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Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform

Next week at its F8 developer conference, Facebook will announce new ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app, according to multiple sources. Facebook hopes to make Messenger more useful, after seeing Asia’s chat apps WeChat and Line succeed as platforms that go beyond …

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Martin Scorsese to direct Mike Tyson biopic, Jamie Foxx says

Jamie Foxx is starring as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic on the boxing legend—and the actor says Martin Scorsese is directing.<p>“This will be the …

Elizabeth Hurley on Playing the Ambiguous Hero-Villain in 'The Royals'

"The Queen knows everything."<p>Tonight, E! network premieres its first scripted series, <i>The Royals</i>, at 10 p.m. A cross between <i>The Real Housewives</i> and <i>The Sopranos</i>—with perhaps more backstabbing, partying, and soap-opera level drama—the show revolves around members of a fictionalized royal family and …

Elon Musk Says Tesla Model S ‘Range Anxiety’ Will End With A Software Update

Elon Musk has teased something big coming from Tesla this week – an end to ‘range anxiety.’ The Model S (and every other electric vehicle), Tesla’s current flagship, has been known to inspire so-called range anxiety, wherein a driver spends a lot of time worrying about when they’ll next be able to …

Microsoft to deliver Windows 10 updates using peer-to-peer technology

Microsoft is planning to distribute future Windows 10 updates using a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol. While Microsoft has traditionally uses Windows Update to deliver OS and some application updates from a single source, the latest leaked build of Windows 10 reveals that the company is moving towards …

As fight over Keystone XL drags on, oil industry vastly expands its pipeline network

America is in a crude oil pipeline boom, with about 3.3 million barrels per day of capacity coming online since 2012.<p>New pipelines are being built from western North Dakota, through the Midwest and across Texas. The expansion is a counterpoint to the federal stalemate over the Keystone XL pipeline, …

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Dollar General to offer more hours to employees to stay competitive

Unlike Walmart and TJ Maxx, which hope to attract employees with better pay, Dollar General hopes better schedules will do the job<p>Dollar General plans to spend more on labor this year. However, the company is not planning to pay its workers more, following the likes of Walmart and TJS Cos, owner of …

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says

<b>If you need a lie-in at weekends to make up for lack of sleep in the week, you may be at risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.</b><p>The sleeping habits of 522 people found those losing sleep on weekdays were more likely to develop the conditions.<p>The findings, shown at the Endocrine …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

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How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to regulate access to the Internet as it would a public utility, under something called Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Critics of the FCC say it's an old, dusty law meant to apply to phone service, not the complexities of the …

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Video: Matt Granger Reviews the ZEISS Otus 85mm, and It’s Absolutely Astounding

Matt Granger, one of our favorite photographers/photography educators, was one of the fortunate souls who got to spend the last 4 months putting the …

Guinness World Records' Weirdest Records Of 2015

Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.<p>Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.<p>Guinness World Records finally measured him …

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

Report warns that 14 species are still struggling from the 2010 disaster.<p>Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.<p>In particular, bottlenose dolphins and sea …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

<i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet and paparazzo spotting across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Food<p>Expert advice for all your fish …

Grayson Perry designs Essex holiday home

<b>Channel 4 has released the first images of the house artist Grayson Perry is designing in Essex.</b><p>Builders have this week removed the scaffolding surrounding the exterior of what Perry describes as a "secular chapel" in Wrabness, Essex.<p>The house will be revealed in full as part of a Channel 4 show, …

DIY Custom Mugs

Oh I just love DIY days! Today we let Juliet pick our project and she's been dying to try this one. Today we made custom mugs using sharpies and our …

Jane Says: It's Seed-Saving Season

<i>“Can I save seeds from my vegetable garden to plant next year?”</i><p><i>—Monica Taylor</i><p>You’d never know it by the avalanche of seed catalogs that land in our …