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You can now download the newest Windows 10 preview with Cortana and the new Xbox app

After its long Wednesday event, many felt Microsoft was finally about to deliver the Windows we’ve been waiting for… except you couldn’t download the updated public beta yet. Well you can relax: the newest Windows 10 preview is now available for download.<p>This build of Windows 10 includes some of …

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16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

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Measles becomes a 'biological weapon' against cancer

A patient with supposedly incurable cancer is now in complete remission thanks to a new experimental treatment she received at the Mayo Clinic: Killing cancer cells with massive doses of the measles virus.<p>The patient suffered from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Last June, doctors at …

15 Must-Have Apps for Android Wear

Last month at Google I/O, Android Wear was finally launched and two devices were released running the new platform; the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch.<p>Android Wear may only be a month old, but there are already a number of great apps for the smartwatch platform emerging …

Instead of futurists, let’s be now-ists: Joi Ito at TED2014

Joi Ito. Photo: Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>On March 10, 2011, Joi Ito was in the MIT Media Lab, in discussions about whether he should be the next …

'Orange Is the New Black' Snags 12 Emmy Noms, Adding to Netflix Haul

Television Academy members once again tipped their hats to Netflix shows — series that are notably hosted only online instead of on cable or network …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

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'Bong With Friends'? Stoner dating site offers budding romance

No, dating app Bang With Friends hasn't been rebranded again. My420mate.com is its own animal, allegedly the ideal place to meet someone with the same, um, lifestyle as you.<p>There's too much angst in online dating.<p>Will she reply? Will he swipe left, rather than right? Is he married with four kids, …

Samsung Gear Live Review

For what seems like forever, companies have been telling us that wearables are here to stay and trying to sell them to the public in all types of crazy forms but nothing has really stuck. We’ve seen everything from fitness bands to smartwatches but nobody has managed to convince us that we <i>need</i> to …

Articles about 6 space saving solutions japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight...<p>This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.<p>The global coworking movement proves that going to work can be inspiring.<p>A …

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Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

Here's everything Tesla has done to the Model S' software since 2012

While today’s Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it’s had quite a few hardware updates under the surface.<p>But from a Tesla owner’s point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

'Assassins Creed: Pirates' now available as a free-to-play browser game

Here's the thing about <i>Assassins Creed: Pirates</i> (you know, aside from the obvious swashbuckling theme): It was made specifically for phones and tablets. In fact, Ubisoft warned from the get-go that we probably wouldn't see a PC or console version. Starting today, though, you can play it on your …

D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

<b>A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.</b><p>For the modest sum of $15m (£9m), a start-up …

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iOS 7.1.1 has a jailbreak, but you can’t use it… yet

Unfortunately iOS 7.1 brought an end to the versatile Evasi0n jailbreak,which let anyone using iOS 7 to iOS 7.0.6 run unsigned code on their iOS device.<p>But no-one thought that would be it forever when it came to jailbreaks, and this weekend two prominent hackers posted evidence of iOS 7.1.1 …

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Columbia University students create software allowing native iOS apps to run on Android devices

For some time now, iOS users have cited the quality and quantity of third-party software available for the platform as an important factor in their choice of mobile devices. Over the years Android has amassed its own collection of apps and users have continued butting heads over which system had …

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LG releases new G Watch video and announces three new G Pad tablets

LG "defines the smartwatch," according to a G Watch promo video released on Sunday. Set to inexplicably dramatic background music, the clip highlights the upcoming smartwatch's Android compatibility, waterproof exterior, and potential to be "ready for anything, anytime with a single charge." …

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

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Tim Cook discusses Apple’s environmental effort in new “Better” video

As Apple continues to acknowledge Earth Day, it has released a new video narrated by Apple CEO Tim Cook himself entitled “Better” describing its environmental efforts as a company. An updated microsite profiling Apple’s environmental responsibilities is available as well. While the site focuses on …

11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.<p>Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 , is here and you'll be able to get your hands on it soon. This update makes Windows Phone better than ever, and …

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Osborne and Alexander try to quash UK-Scotland currency union suggestion

Chancellor and deputy respond to minister's claim that UK would have to form currency union to ensure economic stability<p>George Osborne and Danny Alexander have tried to quash any suggestion that the UK would agree to form a currency union with an independent Scotland after a minister privately …