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My Talking Tom

Discover the #1 games app in 135 countries! Adopt your very own baby kitten and help him grow into a fully grown cat. Take good care of your virtual …

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default iOS search option

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function on iOS devices, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, the result of an agreement the two companies have that gives Apple a percentage of the revenue Google earns through iPhones and iPads. <i>Bloomberg</i> cites a court transcript from the ongoing Oracle case …

Morgan Stanley

The Minix NEO C hub made my tiny MacBook a desktop powerhouse

On launch, Apple’s new MacBook didn’t have much going for it with regard to accessories. Now that USB-C is more familiar to device manufacturers, we’re getting some really powerful plug-in devices, and Minix’s NEO C is no different.<p>The hub plugs into a MacBook’s USB-C port and offers a lot of …

The biggest change in fast food isn't about food — and it should terrify chains that can't keep up

Orders placed via smartphone will make up more than 10% of all quick-service restaurant sales by 2020, Business Insider Intelligence projects. At that point, mobile ordering is expected to be a $38 billion industry.<p>While mobile-ordering programs at restaurants are still in their early days, …

Pizza Hut

The World Now Has Its First Robotic Lawyer

If this trend catches on, "We were on a break" might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the name "Ross."<p>Ross Intelligence, created by …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple's banned an iPhone app that let you know if you were being spied on

Apple has removed an app from its store that informed users if a third-party was spying on communications or had access to your data on your iPhone.<p>While Apple’s approval process for the App Store can be a notoriously fickle beast to tame, it seems that Stefan Esser’s ‘System and Security Info‘ is …

App Store

The Monkees release first new album in 20 years, titled ‘Good Times!’

Four-man band The Monkees may have appeared on the scene 50 years ago, but they’ve come out with a new album, <i>Good Times!</i>, which features songs …

New Albums

Justin Bieber Remixes Drake's 'One Dance' - Rap-Up

Drake’s “One Dance” is getting the Justin Bieber treatment. The “Sorry” singer has seemingly recorded a remix to Drizzy’s chart-topping hit. A clip …

Justin Bieber

Images from Bob Dylan and D.A. Pennebaker's 'Dont Look Back' revisit the poetry and power of change

Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker still gets a laugh from quoting an early review of “Dont Look Back,” his groundbreaking look at<p>Bob Dylan’s 1965 last solo acoustic tour of England.<p>"We're not going to hear much about this guy or this film in 50 years," he recalled during a recent screening in …

Adele Confronted a Fan for Recording Her Performance

​"You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera."<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>It'd probably be fair to say Adele is one of the most powerful figures in music, yeah? With a quickness she can probably have somebody erased and no one would notice. Her power came to the surface at a …

Adele
The Arts

Kathleen Battle to return to the Metropolitan Opera

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Battle is returning to the Metropolitan Opera, 22 years after the company fired her and publicly accused her of "unprofessional actions."<p>Battle, who will be 68 in August, is scheduled to sing a recital on Nov. 13 titled, "Underground Railroad-A Spiritual Journey," the …

The Arts

Queen's Freddie Mercury: Voice explained by scientists

Anyone who’s ever heard a Queen song recognizes the power of Freddie Mercury’s voice. Those majestic, bombastic, rough-hewn vocals have had an …

Stop Making Excuses! 9 Ways to Make Time for Fitness

If you are looking to get in better shape, I'm willing to bet in the last 12 months you have said or have heard the phrase "I just don't have the time". Between work and running a full house, it can be difficult to find the time to exercise. Whenever I hear the phrase "I don't have time to …

Fitness

The Game-Changing Health Benefits of Walking for Just 10 Minutes a Day | Women's Health

Walk five minutes per hour and...<br>Burn up to 1,000 extra cals in a week, according to research from the University of Utah. When you add it up, in a 16-hour day (we're assuming you sleep for eight) you're clocking 80 minutes of light activity. <i>(Want to get in shape, fast? Check out Women's Health's</i> …

How to Keep Your Workout Motivation From Dying Down

Did you start off this week really excited to check out that new yoga class or go on a five-mile jog? Did those five miles become three miles...which eventually became one—or none? Join the club: New data from the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper show that we're pretty terrible at sustaining …

Motivation

Try this grilled poundcake dessert for Memorial Day

Sure, you've probably figured out what meat you're going to throw on the grill — maybe steak, maybe some chicken or tri-tip — and perhaps you've even thought of a vegetable dish or two to cook over the live fire. But what about dessert? Why not grill up your grand finale?<p>This grilled poundcake …

Nutritionists reveal the most misguided weight loss advice they've heard

When it comes to bad weight loss recommendations, dietitians have heard it all from their clients. Here are the tips they wish you'd stop believing, plus some proven strategies to use instead. (Get a flat belly in just 10 minutes a day with this reader-proven plan!)<p><b>"Stop eating gluten."</b><br>We've said …

Nutrition

This may be the best exercise for your brain health

Which exercise is healthier for your brain? Researchers based in Finland and the US compared three types of exercises in 88 adult male rats, and …

The Brain
Brazil

3 Quick-Thinking Women May Have Prevented an Attempted Rape, Police Say

Three women are being celebrated online after authorities say they may have stopped an attempted rape while they were dining in a Santa Monica …

Crime

Indian teenager gang-raped then murdered before body hung from tree to fake suicide

An Indian teenager has been kidnapped then gang-raped before being strangled to death and her body hung from a tree to make her death appear like a …

Brazilian police: Gang rape happened but tests are not proof

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police investigating a gang rape possibly involving more than 30 men said Monday that they have no doubt the assault happened but that tests on the 16-year-old victim were done too late to provide conclusive evidence.<p>The attack has shocked Brazilians and put a spotlight on the …

Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and forcibly disappear people across international …

Latin America

A Google engineer invented this smart mirror that tells you the news while you admire your looks

If you’re one of the few people who remembers the middling 2000 science fiction film <i>The 6th Day</i>, you may recall that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses a mirror that wishes him a happy birthday and tells him his schedule for the day. That was probably the coolest thing about the movie.<p>And now …

Widgets

Gabriel Calatrava designs stretchy rope installation for classical music performance

Architect Gabriel Calatrava, son of Santiago Calatrava, has designed a rope installation for a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's chamber music …

6 delicious ways to use those tasty Girl Scout cookie crumbs

Sure, they are fabulous out of hand or straight out of the freezer (frozen Thin Mints are to cookies as Taylor Swift is to pop music — an unstoppable …