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USBs get a makeover, now reversible

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- USBs are getting a big makeover -- and you're going to like the new look.

$9 million claim against O.J. Simpson up for auction

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Seventeen years after Ron Goldman's mother won a $9 million wrongful death judgment against O.J. Simpson, she is auctioning off the rights to the unpaid settlement.

CDC worker talks about fighting Ebola outbreak in Africa

 (CNN) -- There are nine of us from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Lagos, Nigeria.

How to recognize the signs of depression in your kids

(CNN) -- When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

Stanford professor becomes first woman to win math's highest honor

For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics.

Inventor of pop-up ads says 'I'm sorry' for creating them

Hate pop-up ads? So does the guy who created them. Ethan Zuckerman worked for the webpage hosting site Tripod.com from 1994 to 1999, when it was struggling to develop a revenue model.

Tacoma, WA hosts pot business convention

The new marijuana laws in Washington state are driving innovation in business. Thousands of cannabis hopefuls are flocking to the CannaCon held at the Tacoma Dome to share ideas and get their names out in this new industry.

Ferguson Police name officer who shot Michael Brown

Police released the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend. Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Microsoft develops eye-controlled wheelchair for former Saint Steve Gleason

In late July a team at Microsoft were presented with a challenge by former New Orleans Saints star Steve Gleason: find a way to let him drive his wheelchair by using his eyes.

Synthetic drug overdoses force NH governor to declare state of emergency

The governor of New Hampshire has declared a state of emergency due to a popular synthetic drug.

Tensions in Ferguson cool, after Missouri Highway Patrol takes over

For the first time this week Ferguson, Missouri was calm, but not quiet, overnight.

New Ultra HD TVs have sharper image, hefty price tag

Whether it's called Ultra HD or 4k, it's potentially the next big trend in television. Ultra HD sets have nearly 4 times the screen resolution of current HD televisions.

Neighbor thwarts child abduction in Missouri

A 4-year-old boy was nearly abducted in Grandview, Missouri on Monday, but a quick-acting neighbor helped prevent a tragedy.

Texas mom invents app to control child's phone

For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. And giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer.

Runaway lives inside Texas Walmart for over 2 days

A missing East Texas child made national headlines after it was learned he had been hiding inside a local Walmart for days.