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People are furious about Onavo, a Facebook-owned VPN app that sends your app usage habits back to Facebook

Under the pretense of protecting your account, Facebook is telling users download to a Facebook-owned app that tracks what you do on your phone — and sends that information back to Facebook.<p>TechCrunch first noticed on Tuesday that Facebook added a menu item, called "protect," to its iPhone and iOS …

Privacy

Why Your Deodorant Might Be Making You Flabby, Tired, and Impotent

Chemicals in scented products like deodorant, shampoo, and cologne have been linked to a wide range of health risks. The scariest part? We don't know just how many there are<p>From shampoo to soap to deodorant to hair wax, most products these days are heavily scented. In fact, you may be piling on …

Nonprofits

New Technology Aims To Take The Sugar Out Of Gelato — Not The Flavor

A lick of cold, creamy gelato isn't just magic. It's mathematics.<p>"You have to respect the range," emphasizes Gianpaolo Valli, a senior instructor at Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy, who has spent decades drilling aspiring gelato chefs on the right ratio of solids to water in any …

Italy

Bacon, coffee, Nutella: These favorite foods have cancer links

Avoiding cancer might require more than quitting the cigarettes or staying out of the sun.<p>Research out this week adds to previous findings that suggest our diets play a role in how cancer affects us. A study determined cutting back on an amino acid found in potatoes and asparagus could slow the …

Cancer

These 30 essential Apple Watch tips and tricks will help you master it

The Apple Watch is one of the most personal wearables on the planet. Aside from being the best selling smartwatch available, it features a host of …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.<p>A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer has early signs of diabetes with astonishing …

Diabetes

Shrouded in Ice and Fog, This City Is the Coldest in the World

With temperatures hovering around -40°F in the winter months, life in Yakutsk, Siberia, is dictated by the cold.<p>With temperatures that hover around the -40° Fahrenheit mark for at least three months of the year, Yakutsk in eastern Siberia claims the title of coldest city in the world. Sure, other …

Global Warming

The Best Cities in the United States

Ratings reveal unexpected travel surprises in 30 cities.<p>The most exciting travel story in America right now? The resurgence of cities large and small.<p>At Nat Geo Travel, we’re passionate about tales of urban renewal, about communities that have collaborated to improve their Main Streets, about smart …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Comment: Nokia scale shows us a third risk of today’s gadgetry

Buying a gadget can be a risky business these days. We’ve already seen two ways things can go wrong. The first and most obvious is when a company takes your money and then goes bust before it can deliver. Otto locks was just one recent example – crowdfunding sites are littered with others.<p>A second …

Nokia

Starving Polar Bear Photographers On What They’d Do Differently

They faced an onslaught of attention after their video went viral, but now the two wildlife photographers are energized after their “beatdown.”<p>When wildlife photographers and filmmakers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier saw a starving polar bear in northern Canada last summer, they shot a video …

Photographers

Microsoft and Signal team up to bring end-to-end encryption to Skype

As an extra layer of security, Skype has released a preview of end-to-end encrypted “Private Conversations.” Currently available for Skype Insiders, …

Encryption

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

What Fitbit's 6 billion nights of sleep data reveals about us

How we sleep is unbelievably important. Getting too little sleep not only makes you feel lousy and cranky, but it’s also linked to obesity, diabetes, …

I enlisted a free AI to troll email scammers – it was hilariously effective

Email scammers are the scum of the earth and deserve forever itchy butts. I’ve always wondered if there was something I could do beyond just wishing them ill, and I’m happy to report I’ve now found a way to give them a dose of their own medicine.<p>Rescam is an AI bot that sends authentic-sounding …

Identity Theft

Review: The iPhone X Goes To Disneyland

Four phones and three years ago, I took the first iPhones to “go big” to the “happiest place on earth” for a road test. It was a watershed year for iPhones, and I started thinking about how best to push them through my brain and out the other side in some way beneficial to the reader.<p>Most iPhone …

Review: Latest Apple Watch shows potential as very sweet medical device

I went into a test drive of the<p>Apple WatchSeries 3 thinking it could be a real game changer fordiabetesmanagement. Now I’m thinking it should be considered by anyone with a chronic illness.<p>I'll tell you why in a sec.<p>First, the most important Series 3 feature for people with diabetes isn't available …

Smartwatches
CNN

30 Ultimate Tech Gifts for Every Person on Your Holiday Shopping List

Philips Hue Starter Kit ($69)<p><b>Who it’s for:</b> The smart home beginner looking to dip a toe in the Internet of Things.<p><b>Why we like it as a gift:</b> The …

You can get an Apple Watch for only $25 ... with one small catch

John Hancock, one of the largest life insurance providers, is partnering with Apple to offer all of its new and existing members of its Vitality …

These Are the Happiest Cities in the United States

National Geographic Explorer and best-selling author Dan Buettner searched for the happiest Americans. Where he found them will surprise you.<p>Who are the happiest Americans? Ask this question anywhere from Montauk to Maui and you’re bound to pique interest (you may even pick a fight). While fans of …

Travel Photography

World's Best Museums

Get inspired in these creative and engaging museums from South Africa to San Francisco.<p>Journeys that spark the imagination can lead to revolutions in creativity. In 1966 a young Yves Saint Laurent discovered the beauty and colors of Marrakech, and became so enamored of the city that he made it his …

Museums

10 Famous Homes That Aren't Fallingwater

Taliesin West<p>When he wasn’t designing groundbreaking modernist homes for other people, Frank Lloyd Wright—one of the most celebrated architects of …

John Brennan

Four great Californian road trips

Take a road trip along California’s Central Coast and you will find wildlife, wine and wonderful views<p>Road trip 1: Monterey Bay region<p>A Monterey Bay area road trip offers wild national parks, dramatic coastline and the contrasting charm of small towns. Here, the good life means sun-kissed …

California

Top 10 Most Haunted Cities to Spend a Weekend

New Orleans<p>Civil War battles, yellow fever outbreaks and centuries of voodoo magic all contribute to making The Big Easy a top contender for the most …

Fasting: A trending food idea and new frontier in longevity science

People have been losing weight by counting calories for years. But some recent medical studies are trying to prove that if you want the ultimate …

Scientists reveal herbal remedies containing aristolochic acid may cause liver cancer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists from Singapore and Taiwan have revealed a decisive link between Aristolochic Acids (AA), a natural product of some plants used in herbal …

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer.<p>Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published …

Coffee and Water – How to Use High Quality Water to Brew the Best Coffee

A well balanced cup of coffee – something that we want to achieve when brewing. In case the taste turns out to be flat, hollow, bitter or vinegary, …

Coffee

The Lowdown on Distilled Water

A common inquiry we receive is in regard to the type of water customers should use in their coffee making equipment. Some folks think that distilled …