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Russia

Supposed iPhone 6 Display Cover Faces The Sandpaper Test

The leaked component that’s being touted as the front screen of the upcoming iPhone 6 got a good workout in a video test by Youtube regular MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) when it first broke cover, and now Brownlee is back with a new video that takes the durability tests even further. This second round …

Barack Obama

Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study

Children of same-sex parents have above average health and well-being, research by the University of Melbourne shows.<p>The research was based on data …

University of Melbourne

Mahatma Gandhi statue for Parliament Square

George Osborne and William Hague unveil plans for Mahatma Gandhi statue opposite Houses of Parliament<p>A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian civil rights leader, will be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament, Cabinet ministers have announced.<p>Gandhi, who studied in London, will join Winston …

The NSA Has Gathered 'Startlingly Intimate' Data On A Whopping Amount Of Ordinary Citizens

The NSA is far more likely to intercept conversations between ordinary internet users than terror suspects, according to the report, which was based off a four-month review of more than 160,000 emails and instant-message conversations, as well as 7,900 documents lifted from 11,000 online …

Surveillance

Yes, We Love iPhone Concepts

Perhaps this is the reason why we feature so many of them! Check out this really ultra slim iPhone 6 Pro with Wireless Charging and iView Cover. …

IRL: Living with the Cocoon Slim, a backpack made for gadget hoarders

When you run around town with a lot of technology, a good bag isn't just nice to have -- it's a necessity. In any one given day at Engadget, we might be attending a product launch, interviewing people or taking all those lovely sample shots you see around the site. A regular courier bag or rucksack …

Gramofon Hands-On: Streaming Spotify to Any Speaker

It should be simple for multiple people to control and stream music through a single sound system.<p>But too often, it’s not.<p>Some speakers support AirPlay, but Apple’s walled garden rules out Android hardware. Bluetooth is an adequate solution, but all too frequently your playlist is interrupted by an …

Alleged iPad Air 2 images show Touch ID and no lock button

Could this be the next generation iPad Air? New pictures showing up on the Japanese online news site ASCII Plus depict what appears to be a mockup of Apple’s forthcoming iPad Air 2, including images of it next to the current iPad Air model.<p>The images show a tablet that looks around 1mm thinner the …

Sunrise Brings its Beautiful Calendar App to the Mac

Sunrise has already made a name for itself on iOS, Android and the Web, but today it’s catering to Mac users with a new, native calendar app.<p>In fairness, its look and functionality are almost identical to the Sunrise website and Chrome app that launched back in May. If you’re already familiar with …

Emma Watson 'Faces Immigration Investigation Over American Maid, Could Face Up To £10,000 In Civil Penalties' (VIDEO)

Emma Watson is reportedly embroiled in a legal drama over her housekeeper, who was believed to be working in the UK without the proper …

Google Employees Reveal Their Favorite Perks About Working For The Company

Adam Berry/Getty Images Google jobs are some of the most sought-after positions in the entire tech industry.<p>Besides truly gorgeous office spaces, Google provides its workers with a lot of perks, and some former Googlers, and a few who are still with the company, listed their favorite benefits on …

The Workplace

The river where swimming lessons can be a health hazard

<b>The monsoon is about to come to Varanasi, India's ancient city on the Ganges, putting an end to the daily swimming lessons held in the river after school. The children will miss the cooling water, but some experts say it is so polluted the lessons should never be allowed at all.</b><p>Hundreds of children …

India

iWatch may be make or break for wearable tech

As the first new product line launched under Tim Cook, most people realize how significant the iWatch is going to be for Apple. But research firm ABI Research thinks it’s also going to be make or break for the wearables market.<p>Crunching figures, ABI points out that “smartwatch” shipments for the …

Apple to parents: iPhone is your little helper

The latest ad in Apple's "You're More Powerful Than You Think" campaign shows all the apps parents can use to get through the day.<p>Apple has spent the last few months making people feel deeply insecure.<p>All through its latest advertising, it's made you understand that if you don't have a verse, a …

Parenting

Gay Pride Parades From Around the World

Revelers celebrate during the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, Canada, June 29, 2014.<br>Mark Blinch—Reuters

LGBTQI

What the GSK Sex Tape Says About Surveillance in China

Years ago, when my husband and I were living in Shanghai, a crew of men came to change the smoke-alarm battery in our bedroom. It seemed a lot of …

Xi Jinping

A Major Organ Donation Breakthrough Will Save Countless Lives

Now the BBC is reporting a potentially huge scientific breakthrough.<p>It's a technique coined "supercooling." Usually when an organ is removed from a person's body it immediately begins to deteriorate. This new technique may be able to slow down that process.<p>Right now scientists have tested animals …

Breakthroughs

The Most San Francisco Wedding Happened, Thanks To Uber

Friends and family gathered to witness Sosh’s CTO Rod Begbie marry his sweetheart of three years this afternoon. Only this was no ordinary wedding. Begbie and his bride-to-be, Lacey Shaw, sent a GroupMe message and a tweet earlier today, asking all their friends to meet them in Alamo Square Park to …

Facebook Ran A Huge Psychological Experiment On Users And Manipulated The Emotions Of More Than 600,000 People

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Facebook's data scientists conducted a massive experiment where it messed with people's feeds and proved that longer-lasting moods, like happiness or depression, can be transferred across the social network.<p>The company tweaked the Newsfeed algorithms of 689,003 unwitting …

Psychology

My last Glastonbury will be 2020, says Michael Eavis

Festival founder plans to bow out of the event when it reaches its 50th anniversary, and says 2017 will be next fallow year<p>• See all our Glastonbury coverage here • Follow Sunday in the mud at Worthy Farm with our liveblog<p>Michael Eavis has said that he plans to bow out of running Glastonbury …