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How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance rate cut an hour after Trump takes office

An hour after<p>Donald Trumpassumed the presidency Friday, his administration indefinitely suspended a pending rate cut for mortgage insurance required forFHA-backed loans, which are popular with first-time home buyers and those with poor credit.<p>The move by the Department of Housing and Urban …

Real Estate

Pokémon GO raked in almost $1 billion last year

<i>Pokémon GO</i> raked in almost $1 billion in 2016, despite being available for only half of the year.<p>Niantic’s hit was downloaded over 500 million times in a few short months after making its debut last July, and it made $600 million faster than any other mobile game, according to the experts at App …

Pokémon

A Hacker Just Proved That Apple May Have Been Right About the F.B.I.

A major security breach reveals that phone-hacking company Cellebrite’s clientele ranges from the F.B.I. to the Kremlin—and that Tim Cook was right to worry about creating a backdoor to the iPhone.<p>Last year, when the F.B.I procured a court order forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of …

Privacy

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Stephen King

New ASUS Chromebook quietly goes on sale at Newegg for $499

<i>This post originally appeared on our sister site, TabTimes.</i><p>A new ASUS Chromebook is now on sale at Newegg, but the impressive looking $499 notebook still has not been officially announced by the company itself. The ASUS C302CA is available for immediate shipment, however, which likely means an …

Mobile Technology

Snapchat's acquisition of Cimagine could signal a big push into AR

Snapchat looks like it will be adding some augmented reality features to its messaging app in the near future. The company has reportedly, and quietly, acquired an AR startup in Israel called Cimagine, and the price was allegedly between $30 million to $40 million.<p><i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Cimagine, …

Augmented Reality

Chinese giant Oppo plans massive investment in India

India is an increasingly contested battleground for the world’s top smartphone makers. Among them, Chinese companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi and OnePlus have strong presences in the country, which recently beat the US to become the second largest telecom market in the world.<p>Now Oppo, the Chinese …

India

Engineering's stark racial inequalities revealed by report

Being black or minority ethnic bigger barrier to employment than any other factor finds Royal Academy of Engineering<p>Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white students with lower second or third class degrees, according to a report that reveals stark inequalities within the …

Education

A new poll shows 52% of Republicans actually think Trump won the popular vote

Amid the speculation on whether the electoral college will refuse to make Donald Trump president, many Trump opponents are pinning their hopes on one glaring fact: Hillary Clinton’s sizable win in the popular vote.<p>Clinton’s lead now exceeds 2.8 million votes (more than 2.1 percent of the total …

Ohio State University

Facebook's fake news problem, explained

News stories are supposed to help ordinary voters understand the world around them. But in the 2016 election, news stories online too often had the opposite effect. Stories rocketed around the internet that were misleading, sloppily reported, or in some cases totally made up.<p>Over the course of …

Supreme Court Case Has Bankruptcy World on Edge

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case that could upend the common practice that ranks lenders, employees and other creditors in order of priority as they try to recover their money when a company files for bankruptcy.<p>The case has attracted wide attention from academics, …

Juniper CEO Talks Amazon, Google, and Trump

For roughly 20 years, Rami Rahim has been witness to the highs and lows of Juniper Networks.<p>After starting his career as a junior employee, the …

Apple marks World AIDS Day with new products and donations scheme

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and — as it has for the past decade — Apple is taking a stand as part of the Product (Red) campaign.<p>To mark the occasion, Apple is turning its logo red in Apple stores around the world, debuting several new products, selling limited edition content in the App Store, and …

Wells Fargo asks U.S. court to dismiss account scandal lawsuit | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) has asked a U.S. court to order dozens of customers who are suing the bank over the opening of unauthorized accounts to resolve their disputes in private arbitrations instead of court, according to legal documents.<p>A Wells Fargo Bank is shown in …

Wells Fargo

Apple invents glass enclosure that’s perfect for iPhone 8

Apple has filed a patent for a wraparound glass enclosure that would be perfect for next year’s “all-glass” iPhone 8. It is designed to be thin and light, but also robust, scratch-resistant, and radio-transparent.<p>Every iPhone has featured a glass display, and a couple — iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s — …

