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Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and …

Study: Fist bumps are less germy than handshakes

A nice firm handshake has long been a mark of good manners and elevated social skills.<p>It is also a very germy way to greet your fellow humans, much worse than a couple of more casual alternatives, a new study shows.<p>"A short, sweet fist bump will transmit the least bacteria," and even a high-five is …

Awesome Time-Lapse Car Commercial Takes You on a Journey Through Tasmania

Australian car company Holden recently made a wise choice: they gave photographer Nathan Kaso and director Timothy Melville a couple of cars and set …

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Tango takes on Snapchat’s popular Stories feature with a new Spotify-powered photo app

Fresh from increasing its focus on games with a dedicated fund for developers, mobile messaging company Tango is pushing itself as a place to share photos after it launched a standalone ‘music remix’ app for its US users.<p><b>Update:</b> <i>It seems the app is not quite really for a full rollout as Tango has</i> …

Android or Windows? HTC becomes the first to let you decide with the One M8

<i>Read our full HTC One M8 with Windows review.</i><p>HTC has announced a new version of the One M8, which replaces the Android operating system with …

Apple may buy talk radio app Swell for $30M

Apple may try to flesh out its media offerings by stepping into talk radio.<p>Specifically, the company may be purchasing talk radio player Swell for roughly $30 million, according to Recode.<p>Such an acquisition would be just another in a series of buys from Apple. Earlier this year the company bought …

European Commission approves Apple’s acquisition of Beats

The European Commission has today approved Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The commission said that the buyout passes merger regulations. The commission concluded that Apple and Beats’ combined marketshare in both the streaming music and headphones markets is low, so an …

Supply Chain Sources Claim December Launch for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 and iWatch

Reports from within Apple's Asian supply chain (via <i>GforGames</i>) again suggest the company is planning to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone separately from the 5.5-inch model, with the latter model entering mass production in September. This staggered launch would allow Apple to debut the highly-anticipated …

Amazon may be going after Square with a credit card reader of its own

It looks like Amazon is about to release another piece of hardware. After over a year murmurs, documentation from Staples' internal inventory system suggests that Amazon is almost ready to unveil its own point-of-sale system to compete with the likes of Square and PayPal Here. A copy of the …

Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Once called the "most expensive sandbox in the world," the beaches of Malibu are at the centre of a bitter battle between billionaires and sunbathers. Now, an app appears to have helped the masses claim victory<p>The signs next to strips of pristine sand in Malibu seem clear. "Private beach," "No …

Mosa'ab Elshamy's best shot: aftermath of protests in Rabaa al-Adaweya Square, Cairo, 14 August, 2013

I often look back at the staggering events that Egypt has gone through since January 2011. The revolution faltered and the challenges mounted up, and so the initial victory, euphoria and hope were replaced by tragedy, disillusionment and despair. Violence spread as each massacre was followed by …