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4 simple, Buddhist-approved ways to boost your happiness

Some people, no matter how hectic things get, just never seemed frazzled. Sleeping through your alarm, shattering your iPhone screen while changing …

Microsoft’s new Modern Keyboard has a hidden fingerprint reader

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Twitter gets some sweet design updates across all its apps

Working off of feedback from users for a year, Twitter has made some welcome design updates to its web and mobile apps, as well as to TweetDeck and Twitter Lite.<p>First off, there are simpler icons for things like replying to tweets (it’s now a chat bubble instead of a backward-facing arrow), and …

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Facebook Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Find Extremist Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to complaints that not enough is being done to keep extremist content off social media platforms, Facebook said Thursday that it would begin using artificial intelligence to help remove inappropriate content.<p>Artificial intelligence will largely be used in conjunction with …

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Apple’s WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect

It’s June again, so it’s time for Apple to give the world a look at what it’s been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone, the Mac, and everything in between in the months to come.<p>On Monday, Apple will kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote presentation where, …

Apple will announce iOS 11, MacBooks, iPads, Siri speaker, watchOS & tvOS at WWDC 2017

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.<p>Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 kicks off on Monday, June 5, in San …

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Where is that sweet spot between casual dating and immediate commitment?

“Will you be here when I get home?” he asked, while dressing for his day.<p>It was a fair question to pose to one’s lover. But since I had my own apartment and we weren’t officially a couple, I said “I don’t know.”<p>He wasn’t direct with me, and so I wasn’t direct with him. I found him hard to read. Was …

The 15 best iPhone hidden features you never knew existed

The iPhone has a treasure trove of useful features that can actually save you time. So many in fact, that even the most seasoned iPhone users may not …

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17 of the Most Impressive Yoga Poses on Instagram

Even if you can't bend yourself into a pretzel or defy gravity with masterful inversions (yet), admiring the craziest yoga poses on Instagram can be …

Google Home pre-orders begin in Canada for June 26 launch

The Google Home connected speaker is now available to purchase in yet another country. Pre-orders are now being accepted on the Google Store site in Canada for the speaker, as well as other retailers such as Best Buy, for the price of $179 CDN.<p>This is just the third country in the world where you …

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Essential patent suggests the company is also working on AR smart glasses

Essential launched its first smartphone yesterday, but the company’s ambitions go far beyond just Android-powered handsets. For one example, Essential also launched the Essential Home, a smart hardware assistant made to go head-to-head with Google Home and Amazon Echo. Now, a patent discovered by …

Airbnb hosts reject guests with disabilities more often, researchers say

Airbnb hosts have already been found to discriminate against guests with "black-sounding" names, and now it sounds like host discrimination extends to guests with disabilities as well.<p>A study by researchers at Rutgers, highlighted in <i>The New York Times</i> today, found that guests who disclose a …

YouTube cracks down on ads placed on ‘hate speech’ videos

YouTube has clarified its rules on ‘hate speech’ just a day after an EU report stated that it was lagging behind Facebook in combating inappropriate …

Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect

A decade ago, the late Steve Jobs stood and sat at a desk on stage at Apple’s 2007 Worldwide Developer’s Conference for an hour and a half, master of …

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Apple CEO blasts Trump's Paris accord move in email

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a strongly worded e-mail Thursday taking issue with president Trump's move to drop out of the Paris accord. Climate change …

Nintendo’s online Switch service will launch in 2018 and cost $20 a year

Nintendo has shed more light on the paid online subscription service it’s planning to offer for its Switch console, confirming US pricing, and stating that it will launch in full at some point in 2018.<p>The company says it will also launch a smartphone app alongside the service’s rollout next year …

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Elon Musk, Google, Microsoft, and more decry Trump’s withdrawal from Paris accord

President Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a move that will weaken efforts to fight climate change and raise tensions in an already uneasy relationship with technology companies that have vocally opposed such a move.<p>In a speech delivered in the White …

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Apple announces it has paid App Store developers more than $70 billion, downloads up 70% YOY

Ahead of its developer conference next week, Apple has announced that all-time earnings from App Store developers have topped $70 billion. The App Store launched with iPhone OS 2 in 2008 and has exploded ever since.<p>In the last twelve months, the company said Apple Store downloads have increased …

Elon Musk Quits Trump's Advisory Councils After President Pulls US From Paris Accord

Musk threatened to quit on Wednesday if Trump pulled the trigger.<p>Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk is stepping down from several Trump administration advisory councils after the president announced on Thursday that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.<p>Musk, who sits on …

Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories

Microsoft today is launching a completely revamped version of its Skype application, with a new set of features that draw obvious inspiration from messaging rivals, like Messenger and Snapchat. Yes, that means Skype now has its own Stories-like feature, which it’s calling Highlights, as well as a …

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Moto Z2 Play specs, price, release date, and everything else you should know

After months and months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, Lenovo has <i>finally</i> taken the wraps off its new powerhouse of a phone, the Moto Z2 Play. The original Moto Z Play brought us incredible battery life at an affordable price, and the Z2 Play, unsurprisingly, will do just that, but in a more …

The Pokémon Company’s net profit skyrockets, highest in years

Thanks to games like the crazy popular Pokémon Go, the Pokémon Company’s net profit soared to $143.3 million during this past fiscal year. That’s 26 times higher than the previous year’s.<p>We’ve heard enough about just how much Niantic has made thus far with Pokémon Go, but what about the Pokémon …

Can a long distance marriage actually work?

When spine surgeon David Hanscom met his future wife Babs, they weren’t living in the same state. David ran a practice out of Idaho, while Babs, an …

3 all-natural ways to dial-down your anxiety

Whether your anxiety spikes during particularly stressful moments (like that morning meeting with your boss that did <i>not</i> go as you’d hoped), or if …

9 Tricks That Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Wondering how to lower blood sugar without medication? We dug up the latest ways to tame tough-to-control blood sugar to improve your heart health …

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