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Mutilated toucan gets 3D-printed beak prosthesis

<b>In a ground-breaking project, a Brazilian toucan which lost the upper part of its beak while being trafficked has been fitted with a prosthesis made with a 3D printer.</b><p>The female bird, named Tieta, was rescued from a wildlife animal fair in Rio de Janeiro.<p>It is not clear whether she lost the upper …

3D Printing

This mesmerizing map shows the world's buses and trains moving in real time

Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of the world's major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds (like the MTA's) offered by train and bus operators to show everything moving in real time. Over 200 systems from around the …

Things to know about accidents involving self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small fleet of self-driving cars is maneuvering through traffic in California using an array of sensors and computing power. …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla's batteries could be bigger business than electric cars – Elon Musk

Tesla’s new energy storage systems could become a bigger business for the company than selling cars, Elon Musk has said.<p>The company has taken 38,000 orders for its Powerwall, which was first announced last week, meaning the devices are sold out until mid-2016.<p>The two versions of the “Powerwall” – a …

Tesla

2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner: Barack Obama's top 10 jokes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners.<p>Here are the top jokes he told:<p>1. "Bucket"<p>When life gets hard and the Republicans are cramping his style, Obama's decided to just "bucket" -- or at …

The White House

Ikea is 'a map of relationship nightmares', warns psychologist

Choosing home items with your partner in Ikea is when many problems begin says Dr Ramani Durvasula, a professor of psychology at California State University Los Angeles<p>A psychologist has described <b>Ikea stores as a “map of relationship nightmares”</b> and said she uses assembly of its <b>flat pack furniture</b> …

Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? Here's the rundown on what you need to know.<p>One of the main draws of phone networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Google's Project Fi and Republic Wireless -- in addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to regular phone plans -- is …

Wi-Fi

Revealed: The world's most powerful passports for 2017

German citizens still possess the world's most powerful passport, according to new research, with Britain slipping from joint third to joint eighth place.<p>The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out

Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, there's no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps, instead, Emvio monitors variations in your heart rate (HRV), only bothering …

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen’s data.<p>The comments were made by EC advocate Bernhard Schima in a …

Privacy

Pakistan orders cellphone users to provide their fingerprints

Pakistan is determined to prevent terrorists from using untraceable cellphone accounts to coordinate attacks like that in Peshawar, even if it means eroding civil liberties in the process. The country has ordered cellphone users to have their SIM cards verified through fingerprints, theoretically …

Here's the easiest way to set up a conference call — just remember this one email address

There's a new way to set up conference calls that won't drive you crazy or waste your time, and all it requires is for you to send an email.<p>Thanks to a new free service from AnyMeeting, all you need to do is email who you want to be included on the conference call, CC "talk@anymeeting.com," and …

Diet with more fruit, fish and nuts cuts heart attack risk, say researchers

Switching to a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the over-40s by up to a third, research has shown.<p>Scientists measured blood pressure, artery health and heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol in 162 non-smoking men and women aged 40 to 70.<p>One group ate a …

Holistic Medicine

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: a pixel-perfect size comparison

I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm <i>really</i> looking forward to the Galaxy S6. After years of underwhelming flagship Galaxy devices, Samsung once again has a phone that people can be legitimately excited about. I spent only a few moments with the S6 at Mobile World Congress, but it was enough time …

New MacBook announced with 12-inch Retina display

The thinnest MacBook ever comes with a Retina display and the promise of all-day battery life<p>In an event dedicated to explaining the benefits of its new Watch, Apple set aside a moment to update a machine that needs no special introduction: the MacBook. It's just MacBook now, no more qualifiers. It …

21 things kids today will never understand about old mobile phones

Today’s kids have grown up with smart phones. The poor souls will never know the phone struggles their parents, older brothers and sisters and …

Pakistan’s mobile phone owners told: be fingerprinted or lose your sim card

Mobile phones didn’t just arrive in Pakistan. But someone could be fooled into thinking otherwise, considering the tens of millions of Pakistanis pouring into mobile phone stores these days.<p>In one of world’s largest efforts to collect biometric information, Pakistan has ordered mobile phone users …

Pakistan

Why will nobody move to Pitcairn, the Pacific island with free land?

Only one person has responded to an appeal for islanders on the British colony settled by the HMS Bounty mutineers<p>Land is free and plentiful, the weather is good and there would be little chance of confrontation with the neighbours.<p>Yet almost nobody wants to wants to move to Pitcairn, the tiny …

Boating

It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears to have developed a reasonably low-tech way to analyze the WiFi strength of any 3D space. Using …

Download $51 Worth Of Paid iOS, Android, Mac Apps Absolutely FREE [Limited Time Offer]

Here’s a list of some of the best paid iOS, Mac, and Android apps out there that can be downloaded absolutely free for a limited time. Head over the …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

iPhone thefts get walloped by kill feature, officials say

Thefts of Apple's smartphone have plummeted in San Francisco, New York and London following the debut of the company's Activation Lock feature in fall 2013.<p>A kill feature that renders a smartphone useless if stolen appears to be taking a bite out of crime.<p>The volume of stolen iPhones dropped by 25 …

San Francisco

When it comes to smart home security, cameras are the worst

Image copyright Dropcam.Don’t freak out, but the products inside your smart home have some serious security flaws, according to a new report out from …

Smart Homes

Blindfolded Muslim takes to the street for hugging experiment

A blindfolded Muslim man stands on a street in Toronto with a sign asking passersby to give him a hug - and films the reaction<p>"I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."<p>Those were the words at Mustafa Mawla's feet as he stood blindfolded with …

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only 660 remain in the running. They now face a more stringent astronaut selection process. Those who make the final cut earn a seat on the Mars One mission, a one-way trip to the red planet.<p><b>How will the astronauts be …

Space Science

Samsung Galaxy S6: 6 Ways To Beat The iPhone 6

Disappointing sales of the S5 combined with an unstoppable iPhone, reportedly sent Samsung back to square one when it started designing the Galaxy S6. “Project Zero” is Samsung’s military research sounding attempt to avoid another scenario that involves warehouses of unsold units.<p>It will be …

Phones

The world's safest cities

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …