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Iskra Lawrence recalls that one time a photographer told her he wasn't comfortable with her un-photoshopped body

If you’re involved in the body positive movement, which celebrates beauty and health at any and every size, you’re probably familiar with Iskra …

India ready to put driving licences onto smartphones

The paper or plastic driving licence could be consigned to history as India announces that it will allow motorists to store the documents on their smart phones.<p>Under its proposals the information will be kept in the cloud, with drivers able to keep digital copies of both their licences and car …

India

How to set up multilingual typing in iOS 10

Apple has made a bunch of improvements to its QuickType keyboard for iOS 10, and one of those is support for multilingual typing. This lets you type in multiple languages simultaneously, and it’s super simple to set up. Here’s how.<p>Open up the <b>Settings</b> app on your iOS device, then head into <b>General</b>, …

iOS

How the world's most popular torrent site was able to get movies months before they came out on DVD

The criminal complaint against KickassTorrents and its alleged operator includes a chart that shows the cinema release dates of popular movies, the date they appeared on KickassTorrents, and the DVD release date.<p>For every single movie, KickassTorrents managed to release a version weeks before the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Google in legal trouble in India for including PM Modi in top criminals search results

An Indian court has issued a notice to Google, its CEO and India head for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the world's top ten criminals in …

There are thousands more bots for Facebook Messenger in the works

Facebook Messenger will soon get a lot more crowded.<p>There are more than 10,000 developers building bots for Facebook's messaging platform, …

Ford is planning for a future with Apple Car in it

Elon Musk has called the Apple Car an “open secret” and now, in a new interview, Ford CEO Mark Fields say that the automaker is acting on a “working assumption” that an Apple Car is not too far away.<p>Ford wouldn’t be willing to take on a contract manufacturing job, however — since it’s not into the …

Piper Jaffray

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

FinTech

Chinese teenager dies while unplugging phone at Internet cafe

An 18-year-old teenager met with an untimely death at an Internet cafe in Wuhan, China, when he unplugged his mobile phone from a computer he was …

That cool Apple Watch battery charger band just got canceled

The dream of charging your Apple Watch with a battery-powered band is officially dead, for now.<p>This time last year, a third-party accessory maker …

We're seeing the first signs of a big risk in Google's Alphabet transformation

When Larry Page explained the reorganization of the-company-formerly-known-as-Google into a bunch of spin-off subsidiaries with a new parent entity called Alphabet last fall, one of his major points was how the new structure would give more freedom to a hand-picked group of leaders.<p>"Alphabet is …

Andy Rubin

Google backs away from human-looking robots

Finally, Google' s big robot strategy is coming in to focus.<p>It is...wait for it...nothing.<p>On Thursday, St. Patrick's Day, to be more precise, our …

Pennsylvania man charged with hacking celebrities' nude photos

The man allegedly at the center of a massive celebrity photo hacking case in 2014 has agreed to plead guilty to a felony hacking charge.<p>The U.S. …

Apple Watch knows a heart attack when it sees one

If you’re not feeling great, it may not hurt to take a quick look at your Apple Watch. In fact, it saved one builder’s life.<p>62-year-old Dennis Anselmo was working last August when he suddenly “felt all over the place.” While taking a break, he checked his heart rate on his recently purchased …

Smartwatches

Google announces the next version of Android earlier than anyone expected

Google on Wednesday released the first preview build for the next version of Android, dubbed, for now, Android N.<p>The new preview build — which …

These 2 phones could be the biggest threats to the iPhone 7

If history is any indication, Apple's next flagship smartphone (presumably called the iPhone 7) will make its debut in September.<p>The most significant competition it's likely to face, however, could arrive this month. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 are scheduled to make their debuts in the near …

Mobile

FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.<p>As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked in the courts, law enforcement and the …

Privacy

Mercedes' new C43 Coupe is gorgeous and fast but also confusing

Let me ask you a question. What's one less than 63? It's not 62 — if you're going by Mercedes math, that is. No, apparently the answer is 43. As in, …

Best iPhone and iPad apps for project managers [Reviews]

Project management can get overwhelming quickly, especially if you’re juggling multiple initiatives and deadlines at once. From keeping your team on track to ensuring there is good communication and planning between you and your client, there are tons of project management apps available in the App …

Project Management

Facebook plans to put ads inside Messenger, report says

Facebook may be looking at new ways to monetize Messenger.<p>The social network plans to start putting ads inside of its messaging platform, according …

A $7 smartphone is about to change the game in India

The Freedom 251 will be accompanied by a price tag of under Rs. 500, around $7, as NDTV reports. For Indian people living on a very low income and unable to come close to affording a pricier smartphone, the device could prove to be a game changer.<p>Ringing Bells hasn't revealed much about the phone …

India

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Digital Age

The best custom keyboard for the iPhone is now on Android too

Slash's main feature is a blue forward slash key that sits at the bottom of the keyboard. This slash works wonders by allowing you to call up things from your favorite apps without leaving messages (or whatever app you are typing in, let's say Twitter).<p>Here's an example of how Slash works.<p>If you …

Apps

Here are the best pictures ever taken on an iPhone, according to Apple

The campaign, called World Gallery, showcases work from around the world and will be featured in 85 cities across 26 countries, according to iMore.<p>The theme of this year's selection is people, children, and men doing normal things. Apple has mixed together famous photographers with shots from every …

Mexico

A world leading scientist on the search for extraterrestrials pointed out a flaw in Stephen Hawking's fear of finding intelligent aliens

This silence has influenced a new group of experts over recent years which says it's time to stop listening and start talking — by deliberately transmitting messages into space for anyone who might be searching for them. They call the project Active SETI.<p>Many intellectual leaders of our age, …

Paranormal

Goldman Sachs nails why banks are so excited about the technology behind bitcoin

It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions.<p>Banks have been swarming around the technology, with 42 investment banks signing up to an industry-wide group looking at how …

Goldman Sachs

15 incredible photos that were taken by drones

Drone photography is incredible. Just look at this!<p>This is just third place winner in a two-month competition challenging people around the world to submit their best aerial photos taken by drones. The winners were announced Thursday after 10,000 entries poured in from 146 countries.<p>Check out the …

Drones

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Tim Ferriss

There may be an even bigger threat after ISIS is defeated

US intelligence services estimate some 30,000 people have joined the ranks of ISIS from around 100 countries, adding to the huge number who have fought with older Islamic extremist groups over the decades.<p>In Afghanistan alone between 1996 and 2001, some 10,000 to 20,000 people received jihadist …

Al-Qaeda