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Microsoft Bing Search

Bing is more than simple search. Get answers to your questions faster and easier. Find what you love, from live sport updates, trending music, and …

Seven big questions about Microsoft’s new VR headsets

A new kind of virtual reality?<p>Today’s big tech news might be the fancy-looking Surface Studio PC, but Microsoft also decided to make a major virtual reality announcement during its Windows event: a whole new line of VR headsets with built-in tracking sensors, starting at the surprisingly low price …

Scientists develop new material that could make future computers 100 times more power efficient

A team of researchers, including one of Indian origin, has built a special material that could make future devices consume nearly 100 times less …

Serena Williams wishes her younger self was like Simone Biles and Simone Manuel

It might seem like there's no possible way to learn more about Serena.<p>The tennis superstar has been in the public eyes for literal decades, growing …

If you’re black, DNA ancestry results can reveal an awkward truth

Nikiah Washington live-streamed the unboxing of her Ancestry.com DNA testing kit as one of her young sons might a new toy, complete with all of the …

Genealogy

Stranger Things: Caleb McLaughlin stars in The New Edition Story

Caleb McLaughlin is stepping back into the ’80s — only this time he’s doing it in BET’s <i>The New Edition Story</i>.<p>The six-hour event series sees …

TV

The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million (ppm).<p>That all but ensures that 2016 will …

Climate Change

Garlic Parmesan Zoodle with Shrimp ~ Carb / Gluten Free | shopswell

Zoodles are without a doubt our new favorite food here ! Zucchini noodles may sound strange but if your on a gluten free or carb free diet these …

Scientists Create Life That Reads a New Language in the Letters of DNA

Redefining what cells understand when they interpret the genetic code.<p>Marc Lajoie is working on a new type of genetically engineered life: organisms that read a new language of DNA. That is, they have the same letters in their DNA—A,C,G, and T—but they read and interpret them in a totally different …

Genetics

Auditing Windows Server 2008 File and Folder Access

Understanding Windows Server 2008 File and Folder Ownership and Permissions<p>Configuring Volume Shadow Copy on Windows Server 2008<p><b>Purchase and download</b> …

IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia

IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at <i>Jeopardy</i> to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman's rare form of leukemia that had been …

Artificial Intelligence

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage …

Use Azure Backup to replace your tape infrastructure

Move your long-term storage from tape to the Azure cloud<p>Azure Backup and System Center Data Protection Manager customers can:<p>Back up data in …

Use Azure Backup agent to back up files and folders

Back up a Windows Server or client to Azure using the Resource Manager deployment model<p>9 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>This article explains how to back …

Samsung Gear VR Ultimate Guide

<b>Samsung Gear VR:</b> Tricks And Hacks Guide<p><i>The Samsung Gear VR is an epic piece of hardware that, combined with compatible smartphone, can provide you</i> …

Virtual Reality

U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

Cutting-edge biomedical technologies that could push the boundaries of human abilities may soon be available, making people’s minds sharper and their …

Bacteria battling over boogers in your nose may have life-saving antibiotic

Bacteria kills off MRSA and other deadly germs in scramble for best schnoz space.<p>Sorry, kids. You may be doing your best at jamming your finger up …

Windows 10's Anniversary Update makes a great OS better

"It's nice, for once, to be able to recommend a new version of Windows without any hesitation." That's how I summarized my review of Windows 10 last year, and for the most part, it's lived up to my expectations. Other than Microsoft's bafflingly forceful automatic upgrade policy (which has led to …

Software

How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

An exclusive interview with the entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and -- oh yeah -- tennis great. Venus Williams discusses her entrepreneurial journey, and how you might not be able to have it all... but you can have a lot more than you imagine.<p>Unless you've been living totally off the grid for …

Can You Spot Why the Internet Is Obsessed With This Picture Jay Z Took of Beyoncé?

A selfie in disguise.<p>Like any husband, Jay Z takes a lot of photos of his spouse — but because his spouse happens to be Beyoncé, those photos occasionally end up on her website, where they are viewed by millions of people.<p>Because of this, it didn't take long for the internet to notice that Bey's …

New attack bypasses HTTPS protection on Macs, Windows, and Linux

Hack can be carried out by operators of Wi-Fi hotspots, where HTTPs is needed most.<p>A key guarantee provided by HTTPS encryption is that the addresses …

How security flaws work: The buffer overflow

Starting with the 1988 Morris Worm, this flaw has bitten everyone from Linux to Windows.<p>The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer …

Security wares like Kaspersky AV can make you more vulnerable to attacks

Products often open computers to hacks they otherwise wouldn't be vulnerable to.<p>Antivirus applications and other security software are supposed to …

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Try This Delicious Chicken Tortilla Pie For a Quick Dinner With a Kick

<i>The following post was originally featured on Culinary Hill and written by Meggan Hill.</i><p><i>This chicken tortilla pie has the easiest crust ever topped with a cheesy, flavorful filling. Best of all, it's on the table in 30 minutes or less.</i><p>So what's my least-favorite question to be asked at a party? …

Cooking