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Samsung starts mass producing 'PM1643' SSD with monstrous 30.72TB capacity

Solid state drives are much faster than mechanical hard drives. From a capacity perspective, however, the old-school hard drives typically offer more …

Computer Science

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

Here’s how Google Chrome will block ads starting today

Essentially, an industry group called the Coalition for Better Ads – of which Google is a member – has defined standards for what qualify as …

Google Chrome

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lillium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Transportation

Cancer breakthrough as new vaccine teaches body's immune system to destroy tumors

Induced pluripotent stem cells train the body to attack tumours and could hold the key to a breakthrough cancer vaccine.<p>Stem cells which train the …

Cancer

News Analysis: Why Dongguan will remain the world’s factory, and probably the most competitive one

A worker handles a machine in a magnet factory in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT<p>In the past two years, I've …

Manufacturing

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

Here's how Google Chrome will block ads starting today

Google has previously outlined its plans to kill annoying ads on web pages in its Chrome browser, and it’s turning the feature on in version 64 of the desktop and mobile app today.<p>Essentially, an industry group called the Coalition for Better Ads – of which Google is a member – has defined …

Google

Become A Cryptocurrency Expert With This Massive (And Free) Online Resource

Over the past few months, Lifehacker has written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency, but there's still a ton left to …

Cryptocurrency

New process allows 3-D printing of nanoscale metal structures

For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3-D printing, thanks to a new technique developed at …

Nanotech

The IRS Is Coming for Your Passports

A draconian new policy tramples on a basic civil right.<p>The U.S. government is building the world’s largest debtors’ prison: the United …

Corruption

The Tax Credit Nobody Knows About

This little-known tax loophole could give you a nice tax break in April.<p>Tax time is fast approaching, and while many of the moves Americans can make …

Retirement

Where do the Chinese New Year animals come from? The Chinese Zodiac explained

<b>Rounding off the week next week is Chinese New Year, which falls on February 16 this year.</b><p>More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the …

Chinese New Year

See the full list of 161 new Emoji icons coming in 2018

• The new list of Emoji icons for 2018 has been revealed, and it includes 161 new characters.<br>• Many of the characters are simple variations on one design, but with different skin tones, genders, and hairstyles.<br>• The new icons will appear on phones sometime in August or September of this year.<p>Emojis have …

iOS

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 5)

This is the final part of a 5 part series. You can start with part 1 here.<p>Equality and the future<p>There is an important area in which East Asian countries still have not caught up and perform poorly as a whole – work hours and off days.<p>In terms of work hours, Singaporeans work the longest among the …

Income Inequality

The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts

You've been attempting to eat smaller portions and cut down on some foods entirely, but you're still not losing as much weight as you'd like. Well, a …

Diabetes

IFTTT 101: 8 Useful Applets to Help You Get Started with Smartphone Automation

IFTTT is an application that allows you to automate certain tasks on your iPhone or Android. It can communicate with a myriad of apps and services on …

Google Drive

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

The Android privacy and security settings you need to know about

Android phones and tablets come equipped with a wealth of privacy and security features, but many of them are disabled by default or, in the case of …

Information Systems

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages

Amazon announced today it’s launching a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the U.S. that will allow you to send texts – yes, SMS messages – to your friends and other contacts using your voice. Customers can now ask Alexa to send a message to a specific contact, and Alexa will figure out how …

Apps

Deadline looms for Trump and Russia sanctions

The president has until Monday to implement stiff penalties targeting the Kremlin — and lawmakers aren’t sure he’ll comply on time.<p>President Donald Trump’s willingness to crack down on Russia will be seriously tested come Monday.<p>Trump faces a major deadline to use the Russia sanctions power that …

Donald Trump

What NOT to do while sick with the flu — and some remedies that can help

It started with the achy muscles and quickly escalated to runny nose, fever, cough, and chills. You have the flu.<p>At first, you might think to treat it like a bad cold — but the flu is different. Doctors explain what NOT to do when you're sick with the flu.<p>1. Skip the cough medicine.<p>The flu can …

Public Health

Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump's Win

Oh, and the crippling inequality overseen by elites from both parties that has nothing to do with collusion, Robert Mueller, or Moscow.<p>For as long as Donald Trump has been in office, the nebulous opposition known as the Resistance has been waiting for the Russia Thing to blow up in the president's …

Barack Obama

RED teases Hydrogen One specs, holographic display, and ‘unprecedented’ carrier support

Last year one unexpected announcement came in the form of the Hydrogen One, an Android smartphone from camera maker RED. While we did find out about the ridiculous pricing, most of the details were unknown back at the unveiling. Now, RED is revealing a few more details…<p>A couple of RED employees …

Mobile Technology

Sticky poop: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor

• Causes<br>• Prevention<br>• Overall health<br>• Seeing a doctor<br>• When is it normal?<br>• Outlook<p>Bowel movements can be a sensitive topic for many people. However, their color, …

Microbiome

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos could do

Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY<p>Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful …

HOTEL MISPRICE: 5* Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for only $45 USD per night

Hotel Misprice at the 5* Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for only $45 USD per night.<p><b>WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU CONFIRM YOUR STAY WITH THE</b> …

A material that superconducts continuously up to extreme pressures

Researchers have discovered a metal alloy that can conduct electricity with zero resistance, or superconduct, from ambient pressure up to pressures …

Chinese Academy of Sciences