in Beijing, China. Apple launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors and the iPhone 5S that features fingerprint recognition security. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    “I had to rip my pants off,” iPhone explodes in pocket and burns man

    LINDENHURST, N.Y. – A New York man is recovering from second and third degree burns after his iPhone exploded in his pocket. Erik Johnson said it’s hard just to explain what he’s been through. Johnson’s iPhone was in his pocket on Valentine’s Day, when it spontaneously exploded he told CNN. “I bent over to get keys and all I heard was a ‘pop’ and after a little ‘ssshh,’ smoke coming out and just like an instant burn. My leg just […]

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    Grief, shock in small southern Mo. town of 50 people after nine were found dead

    TYRONE, Mo. — The victims of last week’s murders in the small southern Missouri town of Tyrone will be put to rest this week. Friends and family will gather in Willow Springs, Mo., about 20 miles south of Tyrone, to remember Garold, Julie, Harold and Janell Aldridge. The two married couples were killed Thursday night, at the hands of their cousin Joseph Aldridge, 36, according to the police investigation. Police were alerted to the bloodshed when a girl managed to […]