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Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purposes of the Fair …

Your Housing Rights Are on the Line

<i>By Nancy Wilberg Ricks, Senior Policy Strategist, NCLR</i><p>This year all eyes are on anti-discrimination laws that impact your housing rights, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to release a much-needed and improved Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. …

7 Ways to Heal a Fatty Liver

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips …

Science Says You Should Be Eating These Top Foods to Stay Sharp

Add these superfoods to your next grocery list right now.<p>Watching your diet can have an enormously positive influence on physical, mental, and emotional functioning when you're on the job. Now, the right food isn't going to make you an overnight success, but science does back the idea that …

Immune System

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

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How beer could help with weight loss

When it comes to health benefits and alcohol, antioxidant-rich red wine is usually the drink drawing all the praise.<p>But beer — carbs and calories notwithstanding — also has its upsides, with studies showing the beverage can help prevent kidney stones, strengthen bones, and aid your digestive system.<p>…

Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

Amazon is spreading the Alexa love. The voice service is now available on the Triby. This small, family-focused message board, internet radio and VoIP device is the first device available for purchase not made by Amazon to feature the company’s clever voice service.<p>Using the Amazon Alexa Voice …

Facebook's 900 million Messenger users can voice call multiple friends at the same time — here's how to do it

Some reports suggest you'll be able to speak to 50 people at once but TechCrunch is reporting that the feature only allows you to talk to 12 people at once.<p>David Marcus, head of Messenger, announced global rollout on his Facebook page on Wednesday. In the post, he also explained how to use the new …

Twitter eyeing Japan for revenue from data for businesses

TOKYO (AP) — Twitter has its eyes on Japan, with its 35 million users, to make money from companies eager to use Twitter data to research retail …

Police believe Google and Apple should censor encryption apps

After backing down in the most recent encryption debate, law enforcement officials still seem to be coming up with novel ideas about how to keep encryption out of our and criminal hands. The latest bright idea proposes that app gatekeepers Google and Apple could apply some censorship to their …

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Amazon's $50 Fire tablet tries on new colors, 16GB storage option

Starting Thursday, Amazon's dirt-cheap Fire tablet ($50, £50) come in three new colors: magenta, blue and tangerine, as well as the previous black. Additionally, a step-up model with 16GB of internal storage (instead of the standard 8GB) is available for $70.<p>The Fire Kids Edition also adds the 16GB …

Verizon Q1 misses on sales of $32.2B, meets on EPS of $1.06, mum on Yahoo bid

No word on Yahoo from Verizon, one of the strong contenders to buy the troubled Internet giant, but today the carrier (which now owns TechCrunch) reported its own mixed earnings for Q1. Dragged by declines in wireless revenues, the company posted total revenues of $32.2 billion and earnings per …

WeChat is nothing like WhatsApp—and that makes it even more valuable

Quartz<p>The world’s most popular messaging apps are mirror images of each other. WhatsApp, purchased by Facebook on Wednesday for $19 billion, prides itself on doing one thing well—offering a messaging service free of ads, games, and gimmicks. Its China-based competitor WeChat, owned by internet …

Messaging app WeChat is becoming a mobile payment giant in China

WeChat, China’s smash hit chat app, has long been a bellwether for the future of mobile messaging. It was first to popularize putting brands in chat and integrating third-party services, two trends Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger and others are jumping on, and it looks like payment is the …

Facebook considers tip jar proposal as part of push to monetise posts

Opportunity to pay small amounts to favoured pages is being mooted along with other options. But would tipping really catch on on the social network?<p>Facebook is considering the introduction of a virtual “tip jar”, so users can tip small amounts of money to the pages and people they like most.<p>The …

This 15-year-old mobile game is earning $100 million in China. Every month.

If you didn't grow up patronizing Chinese internet cafes at the turn of the millennium, the name "The Legend of Mir" probably doesn't do much for you. It is, however, a potent name in China, where a mobile version of <i>The Legend of Mir 2</i>, a Korean MMORPG released in 2001, is earning between $92 …

China operators add 60M 4G users in Jan-Feb - Mobile World Live

China’s three mobile operators added nearly 60 million 4G connections in the first two months of the year, giving the country 483 million LTE …

How HP's brilliant new logo came to be

The story of HP's new premium logo began in December 2008 when the American tech giant commissioned British creative agency Moving Brands to redesign its entire corporate identity. Today Moving Brands has branches in San Francisco, New York, and Zurich, but back then it was just a single London …

Verizon reportedly set to make Yahoo’s short list of potential acquirers

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Verizon was set on Tuesday to advance to the second stage of bidding for Yahoo Inc’s core assets, as the U.S. internet company went through offers to put together a short list, people familiar with the matter said.<p>Verizon submitted its offer with advice from investment banks Guggenheim …

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Facebook might soon let you earn money from your posts

With the launch of Instant Articles for publishers to deliver content and ads more quickly on mobile, Facebook made it clear that it was serious about monetizing content.<p>A new user survey from the company, spotted by The Verge, hints at the possibility of Facebook allowing users to accept donations …

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How To Use Chat Bots In Facebook Messenger For iOS / Android

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took advantage of a captive audience at F8 conference to announce the Messenger Platform, which brings chat bots to …

The Evolution of Kanye West’s Music Told Through Piano Renditions

YouTube user Young Piano takes on Kanye West’s music legacy in a new video that shows him playing three songs from every one of his seven albums in …

These Are The 31 Senate Bills That Hillary And Bernie Voted Differently On

When it comes to the two remaining Democratic candidates, their voting records aren’t too far apart. Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton and …

Why is the American media mostly ignoring two other terror attacks that happened this month?

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning, in which at least 34 people died and another 198 were injured, international media …

41 years. $3 billion. Inside the Clinton donor network.

Gorman sorted the motley collection into 50 manila envelopes — one for each state other than Arkansas, as well as Puerto Rico — and began appealing to skeptical party financiers to back the little-known governor in his bid for the White House.<p>From those humble origins, the Clintons constructed an …

Silicon Valley

2 High-Quality Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

When making investment decisions, having a long term horizon makes all the difference in the world. Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and a long-term approach to investing is one of the building blocks of his spectacularly profitable strategies. In Warren Buffett's own …

Stocks mixed as oil slides, Fed rate decision looms

Stocks ended mostly lower Tuesday as investors reacted to a resumed slide in oil prices and braced for the Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday on interest rates.<p>Down were the Nasdaq and the S&P 500, off 0.5% and 0.2%, respectively. Finishing higher was the Dow Jones industrial average, which …