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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Parents Television Council Issues Complaint Against VMAs

Miley Cyrus' father, Billy Ray, is on the advisory board<p>MTV ruffled quite a few feathers with the 2013 edition of the VMAs, which elicited a host of …

Teen charged, second sought in beating death of WWII vet, 88, in Spokane, Wash.

A 16-year-old male was charged as an adult with first-degree murder Friday and a second was being sought in the robbery and death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran who was brutally beaten to death in Spokane, Wash.<p>Demetrius Glenn, accompanied by his lawyer, turned himself in to police Thursday …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Photographers

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

Skull found in Australia challenges Captain Cook claim

A skull found on the banks of a river in rural Australia is believed to date from the 1600s and has challenged the view that Captain Cook was the first white person to set foot on the country’s east coast.<p>Carbon dating showed the skull belonged to a Caucasian male and had an 80 per cent chance of …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Can Wi-Fi let you see people through walls?

It isn't exactly Superman-like X-ray vision, but cheap, low-power Wi-Fi technology is gaining more attention as a remote sensing tool.<p>Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't.<p>…

Home Security

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Gaming

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review

Pros<p>Water and dust proof, powerful processor, hi-res screen, it takes pics underwater!<p>Cons<p>Not as rugged as its name suggests, bigger and heavier than …

Chinese education chiefs ban bras during exams

Education chiefs in northeast China have devised a new tactic to clamp down on rampant cheating in the country's annual university entrance exams: they have banned bras.<p>Ahead of this week's "gaokao" – the intensely competitive <b>Chinese</b> equivalent to A-levels – schools in Jilin province have outlawed …

The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design

commentary The PC world still hasn't come up with an awesome design to challenge the iPad. The clock's ticking.<p>Walk into any Best Buy and you're hit with an ugly truth: PCs aren't pretty.<p>A 15-inch HP Windows 8 laptop that sells for $270 (Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" on Saturday) isn't meant to be …

iPad Mini

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Cars, drivers plunge into river after Wash. I-5 bridge collapse

Three people were rescued from water after a bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, plunging cars into Skagit River below, according to Washington State Patrol.<p>The extent of the injuries for the three is unclear, but all were evaluated on scene and were …

Samsung Galaxy S4 edges out iPhone 5 in camera test

The new leader of the Android pack nosed ahead of Apple's flagship smartphone in DxO Labs' photo and video tests.<p>DxO Labs has named Samsung's Galaxy S4 a new winner in its mobile-phone camera tests.<p>The French firm, which specializes in camera optics and image sensor analysis, gave the new Android …

iPhone 5

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NASA satellite captures world's largest panorama

NASA's Landsat has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of land in an unbroken panorama.<p>The strip of Earth captured in the panorama.<i><br>(Credit: NASA Earth</i> …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Wildlife

iLoveHandles launches ‘Trunk’, a flexible Lightning cable that holds your iPhone vertically

iLoveHandles, a company that makes unique iOS device accessories (Facet and Pinhead come to mind), today announced availability of its latest one of a kind offering for iPhone.<p>Dubbed the “Trunk,” the company has created a short, flexible Lightning cable that is strong enough to hold up an iPhone …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …