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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Why Drive When You Can Fly?

This one man machine called AirDiv aims to give its driver the most versatile experience whether it’s cabin cruising or an all out (literally) thrill …

Galaxy S6 fails to bring back Samsung's mojo

The Korean company reported its seventh straight profit decline in the second quarter and will cut pricing for the Galaxy S6 to attract more buyers.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S6 was supposed to turn its fortunes around. Instead, the company reported its seventh straight profit decline and will be cutting the …

Profit

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Microsoft Hyperlapse, WifiMapper, Booking Now, Musical.ly, This War of Mine, Mission Impossible, Warhammer 40,000 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not …

Apps

Remembering the rare talent of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55 after 13 years at the helm of the Japanese game developer. He led Nintendo during the launch of the DS, the 3DS, the Wii, and the Wii U, taking over just as the company was set to launch its GameCube. But while his business …

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

Psychology

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hardline Islamist groups have long demanded the public execution of atheist bloggers and sought new laws to combat writing critical of Islam<p>An intellectual and writer who was hacked to death in Dhaka had been begged by his wife not to return to Bangladesh for a literary festival.<p>Avajit Roy, 42, and …

Extremism

Tim Cook wants the Apple Watch to replace your car keys

During the interview, Cook was asked about what the Apple Watch will actually be able to do. He talked about the health tracking, and how accurately it keeps time, things we've heard before. But also said something new.<p>Cook explained to The Telegraph that the Apple Watch is "designed to be able to …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Productivity

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief executive Tim Cook – admittedly with a neatly-distancing “a lot of doctors think” preface – when banging the drum for his company’s upcoming …

Tim Cook

iPhone Theft Continues to Drop in Three Major Cities Thanks to Activation Lock

Authorities from two major U.S. cities and London on Tuesday reported (via <i>Reuters</i>) that smartphone theft has dropped drastically since the release of remote-access "kill-switches" that allow users to lock their missing smartphone before any crucial information is stolen. Specifically, the number of …

San Francisco

Apple Confirms Aperture to Be Removed From Mac App Store After Launch of Photos for OS X

Shortly after last week's deployment of OS X 10.10.3 to developers, Apple updated its official Aperture page on its website, adding a notice stating that Aperture will be removed from the Mac App Store when the Photos for OS X app launches.<p>The same notice can also be found in the app's Mac App …

App Store

Ryan Seacrest owes BlackBerry $860,000 for selling an iPhone keyboard that ripped off BlackBerry's design

He got an iPhone but missed the keyboard on his Blackberry. So he launched Typo, an iPhone case that has a keyboard built in.<p>Typo was popular. Pre-orders on the $99 case sold out quickly. But a few months after its launch, Blackberry filed an injunction against the startup for infringing on the …

LG is putting webOS on its new smartwatch

LG is indeed putting webOS on a watch. <i>Android Central</i> has directly confirmed that the smartwatch briefly teased during Audi's CES event is running a build of Open webOS, showing that LG is exploring new uses for the software that extend beyond TVs. During yesterday's presentation, Audi's Ulrich …

How Apple’s Bigger iPhones Are Hurting Google Android

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Microsoft's New Browser Will Make It Easier For You To Read Long Articles On Your Phone

The new browser Microsoft is reportedly working on will have a mode to make it easier to read long articles, Neowin's Brad Sams reports based on leaked screenshots.<p>The new browser, code-named "Spartan," will be more like Chrome or Firefox than Microsoft's current browsers Internet Explorer, and …

Windows 10

The Best Looking Smartwatch Wasn't Even On Display at CES

Why would you come all the way to CES with a beautiful smartwatch, but not show it off? That’s a question we’ve got for LG and Audi now that Android Central has outed the company’s beautiful smartwatch.<p>The watch was found on an Audi representative’s wrist at the event and it’s not only unique …

Wearable Tech

iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.<p>Apple's iPad Mini 3, which hit store shelves this week, is so close in design and internal components to its predecessor that not much has changed in the eyes of …

iPad Mini

More proof AT&T is clueless/evil: Carrier busts ‘Apple SIM’ feature

I was surprised when Apple told me Wednesday that it had put an “Apple SIM” inside the new iPad Air 2, so that I wouldn’t have to order a SIM from my carrier and hope that it’s the right size. If you want to change carriers you do it in the OS, not by shuffling cards.<p>This, Apple explains, will make …

Drake Drops Three New Songs to Thwart Hackers

"You should probably keep an eye on that ovosound.com in the next hour... just saying...," Drake teased on Twitter Saturday night. Less than 60 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

Haffy<p>Inbox<p>Music Deals<p>Rooms<p>TinType<p>Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini now official

The 4.5-inch Android phone may not be as powerful as its larger cousin, but offers the same design in a more compact size.<p>Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 Mini should come as no surprise to its fans. The company has previously made a smaller version of its flagship phone, and the new 4.5-inch S5 Mini is …

Vaio Pro and Fit are first Vaio laptops since being sold off by Sony

Vaio is now a separate company to Sony, but its first two laptops are familiar for more than their name.<p>The first new Vaio laptops since the brand split off from Sony have been revealed in Japan. The Vaio Pro and Vaio Fit are the first products from the new company, but more than just the name will …

Get the Android L keyboard right now

Running Android 4.0 and above? You can get the new-look Android L keyboard without waiting for its official release this fall.<p>Last month when Google showed off the next version of Android, currently dubbed Android L, a redesigned keyboard was also revealed.<p>The new keyboard lacks lines to …

Pond: Wireless iPhone charging gets classy good looks

The Pond on Kickstarter gives iPhone users an elegant charging tray to wirelessly power up their devices.<p>Nobody has ever looked at an Apple charger plugged into a wall with an iPhone tethered on the other end and thought, "Wow, that's such an elegant and beautiful solution with outstanding …

HTC Volantis tablet could boast 5GB RAM and metal unibody

New rumors suggest that HTC could return to tablets in a major way.<p>After sitting on the sidelines for the last few years, HTC could return to the tablet game in a big way. New rumors hitting the Internet suggest that the HTC Volantis could be a performance beast when -- and if -- it …

iPhone seen making gains on Samsung

An analyst predicts that sales growth for Apple's smartphone will double that of Samsung's in the second quarter -- though Samsung still remains the undisputed champion of smartphone sales.<p>Samsung is still leading the smartphone pack in sales, but Apple may be gaining on it.<p>Worldwide sales of Apple …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

HTC's 'flagship mid-range' Desire 816 packs a large display, decent cameras and LTE (hands-on)

That HTC "Desire 8" you've been seeing lately? It's finally unveiled as the Desire 816, a "flagship mid-range" phone that promises to be competitively priced, while also offering LTE (for EMEA and Asia) and HSPA+ (up to 42 Mbps). This pretty phablet comes with a large 5.5-inch 720p display, a …