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The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

How Snapchat Built its Most Addictive Feature

We are already living in the Third Era of Snapchat. The red-hot mobile app started in 2011 as a humble photo messaging service, where teens traded …

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus prove relatively carefree to repair

The latest teardown treatment from gadget-repair site iFixit shows that both of the new iPhones aren't that difficult to repair, though the average user would leave that job up to the experts.<p>You likely would never need to take apart your new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. But the folks at iFixit did as …

Mobile Technology

The future of iOS: apps you can enjoy without ever opening them

Apple wants app developers to start thinking outside the box.<p>Whatever the specifics of the company’s announcements at its developer conference this week, a major theme is likely to be features that break free of the rounded square app icons that have defined Apple’s mobile strategy since its …

Apps

Google and GoPro Enter The Growing Virtual Reality Arms Race

On a collision course with Facebook's Oculus VR<p>On Thursday at its annual I/O developer's conference, Google announced that it’s doubling down on its promise to bring virtual reality to the masses.<p>Last year, the company introduced its low-budget virtual reality platform Cardboard, designed to make …

Aussie Opal Miner May Have Accidentally Discovered A New Dinosaur

Science can be beautiful. A picture of a nebula. A microscope image of a cell. The fossilised remains of a dinosaur, captured in the frozen lustre of …

NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With A New Design, International Flag Of The Planet Earth May Be Used During Space Travel

Since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the iconic visual of the American flag they left behind marked NASA’s success in going …

10 genetic mutations and evolutionary traits found in Africa, with their surprising advantages - and downsides

AFRICANS are more genetically diverse than the rest of the world combined.<p>Modern humans evolved in Africa about 200,000 years ago, and began moving …

There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.<p>If a friend told you that we were all living in a giant hologram, you'd probably tell him to lay off the kush. But incredibly, physicists across the world …

Children of 'helicopter' parents have lower self-worth, study finds

Researchers find the negative effects of over-involvement cannot be neutralised by parental warmth<p>So-called 'helicopter' parenting is detrimental to children, regardless of the amount of love and support given alongside, according to a study.<p>Sons and daughters whose parents are over-involved in …

Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution

Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from …

It turns out Congrats Twitter is actually the most heartwarming form of social media

In tech and media circles, where not even a ray of sunshine is exempt from cynicism, “Congrats Twitter” is the accepted name for the mass wishing of congratulations often occasioned by a peer’s new job or promotion. The term is a commentary, perhaps mixed with a tinge of jealousy, on the mindless …

Social Media

Full House Then and Now: Pictures

Award Shows

17 burning questions the Full House revival must answer

Pop culture touchstone <i>Full House</i> is back—and it’s about time. Were we <i>really</i> supposed to accept “Michelle doesn’t have amnesia anymore” as a …

The 5 best things that happened at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards ceremony showed a few growing pains in its second year. Host Jamie Foxx was barely present, starting off the night …

This is why it’s so hard to tell left from right

Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example, you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks you to take a left turn and you pause, struggling to think of which way is left. If so, you’re not on your own—a significant proportion of our population has difficulty in telling …

Medical School

The Best April Fools' Pranks of 2015

<i>For April Fools, we’ll be updating the following list of 2015 pranks all day so you can make sure you don’t fall for any of them. Or if you see</i> …

In Afghanistan, a Yearbook Takes on Special Significance

“I want to be an engineer and help Afghanistan become a more developed country,” says Naib, a student in Class Eight at the Roots of Peace School in Mir Bacha Kot in the Kabul Province of Afghanistan. He is responding to a question posed by photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya, who asked Naib and his …

Afghanistan

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

When God wants to punish an unbeliever, He gives him a pious wife.

אַז גאָט וויל שטראָפֿן אַן אַפּיקורס גיט ער אים אַ פֿרום ווײַב.<p>Az got vil shtrofn an apikoyres git er im a frum vayb.<p>When God wants to punish an …

Git

Dresses Made Of Crayons Are Our Childhood Fantasies Realized

For a new window display, Bloomingdales asked a range of designers–including Nanette Lapore, Ronny Kobo, and Parker–to use Crayola crayons as the main material for a series of high-fashion dresses.<p>The result? A line of waxy garments ranging from the fantastic to chic. Each dress is cleverly …

Articles about 6 creative rooms will make you feel kid again on Dwell.com - Dwell

In most modern homes, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms.<p>Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean you can’t make it as efficient and effective as possible.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>From picture books for pint-size readers to more …

Furniture Design

Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)

Parents want the best for their kids. This, no doubt, extends to the board game closet. But Mom and Dad may not be aware of the drudgery and fickle …

Facebook now has a fill-in-the-blank gender option

Image copyright Background: Shutterstock/Longquattro & Zuckerberg: Andrew Feinberg/Flickr.Facebook has taken another step towards embracing gender …

Gender Diversity

15 Reasons Your Boyfriend Looks Cheap

At least he's trying. Then again, maybe he should just listen to you about his cargo shorts for once.<p>Anyone who has ever tried to take their boyfriend shopping for a new look knows that it's much easier said than done. They are just so damned stubborn. And who suffers? You, that's who! After all, …

Thief Returns Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Because It Was a Worthless Fake

Wait — what?<p>A thief who stole Lupita Nyong'o's gorgeous white Oscar gown returned it because he discovered the jewels on the dress were fake.<p>Fashionistas all over the world were simply devastated to learn that Nyong'o's insanely beautiful white gown had been stolen from her room at the London West …

Just let them kiss already: Why are TV shows so weird about male relationships?

From “The Big Bang Theory” to “The Odd Couple” reboot, a mild undercurrent of gay panic follows on-screen bromance<p>In the third-season “Louie” episode “Miami,” comedian and showrunner Louis C.K. has an unexpected, moving adventure while on a business trip to Miami. He’s out swimming on the beach, …

TV episodes that totally changed the rules of TV

Tonight, <i>Modern Family</i> is going to<p>switch things up.<p>Don’t worry — to our knowledge, this doesn’t mean the demise of any major characters or breaking up …

Why ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Is TV’s Most Radical Show

Gay sex. Natural hair. Viola Freaking Davis. How to Get Away With Murder creator Peter Nowalk tells us how he managed to make the most progressive …

TV