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Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

The human genetic code is very similar to the genetic code of our closest living relative -- the chimpanzee -- sharing around 95 percent. Of all the differences, however, one is particularly interesting: the human brain is a lot bigger than the brain of a chimp. The brain of a chimp weighs, on …

Genetics

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Microsoft Band update adds cycling app, keyboard, and more

Sooner or later, Microsoft could overtake other fitness tracking software. The first update for the Microsoft Band , released Monday, might indicate what's to come.<p>Microsoft took its first bite out of the fitness market last fall with its all-in-one fitness tracker, but the Microsoft Band came with …

Apps

These Are Apple's New, Diverse Emoji

Apple has today delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with a major new feature: diverse emoji.<p>A tipster sent in these screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. You can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 …

YouTube Kids launches on Android and iOS

As expected, YouTube today launched YouTube Kids for Android and iOS, described as a “family-friendly destination” and “the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.” You can download the new app for free, available only in the U.S., directly from Google Play and …

LG’s affordable phones get back-mounted buttons, but no G4 in sight

Image copyright LG.Ahead of Mobile World Congress, where Samsung, HTC, and other handset makers are planning to unveil their high-end devices for …