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FALSE: Airplane Forced to Make Emergency Landing Because Woman’s V@gina Smelled So Bad

CLAIM<p>A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing because one passenger's vagina had an offensive odor.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>In early October …

How to Read Nutrition Labels

If you’re trying to eat healthfully, the nutrition label becomes a must-use tool for making better food choices. Once you learn to quickly scan the …

Nutrition

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>The pain point TRVL …

Travel Industry

Def Jam's Russell Simmons targets ex-friend Trump's campaign 'of hate'

Simmons was once close friends with the businessman – but in a Guardian podcast, he says he no longer recognizes the man running for president<p>Russell Simmons, the American entrepreneur and founder of Def Jam Records, recalled a time when he was Donald Trump’s close friend. They spent nearly every …

Donald Trump

Mexico Miss World pageant director shot dead in targeted attack

Drug cartel link possible in death of director of pageant in Mexico, who was killed just after crowning Miss Sinaloa winner in violence-plagued region<p>The director of the Miss World beauty pageant in Mexico has been shot dead in a targeted attack just hours after crowning the provincial winner for …

Mexico

Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android

And so, the dating pool for queer women across the world got that much bigger.<p>Her, the dating app focused exclusively on ladies who are into other ladies, has finally opened up the app to Android users.<p>The app launched all the way back in 2013 in the UK, and back then it was known as “Dattch.” …

Apps

Top tablets with keyboards

We've rounded up our top tablets that include native keyboard functionality to make typing easier.<p>The convenience of carrying around a compact tablet instead of a laptop has some people ditching their old notebooks for a more portable experience, but the benefits of a full keyboard can still come …

Gear & Gadgets

Hawaii enacts first state law in U.S. to place gun owners in database

<b>(CNN) —</b> While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database.<p>That database, which is called the "Rap Back" system, is operated by the FBI and …

Guns

These bizarre Japanese electric vehicles could change how we get around cities

Companies are coming up with all kinds of interesting vehicles to help people get around. From hoverboards to passenger drones, vehicles aimed at helping people travel short distances are all the rage these days.<p>Yamaha is the latest to reveal a concept vehicle that gives us a glimpse of what …

Yamaha

You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

In a world where the phrase “oh god, not another app” often springs to mind, along with “Yeah, yeah, I’m <i>sure</i> you want to make a world a better place” TraffickCam is a blast of icy-fresh air.<p>TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex …

Travel Industry

Jesus's wife papyrus probably fake, say experts

New evidence indicates the fragment in which Jesus refers to ‘my wife’ is likely to be a modern forgery<p>A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it is likely to be a forgery.<p>Harvard Divinity …

Theology

Huawei’s MateBook tablet is up for pre-order in the US, shipping July 11th

We’re here 102 floors above Manhattan at One World Trade (for some reason) to commemorate the US launch of Huawei’s MateBook tablet. The two-in-one, which was shown off at Mobile World Congress back in February, is now up for pre-order here in the States, with shipping starting July 11th.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

This is a no-fuss way to add USB ports to your wall outlets

It's super convenient to have USB ports integrated into your wall outlets — it makes charging your smartphone, tablet, fitness tracker, smartwatch, or whatever as easy as plugging it into the wall. Unfortunately, getting a USB port in your wall outlet usually involves some sort of wiring and …

Wearable Tech

SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised £3.2M ($4.5M) from a group of investors led by Imperial Innovations. In addition to the institutional investor specializing in commercial spin-outs from academic institutions, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels …

Internet of Things

An LA judge ordered a woman to unlock a phone with her fingerprint

A federal judge recently signed a warrant requiring a woman to use her fingerprint to unlock her phone, <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports. The woman, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was sentenced for identity theft the same day the warrant was signed, but it's not clear why exactly the FBI wanted to unlock her …

Privacy

Leica’s $6,000 M-D camera doesn’t have an LCD screen

Hope you know how to use those settings<p>It's true: Leica is really releasing a high-end, luxury digital camera without an LCD for reviewing snapped photos. The company is breaking away from what's usually seen as a fundamental piece of modern cameras so that it can "bring back the joy and …

Cameras

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials

The CIA in 2012 proposed a detailed covert action plan designed to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but President Obama declined to approve it, current and former U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>It’s long been known that then-CIA Director David Petraeus recommended a program to …

Middle East

FACT CHECK: Will a 'Green Moon' Appear in April 2018?

CLAIM<p>On 20 April 2018, a Green Moon will appear in the sky, a rare event that only occurs every 420 years.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>On 25 March 2016, a …

North Korea Tells Citizens to Prepare Themselves for Famine

North Korea instructed the country Monday to brace itself for possible famine and severe economic hardship — but not to despair, because “the road to …

North Korea

Apple burns Android and Windows for slow upgrades

Android updates are slow, Windows upgrades are 'really sad'<p>It's been an unusual Apple event, starting off with talk of privacy, environmentalism, and health, but once Apple got into its usual product launch groove, it couldn't resist burning its nearest and dearest competitors. In announcing the …

IPad Pro

Netflix’s first recommended TVs in 2016 are from LG and Sony

For the second year running, Netflix is awarding its "Netflix Recommended" badges to smart TVs that meet its criteria. This year, the selection process has got a little tougher, with <i>Variety</i> reporting that the company has reduced the amount of time it gives TVs to perform certain tasks. A TV must …

Televisions

ISIS tech team warns 'brothers in Belgium' to avoid social media after Brussels attacks

A message purportedly sent to supporters of the Islamic State over the anonymous messaging app Telegram on Tuesday warned the group's "brothers in …

Stagefright exploit reliably attacks Android phones (updated)

You may know that the Stagefright security flaw is theoretically dangerous, but it hasn't been that risky in practice -- it's just too difficult to implement on an Android device in a reliable way. Or rather, it <i>was</i>. Security researchers at NorthBit have developed a proof-of-concept Stagefright …

Samsung's Gear S2 3G is a look at our untethered future

A smarter smartwatch?<p>Every smartwatch you’ve likely seen, whether it’s an Apple Watch, an Android Wear device, or a Pebble, has relied on a smartphone for all of its smarts. If you were to disconnect any of these devices, they become little more than standard timepieces with a little bit of …

Android Phones

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people were pretty excited about it. In fact, purchases of the PlayStation camera went up 3000 percent on …

Virtual Reality

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.<p>South …

‘Religious Liberty’ Has Replaced ‘Gay Marriage’ In GOP Talking Points

It was so casual, the way Marco Rubio slipped same-sex marriage, unprovoked, into his closing statement at the Feb. 13 Republican debate.<p>“We are …

LGBTQI

This Kickstarter aims to deliver a 2-in-1 Micro USB and Lightning cable

One cable for all your portable gadgets<p>If you own a lot of tech (plus an iPhone or iPad), you've probably got at least two cables you take everywhere: an Apple Lightning cable and a Micro USB cable. That's not really a <i>major</i> nuisance; Apple's cable works with Apple things, and the Micro USB plugs …

Gear & Gadgets

Here are all the references in the new Beyoncé video that people are calling 'antipolice'

But this one is getting more political heat than Beyoncé is used to.<p>Many are furious over what they perceive to be an antipolice message in the song and video. The video shows police in riot gear and a police cruiser sinking into water.<p>But "Formation" is more complicated than that. The song and …

New Orleans

Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App

Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging thanks to its heavy focus on video and neat design.<p>At heart, Tribe isn’t reinventing the wheel. Everything you …

Apps