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Chevy's 2016 Volt goes farther, faster than its predecessor

On the eve of the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet is finally ready to reveal details about the second generation of its groundbreaking plug-in hybrid vehicle. The 2016 Volt is new in pretty much every way, with a refined exterior and interior design, plus improvements under the hood that offer 50 …

Twitter wants to put ads in other companies' apps

Twitter isn't growing as quickly as it used to, so it can't just count on a horde of new social networkers to pump up its bank account. What's it going to do, then? Sell ads elsewhere, apparently. Sources for the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claim that Twitter is planning to offer ads for the tweet feeds you …

Social Media Curation For Media Firms Crowdynews Raises €2.5M Series A

Crowdynews, a social media curation platform aimed at media companies that want to integrate social feeds into their output, has raised €2.5 million in funding in a Series A round led by INKEF Capital and joined by co-investor Singapore Press Holdings. The startup is currently providing service to …

Being separated from our iPhones creates anxiety and makes us dumber, says university study

A study by the University of Missouri demonstrated that separating people from their iPhones not only causes anxiety, but also reduces cognitive performance.<p>The study hooked up participants to a wireless blood pressure monitor and then asked them to solve word-search puzzles. Once base readings of …

The Brain

Flappy Bird lands on arcade machine

If you’re looking for a quick way to burn through all your loose change, veteran electronics firm BayTek may well have the most efficient solution – a Flappy Bird arcade game.<p>The Wisconsin-based company has just unveiled its new machine, based on the 2013 smartphone title, which became an …

Arcade Games

Twitter Lets You See the Future of TV (Ratings)

More tweets = more eyeballs.<p>Twitter keeps trying to convince the TV guys that they should work with Twitter. Here’s their newest pitch: Data from Twitter partner Nielsen, which indicates that TV shows that generated a lot of Twitter activity before they premiered last fall also generated good …

Uber NYC closes five offices over data sharing squabble

Information about passenger journeys will not be shared, for now<p>Uber has accepted a partial suspension in New York in an effort to avoid having to hand over ride data requested by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.<p>The company has been forced by court order to suspend operations in five of …

Wall Street

Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans

A flexible implant follows prior breakthroughs with paralysed rats, designed for humans with spinal cord injury.<p>Last year, researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, successfully demonstrated a system that allowed completely paralysed rats to walk again. Using a …

Spinal Cords

Lumoid will rent you five pieces of wearable tech for a week

Even if you do your research online, it can be hard to figure out which fitness tracker is right for your needs. Information like whether a Fitbit …

Wearable Tech

Capital One buys Level Money, an excellent spending tracker

Can it survive being acquired?<p>Level, an elegant but slow-growing app for tracking your spending, has been acquired by Capital One, the companies said today. The app, which was a favorite of ours when it launched in 2013, monitors your purchases and tells you how much you can spend each day without …

Apple cutting profits in India to get more iPhones in people’s hands

As Apple continues it global expansion, India marks one of the company’s big next frontiers — with 1.2 billion citizens and a fast-growing smartphone market.<p>Today, the company gets some good news, in the shape of some great reports about the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the country. Since …

India

Suffering from iPhone Separation? Research Shows Your Suffering Is Real

Fortunately I'm not addicted to an iPhone—but only because I don't have one. I do, however, tend to go through withdrawal if I don't have my iPad with me. It turns out, these gadgets have become so much an extension of ourselves that scientists have found that we suffer cognitive and physiological …

New York City

Golden Globe Awards 2015 winners: full list

From Boyhood to Maggie Gyllenhaal, here are the winners of the Golden Globes on Sunday night<p>Golden Globes – as they happened How Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made the Golden Globes the first feminist film awards ceremony 12 things we learned Peter Bradshaw’s take Fey and Poehler’s best gags Hollywood …

Golden Globes

Low-key lighting: how to use shadows to create moody effects

Low-key lighting is great fun to use on an indoor shoot, and all it requires is a DSLR, a tripod and a table lamp. You’ll also need a suitable …

