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Lync for Android Updated with Tablet Support

Microsoft today updated its Lync app for Android with support for tablets, as well as new features around ongoing calls and group chats. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.<p>The biggest addition is undoubtedly the fact Lync for Android now supports both phones and tablets. …

23 Kids Reveal Their Secrets to Mom

There will always be a few secrets that you just can't tell mom.<p>Whether it's the beer you stole from the garage back when you were broke after …

10 Insane Things That Happen When A Diver Descends 400 Feet On A Single Breath

And when they do, strange things can happen, including losing color vision and becoming "drunk" off the nitrogen in the body.<p>While archaeological evidence suggests that freediving may date to the Stone Age, it seems to enter public conversation for just two reasons, professional freediver Martin …

Scuba Diving

7 Things That Are Keeping You From Sleeping Through The Night

Many people have trouble getting to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night - here are the reasons and how to fix the problem.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Sleep

15 Stunning Photos You Wouldn't Believe Were Taken With A Smartphone

A few years ago, smartphone cameras were valued for their convenience rather than the quality of the images they produced.<p>Now, smartphone manufacturers are putting much more attention into beefing up the cameras on their mobile devices.<p>For example, Nokia has managed to squeeze 41 megapixels into …

Mobile Devices

DNA Sanitizer Will Wipe Your Identity Off Everything You Touch

A product that preemptively erases DNA in order to avoid people spying on your genome might sound paranoid. But Dewey-Hagborg knows just how easy it …

Civil Rights

I Got It From My Momma: 4 Surprising Things To Thank Mom For

A love of garlic, onions and other strong flavors<p>Babies learn to taste and smell while still in the womb, and as they gulp mouthfuls of amniotic fluid, they become accustomed to flavors of mom’s food. According to a 2007 study in Pediatrics, flavors like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise and mint have …

My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

5 Digital Tactics to Help Land Your First Post-Grad Job

For college graduates, the reality of finding a job has never been more imminent.<p>There's a bright side for this generation's grads: The number of …

Chameleon-Like Camouflage May Be Possible Thanks to Color-Changing Particles

It's not Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, but new findings could enable a chameleon-like style of camouflage.<p>Researchers at the University of …

20 best Android apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

The Navy's Next Heavy-Duty Helicopter Can Carry 27,000 Pounds

Plus, a new armored SUV<p>This week, defense manufacturers unveiled two separate vehicles each named “Stallion.” The King Stallion, by helicopter giants Sikorsky, is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter. In the future, it could transport troops and vehicles in war zones.<p>Sikorsky’s King Stallion is the third …

Samsung: No KitKat update for international Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini

If you own the global 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 , the bad news is that KitKat, the latest Android 4.4 update will not be coming your way.<p>According to a statement posted on the SamMobile blogsite, the company says the S3 and S3 Mini only have 1GB of RAM, which "does not allow them to …

Privacy is at risk owing to basic security failures, warns information regulator

British people’s privacy is being put in danger because organisations are failing to get rudimentary security right, the information commissioner’s office warned on Monday.<p>In a review of the breaches reported to the privacy regulator, the ICO uncovered some common basic errors that led to data …

The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty

In America, the history of the criminal justice—and of executions—is inseparable from white supremacy.<p>Fifteen years ago, Clayton Lockett shot Stephanie Neiman twice, then watched as his friends buried her alive. Last week, Lockett was tortured to death by the state of Oklahoma. The torture was not …

Track Down the Sun’s Newfound Sister

Changing Planet<p>This artwork shows a star like our sun with an orbiting planet in the foreground. Illustration courtesy Gabriel Perez Diaz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (MultiMedia Service)<p><b>Alone no more, a long-lost sibling to the sun appears to have been found 110 light-years from us.</b> …

NASA: The Collapse Of The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is 'Unstoppable'

We've basically uncorked the bottle, and this ice is flooding into the water, raising sea level. It will likely take centuries to fully collapse, though.<p>While it's smaller than the East Antarctic ice sheet, the West Antarctic ice sheet is particularly vulnerable to melting from warm ocean waters …

Conservatives claim first poll lead for two years

The Conservatives have recorded their first lead in a major national opinion poll for more than two years.<p>The first in a series of weekly telephone surveys carried out for the Tory peer Lord Ashcroft put David Cameron's party on 34%, two points ahead of Labour on 32%, with the UK Independence party …

Ed Miliband vows to guarantee patients a GP appointment within 48 hours

Ed Miliband is promising an appointment at a GP surgery within 48 hours of seeking a consultation and within 24 hours if the patient is in serious need.<p>The bold promise is likely to be deeply unpopular with doctors, and raises serious questions about whether it is feasible in the context of an NHS …

Ark. issues 1st gay marriage license

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — Two women were married on a sidewalk outside a county courthouse in Arkansas on Saturday, breaking a barrier that state voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago.<p>A day after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the ban was "an unconstitutional …

8 Reasons To Ditch The Veil On Your Wedding Day

Not into the look of a full veil? The statement headpiece was a major bridal trend among celebrities in 2013 and it has become more popular with real …

8 Decorating Ideas to Steal From Instagram

Interior designers, bloggers, and tastemakers have taken to the visual-heavy app to capture life's most captivating moments.<p>Interior designers, bloggers, and tastemakers have taken to the visual-heavy app to capture life's most captivating moments. Here, we compile some of the most inspiring …

Home Decorating

Designers design for the 1% – it's time to start designing for the 99%

"Why would the CEO of the Danish Design Centre (literally) kick a design icon on stage during his TedX talk?" Many people have asked me this question over the last few months. Don't I like icons? Shouldn't I support Danish design and not kick iconic chairs around?<p>I promote design, especially Danish …

Design

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …