Grainne Branaghan

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This Gadget Lets You Text and Use Apps While Driving, Without Looking at Your Smartphone

Ding. You get a new notification on your phone. You want to check it. No, you <i>need</i> to, really badly, but you’re driving. Ah, screw it. You glance down, away from the road, and you check the darn thing anyway. It’s a potentially deadly decision millions of people make multiple times a day, one that …

Apps

Google’s latest acquisition will help make Calendar, Inbox and other apps ‘smarter’

Google recently introduced Inbox by Gmail with the ambitious goal of making our email experience smarter than ever before. Now it seems this is only the beginning of Google’s plans for helping its users stay better organized. In an official blog post, Google has now announced the acquisition of the …

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

Universe

Fortune.com

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Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to <i>AppleInsider</i>. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new …

IPad Pro

'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his …

Law Enforcement

R.I.P. Mr. Sheryl Sandberg

So R.I.P. Dave Goldberg. The tributes are pouring in, calling the SurveyMonkey chief executive, who has died aged 47, a popular Silicon Valley executive, a man who quit law school and a series of good jobs to forge his own way and a tireless advocate for the success of women in business and in life.<p>…

Sheryl Sandberg

Did Kim Jong-un snub Putin because Russia refused to sell him anti-aircraft missiles?

Russia apparently refused request to sell 1970s-era weaponry to North Korean regime<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, <b>refused to attend events in Moscow</b> to commemorate the end of the Second World War after Russia refused to sell his regime surface-to-air missile systems, it has been claimed.<p>A …

Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch

Aggressive tactics from the music giant have garnered scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission<p>The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking closely into Apple’s business practices in relation to its upcoming music streaming service, according …