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Facebook launches Yarn, a JavaScript package manager built for speed

Facebook has launched Yarn, an open source JavaScript package manager that promises faster and more reliable installs than the massively popular npm. The company says its new creation is capable of reducing install times from several minutes to just seconds in some cases – depending on the size of …

Science Finally Figured Out How to Make Coffee Even Better

As it turns out, making a great cup of coffee is not so much about what you put into it once it’s brewed—it actually depends on what you do to the …

Coffee

New Details Reveal Samsung's Next Gamble

We’re close.<p>Samsung has been not-so-quietly ramping up its plans to launch the next step in smartphone technology: bendable devices.<p>The Korean tech giant has openly talked about the technology for years now. But as I’ve noted, Samsung has been increasingly covert with its future foldable plans; …

Samsung

10 things to know about Twitter on its 10th anniversary

Twitter is celebrating 10 years of existence today. Despite the constant criticism and concerns about its future, the short-messaging social media phenomenon certainly has a lot to celebrate.<p>It’s become part of the globe’s cultural fabric, inescapable on media channels and immensely popular with …

Alibaba Breaks 3 Trillion RMB Milestone, Plans To Double By 2020

Alibaba Group said on Monday it has crossed a major milestone in online-commerce, hitting 3 trillion RMB ($463 billion) in GMV transacted over its China retail marketplaces in under a year.<p>Joe Tsai, Alibaba’s executive vice chairman said in a corporate blog post that Alibaba took slightly under a …

China

Pirate Bay co-founder builds a perpetual piracy machine

Pirate Pay co-founder Peter Sunde has created a device that'll duplicate a single MP3 in perpetuity, as long as it's plugged in. Sunde, who spent five months in jail for his involvement with the torrenting site, has built Kopimashin, a Raspberry Pi with a screen that creates 100 copies of <i>Crazy</i> by …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Physics

iPhone 7 Leak Points To Seriously Thin Design

Apple has a long history of using multiple suppliers for key parts in its consumer hardware. From MacBook and iPad screens to memory chips and CPUs, Cupertino will pit supplier and supplier, pushing them to deliver better hardware and to get the best financial deal possible for Apple. As many …

Mobile Technology

Mulled Wine Recipes, The Cleverest Way To Drink When It's Cold Out

There are many great ways to drink red wine. At a dinner party, with a loved one, under the stars, but come the cold weather season the best way to drink a bottle of red is mulled. (Please note, you do not need a good bottle of red for this drink.) It’s the surest way to look forward to the frigid …

Slow Cookers

Bitcoin is officially tax-free in Europe

The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can be exchanged tax-free, reports Bloomberg.<p>The order follows a dispute in Sweden that arose last June between the nation’s tax authority and Bitcoin forum operator Daniel Hedqvist over whether …

Parkinson's: Woman who can sniff out disease inspires new research

Scottish pensioner inspires new study to detect Parkinson's disease through body odour after she successfully identifies sufferers by smelling T-shirts<p>Scientists have begun research into if a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's after a "supersmeller" detected the disease by sniffing …

Amazon and New York Times wage blogging war about controversial article

<b>Updated: October 19, 2015, 3:13 P.M. EST</b><p>Amazon has responded to the <i>New York Times</i> response to Amazon's critique of the <i>Times</i> article on Amazon's …

Einstein ring helps weigh a black hole

Astronomers have “weighed” only the nearest supermassive black holes. Now, with a gravity lens and Einstein ring, they’ve weighed one 12 billion …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

TOKYO (AP) -- The Bank of Japan has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth.<p>Japan's central bank announced the decision to stick with its massive asset purchases and negative interest rate policy following a policy meeting Tuesday.<p>The U.S. …

Afghan troops push into city of Kunduz, Taliban in retreat

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Government troops seized control of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday, the Afghan president announced, following a six-hour battle that saw the Taliban insurgents who had held it for three days largely melt away.<p>Despite the claim of victory, residents …

Afghanistan