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Gmail redesign arrives on Android with support for all email platforms

Google just rolled out the biggest update to the Gmail app yet.<p>The company released Gmail 5.0 to Google Play on Monday with a new, modern design and …

How to Get the Easy Knots, Fishtail Braids, and Sun-kissed Skin of the CFDA

Calm and confident summed up the mood on the second floor of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles this afternoon as makeup artist <b>Lottie Stannard</b> and her army of Maybelline New York assistants—dressed head to toe in matching black outfits with identical backstage kits—worked their way through a lineup …

'John Wick' Review: 10 Reasons You Need to Go See the Movie Yesterday

Last month, we attended Fantastic Fest, a film festival held in Austin, Texas, that is, to use a scientific term, <i>totally</i><i>bonkers</i>. It's a place where new and incredibly weird genre movies play and are instantly eaten up (or harshly rejected) by geeky audiences. It's the kind of film festival that …

Super high-res MRI detects single atom - Futurity

Researchers have detected a single hydrogen atom using very high-resolution MRI technology.

Chemistry

A Genetic Mutation Renders One Family Unable To Sweat

In an interesting twist, scientists have found that targeting this gene could help people who sweat way too much.<p>In Pakistan, there lives a family of five with a unique – and tragic – condition. Several of their children cannot sweat. It’s an extremely rare disorder called anhidrosis, and while it …

Biology

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.<p>Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was …

"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

Images reveal the most Antarctic ice on record and the Aral Sea before it dried up.<p>Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years.<p><b>The</b> …

Kris Jenner on Bruce's changing appearance: 'I don’t know what he's going through'

Kris Jenner spoke to ET's Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier about the rumors that her soon-to-be ex-husband Bruce Jenner is transitioning his gender, and commented that this "hasn't been her experience" with the former Olympian.<p>"They've been saying that since 1976," she said candidly. "For me, that's …

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iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air

A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.<p>While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, …

iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 compared: is Google’s bigger display really that much of an advantage?

TechCrunch went hands-on with Google’s newest smartphone, the Nexus 6, and took some time to compare it to the iPhone 6 Plus. In the photo above, you’ll see that the two phones share near identical dimensions, though the Nexus still manages to pack a larger 6.22-inch display space into the same …

Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

An obvious choice<p>Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker. The name change follows a slow …

Google acquires Firebase to help apps span Android, iOS, Web

Google will continue to offer Firebase's cloud-based synchronization service. It's a new step to making Google's tech foundation more compelling to programmers.<p>Google has acquired Firebase, a company that offers developers a mechanism to write mobile and Web-based apps that stay in sync with each …

Apps

How a Couple's Text Messages Changed After Marriage

Photo: Getty Images<p>Sure, the age of the perfume-scented love letter is over. But one blogger discovered the age of the text message can reveal some really sweet sentiments about love and marriage.<p>Data scientist Alice Zhao and her now-husband gave each other the fantastically nerdy "gift of data." …

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car …

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm glad folks think I look different' - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Renee Zellweger thinks all of the conversation about her face is "silly."<p>The actress told People magazine in a statement that "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."<p>The chatter started after …

Why a Swordfish’s Sword Doesn’t Break

Wildlife<p><b>A swordfish’s “sword” is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong and ready to slash.</b><p>A study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> reveals that the fish have an unusual way to …

Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52

With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. Revenues including acquisition costs were $1.15 …