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A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

They're considering launching a decade-long drive to build, from scratch, all the genes that make humans human.<p>The meeting raised all sorts of ethical questions. But that's nothing new for Church. He has been stirring controversy, and excitement, in the scientific community for decades. He wants to …

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

Privacy

Windows wins the desktop, but Linux takes the world

The city with the highest-profile Linux desktop projects is turning back to Windows, but the fate of Linux isn't tied to the PC anymore.<p>After a …

Linux

India Just Launched A Mini-Space Shuttle

Reusing a reusable spacecraft design<p>The space shuttle was NASA's first reusable spacecraft. Meant to launch vertically on a rocket and then land like a plane, the shuttle could be reused over and over again to dramatically cut costs. Or so we thought.<p>In actuality the shuttle turned out to be …

8 of the Best Keyboard Apps for Your iPhone or iPad

These third-party keyboards will help you seamlessly raise your typing game.<p>Third-party keyboards became a thing for iPhone and iPad with the release of iOS 8 back in 2014. With the App Store currently brimming with options, we've rounded up several attention-worthy picks.

Alleged iPhone 7 Prototype Case Leak Shows Four Separate Speakers

In a curious twist on recent rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7, French language blog <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> today posted a series of images purporting to show a prototype rear case for the next-gen iPhone featuring four separate speakers.<p>According to previous rumors, Apple could drop the headphone jack in …

IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Looks Back On Nearly 40 Years Of Breakthroughs

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the …

Scientists managed to “cut out” HIV virus from rats

Science has brought us yet another step closer to an HIV cure with a pair of molecular scissors. A group of researchers at the Lewis Katz School of …

Apple's Worst Decision In China: Taking $1 Billion Stake In DiDi

Thursday, Tim Cook announced that Apple Inc. had bought a stake in DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. for $1 billion.<p>DiDi says the Apple investment is the biggest in its history.<p>The investment looks misguided and suggests that Carl Icahn was right to sell all his Apple stock over concerns about the …

iPhone SE Vs iPhone 6S Review: Which Should You Buy?

<i>“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them” – Steve Jobs</i><p>It could be argued Apple’s entire business model for success has been founded upon these famous words. But times change. With the iPhone SE Apple has finally built the device its customers demanded rather than …

BMW is turning 100 — here's its story

The German luxury carmaker, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, has for its entire history released a seemingly never-ending stream of breathtaking, record-setting, and smile-inducing machines that have consistently beguiled the automotively inclined.<p>The essence of BMW boils down to its …

Apple Watch 2 with 20-40% thinner casing may be introduced in June

According to analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton, Apple may introduce a completely revamped version of the Apple Watch as early as June. While …

Kate and William Visit India: Pictures

Serious Fraud Office launches criminal inquiry into Tata Steel

The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal inquiry into Tata’s steel-making operation, the Telegraph can disclose.<p>Police officers are examining allegations that staff working for the company’s office in Britain may have falsified certificates detailing the composition of the product before they …

The Recipe for a Perfect Logo [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>A company’s logo is not just a pretty image – it’s the face of the brand.</b> Your logo represents your company and influences how customers feel about …

The Week in Review: Greek Debt Crisis Dominates

On Tuesday, after shutting down all of its banks, Greece defaulted on a payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), marking the first time a developed country had done so. The day also marked the end of Greece’s ongoing bailout, with the IMF and other eurozone countries demanding economic …

'I've Never Thanked My Parents for Anything'

In America, saying thank you is routine. In India, it can be insulting.<p>I have been living in the United States for more than a decade, and I now say thank you about 50 times a day. Most of the time, I do it without thinking. I say thank you to the bus driver who takes me from point A to point B …

Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard

They've been chatting for a while, and over the last few weeks.<p>Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, in an all-stock deal that would value the company at over $1 billion.<p>Those discussions, which …

Social Media

Nepal one month after the quake: 'The emotional impact has been devastating'

Photograph: Sam Jones for the Guardian<p>Boys in Chautara do a jigsaw puzzle made from cut-up calendars in a child-friendly space run by the youth NGO Restless …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Amazon's cloud is ten times bigger than the next fourteen competitors combined

Perhaps equally eye-opening: The No.2 cloud service by usage, Microsoft's Azure cloud, has twice as much compute capacity as the next 13 players combined (not including Amazon).<p>This just goes to show the gigantic size of the industry's leaders and why it's so hard to compete with the likes of …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was one of our best of the week, but we’re going to outdo ourselves with …

The World's Largest Tech Companies: Apple Beats Samsung, Microsoft, Google

We all know Apple is the most valuable company in the world. But for the first time, the company has not only the largest market cap, but also the largest sales, profits, and assets among the world’s biggest technology companies.<p>The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, …

Market Cap

Rovio flings Angry Birds into the realm of virtual reality

Rovio, the studio behind the popular series of games Angry Birds, has shown off a version for virtual reality hardware. You read that correctly. …

Stephen Hawking Explains The Origin of the Universe

The Origin of the Universe, a lecture, by Stephen HawkingAccording to the Boshongo people of central Africa, in the beginning, there was only …

Your Top 10 Spring Cleaning Questions Answered

Sweep every evening to prevent the buildup of dust, grime, and grit tracked in from the outdoors, which can scratch a floor's surface. Next, enhance the floor's finish a few times a year with a cleanser specially formulated for the material, whether wood, stone, tile, or linoleum.

Apple’s App Analytics Beta Opens To All Developers

Apple is making the beta of its new App Analytics product available for all registered developers, starting today. The program lets developers provides users with access to a selection of metrics regarding their app and its usage, including what types of devices are accessing their software, and …

Apps

Nova Launcher gets a Material Design refresh and much more in version 4.0 update

Nova Launcher, one of our favorite third party launchers here at Android Authority, is receiving quite the update today. The Nova Launcher beta channel received the big update a few weeks ago, and now it’s finally time for the stable version to receive the huge Material Design refresh.<p>After you …

Modi braves the 'Chinese whirlwind’

<b>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in China at a moment when his hosts' ambitious plan to redraw the map of Asia is gathering momentum.</b><p>China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls it a "Chinese whirlwind" in the world, and President Xi Jinping talks of an "Asia-Pacific dream" to set alongside …