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The photographer teaching women to feel beautiful naked

Photographer Mathilde Grafström struggled with body image issues and confidence for much of her life. “I had a major identity crisis a few years back and I’m still working on trying to accept my own body as it is. I suffer from these beauty ideals that are put out by the media, and it affects my …

Love Myself

YouTube's years-long banishment in Pakistan ends -- sort of

Popular video-sharing site was blocked in 2012 after refusing to remove a video that Pakistan considered blasphemous.<p>After three years in exile, YouTube has returned to Pakistan, with a big caveat.<p>The Google-owned video-sharing site returned to the country on Monday after a Pakistan-specific …

Pakistan

Vizio's cheapest 4K TVs are on sale starting at just $600

Worried that Vizio's $130,000 120-inch Reference Series TV is a bit out of your price range? For the budget-constrained buyers among us, Vizio has recently launched a new series of 4K TVs that are cheaper than any it's ever offered before: the D-Series. The smallest one is a 50-inch television …

Here's why you can't take your hoverboard on a plane

Major US airlines are banning the two-wheeled motorized boards from both checked and carry-on luggage because of safety concerns about the batteries.<p>You are now free to move about the cabin, as long as you're not on a hoverboard.<p>This holiday season's hottest gift, and we mean literally hot, has …

Batteries

Watch T-Mobile CEO John Legere festively throw shade at rival carriers

T-Mobile is getting into the holiday spirit by producing a gleefully aggressive music video that flips the bird to Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. It’s an interesting move, but we should almost expect it at this point. After all, the T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been building something of a celebrity …

Telecoms

Anonymous Wants To Take Down Donald Trump

Hacktivist group Anonymous appears to have a new target: Donald Trump. The group started taking down websites affiliated with Trump’s presidential run and business holdings earlier this week. In a statement on YouTube, Anonymous said it is focusing its efforts on Trump due to his deeply bigoted …

Chinese researchers create mind-controlled car

Researcher Zhang Zhao wearing a brain signal-reading equipment poses with a car which can be controlled with his brain wave, during a demonstration at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung<p>If you ever needed any evidence that we’re living in the future, here you …

Demonstration

Your iPad's Apple SIM can give you data while you travel

The Apple SIM in your cellular-equipped iPad is about to become useful for much more than choosing a carrier when you're getting started. Otono Networks has launched AlwaysOnline Wireless, a service that gives you data (up to LTE) while traveling in 45 countries. What you pay depends on both where …

Adidas uses plastic ocean waste to create a 3D-printed shoe

Back in June, Adidas revealed a shoe made almost entirely from recycled ocean waste. That product marked the beginning of a partnership between the sportswear firm and Parley, an organization trying to combat ocean pollution worldwide. Now, Adidas is taking this one step further: its new design …

Shoes

1 in 5 consumers may ditch cable subscriptions in 2016

About 20 percent of consumers could ditch their cable TV subscriptions in 2016, according to a survey by accounting firm PwC, as competition between pay TV and over-the-top services such as Netflix heats up.<p>Over-the-top (OTT) refers to third-party video providers whose content can be delivered over …

Pay-TV

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

YouTube's 10 most popular videos of 2015

YouTube has gone from strength to strength in 2015 – generating billions of video views each day, and reporting a 60 percent increase in watch time in comparison to last year.<p>Sitting at the top of the millions of videos posted in 2015 are the top 10 most watched videos uploaded this year.<p>YouTube’s …

Top 10

Spanish police arrest 2 on suspicion of forming part of ISIS

Two people have been arrested in Catalonia and the Canary Islands on suspicion of forming an Islamic State group cell and of recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic militants, Spain said Tuesday.<p>Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said the two, a man and a woman both of Moroccan nationality, …

Tokyo Apple Store cancels event after bomb scare

The Japanese Apple Store in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district had to be evacuated and a promotional event canceled over the weekend after it received a bomb threat.<p>The event was a Sunday promotional event featuring the movie director Isao Yukisada, who last directed the Chinese romance-suspense film</i> …

Apple Store

Here's what's up with Google's Contacts and Phone apps: They're coming soon, for some

Google's Contacts and Phone apps for Android caused a great deal of confusion last week: The apps, which come pre-installed on many phones, suddenly …

"Holy grail" of shipwrecks found off Colombia

<b>CARTAGENA, Colombia</b> - President Juan Manual Santos on Saturday hailed the discovery of a Spanish galleon that went down off the South American …

France considers blocking Tor and public Wi-Fi after Paris attacks

Security forces outline new counter-terrorism measures in internal document<p>French security forces have drafted proposals that would ban public Wi-Fi and access to the Tor network, <i>Le Monde</i> reports, citing internal documents from the Ministry of Interior. The anti-terror proposals come three weeks …

Privacy

Sony buys Toshiba's image sensor business for $155 million

Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen ($155 million). Plans to do so were first rumored in October, but Sony has now confirmed the price, with the transfer of Toshiba's fabrication plant, equipment, and employees set to be completed within the fiscal …

'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore

What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be controlled by a human pilot and is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing. Snowstorm was created as …

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How Microsoft’s HoloLens May Change Everything For Industrial And Mechanical Designers

By integrating Microsoft’s “mixed reality” system and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 design software, designers can see 3-D holograms of their work.<p>Soon, product designers will be able to get up close and personal with their creations while they’re still planning them. Rather than just look at digital …

Google hires Tesla's Autopilot engineering manager

Google is insistent it's not looking to build a car. That's funny, because it just hired away Tesla's Autopilot chief engineer.<p>The keen eyes at</i> …

No, SoundCloud didn't remove a silent track for violating copyright

On November 22nd, artist collective DJ Detweiler posted a screenshot of a message from SoundCloud that said its track, "John Cage - 4'33 (DJ DETWEILER REMIX)," had been removed because it appeared to contain copyrighted content. The joke here is that the original "4'33"" is completely silent and a …

The NSA ended one of its contentious spying programs this weekend

It was first brought to public scrutiny after NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked documents to journalists about the scale of the US government's spying, provoking a global debate over privacy and security.<p>Though hailed as a hero by privacy activists, Snowden is viewed as a …

No, NSA Phone Spying Has Not Ended

At 11:59 P.M. on Saturday night, the U.S. National Security Agency supposedly yanked the cord on its bulk telephone records collection, thereby …

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The iPhone 7 may not have a 3.5mm jack and that's okay

There are rumors afloat that Apple’s next iPhone might ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a Lightning connector. While that might sound like the end of the world to audiophiles, don’t worry, it actually seems more like Apple being Apple.<p>The company is known for leading the …

Mobile Technology

Scans Of King Tut's Tomb Show '90 Percent' Chance Of Secret Rooms

Radar reveals 'an entrance to something' in the walls of the burial chamber.<p>King Tut is hiding something.<p>Radar scans of Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings appear to have confirmed a new theory that there are other chambers -- and possibly another tomb -- hidden behind the walls.<p>…

Archaeology

“One port to do it all” – the new integrated USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port makes it into the first laptop

Apple’s decision to equip the 12-inch MacBook with just a single port was a controversial one, but the USB-C port Apple chose just got a whole lot more powerful. Intel announced back in June that it was integrating USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to create “one compact port that does it all” – and that …

MacBook Air

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The NSA has closed down its mass surveillance program.</b> After Edward Snowden's revelations about US government spying, laws were passed to curtail the spy agency's powers.<p><b>2. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and more are launching a new organization to invest in renewable technologies,</b> …

Windows Phone