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Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Genetics

Here’s How To De-Register iMessage If You’ve Switched Platforms With Apple’s New Tool

Apple has added a new tool to its website for removing phone numbers from iMessage registration, even if you no longer have the iPhone in question and can’t toggle iMessage off in settings. The website lets you simply enter a phone number, where Apple will send you a code via text message, which …

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

Rose McGowan apologizes to gay community - CNN.com

After calling the gay community misogynistic on an episode of Bret Easton Ellis' podcast, Rose McGowan offered an apology of sorts. "Misogyny endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community," McGowan tweeted after her comments were criticized. "Could I have articulated my frustration …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

Why AT&T's new pricing plans are only a bargain for some

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon deciphers AT&T's new pricing plans and explains who will save money under these plans and who won't.<p>AT&T's newly revised service plans may sound like a good deal, but a closer read of the fine print reveals hidden price hikes on its most …

Personal Finance

Tamagotchi-Like iOS App Hatch Launches on November 20

Your iPhone’s about to get a lot cuter. Hatch, an app that will let you take care of an adorable virtual creature, is set to launch on the App Store on November 20.<p>When we previewed the app last year, we felt it had loads of potential to make the iPhone “feel alive.” With developers Impending and …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Zoo Tycoon aiming to have 'the most beautiful animals, zoos in gaming'

Frontier Developers is aiming to make the animals and zoos of the new <i>Zoo Tycoon</i> the most beautiful and lifelike of any previous Zootitle, the developers told Polygon during a demo of the title at Gamescom today.<p>According to Microsoft Studios manager Jorg Neumann, in additional to beautiful animals, …

Circle Gives You Distributed Control Of Your Family’s Internet So You Can Be Human To Each Other

This embed is invalid<p>Let’s not kid ourselves: We don’t control the Internet, the Internet controls us. Any notions to the contrary are foolish at best, but a new Kickstarter project called Circle wants to help families fight back against the Internet’s omnipresence with hardware and software that …

Google Goes Wild With Latest Street View Additions

Did you ever wonder what zoos in other countries are like? Are they just as obsessed with pregnant pandas as American zoos are?<p>Google Streetview is …

Yawn-activated coffee machine caffeinates sleepy travelers

A cup of joe is just a yawn away when you're standing in front of a coffee machine with facial-recognition software.<p>At first glance, the maroon Douwe Egberts coffee machine at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa looks pretty normal. On close inspection, it's missing something …

Coffeemakers

5 Exciting Tech Companies You've Probably Never Heard Of

One of the most interesting aspects of digital technology is its ability to disrupt. These days, scale is no match for innovation and speed.<p>Still, the new technologies that we usually hear about are from tech giants like Apple and Amazon, Facebook and Google, Microsoft, IBM and the like. On any …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Snowden trained as hacker while with NSA -- report

Snowden was taught all he needed to know about snooping into records while he was working for the NSA, according to The New York Times.<p>More details about the mysterious past of Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked details about the agency's surveillance …

Surveillance

Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping

Struggling computer maker Dell is considering a move into the "wearable computing" space, as it grapples with the effects of a shrinking PC …

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

How to get the Windows 8.1 preview

Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 8.1 for users to test and provide feedback. Here's how you can get it right now.<p>If you've been screaming from the rooftops for Microsoft to return the Start button to Windows, you're going to be happy. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 …

Microsoft Windows

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list:

Employment

These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

MacBook

Tech stocks show biggest signs of market strain

Major cracks in tech stocks, including a further crash in Apple Wednesday, are turning into the first point of pain for investors wondering how much trouble the market is in.<p>Rather than giving stocks a lift as investors are accustomed, big tech stocks have been a drag all year as investors worry if …

Bitcoin mining costs real world money

The active mining of virtual currency in the online world for real world profit is nothing new. This has been a common process in a number of online …

Bitcoin

Businessman from Hong Kong spends $15 million on diamond encrusted iPhone 5

There are several companies out there who can build incredibly expensive mobile phones for incredibly rich people. One of the names that spring to …

Hong Kong

Foxconn hires more workers to prep for new iPhone, says WSJ

The Apple supplier has added around 10,000 more people since late March in anticipation of the next iPhone, says the Wall Street Journal.<p>Apple's next-generation iPhone has already prompted supplier Foxconn to bump up its ranks.<p>Also known as Hon Hai Precision, the Taiwan-based supplier confirmed …

iPhone

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …