Here are 6 iOS 15 settings you should disable right now to improve battery life

(NEXSTAR) — Last month, Apple’s last mobile operating system iOS 15 was made available to the public. If you have noticed your battery life has decreased over the past few weeks, some new settings in iOS 15 might be to blame. Here are six iOS 15 settings you should disable right now to improve battery … Read more

This talking, singing Halloween pumpkin went viral. Can the company do it again?

(KTLA) – Last year, a toy company named Mindscope Products had no idea just how big of a hit they had on their hands. Their talking, singing pumpkin called Jabberin’ Jack went viral and inspired various knockoffs. The high-tech pumpkin has a projector inside and sings, jokes and resembles a glowing Jack O Lantern. I … Read more

Amazon unveils home robot named ‘Astro’

(NEXSTAR) — Amazon announced a home robot named Astro during a press event on Tuesday. Astro has a rotating screen on wheels and features animated eyes that can respond to user interaction. The robot can also move from room to room while avoiding obstacles inside the home. Astro is built on Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant … Read more

Ida turned into a monster thanks to a giant warm patch in the Gulf of Mexico – here’s what happened

As Hurricane Ida headed into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists was closely watching a giant, slowly swirling pool of warm water directly ahead in its path. That warm pool, an eddy, was a warning sign. It was around 125 miles across. And it was about to give Ida the power boost that … Read more

No plans to pipe down for New York climate group

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There’s a scene near the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove” where a character named Major Kong sits atop a falling hydrogen bomb, happily hooting and hollering as he hurtles to certain doom.  Albany 3.5 degrees warmer than 1970; Vermont nearly 4 degrees warmer “That’s me,” said Patrick Whitford, 24, who … Read more

Rochester boy has life-changing surgery in NYC, ready for back to school

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester boy is now ready to tackle the new school year, thanks to a life-altering surgery performed in New York City. NYC hatchet attack victim can’t walk, needs surgery Julius Pacheco, 6, had an unusual growth on his lip that left the door open to teasing—and prevented him from participating … Read more

Tesla to introduce humanoid robot prototype next year: ‘It’s intended to be friendly’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (WTVO) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled plans to produce a humanoid robot called the Tesla Bot, which will use the same artificial intelligence that powers the company’s autonomous vehicles. According to Reuters, Musk said the electric carmaker will likely launch the Tesla Bot next year, which will be designed to do … Read more

Want to live on ‘Mars’? NASA is seeking participants to live in fake Martian habitat for whole year

Want to find your inner Matt Damon and spend a year pretending to be isolated on Mars? NASA has a job for you. To prepare for eventually sending astronauts to Mars, NASA began taking applications Friday for four people to live for a year in Mars Dune Alpha. That’s a 1,700-square-foot Martian habitat, created by a 3D-printer, … Read more

Older Kindles will lose their cellular internet connection by the end of the year. Is yours one of them?

(KTLA) – Amazon has started to notify owners of older Kindle reading tablets that their devices will lose cellular internet connectivity by the end of the year. The reason? Cellular carriers are turning off their older 2G and 3G networks in favor of 4G and 5G. The oldest Kindles will lose internet access entirely. This … Read more

Woman stuffs keys into her mouth after telling police she wasn’t driving

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls woman with numerous past arrests and convictions was arrested again after police said they found 10 I.D. or debit cards belonging to other people in a car at a convenience store. An officer said as he was questioning Riley Sage Weiss, 23, she stuffed keys, a small cross … Read more