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Google Chrome will protect you from fake download buttons

It's happened to all of us: You're trying to find a download link for some freeware app, and the three largest buttons on the site that say …

This 3D-printed automatic gun is semi-automatic, untraceable, and totally legal

In the case of a YouTube user known simply as Derwood, he'd prefer spending his weekend 3D printing a working semi-automatic weapon; within the boundaries of the law, of course.<p>Shown off via a YouTube video published late last month, Derwood's creation is self-described as a "mostly" 3D-printed …

Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge Tipster Uncovers Additional Design Details

The Galaxy S7 is expected to have some of the best features built in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S5 — which makes it sound very appealing. Specifically, the Galaxy S7 devices will have the same aluminum design as the Galaxy S6 and the waterproof capabilities and microSD expansion features built …

Phones

New Facebook Study: Marketers Must Make Smartphone Shopping Easier

Against tall odds, smartphones are finally becoming the go-to device for consumers to research, shop for and buy products and services.<p>But according to new research to be released Feb. 4 by Facebook, consumers still don’t really like the whole experience. Although some 45 percent of shopping …

AdTech

Why we actually don’t want to wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth

And the dreaded mosquito is now the prime suspect behind the sudden arrival and explosive spread of Zika virus in Central and South America.<p>Zika is transmitted by a mosquito vector <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, a pan-global tropical species already well known for spreading diseases such as yellow and dengue …

Marinated Nile perch, sorghum dumplings and fuul: putting Sudanese cuisine on the map

Preparing vegetables at his aunt’s house in a quiet Khartoum neighbourhood, Omer Eltigani has bigger ambitions than learning family recipes.<p>The young British-Sudanese pharmacist, 31, wants to bring Sudanese cuisine to the rest of the world with the first non-Arabic cookbook aimed at foreign …

Africa

How dieting will get personal – and much more effective

As part of the BBC’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor series I took part in a research project looking into what makes some people, but not others, put on weight. Previously genes were blamed. But actually it’s to do with our guts. Literally.<p>I spent a week at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv – home …

Diabetes

Japanese rice bowl with kale chips

<i>Tuck into this Japanese-style bowl of brown rice with colourful vegetables and a light miso broth. The crispy kale chips add a nutritious, crunchy</i> …

Now food's the only thing I buy, I am a more mindful shopper

A trip to a budget supermarket wouldn’t be most people’s idea of a good time but when food is the only thing you are buying it becomes a weekly highlight.<p>I’ve never been much of a foodie or culinary whiz. Trips to the supermarket usually saw me wandering the aisles and picking up random …

Personal Finance

14 Meals You Can Make with a Rotisserie Chicken

Some nights there just isn't time to roast a whole bird in your oven. What to do? Head to the market and pick up a rotisserie chicken. It's cheap, it's delicious and you can whip it up into just about anything. Here, 14 of our favorite recipes.<p><b>Avocado Chicken Salad. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Chicken</b> …

It's Time to Season Your Cast-Iron Pan for Real

<i>BY ROCHELLE BILOW, BON APPETIT</i><p>Credit: Peden + Munk<p>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the kitchen. …

Tricks of the Restaurant Trade review – I’d like to think I’d order tap water over a bottle of Sancerre

Every restaurant has a “golden table” apparently, where they seat the coolest looking, most attractive customers, so they can give off a message about the place. Yes, I believe I’m quite familiar with the golden table, having been fortunate enough to have often been swiftly ushered there in a …

Tap Water