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After Facebook Banned Her Astonishing Birth Image, This Photographer Is Getting the Last Word [NSFW]

"Women are way more than sexual objects, we are amazing creatures that create life."<p>Photographer Morag Hastings shared an image she shot of a mom giving birth standing up in order to send the message that childbirth, in all of its raw glory, is beautiful and not to be hidden. But two weeks after …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

How-To: Backup and restore SMS and iMessages on a clean iOS install

Have you noticed that virtually every aspect of the personal information on our iPhones can be restored individually via iCloud? Things like photos, mail, contacts, calendars, Safari bookmarks, and notes can all be individually recovered on a fresh install of iOS.<p>The one thing that sticks out like …

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Apple TV 4 Siri Remote Has Received A Hardware Update

Apple has released a hardware update for the Apple TV 4 Siri Remote and in this article we’ll tell you how to install it. The old remote from the …

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Tory wants waste-diverting condo to be model for city

Mayor John Tory wants to spread the waste diversion lessons from a Scarborough condominium to highrises across Toronto.<p>Tory, Councillor Raymond Cho …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

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The 100 best iPhone apps of all time

Those words were spoken by Steve Jobs when he unveiled the iPhone in 2007.<p>He was partially right.<p>While it was the iPhone that jumpstarted the …

The best science fiction, as picked by 20 A.I. experts

But even they can't help but enjoy a few choice science fiction movies and books.<p>Some movies show what our near future will look like, while others are so far-fetched but are enjoyable nonetheless.<p>Tech Insider spoke to 20 AI researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about their favorite …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Popular screen brightness app f.lux is now available for iOS

Have you ever noticed your eyes straining when you use your iPhone or iPad at night? Or, do you see an eerie blue glow when you watch people texting …

The “Swiftest” Way From No Programming Experience To Being An iOS App Developer [Sponsor]

There is literally a world of opportunity waiting for anyone with the skills to build for iOS. But like any journey to success, there is a path you have to take, and the question is, what’s the quickest (or shall we say “Swiftest?”) way from Point A to Point B? To answer that, let’s consider the …

Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer.<p>Even …

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Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Voigtlander 35 1.7 Ultron…one hell of a lens!

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

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Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

You can trade the five dots that indicate your iPhone's signal strength for a number. No jailbreak required.<p>If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a …

Mobile Technology

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

The Trefecta DRT is an electric bike even James Bond would ride

Military grade aluminum. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Dutch, German and Swiss Engineers. No we aren’t describing the latest ultra-fast, ultra-light electric car. This is the Trefecta DRT, a new electric bike that’s more James Bond than Huffy or Schwinn.<p>The Trefecta DRT is a new “super e-bike” …

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Experts Skeptical Of Lockheed Martin's 'Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough'

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined.<p>That's the word from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which announced Wednesday that a research team in its Skunk Works division has found a way to make a nuclear fusion reactor that's 10 …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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Guy With Confederate Flag Sets His Head On Fire In Ice Bucket Challenge Fail

In what just might be the dumbest take yet on the ALS ice bucket challenge, a man waving a Confederate flag took a swig of something in a flask, spit, and then set his head on fire.<p>It seems the idea was for the water from the ice bucket to put out the fire on his head -- but as you can see in the …

The man who grew eyes

The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly along elevated tracks that stand precariously over the bustling city streets below, across the bay to the Port …