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Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, may buy devices …

Smart Homes

Google just disclosed a major Windows bug — and Microsoft isn’t happy

Is 10 days enough time to build a patch?<p>Today, Google’s Threat Analysis group disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows in a public post on the company’s security blog. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — …

Information Security

Alibaba founder tells Chinese government to use data to stop criminals

Jack Ma wants to stop potential lawbreakers<p>In a move considered unusual for a Chinese internet entrepreneur, Alibaba founder and business magnate Jack Ma urged Chinese officials to use big data to stop would-be criminals. Ma announced his ideas on Friday in a televised speech to about 1.5 million …

China

Google Pixel phone leaked before unveiling

Google’s own-brand phone revealed in promotional images by Carphone Warehouse before official unveiling on Tuesday<p>Google’s new own-brand Pixel smartphones have been revealed a day before their official unveiling after Carphone Warehouse leaked promotional content.<p>The new Pixel phone by Google marks …

Mobile Technology

iOS 10 will make you love your lock screen

More powerful notifications, widgets, and raise to wake will change how you use your iPhone<p><i>iOS 10 for the iPhone and iPad is available to install now. We'll have a full review of it soon — some of the biggest updates involve new apps that you can use in both Siri and iMessage, so it didn't make</i> …

Apps
Apple Store

Netflix's brilliant response to its North Korean doppelganger

Technically Incorrect: After North Korea launches its own streaming video service, Netflix bows its head in respect. Sort of.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In idle moments, I've often wondered whether North Korea's state TV should be …

North Korea

The Only Thing Between You and Megaripped Abs? This Intense Yoga Workout

• A yoga workout for supersculpted abs — Women's Health<br>• 9 vegan-approved peanut butter desserts anyone can enjoy — Fitness<br>• Quiche recipes that are actually healthy — Cooking Light<br>• Yoga poses that'll improve your posture — HuffPost Healthy Living<br>• It's time you stop believing these healthy eating myths — …

Microsoft wants to pay you to use its Windows 10 browser Edge

Rebranded Microsoft Rewards will now pay you to dump Google’s Chrome for its browser – but only if you make Bing your default search engine<p>Microsoft has a new browser. It launched with Windows 10 and it’s called Edge. The company says it’s faster, more battery efficient and all-round better than …

Software

Your battery status is being used to track you online

Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass<p>A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking …

Princeton University

New noise-cancelling headphones from Amazon are so smart they'll listen out for your name

<b>Whether you're making your daily commute to the office or simply looking to drown out the hustle and bustle of your busy home, a good pair of</b> …

Don’t believe the protein pushers — you’re probably eating enough

Q: I’m hearing so much these days about the need to eat more protein and distribute it evenly throughout the day. How much protein do I really need to eat and when?<p>A: You may be increasingly spotting the words “high in protein” or boasts of protein counts on the fronts of packaged foods. Or you may …

Nutrition

Google’s Project Ara founder creates a smart lamp to teach you better habits

We’re always looking for ways to motivate ourselves around learning new behaviors, whether it’s reading more, getting more exercise, or even spending more time writing. Perhaps technology is the obvious place to turn for help, and a new company has developed a lamp that it believes contains the …

21 new World Heritage Listed places to add to your bucket list

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

How to Cut Hundreds Of Empty Calories a Day So You Can Lose Weight | Men's Health

15 Ways to Cut Hundreds Of (Empty) Calories a Day<p>Because when you’re trying to get lean, every calorie counts<p>Shutterstock<p>Five hundred calories from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls affect your body much differently than the same number in the form of roasted chicken with a side of kale.<p>In fact, when …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Success

Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

When you’re pressed for time, there’s nothing like letting your kitchen go ahead and cook your dinner for you…and that’s what a slow-cooker does.<p>This recipe is inspired by one I found on Pinterest, and is sort of like a tangy twist on shredded BBQ chicken. I served it over rice (the steam-in-bag …

Cooking

Advanced Chinese | Chinese Vocabulary | 计划 vs. 规划

<b>In English, we use the word “plan” in all contexts, whether it’s our “vacation plans” or the “economic recovery plan.” By contrast, in Chinese we</b> …

People Tell Us About Their Awkward Vacation Flings

How dodgy ice cubes led to marriage, Grindr led to heartbreak, and why you should never smoke a red pill in Laos.<p>Illustration by Dan Evans<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>I don't tend to go on many vacations, and with Brexit looming ever closer, that won't be changing anytime soon. But when …

Relationships

This small city could change the way ISPs compete for business

If you can get past the idea of living in Idaho, the small city of Ammon is offering up an innovative new way to ensure customers are happy with their current internet service providers.<p>The city installed its own fiber network and rents it to internet service providers. The system operates as an …

What’s the secret to happiness? Scientists may have found the answer

The pursuit of happiness can be a lifelong search for some - but researchers believe they may have found a key factor in feeling a greater overall sense of wellbeing.<p>Individuals who feel a strong sense of belonging to social groups are much happier people, according to new research by psychologists.<p>…

Happiness

The Best Technology for Meditation

When you think of meditation, you probably don’t think of technology. We’ve been taught to power off our electronics when we’re trying to decompress, but now a few companies are using gadgets to help you clear your mind and improve your mood faster and more efficiently than traditional meditation …

Meditation

Google's new Awareness API is very Apple-like

Google has created a single API that will let Android apps be more contextual and location aware.<p>The Google Awareness API uses seven location and context signals (time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity and weather) from your phone to help apps create custom behaviors. It also …

Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 after July 29

If you've been dragging your heels on upgrading to Windows 10, now is the time to take action. Free upgrades to the new OS from previous versions of Windows will end on July 29, Microsoft reiterated today. The company initially said the offer would only last one year, and indeed that date marks …

Hacker requested less than $1 for more than 1bn email records

Hundreds of millions of people’s user details for popular email services are floating around the Dark Web, and are being offered for sale from as little as $1, according to a cybersecurity expert.<p>Alex Holden, founder of Hold Security, says that in total his company was given more than 1.17 billion …

Hacking

Google's vision of the future is a smart assistant that follows you everywhere

The company is working towards creating a smart assistant that can follow you anywhere, according to this year's "Founders' Letter" where CEO Sundar Pichai laid out the company's biggest focus points.<p>"Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the 'device' to fade …

Artificial Intelligence