Best Dressed at Golden Globes After-Parties 2015

If you felt like you were waking up with a bit of Golden Globes red carpet withdrawal, <i>great</i> news: Some of the night's most gorgeous gowns are ones that you haven't even seen yet! To hit the round of after-parties that pop up afterward, some celebs actually change into dress No. 2, while others are …

Golden Globes

The cool and not so hot: we rank 13 Australian ice creams

Summer is tearing off the wrapper of an ice cream from the freezer at your local servo and gobbling it down before it melts. This is the definitive …

Jennifer Lopez Miiiight Have Had a Nip Slip at the Golden Globes

That underwire makes it complicated.<p>Was this a subtle #FreetheNipple statement? Proooobably not, but either way, we love J.Lo's attitude about the whole thing.<p>While walking the red carpet at tonight's Golden Globes, the 45-year-old super goddess seems to have had a bit of a nip slip situation in …

Samsung Packs An 8-Core Processor Into Its New 5.5-Inch Galaxy A7 Smartphone

Last year Samsung released an eight-core version of the Galaxy S5, and now it has outed a dedicated octocore smartphone in its own right: the Galaxy A7.<p>Korean firm teased the phone in 2014 and showcased it last week, according to a report, but now it is official with dual 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz …

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

Help: I Am Being Sued for Nearly $500,000 by a Model I Photographed

Hello fellow photographers. My name is Joshua Resnick. I am a stock photographer, but what I am going to tell you potentially affects <i>all</i> …

Our Favorite Golden Globe Couples of 2015

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal<p>Amal and George Clooney<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler<p>There were quite a few unconventional dates at the Golden Globes this year. Some red carpet regulars, like <b>Brad Pitt</b> and <b>Angelina Jolie</b>, were missing entirely. And some stars, like <b>Lena Dunham</b>, <b>Jennifer Lopez</b>, and <b>Kevin Spacey</b>, …

Golden Globes

Hot Celebrity Pictures from the Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's best jokes at the Golden Globes

The hosts of the show drew gasps with jokes about Bill Cosby, as well as ribbing George Clooney and The Interview<p>Boyhood wins best film and best director awards Red carpet fashion – the best Golden Globes looks The Golden Globes 2015 – as they happened<p>The George Clooney gag<p>“George Clooney married …

Golden Globes

15 Matcha Recipes That'll Help You Get In On This Trend

We all know that green tea is full of health benefits -- just a few cups a day can help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.<p>That's why we think it's about time you got to know matcha, the finely ground powder made of whole, high-grade green tea leaves. Because you ingest …

Golden Globe Awards Hair Was All About The Deep Side Part

The hair and makeup at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards was filled with twists and turns, but there was at least one trend that dominated the red carpet: deep side parts.<p>This dramatic sectioning of hair is a simple transition from the typical middle part, and it complements various face shapes and …

How Jennifer Aniston Contours without Bronzer

The actress' makeup artist on the surprising way she creates bronze skin<p>Jennifer Aniston, epitome of beach babe, shows up to every red carpet looking like she just got back from a Mexican vacation. If you asked us an hour ago, we would have told you it's due to really good bronzer application. We …

Beyoncé Really Might Be Pregnant Again

A source claims he/she knows the baby's sex.<p><b>Update, 1/14:</b> <i>Life & Style</i> reports that an "elated" Beyoncé is indeed pregnant—with a little <i>brother</i> for Blue Ivy. According to the source, when the first couple of music found out the good news, "it was like new life was injected into their marriage — Jay …

How to Make a Salad You'll Actually Want to Eat for Breakfast

There's always a place for pancakes, but salads should become your new weekday workhorse breakfast. Here's how to build a salad you'll actually want to eat first thing in the morning.<p>At <i>Bon Appétit</i>, we all agree: Salad is awesome. We eat it for lunch. We eat it for dinner. We'll happily call it a …

Healthy Eating

#CookingStreak Day 12 Egg salad w/ curry powder, pickled mustard seeds, and thyme. http://t.co/WQpcImy6gh

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