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Hooked on Coffee? How to Make the Switch Plus 6 Delicious Alternatives!

For many of us, coffee is ritualistically present throughout the week. Whether it’s the morning, mid morning, afternoon pick-me-up or a weekend treat …

Wellness

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

MH370 one year on: everything you need to know

Here we round up some of the theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370<p>One day, perhaps, a rainbow-coloured luggage strap or a royal blue seat cover will wash up on a pristine west Australian beach. But until then, we might never be sure what happened to …

5 common beliefs about the human brain that are actually totally false

Are you a “left brain” person or a “right brain” person? Truth is, it doesn’t really matter!<p><b>MYTH:</b> HUMANS USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BRAIN <b><br>FACT:</b> The 10 percent myth (sometimes elevated to 20) is mere urban legend, one perpetrated by the plot of the 2011 movie<i>Limitless</i>, which pivoted around a wonder …

Samsung’s Virtual Reality Headset Just Went On Sale

Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR Innovator Edition, popped up on the company’s online store Monday for $199.99.<p>The Gear VR is a mobile …

The curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6

For a moment the page changes, the default "out of stock" message replaced by an estimated shipping date. Quickly, you move your cursor across the screen and hit the order button, only to discover the device is no longer available. You close the tab. Better to try again later. This is the …

iPhone app predicts whether you’ll like the beer or wine you’re looking at in the store [Video]

Sure, there are shopping apps out there that will read the barcode of a product and let you know whether you could buy it more cheaply online, but someone has now tackled a far more more important issue: will you actually enjoy that bottle of beer or wine you’re eyeing up in the store?<p>Next Glass is …

Split between iPhone 6 and Plus models settled down to 3-to-1 after initial 6-to-1 lead

While constrained supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus initially meant the 4.7-inch model was outselling its larger 5.5-inch brother by a ratio of 6-to-1, three different sources are now all reporting that the current ratio has settled down to 3-to-1.<p><i>Above Avalon</i> notes that Mixpanel, Fiksu and Baidu/Umeng …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

Modernizing the home screen: How iOS could take cues from the design of the Apple Watch

At Apple’s special press event this past September, we witnessed the introduction of several new user interface paradigms, in the form of Apple Watch. Perhaps one of the most interesting was Apple Watch’s entirely new home screen. This is the first departure from the same basic concept of the home …

Apple launches a portal for businesses to get better exposure in Apple Maps

If you’ve got a business that Apple Maps just keeps on getting wrong, great news. Apple has just launched a new portal for U.S. businesses to add or edit their listings within Apple Maps.<p>Called Apple Maps Connect, the new portal aims to allow small business owners to make their businesses more …

Small Business

30-Second Tech Trick: Share Your Location From an iPhone Text Message

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Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and several brick-and-mortar ones, according to <i>9to5mac</i>, …