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Facebook's New In-App Search Could Be a Google Nightmare

Over the last few weeks, some Facebook users noticed a seemingly small change to their iOS app. While updating their statuses, in addition to options …

Mobile Devices

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average …

Genetics

Google Launches Project Fi, its Mobile Service for Nexus 6 Users

The Google mobile network is at last official: The company has launched its Project Fi service in the United States exclusively for Nexus 6 owners.<p>Detailed in a blog post, Google said Project Fi will cost $20 a month for the basic plan (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and coverage in 120+ countries), …

Valve opens applications for free Vive VR development kits

As promised last month, Valve is letting developers apply for an early edition of its Vive virtual reality system. <i>Ars Technica</i> noted this morning that the SteamVR site now includes an application form for a free Vive development kit. Unlike the Oculus Rift DK2, which sells publicly for $350, Vive …

HP's new convertibles have Yoga-like designs with lengthy (advertised) battery life

Hewlett-Packard has outed two new hybrids designed to appeal to consumers who liked the look of its high-end Spectre x360 notebook, but were put off …

Batteries

Jony Ive says the Apple Watch can't be compared to traditional watches

Apple has been committed to selling its Watch like it were a fashion item, but at a Condé Nast conference in Florence this morning, Apple design chief Jony Ive described how it's still very much built as a gadget. "Our focus has been doing our very best to create a product that's useful," Ive said, …

iTunes stops working for Windows XP users, Apple security change likely to blame

iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can’t log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected …

Glastonbury Festival: last chance tickets available

How much would you pay for a Glastonbury Festival ticket? Days after the festival sold out of its batch of “resale” tickets in 11 minutes, some remaining tickets still exist.<p>A company offering boutique camping packages announced today that it still has 30 per cent of its ticket allocation …

Travel

Facebook Launches Its Own Android Dialler

Facebook has today launched Hello, an app designed to replace the default dialler on your Android phone.<p>As you’d expect, it’s closely tied to your Facebook account with caller ID data pulled in even if you don’t have the caller’s number in your phone’s contacts list. It allows you to make calls and …

Best Tours in North America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Alaska: Conquering Kenai</b><p>This condensed grand tour of the “last frontier” has you circumnavigating Fox Island by kayak, scouting for puffins and sea lions on a fjord cruise along the rugged coastline, trekking Exit Glacier, and learning how to mush …

Travel Photography

Migrants thrown overboard, Italy police say

A dozen African migrants have died after being thrown overboard by fellow passengers, Italian police say, and another 41 boat migrants are feared to have drowned in a separate incident.<p>Police in the Sicilian port of Palermo said on Thursday they had arrested 15 migrants suspected of attacking other …

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