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This leaked photo claims to give us our first look at the 'iPhone 5se'

Following up a Friday report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman that Apple's long-rumored 4-inch iPhone will be called the 'iPhone 5se,' we might now have our first look at the smaller device.<p>On Sunday, a photo claiming to show the iPhone 5se surfaced over at Apple blog One More Thing, purportedly showing …

Mobile Technology

Is coconut oil really a miracle food? Surprising facts about this saturated fat

Wondering about all the hoopla surrounding coconut oil? Is it really a miracle “super fat,” as many natural health bloggers claim? Coconut oil's champions say it works as a treatment against everything from Alzheimer’s disease to thyroid issues. So, what's the truth?<p>No miracle fats<p>Despite what some …

How to check your iPhone's true signal strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

iOS

[UPDATED] What Was Hiding in This Hidden 50-Year-Old Safe Is Straight Out of a Movie

One couple uncovered the secret hideaway in the wall when they started a reno.<p><i>Correction: The following story was revealed to be a hoax. According to a post on The Chive by John Resig, he and his brother pulled off a "unique little ruse" and watched the story go viral. "</i><i>But it might be best to out</i> …

Archaeology

Heroes of the Storm’s most versatile character is Kharazim, Diablo 3’s Monk

The chief goal of character design in a MOBA or team brawler or lords management game is variety. You want a new character to feel and look different from the other characters in the game first, but you also want the hero to have different builds and playstyle possibilities. Blizzard has been …

Diablo

Hands-on: YouTube Gaming is a quick, good-looking, and feature-packed Twitch competitor

Last year, Google was considering purchasing the livestreaming site Twitch. That fell through, but this didn’t stop the company from pushing forward with a gaming initiative all its own: YouTube Gaming. This launched today, and GamesBeat is taking a closer look at all of its slick new features …

Internet

Nicotine Changes Marijuana's Effect on the Brain

<b>How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its</b> …

Neuroscience

Oura Is A Round-The-Clock Wellness Tracker For Your Finger

Can wearing this ring help you sleep better and feel better?<p>In the last couple of years, wearable health monitors have gotten smaller, more accurate, and cooler-looking. But for many people wearing one or more of the 19.4 million wearable fitness devices in use today—a figure that’s expected to …

Parallels 11 brings Microsoft's Cortana to Macs before Siri

The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on your OS X desktop. That's right -- you could have a …

Here's What We Actually Know About The Dangers Of Pot

As told by real scientists who evaluated real scientific research and oh my god is anyone else hungry?

10 Of The Best Fitness And Outdoor Adventure Gadget Gifts For Dad

Got a Dad who loves the outdoors? Try one of these outdoorsy gifts for Father's Day.<p>Welcome back to Fitmodo powered by the new Fitbit Charge HR …

Camping

Science is creating super-athletes — and making sports unrecognizable to previous generations

That's because "sports evolve over time," as Brooke Borel writes in the introduction to a discussion on TED.com of how science and technology are transforming sports.<p>As the three participants — "The Sports Gene" author David Epstein, former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and sports biomechanics expert …

Genetics

Redneck Shipping Container House Comes Complete With Solar Panels & Camo Decor

1/14<p>Cargotecture isn't just for yuppie do-gooders with a penchant for recycled materials and contemporary architecture. Those interested in hunting …

Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

Google Self Driving Car's Interior Looks Like it Was Made by Playskool

Folks in Mountain View, California, got to peer inside Google's autonomous bubblemobiles this weekend. It looks like a kiddie toy in there.<p>Google's koala-esque self-driving car is definitely aiming for "cute" with its design. A bubbly little pod that looks like it should be emitting Jetsons noises …

Self-Driving Cars

The stronger-than-titanium Turing Phone is not just another smartphone

The Turing Phone is the beginning of the cipher phone era.<p>"First there were feature phones, then smartphones and now cipher phones," Turing Robotics …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Mexico

BMW puts a 40-ton electric truck on the road

In a step towards greener goods transportation, BMW and Scherm put a 40-ton electric freight truck in operation in Munich.<p>An electric truck has been officially deployed in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, in a partnership between German automobile manufacturer BMW and automotive service provider Scherm. …

iPhone 6S Leaks Show Familiar Design With Big Changes Underneath

In the grand tradition of Silicon Valley, leaked photos of the next generation of iPhone have emerged, causing much rumination and ado concerning future additions to the iconic cell phone.<p>One thing is clear: the design won’t change much from the iPhone 6. But, as we’ve seen with the jump from …

Free marijuana for all: Oregonians exercise the right to Weed the People

State legalizes recreational marijuana, but it still can’t be sold to the general public – yet growers and dispensaries find way around the law with event<p>“A line this long that never ends and everybody is happy,” marveled Jim Leighton, a 30-year Oregon resident. “Isn’t that great?” He and some …

Latest Siri prank has more idiots calling emergency services

Siri has become an accessory to even more bullcrap from the Internet as pranksters have found another way to trick Apple’s digital assistant into contacting emergency services. And it’s only slightly less dumb than you think.<p>The prank claims that “something funny” will happen if you say “112” to …

Tech Trends

New Models Of Suspended Tents That Let You Sleep Among The Trees

Tent company Tentsile recently added three new models to its range of suspended tents.<p>It revealed Trillium, a small, stackable, versatile …

Gratitude: the latest self-help trend that could change your life

What if you could de-stress and double your energy with just two little words? Anna Hart says 'thank you' to the new self-help trend taking the world by storm<p>When was the last time you popped a cork to celebrate something? In my decade as a journalist, I’ve never once gone out with friends to …

Happiness

Missing UK family of 12 'feel safe after joining Isis'

Statement sent to BBC rejects claims that Mannan family, not seen since 17 May, were kidnapped and forced to join Islamic State<p>A British family of 12 who went missing have joined Islamic State and feel safer than they ever have, according to a statement purportedly issued on their behalf.<p>The …

A librarian found a copy of the original 'Star Wars' script, and it settles one of the biggest fan debates of the film

According to CBC— the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. — while trying to digitize the University of New Brunswick Library's science-fiction collection, librarian Kristian Brown stumbled upon an early draft of the "Star Wars" script.<p>The script, marked as a "fourth draft," is dated March 15, 1976, well …

Han Solo

Your iPhone will now tell you who a mystery caller might be so that you can stop ignoring unknown numbers

Apple is making a bunch of changes in iOS 9 that will make your devices much more proactive.<p>For example, if you insert headphones into your iPhone, your device will now recognize the headphones and pull up a "Now Playing" screen instead of having you pull up your music every time you want to go for …

iOS

Apple iOS 9 to give four extra hours of iPhone battery life

New ‘low power’ mode makes iPhones last longer as Apple focuses on speed, reliability and a smarter Siri with new update<p>The next update to Apple’s iOS iPhone and iPad operating system was unveiled on Monday and introduced a new intelligent search assistant, greater speed and security.<p>The free …

At Last, Bill Nye's LightSail Deploys Its Solar Sails In Space

Phew!<p>LightSail has finally seen the light. After a tumultuous time in lower Earth orbit, the Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft has at last deployed its namesake: four large mylar “sails” that theoretically use energy released from the Sun to propel the satellite forward. Now that they’re …

It Sure Is Hard To Drive When You're COVERED IN BEES

It might BEE time for Montana to amend its driving laws.<p>When Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jonathan Scheer first got a call about an erratic driver whose car was filled with bees, his first thought was “Yeah, right,” he told The Huffington Post.<p>But Scheer quickly learned that the caller wasn’t …

Brazil