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Jony Ive Reveals Secrets of the Apple Watch, His Favorite Brands

<i>Originally published by Benjamin Clymer on Hodinkee.</i><p>I have been writing about Apple Watch since the fall of 2014. In many ways, the very first review …

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Apple speaks out against regressive transgender policies

"We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less."<p>Apple spoke out against the Trump administration yesterday, criticizing its stance on transgender rights in schools. While the previous administration offered inclusive guidance to schools on transgender rights, the government yesterday …

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Home Hacks: 19 small things to make your home beautiful

Style is a matter of putting together a number of touches and elements that make a visually appealing statement without compromising on functionality …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

It's All About Texture: These 10 Materials Will Set Your Kitchen Apart

What direction will the design of the kitchen take in 2017? That's a question we've been asking ourselves for the past few weeks, and today we're …

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades

Last month, the FDA granted researchers permission to move forward with clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on treating PTSD. Though the development may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned...<p>Roslyn Talusan, a freelance writer in …

The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

Randy is 62 years old and stands tall at six foot one. He grew up on a farm in Glasford, Illinois, in the 1950s. Randy was raised with the strong …

How We Breathe Could Also Affect How We Think And Feel

Nose vs mouth breathing.<p>Breathing doesn't just fill our lungs with oxygen and help us stay alive, it could also affect the way we think and feel, …

How drugs can contribute to an early death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can drug use contribute to a person's earlier-than-expected death, even if they stopped using long ago? Undoubtedly, yes.<p>Although each drug causes unique physiological and neurological effects, all drugs overlap in one important way, said Dr. Scott Krakower, assistant unit chief for …

‘Natural’ Sleep Supplements Carry Serious Safety Concerns

Millions of Americans per year use supplements such as melatonin and valerian as a nondrug way to help them sleep, but there’s little evidence that …

Xbox One update supercharges download speeds by up to 80%

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is rolling out an update for its Xbox One game console that should make it easier to download all those new titles you’ve scored with grandma’s gift cards.<p>OS version 10.0.14393.2152 will see users running connections faster than 100 Mbps enjoy downloads that …

Samsung employees asked to keep Galaxy S8 info confidential

This isn’t the first time that Samsung had to urge its employees to keep Galaxy S8 related information strictly confidential. That time, someone obviously didn’t listen, and it’s the same story again: in a leaked email, Samsung Mobile head DJ Koh asks that Samsung employees tighten data security …

This virtual assistant looks like an anime girl trapped in a coffee pot

Gatebox AI is no Amazon Echo rival.<p>Gatebox AI is an unusual virtual assistant that involves a projected CGI character kind-of trapped in a jar -- with voice controls! The sales pitch is that this virtual assistant will give the sensation of living with a fictional character, or according to how …

Amazon Prime Air's delivery by drone just became a reality

Rush orders just got a whole lot speedier.<p>Amazon on Wednesday said it has delivered its first Prime Air order, an important milestone after revealing its drones program three years ago. Last week, one of the company's drones dropped off an Amazon Fire TV and bag of popcorn in the backyard of a …

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Samsung Source Hints At Galaxy S8 Display Having A 90% Screen-To-Body Ratio

The Galaxy S8 is expected to be a big comeback for Samsung following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Some of the rumored Galaxy S8 features include an edge-to-edge display, a 4K screen resolution, a dual-lens camera, Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipsets, a USB-C port, 6GB of RAM, an ARM …

You will soon be able to order McDonald's from your smartphone

The Golden Arches is trying to catch up with the rest of the fast food industry<p>McDonald's has long been a leader in the fast food industry, but it has fallen behind its competitors in one big way: it hasn’t provided customers with a way to order and pay for their meals via smartphone or other …

Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra

It’s time for cheap set-top boxes to shine.<p>Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releases a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debuted …

First Google Pixel Phone commercial airs hours before unveiling [Video]

We’re just a couple of hours away from the start of Google’s event today where we are expecting the Pixel and Pixel XL to be unveiled. However, that hasn’t stopped Google from already advertising the phone on TV.<p>Amazon Kindle Paperwhite<p>This morning, Rabid Rotty spotted the Google Pixel commercial …

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Behind the Pixel: Google’s First Real Threat to the IPhone

Google is embarking on a wholesale revamp of its mobile phone strategy, debuting a pair of slick and powerful handsets that for the first time will …

Google Glass

Google Pixel tools help you switch from an iPhone

Its adapter and software will even carry over your iMessages.<p>We've seen many attempts at helping you switch from one smartphone platform to another, but Google is kicking things up a notch with its Pixel smartphones. The lineup will include software to bring over contacts, media and messages from …

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Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7

At a San Francisco press event today, Google finally announced its highly anticipated phone, Pixel. Equipped with a 5-inch display and a 12.3-megapixel camera, the device is also notable for being one of the first phones (next to its bigger counterpart, the Pixel XL) to come with Google's Assistant …

Facebook opens up Messenger to ad bots

Users must initiate interactions and can block them at any time, though.<p>Right now, Facebook lets Messenger bots from brands like Expedia and HP help you make a purchase, but they can't try to sell you a new product. However, a policy change means those automated assistants will soon be able to send …

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Top cop seeks to fire 7 officers for lying about Laquan McDonald shooting

Nearly two years after a Chicago police officer fatally shot Laquan McDonald and numerous colleagues filed reports that clashed with video of the shooting, the Police Department on Thursday announced plans to seek the firing of seven officers for allegedly lying about the shooting.<p>The department's …

Police Find Allegedly Malnourished 4-Year-Old Who Thought Her Name Was 'Idiot' as Parents Arrested on Abuse Charges

Last week, Arkansas police arrested a couple for allegedly starving and beating a 4-year-old girl who told authorities her name was “Idiot,” PEOPLE …

Police Make 50 Drug Arrests at Allentown's Dorney Park

Police say they made dozens of drug arrests at a Pennsylvania amusement park.<p>WFMZ-TV reports South Whitehall Township Police Chief John Christman …

Crime

A father punched his infant daughter to death because she was making baby talk, police say

By Sarah Larimer<p>Sarah Larimer<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Cory Morris was home with the baby over the weekend, he told investigators.<p>His girlfriend had gone to work and Morris was watching television.<p>Then, the 4-month-old child, a girl named …

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Before & After: Living Room Makeover (Proof that Paint Makes All the Difference)

Photo: The Turquoise HomeLaura's living room was a "basic builder's beige" when she and her family first moved into her home. It is a lovely space …

This Earth-Sheltered Home Is Unexpectedly Luxurious

Who knew a Hobbit-style abode could be so exquisite?<p>Calling all <i>Hobbit</i> or <i>Lord of the Rings</i> fans, this is the underground home of your dreams! Nestled (literally) in the village of Holme in England—22 miles from Manchester—this unconventional residence is an example of “earth sheltering,” or using …

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