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Is Marijuana Addictive?

The facts, as best as science knows them.<p>First, the bad news.<p>Yes, marijuana addiction exists, and it might have a lot to do with our genes. According to <i>Time</i>, researchers have singled out specific genes associated with pot addiction, giving us an important biological clue to understanding the …

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Human DNA found in hot dogs - and 10% of vegetarian sausages contain meat

In news that is likely to shock meat eaters and herbivores alike, some very disturbing ingredients have been found in hot dog sausages<p>Not only is processed meat apparently really bad for you, it also could be making us cannibalistic.<p>A study of both meat and vegetarian hot dogs showed that they …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Satellite Data Show The Earth Is Getting Greener

Maybe there's a little hope?<p>It isn't often that environmental scientists get good news. But a new study in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that for the past few years, the earth has been getting a little bit greener, accumulating an additional 4 billion* tons of biomass (vegetation) between 2003 and …

March 2015

Diversity

Woolet aims to be the wallet you'll never lose

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never lost your wallet ever again? There might just be a way to make that happen. The Woolet is a smart wallet that attaches to your mobile device via Bluetooth, and will send you a notification if you move too far away from it. You can manage your wallet connection by …

Watch Dogs Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm Get New Shot at Life

The animals will be monitored and treated before being made available for adoption.<p>Twenty-three dogs that were destined for dinner plates in South Korea got a second chance at life this week. Rescued from a dog meat farm outside Seoul late last year, 11 of the canines arrived at the Animal Welfare …

Modern Combat 5: Blackout launching July 24th

The Modern Combat franchise has become iconic within mobile first person shooters (fps). Gameloft’s popular game series has always represented the future of mobile gaming, with stunning graphics, complex gameplay and strong story lines. Now it’s time for Modern Combat 5: Blackout to launch, and a …

Change your stock launcher icons, no root required

Customization is one of the stronger points of Android. With a multitude of tweaks in UI and functionality, the platform enables users to incorporate more of their personality and needs into their devices, compared with, say, iOS. While for some, customization is skin-deep — like themes, wallpapers …

Deal: Breett 10000 mAh battery pack for just $14.99 on Amazon

When it comes to battery packs, some of the first brands that likely pop into your head are Mugen, Anker, Mophie and perhaps a few others. You also probably consider bigger manufacturers like Samsung as well.<p>It’s true that some of these bigger brands are known to have quality charging capabilities …

Google Play Music finally available in Canada

Your impatient wait is over, oh Canadians. Google has finally heard your plea and made Play Music fully accessible in your country.<p>So, what exactly do you get? Google Play Music offers three main components – your own cloud music locker where you can upload up to 20,000 of your own tracks, a music …

2014 MacBook Airs Show Drop In Flash Storage Performance Over 2013 Models

According to a report from MacWorld, the newly released 2014 MacBook Airs are seeing an improvement in CPU performance because of the new Haswell …

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

Android News

Report: Nexus program retiring next year, Android Silver replacing it

Earlier this month the web was abuzz with talk of Android Silver, a rumored program that places focus on near-stock Android devices from top OEMs. Now <i>The Information</i> has chimed in with their own details about the program, including Google’s plans to ax the Nexus line in favor of its Android Silver …

PhoneSoap UV Charging System hands-on

The PhoneSoap UV Charger claims to be the first charger on the market that charges your phone while cleaning it.<p>By and large, we’re all clean people, …

New Rogers CEO Went ‘Undercover Boss’ to Learn Customer Service Issues

<i>Image via The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese, via The Financial Post</i><p>Rogers CEO Guy Laurence admitted today at the company’s annual general meeting …

LG G3 UI reportedly leaks - flatten all the things

These are supposedly screenshots from the upcoming LG G3, showing a flat and bright user interface. Procured by <i>Digital Trends</i>, we also can see a new …

Withings Pulse O2 keeps tabs on your oxygen levels

Withings has announced a new health band called Pulse O2. It does all of the usual stuff, like monitor steps, heart rate, elevation, distance …

Is President Obama switching to Android?

Last week it was reported that the White House was testing both Samsung and LG smartphones for what could be the end of BlackBerry. You really didn’t …

Android News

Report: Apple Preparing New Slim 12” MacBook, MacBook Air Updates Soon

In a post to Chinese forum WeiPhone, a member has revealed that Apple is planning to refresh their MacBook line soon. The forum member has leaked …

Moto 360 rumored to come with an OLED display and wireless charging

Motorola has been rather forthcoming with details about its new Moto 360 smartwatch. We already know about the device’s splash resistance, the orientation free design for southpaws, and Android 4.3 compatibility requirements. Now, an unspecified source as divulged a few more details about the …

Cross-platform support for Google Play Games is now official

This morning, word got out that Google Play Games would support multiplayer for both Android and iOS. So now Google has decided to move forward by …

Google's 20 Reorganized Play Store Game Categories Now Live, Including Game-Related Widgets And LWPs

At the end of last year, Google promised a big Play Store reorganization during which the 8 existing game categories would be cleaned up and expanded …

Moto 360 is Motorola’s first Android Wear smartwatch and it looks amazing

Google just introduced Wear, a brand new implementation of Android for wearable devices. The initial focus is on smartwatches, and the first OEMs to launch Wear-based devices are LG, Samsung, Asus, HTC, and Motorola.<p>LG already announced the G Watch, due in the next quarter, and now it’s time for …

Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

"In terms of security, [Apple's iOS 7 is] much worse than iOS 6." <br />--Tarjei Mandet, Azimuth Security<p>"The Chrome guys will deliver an update within 24 hours. On Android, can take months and years." <br>--Jon Oberheide, Duo Security<p>"You may not want to shut down a nuclear reactor [running QNX] …

Google wants to let Android and iOS gamers play together

Google Play game services, the backend that powers online features for many Android games, is expanding significantly to iOS. In an announcement timed for the Game Developers Conference this week, Google says it's bringing turn-based and real-time multiplayer capabilities to iOS. Should developers …

Google Play Games adding game gifts, new categories and more

The Game Developers’ Conference 2014 is kicking off today, an annual event that has been around since 1988. As part of their GDC announcement, Google has now officially revealed that a few new changes are heading to Google Play Games.<p>Probably one of the most unexpected changes is the ability to …

New spec details surface regarding the rumored Google smartwatch

Last month a rumor surfaced claiming that LG and Google were teaming up to release a smartwatch, with plans to debut the device at Google I/O in June. Up until now, we’ve known very little about the watch other than we can speculate it will utilize the upcoming Android wearable SDK and that it will …