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Nintendo announces Switch specs: 720p screen, 32GB of storage, and more

In addition to the wealth of news surrounding the Switch that Nintendo announced at its Tokyo event tonight, we finally got some concrete details on the hardware specifications of Nintendo’s latest console.<p>The Nintendo Switch device offers a 6.2-inch, 720p multitouch display that runs at a 1280 x …

Mobile Technology

Suiteness raises $5M to expand their hotel suite booking platform

Suiteness, a YC company that makes it easy to book hotel suites for groups, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Bullpen Capital & Global Founders Capital, with participation from HVF (Max Levchin’s personal fund), YC’s Continuity Fund, Kima Ventures and Altair Capital.<p>The …

Venture Capital

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Snapchat is doing remarkably well in Australia, new figures released by Snap Inc. show.<p>For the first time, the company has revealed how many …

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

A Lawyer With a Taste for Soy Sauce and a High Tolerance for Pain

In 2014, Jonathan Blum, a corporate lawyer in the Bay Area, rented a U-Haul truck and loaded it with three pallets of soy sauce bottles. Mr. Blum, 49, had recently begun importing the sauce from Japan for his new business, Shiso Soy. This should have been a triumphant moment in his long quest to …

Appetite for destruction: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to see that our eating meat is killing the planet

<b>(Ivonne Wierink via Shutterstock)</b><p>Everything we eat has a carbon footprint but heavily carnivorous diets are a leading cause of greenhouse emissions<p>Samuel Blackstone<p>October 16, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Whether you believe in climate change, like the majority of scientists, or believe it’s a hoax created by …

Agriculture

Best Diet For Health? Careful, It Bites!

Maybe this is the all time, quintessential “man bites dog” story: We know what the best diet for human health is, but instead of sinking our teeth into it, it’s the other way around. It keeps biting us! This, more or less, is what ensues when one dares to speak fundamental truths about the basic …

You Asked: What High-Fat Foods Should I Be Eating?

By now you’ve probably gotten the message: dietary fat is not the enemy. When you reach for low-fat salad dressing or fat-free snack foods, you’re …

How Molly Yeh Became One of the Most Popular Food Bloggers in the Game

How Molly Yeh turned a diary blog into a full-fledged business.<p>“She lives...on a farm?” “In North Dakota or something?” “It’s pronounced, <i>Yay.</i>”<p>This is how a lot of conversations about <b>Molly Yeh</b> begin. The blogger behind My Name is Yeh did, yes, move from New York to North Dakota to start a new life …

There's Even More Evidence That Fitness Trackers Don’t Work

Fitness trackers are ubiquitous, on the wrists and in the Happy Meals of thousands of Americans. But the latest evidence suggests that they don’t do …

Mercedes CEO: We will beat Tesla in less than 10 years

Mercedes' head said that the German automaker plans to overtake Tesla as the top premium electric car maker in less than 10 years.<p>Last week, Mercedes revealed its new electric car brand called EQ. It also unveiled its new Generation EQ concept car, which is a fully-electric SUV that will have a …

Tesla

HIV cure possible after disease becomes undetectable in blood of British man

A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities.<p>The 44-year-old is one of 50 people currently trialling a treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state.<p>Scientists told The …

Body scanners are coming to your gym

Sure, you may feel like you're in better shape after a trip to the gym, but how do you quantify it besides stepping on a scale or breaking out calipers? Australian outfit mPort thinks it can do better. It's rolling out 3D body scanners at LA Fitness gyms and shopping malls across the US, giving you …

Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands now won’t give you points if you book through a third-party platform like Hotel Tonight.<p>So Hotel Tonight is launching their own …

Hospitality

How to make runny egg yolk into delicious sauce using science

You will be the Champion of Breakfast<p>Let's agree on some things: breakfast is the absolute best. Eggs are an integral part of breakfast. Ergo, topping any plate with a poached or fried egg makes it Instant Breakfast. Don't believe me? Take that leftover pasta out of your fridge, heat it up, throw …

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Microsoft’s deal to acquire the work-focused social networking giant is an all-cash transaction, and it will value LinkedIn’s shares at $196 each. Microsoft says LinkedIn will retain its own brand and independence, …

Satya Nadella

11 Weight-Loss Drinks You Can Make at Home in No Time at All

If you're trying to lose weight, little things matter — especially what you're drinking. Soda, juice, and coffee-shop drinks can rack up hundreds of calories and tons of sugar in a day. While nothing beats water for helping the body stay energized and hydrated, these drink recipes all contain …

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

We Can't Stop Staring at Iron Chef Morimoto's 4-Ingredient Cocktail

Masaharu Morimoto, aka Iron Chef Morimoto, has a flair for presenting food—so it makes sense that his cocktails would look just as intriguing. This …

69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, Like, Yesterday

In the wonderful world of sexual intercourse, there's getting down — and then there's <i>getting down</i>.<p>Don't get us wrong; we're always down for a casual …

'Very troubling': Analysts question the way Apple describes its data

From 2007 until now, the iPhone was a miracle product that set its own rules. It had a monopoly on the iPhone experience and the iOS software inside it. That made Apple immune to price competition from Android, and consumers bent to its power: the iPhone costs about $700 on average, globally. Even …

Australians are cutting down on sugar but love of honey worries health experts

"The scientific evidence about damage caused by added sugar isn't about just the white sugar cube we may add to our drink. It's all the types, like …

Bnbsitter raises $2.5M for on-demand concierge service for short-term rentals

Bnbsitter is another startup operating in the Airbnb and short-term rentals ecosystem. However, differing slightly from property-management-style concierge offerings, such as London-based Hostmaker, the Paris-based company offers a pure on-demand marketplace for concierge-related services.<p>The list …

Hospitality

Employee found dead at Apple headquarters identified

The Santa Clara County coroner’s office identified the man found dead at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters on Wednesday as 25-year-old Edward Mackowiak, Reuters reports.<p>Mackowiak’s body was reportedly found in a conference room Wednesday morning. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office described the …

Santa Clara County

If You're Dairy-Free, This New Plant-Based Milk Is Going to Change Everything For You

If you're vegan, not a fan of dairy, or simply lactose intolerant, then get excited — we've made a pretty awesome discovery, and we think you're going to like it.<p>Of all the plant-based milks, it can be hard to choose one. Which has the most protein? Which goes best in coffee? Am I getting enough …

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Meat Art Is the Food Trend We Never Expected on Instagram

It's not just for show—it's what's for dinner.<p>Deep within Instagram, past the latte hearts and ice-cream-cone-against-brick-wall shots, lies a subculture of what can only be described as "meat artists." Here, you'll find hunks of lard carved into <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>-esque roses; Frankensteined …

This $6 Piece of Aluminum Will Change the Way You Cook

Meet the simple, chef-y tool that will revolutionize your weeknight dinner.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Sometimes the simplest chef-y tool can …