IPhone 8

Verizon Adds 5GB and 10GB Prepaid Plans

Verizon has introduced two new prepaid data plans with 5GB for $50 per month and 10GB for $70 per month. Both plans include unlimited talk and text in the United States, Always-On Data, Carryover Data, Mobile Hotspot for 4G LTE tethering, and messaging to more than 200 countries at no additional …

Telecoms

Racial Discrimination Among Uber and Lyft Drivers, New Study Finds

Drivers who accepted fares before seeing a passenger's name or photo disproportionately canceled on drivers with black-sounding names.<p>In an economy where we can order anything via smartphone, seeing the name and photo of the person on the other side of a transaction makes the process a lot more …

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL

What happens when Google designs its own phones, as Apple does with the iPhone? You get some of the best handsets money can buy, that's what. The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are well-built, with fast performance, excellent cameras and great screens (especially on the larger model). No …

You Won't Believe What Starbucks Is Starting to Serve

Something to help you unwind better than a Frappuccino ever could.<p>If you're a freelancer or travel for business, you've probably spent an inordinate amount of time at Starbucks. A ubiquitous, conveniently located choice with food, coffee, and relatively reliable Wi-Fi, it's hard to stay away from …

U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay Thousands In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort

In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back thousands of dollars paid to soldiers who …

Finance

Kendrick Lamar Talks to Rick Rubin About “Alright,” Eminem, and Kendrick's Next Album | GQ

Believe it or not, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin had never met before GQ Style brought them together. We knew the conversation would inspire us, but we never thought it would compel them to go straight into the studio together.<p>Here’s where Kendrick Lamar stands as 2016 comes to a close:<p>He is …

Wells Fargo Faces Costly Overhaul of Bankrupt Sales Culture

Embroiled in a scandal over unauthorized customer accounts, Wells Fargo faces a steep challenge in overhauling its hard-charging sales culture without gutting profits.<p>Until recently, Wells staffers labored under ambitious quotas while executives boasted to Wall Street about “cross-selling” each …

Finance

Teacher lowers grade for Native American students who sat during Pledge of Allegiance

Leilani Thomas's protest of the Pledge of Allegiance may be generating attention in light of similar recent protests by athletes around the United …

Justice Department is investigating Wells Fargo sales tactics

The Justice Department is investigating<p>Wells Fargo& Co.’s improper sales tactics, according to a person familiar with the probe.<p>Federal prosecutors in San Francisco and New York are in the early stages of an investigation that could lead to criminal or civil charges, the person said Wednesday.<p>Last …

Corruption

John Cena’s Workout Routine Is INSANE!

We all know John Cena for his reign as the world’s most famous professional wrestler and for his leading roles in various movies. But did you know …

Leaked ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ packaging indicates Lightning EarPods and Lightning 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor bundled in the box

An interesting image is making the rounds today: a photograph of a purported packaging insert for Apple’s upcoming new phone. If the photo is to be believed, Apple will indeed be calling its larger new phone the ‘iPhone 7 Plus’, with the ‘iPhone 7’ name being taken by the 4.7 inch sibling.<p>It also …

Mobile Technology

Google's Diane Greene is on the verge of scoring a huge I-told-you-so

But the folks inside Google aren't listening to the naysayers, particularly Google's cloud chief, Diane Greene. Over the last year, she has revamped the company's cloud organization so that it can get invited to the table when corporations choose a cloud provider. And to make sure Google has the …

Yes, That Website You're Visiting Is Probably Tracking You

If you’re on one of the most popular sites on the web, you are almost certainly being tracked.<p>That’s according to a new study published by University …

Withdrawing cash with iPhone's Touch ID coming to 70,000 ATMs in the U.S.

The days of inserting your debit or credit card into an ATM, entering your PIN and worrying about whether there's a card skimmer stealing your …