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Grandpas smoking weed for the first time is as hilarious as it sounds

Thanks to a handful of states legalizing recreational cannabis in recent years, people can finally consume marijuana after decades of …

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Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

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9 things you can do with the new iPhone 6S that you can't do with the iPhone 6

Although it doesn't look very different than the iPhone 6, there are a few tips, tricks, and shortcuts you can only access if you have Apple's newest iPhone.<p>Here's a look at some of the new features available on the iPhone 6S that make it stand out from the iPhone 6.

Why I'll pay for Apple Music, Spotify AND Google Play Music

The first 3-month free trials of Apple Music will be coming to an end in a few days, and we can expect to see a crop of ‘should you keep paying?’ articles. Many people will be trying to decide whether to pay for Spotify, Apple Music or a rival, but why choose? Paying for more than one is a …

Cable companies still have one big weapon against Netflix — and they're starting to use it

This relationship has been precarious from the start, and it seemed only a matter of time before cable companies wake up to the fact that forging licensing deals with Netflix could indirectly help put them out of business.<p>Now we may be seeing the first signs of that change in thinking, as media …

I tried buying an iPhone 6S through Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program, but it was a disaster

It was terrible.<p>But first, let me back up a bit.<p>Before launch day<p>For those who don't know, the iPhone Upgrade Program, introduced earlier this month, lets customers buy the latest iPhone each year — plus AppleCare+ coverage— by buying an unlocked iPhone through Apple in small monthly payments, thus …

Netflix is rethinking its original series — and it should make traditional media worried

Take smash hit "Orange Is the New Black," for example.<p>That show is technically owned — and made — by Lions Gate, which licenses Netflix to exclusively carry it. Not only does Netflix not own "Orange Is the New Black" outright, but the licensing contract is structured in a way that makes it …

The new Apple TV is an excellent device except for one thing

I only spent a few minutes with the device, but I can already tell this thing is a home run.<p>The interface is cleaner. The remote, which has touch and motion controls, is intuitive and easy to use. I imagine game developers are going to go wild with this thing and give Nintendo's Wii a run for its …

The Apple Pencil Is The iPad Pro’s Secret Weapon

Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, a bigger, more powerful iPad. While in many ways it looks and feels like a bigger iPad Air, the iPad Pro has a secret weapon — its stylus. Apple calls it the Apple Pencil.<p>When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone, he said that nobody wants a stylus, and that the best …

Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that?

The virtual assistant will always have an ear open, listening for users to summon it, ever ready to answer questions or to assist with certain tasks.<p>To summon Siri, an iPhone users will need only say Hey Siri. Before now, iPhone users had to press a button on the phone to activate Siri (except when …

The iPhone 6s has a very tough act to follow

With a day to go until Apple unveils the iPhone 6s, an app analytics company has revealed some interesting stats about the company’s 2014 flagship …

Here's how easy it is to install an ad blocker on your iPhone

That's causing publishers to freak out because they could see a big loss of revenue if lots of their readers on iPhones start blocking ads.<p>Ad blocking isn't actually available to everyone right now because iOS 9 is still in beta. But anyone with a recent iPhone or iPad can download the beta release …

An idea that would make Apple’s iCloud a huge value for iPhone users

As an end user, it’s often difficult to truly appreciate how complex some of the solutions we take for granted really are. Case in point: iCloud. …

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Accidental Saints is out today! I'm so grateful for everyone's excitement and support. I hope to see you on the road in the next few weeks.

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but …

Paul Theroux: Deep South still feels American Civil War pain

In my ignorance, I had believed the Delta to be solely the low-lying estuary of the Mississippi river, round about and south of New Orleans, the River delta of the maps. But it isn’t so simple. The Delta is the entire alluvial sprawl that stretches northward of that mud in Louisiana, the floodplain …

It sounds like the screen in the iPhone 6S is going to be unlike any Apple product we've used

Over the past several weeks, reports from industry watchers and analysts have suggested that this will be the same technology we've seen in the Apple Watch and Apple's new MacBooks.<p>Now, however, a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman suggests that the technology going into the iPhone 6S is going …

Acclaimed filmmaker explains how Apple operates like the Church of Scientology

Filmmaker Alex Gibney has won wide acclaim for his in-depth documentaries about the collapse of Enron, the use of torture by American officials in …

7 Things My Divorce Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage

At the start of 2014, my life imploded. After countless efforts to work through issues in my marriage, I finally had to admit: I wasn't going to have my happily-ever-after in my present situation. I left my marriage, my home, and one of my dogs. (If you consider that the ex also kept the truck, my …

Peyton Manning's son joins Broncos warmups, induces NFL awwws

Peyton Manning may be an NFL legend but it's his four-year-old son Marshall who induced awwws across the Internet after joining pops and his Denver …

Obama on Climate Change: Act Now or Condemn World to a Nightmare

President Barack Obama challenged fellow world leaders in unusually blunt language Monday to act boldly on climate change or "condemn our children to a world they will no longer have the capacity to repair."<p>In a forceful address, Obama opened the "GLACIER" conference in Anchorage, Alaska, by …

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Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works

Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story<p>It was when his wife Una, looking at last year’s holiday snaps, exclaimed in horror at the sight of his overweight body in swimming shorts that Alan Manley knew it was …

Why the new Apple TV will kill your Xbox or Playstation

A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.<p>In an exhaustive report …

These 15 Guys Lost 50+ Pounds And Their Tips Will Seriously Inspire You

The real things these men actually did to lose weight and keep it off.<p><i>We asked guys who are members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their stories about losing weight and transforming their lifestyles. We got tons of submissions from guys who changed their lives in huge and inspiring ways. Here</i> …