Ionyx Sephira

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Science vs. the "Gay Gene"

<b>he trumpets were left at home and the parades were canceled.</b> The press releases and campaign signs were quietly forgotten. The news was big, but it …

LGBTQI

Our genes, ourselves?

Alper, J.S. and Natowicz, M.R. 1993. On Establishing the Genetic Basis of Mental Disease, Trends in Neuroscience 16:387-389.<p>Baron, M., N. Risch, R. …

Genetics

Epigenetics: How Your Mind Can Reprogram Your Genes

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>How much control do you really have over your own life in general, and your health in particular? These questions have puzzled many …

Samsung's steep Q3 profit decline shows ongoing struggles in mobile

The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.<p>Samsung's third-quarter results were just as bad as the company warned, as tougher competition caused profits to tumble 74 percent year-over-year in its mobile business.<p>Overall, …

Profit

Why Apple Pay Is the Most Secure Payment Platform on the Planet

When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first …

Motorola Moto X review: listening out for your dulcet tones

The Moto X is Motorola’s first attempt at a true flagship smartphone, with a big screen, Android as Google intended it and advanced voice functions beyond most other smartphones.<p>Motorola found great success with its sub-£130 Moto G, propelling the company from zero to 6% market share in the UK in …

Samsung's profits set to plummet 60% as Apple's iPhone 6 lures customers away

Is Samsung in trouble? Tech giant’s profits set to plummet 60% as Apple’s iPhone 6 lures customers away<p><b>Samsung is set to report its lowest quarterly</b> …

Galaxy Note

Pyne's Polling App Arrives for Android

If someone asked you whether the world needs another question-and-answer app or not, you would likely respond in the negative. But that doesn’t stop startups from trying to bring something new to the Q&A table.<p>With that in mind, Pyne lets users ask and answer basic yes/no or multiple-choice …

SuperMighty Promises To Turn Mobile Phone Gamers Into Micro-Philanthropists

Shoppers have fragile egos. One of the enduring challenges of modern economics is maintaining the self-esteem of the person wandering the aisles looking for something that probably isn’t on the shelf. In the last decade a new generation of companies have found success selling charity through …

iOS 8.1 Jailbreak hits the web via Chinese Pangu team, but it’s Cydia-less and only to developers for now (Updated)

It wasn’t too long ago when the Pangu jailbreak team took the scene by storm with it’s iOS 7.1.x jailbreak tool release. It was quite unexpected because no on had really heard of Pangu prior to the surprise. Turns out the team was very talented and they’re all set to reach another milestone…<p>The iOS …

Now the FBI is asking Congress to weaken iPhone and Android security

But the bureau's chances of success are slim<p>FBI Director James Comey has been on a media tour lately, making an anti-encryption pitch to the public. Apple's new encryption standards, Comey has argued, are an unnecessary hurdle to law enforcement — and the FBI needs an easy way to bypass them. Now …

The NSA can now use Samsung's Galaxy phones for classified work

Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets have just become the first consumer mobile devices approved by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to carry classified documents. The edict covers most of its newer Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (2014 …

Dan Loeb: Apple Pay Is Actually Great News For PayPal

In it, he writes that he's optimistic about a spun-out PayPal — even though everyone is going nuts over Apple Pay.<p>Here's what he said:<p>PayPal is a high‐growth business with significant opportunities to expand its existing market and margins while pursuing new paths in financial services for …

On The Heels Of Apple Pay, Jumio Launches A Card-Scanning Mobile Checkout Product For Retailers’ iOS And Android Apps

Computer vision startup Jumio, best known for its payment card and ID-scanning technologies which allow end users to hold up their cards to a mobile device’s camera to simplify the process of entering in that data on small screens, is rolling out a new product today designed to improve the mobile …

I Spent A Week Switching Between The Two Best Big-Screen Phones In The World...

For the last week I've been switching between what will end up being the top two phablets around: Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4, which launches this …

Swift: a developer's guide to Apple's new programming language

Apple surprised developers by unveiling a successor to Objective-C, the programming language used across the Apple ecosystem, but what are the benefits?<p>Apple took developers by surprise on Tuesday by announcing Swift, a new programming language for developing apps across Apple’s platforms.<p>Until …

New Heartbleed attack hits Android devices and routers over Wi-Fi

Seven weeks after the bug put the web on high alert, Heartbleed is still causing problems. A new report from Portuguese security researcher Luis Grangeia describes how the same bug could be used over Wi-Fi to enable new kinds of attacks that build on the same vulnerability.<p>Dubbed Cupid, the new …

Report: Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days

A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 …

A 3D Printer for the Rest of Us: New Matter Builds $199 Device

MakerBot arguably put 3D printing on the map, but it could be New Matter that ultimately puts it average people’s hands.<p>Backed by Idealab, the …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

iPhones, iPads Hacked And Held For Ransom In Australia And New Zealand By 'Oleg Pliss'

Many iPhone and iPad owners in Australia woke early Tuesday to a strange sound, but it wasn't an alarm. It was an alert from a hacker who had seized control and locked their devices.<p>Those affected discovered a message on the screen reading "Device hacked by Oleg Pliss" and a demand of between $50 …

Apple Forgets to Renew SSL Certificate, Breaking OS X Software Update [Fixed]

Several readers have noted a strange error message appearing when trying to perform software updates from the Mac App Store.<p>An Error has occurredThe certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be "swscan.apple.com" which could put you …

Even This iOS Designer's Email To Apple Chief Tim Cook Didn't Fix The iPhone's Broken Text Messaging App

He's also a TED speaker.<p>Until this winter, he was also a hardcore iPhone user. At about that time, Cooperman says in a long, thoughtful blog post, he decided he ought to get more serious about understanding the Android phones he was designing apps for.<p>Androids have more users than Apple's products, …

Tim Cook

Apple looking to ban sale of Samsung products

Early-May trial verdict found Samsung infringed three Apple mobile patents. Apple wants gadgets using the features banned.<p>Apple is looking to ban the sale of Samsung gadgets yet again.<p>The company filed papers Friday related to the patent-infringement trial that was brought to a close in California …

Gear & Gadgets

Malware authors target Android phones

Researchers report the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store continues to grow. Your best defense is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.<p>Most of us do whatever we can to avoid coming into contact with …

Google Play

Project Ara’s secret weapon? A smaller phone

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Google.<p>Google’s(s goog) wildly ambitious modular phone, Project Ara, has a lot going for it: Serious …

Google Search for iOS gets smarter with conversational voice search

Google's just updated its search app on iOS, and in doing so it's made the voice search feature much more useful. With Google Search version 4.0, using voice becomes conversational -- you can ask follow-up questions in addition to simple queries like, "What's the weather?" Once you know it will be …

Sen. Franken Raises Questions About Security of Galaxy S5

He's worried by a hack of the fingerprint sensor.<p>U.S. Sen. Al Franken is raising questions about the security of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone in the wake of reports that its fingerprint scanner has been hacked.<p>In a letter to the South Korean electronics giant, the Minnesota Democrat expressed …