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Study: Apple isn't slowing down your iPhone with iOS updates

If you buy into the longstanding myth that Apple somehow slows down your older model iPhone in order to coax you into buying one of their newer models, a new study from Futuremark might leave you feeling a little disappointed.<p>The study tested the performance of various iPhones over a period of …

iPhone

What It's Like to Have Your Testicles Removed as a Young Man

We spoke to four survivors about their experiences with testicular cancer, and the mother of a young man who didn't make it.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Two years ago, while working as a scrub nurse, I held testicular cancer in my hands. My workday began with a 20-year-old man …

Cancer

This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar wants to discuss the one issue he says no one is comfortable discussing: Your salary.<p>How much money do you make? Is your salary …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

Actual walking outside helps, too. If you can be away from your screen for that long.<p>Since sitting all day is slowly killing us, office workers are now turning to standing desks. But why just stand when you can walk, ask proponents of the even more ridiculous treadmill desks? Walking while at work …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Cicada: Solving the Web’s Deepest Mystery

Marcus Wanner needed a little adventure in his life. A skinny 15-year-old brainiac with wire-frame glasses and wavy brown hair, he was the eldest of …

Mathematics

The best memes of the 2015 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes produced surprise winners, thoughtful speeches, and, because this is 2015 after all, memes. The Globes gave the Internet plenty to …

January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This Month

The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist <b>Ben Metcalf</b>’s eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias <i>Against the Country</i> (Random House).<p><b>Paul Griner</b>’s bone-chilling novel <i>Second Life</i> (Soft Skull), is set in the demimonde of corpse wranglers and the …

The Inside Story Of Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle

Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.<p>“What the hell happened?”<p>It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws …

Jeff Bezos

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

Motivation

Hug Life: Four Days in a Hello Kitty Convention Tattoo Parlor

For Hello Kitty fanatics, free tattoos at the icon’s 40th-anniversary celebration are just another benchmark in a lifetime of nostalgia, identity, and devotion<p>Diana Torres showed up at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles last Thursday morning at 3:45 A.M. It wasn’t colder than …

Activists stage second national day of protest against NSA's domestic spying

Privacy campaigners held the second national day of protest against US government surveillance programmes on Sunday, picketing an AT&T building in New York they claimed was being used to facilitate National Security Agency snooping.<p>A grassroots group named Restore the Fourth, after protections …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

US charges NSA leaker Snowden with espionage

Federal prosecutors filed espionage charges against alleged National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, officials familiar with the process said. Authorities have also begun the process of getting Snowden back to the United States to stand trial.<p>The charges were filed June 14 under seal in …

Done Deal: Yahoo Acquires Tumblr For "Approximately $1.1 Billion"

It’s done, ladies and gentlemen.<p>As expected, Yahoo this morning announced its acquisition of blogging phenomenon Tumblr. The Internet giant has bought the six-year old New York company for “approximately $1.1 billion”, substantially all of which will be paid in cash.<p>The news is in line with earlier …

Two maps debunk one of the biggest myths about student loans in the US

One of the nuances that often gets lost in discussions about student debt is that the biggest borrowers aren’t necessarily the riskiest borrowers. There are many people who take out modest loans but have trouble paying them back, either because they fail to graduate or because their degree doesn’t …

College & University

Why the military hasn't stopped sexual abuse

A female soldier is groped inside a barracks, another in a base supply room, a third on a shooting range.<p>A sailor is molested by her defensive-tactics instructor; a female Marine lance corporal is raped by a gunnery sergeant who's also a recruiter.<p>Two male soldiers, in separate hazing incidents, …

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