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Tech Addicts Confess How Facebook, Instagram, And Twitter Are Taking Over Their Lives

Four women told the Herald Sun that they are absolutely addicted to the social media platforms...and what it's meant for their lives, careers, and relationships with loved ones.<p>One woman, 40-year-old Natalie Trice, says she's on Facebook and Twitter for five hours a day, but feels absolutely no …

15 impossible videos of babies and toddlers escaping from cribs

This is a thing on YouTube. Parents using crib monitors, or videotaping kids with other devices, to understand how their babies manage to get out. I …

Xeni Jardin

Taking contraceptive pill for five years doubles risk of brain tumour, warn scientists

Female sex hormones used in the contraceptive pill may increase the risk of some cancer types, scientists think<p>Taking the pill for at least five years more than doubles the risk of developing a brain tumour, a study has shown.<p>Scientists say that hormonal contraception, particularly progestogen-only …

Women's Health

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, watching TV at night—it’s not hard to find a good seat these days.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times …

Small Spaces

Meth-laden drone crashes near US-Mexico border

Police recover bags of methamphetamine from overloaded six-rotor drone as smugglers turn to new technology<p>Smuggling illicit drugs across international borders can now be added to pizza delivery and targeted assassinations on the growing list of applications for drones.<p>Police in the Mexican border …

Shazam music-discovery app valued at $1bn

The music recognition service has received $30m investment from unnamed parties, despite not turning a profit for years<p>Shazam, the mobile music recognition service, has raised $30m in a funding round that pushes its valuation to $1bn.<p>The company has not revealed who the new backers are, but says …

Apps

This is Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft showed off a number of new features for Windows 10 on phones today, but in afternoon sessions at the company’s press event, we got a closer look at what’s coming. Most of the demonstrations focused on improving the built-in apps and features of Windows Phone, and fixing a lot of the …

How Apple Used iPhone 5S To Sabotage Every 2015 Android Smartphone

On September 10 2013 Apple launched the iPhone 5S. The company also discussed the A7 chip it had designed for the new smartphone, heralding the start of 64-bit mobile computing on iOS. Rival smartphone manufacturers were bounced into rushing out statements that committed them to their own 64-bit …

iPhone

Police seek hundreds in videotaped Ferguson-area looting

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of hundreds of small businesses looted after a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Surveillance video released by the St. Louis County Police Department on Wednesday shows looters at the …

Justice

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Page 3: The Sun brings back topless women

Days after what looked like the end of its use of topless models on Page 3 sparked celebrations among campaigners, Thursday’s Sun seems to have reverted to type.<p>In what appears to be an attempt to regain control of the narrative surrounding the future of the newspaper’s Page 3, the paper again …

Anachronistic

David Cameron visits Scotland for first time since Scottish referendum

David Cameron makes his first visit to Scotland on Thursday since the independence referendum last September amid a renewed war of words between the Tories and the SNP.<p>As a new opinion poll suggested that the SNP could hold the balance of power at Westminster after the general election, with 55 of …

Income Tax

Dying star could be behind immensely powerful radio bursts 'heard' live

Astronomers may be one step closer to discovering origins of mysterious signals after detecting the millisecond-long blip live for the first time<p>A fleeting but immensely powerful celestial signal has been “heard” live for the first time, radio astronomers in Australia have announced, bringing …

Universe

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Japan

Bill Gates: digital learning will revolutionise education in global south

Microsoft founder predicts cheaper digital devices and better software will bring big change to learning as lives of poor people improve faster than ever<p>Gates foundation annual letter: what do you think of their vision?<p>Cheaper smartphones and tablets, advances in software and better network …

Bill Gates

London mayor Boris Johnson reported to have paid US tax demand

Conservative politician, born in the US and still a citizen, had previously called tax bill ‘absolutely outrageous’<p>Boris Johnson has reportedly settled a tax demand issued by the US authorities that he previously described as absolutely outrageous.<p>The London mayor, who holds British and American …

Boris Johnson

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

8 Ways Davos Is Urging World Leaders To Ask The Big Questions

As world leaders convene in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2015 this week, they'll be discussing everything from climate change and Ebola to stalled economic growth in China and the upcoming elections in Greece. They'll also be participating in daily meditation sessions.<p>Under this year's theme, …

World Economic Forum

How Fashion Helped Defeat 18th-Century Anti-Vaxxers

In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.<p>It was the perfect storm of disease transmission: a tourist destination packed with foreign visitors and unvaccinated local residents …

Strip-searched girl’s family sues Merseyside police

Lawyers for the 14-year-old say rights to privacy and rights as a child were breached as case goes to appeal court<p>A teenager who was forcibly strip-searched is suing Merseyside police for alleged mistreatment, as more and more children are subjected to the practice.<p>The appeal court hearing on …

England

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Microsoft to offer Windows 10 operating system for free

Move breaks with Microsoft’s past in order to compete in mobile-centric market as company also unveils headset that interacts with 3D holograms<p>Microsoft announced the end of nearly 30 years of history on Wednesday, launching the first free version of its Windows operating system.<p>The tech company …

Software