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Greek PM: We will no longer submit to the EU

Greece's new leftist prime minister has said that his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and that it would no longer blindly submit to the EU.<p>Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that he wanted a "viable, mutually beneficial solution" to …

Europe

Slack buys YC-backed Screenhero to launch new screen sharing feature

Today fast-growing corporate messaging service Slack announced it has acquired Screenhero, a Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup which aimed to help teams collaborate better via screen sharing.<p>Following the deal (the price of which was not disclosed), Slack plans to directly …

Slack

Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

Apple had a pretty good quarter.<p>And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever.<p>This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion …

Google's Waze Is A 'Stalking App,' Claim US Police

Sheriffs have accused Google’s Waze traffic app of being a stalking app and called for alerts that indicate when police are nearby to be switched off, reports The Guardian.<p>In 2013, Google acquired Waze, which combines GPS navigation with a social community, for $966 million. It offers free …

Maps

We are all sitting too much, and technology isn't helping

Even the smallest increase in activity may yield health benefits<p>A pair of new articles published in the BMJ this week highlight the debilitating effects of sedentary lifestyles and suggest a new public policy focus on getting the most inactive people moving. The average American is now sitting or …

Humans threaten 4 of 9 key systems on Earth - Futurity

A big-picture look at the state of Earth suggests that human activity is crossing some major planetary boundaries.

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Astrophysics

Probing the deep history of human genes and language

Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

Hands-on with Qardio’s lineup of connected health devices (Video)

Technology is constantly improving the health management while providing ease and reliability. It’s no surprise that there are a lot of major players in this space, but Qardio has assembled a very unique lineup of connected devices that are sure to make an impact on technology-driven health …

Internet of Things

Young adults flock to Instagram, while more seniors sign up on Facebook

When we wrote about that survey, which found that working adults care more about email than social media, we said that might be why grandparents are some of the most active on Facebook. Well, according to this new study that's also from Pew Research center, we got it right: more than half (56 …