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Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC

Microsoft has unveiled Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, a new system that will isolate the browser on Windows 10 Enterprise PCs, making them harder to hack. In a blog, the company wrote that it's "the first operating system to ship this type of technology alongside a browser." …

Astronomers see black hole raging red

Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during one of the brightest black hole outbursts in recent years. In June …

Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey: Pictures

Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

On a brisk morning in Denver recently, an ambulance pulled up in front of a downtown office tower. "I think the patient is going to make it," Dr. Irene Aguilar said as a team rolled out the gurney.<p>This wasn't a medical emergency, but rather a bit of political theater. The gurney held several big …

Vibrio Poisoning Has Killed 13 People in Florida This Year

Bad news for oyster lovers: This week, the state of Florida reported that 42 people — more than in any year since 2008 — have fallen ill after consuming seafood containing the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus. Even worse, 13 people in the state have died.<p>Vibrio is largely spread via the consumption of …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than …

How a New Generation of Chefs Is Transforming Paris's Bistros

In Paris, a new generation of chefs is serving astonishingly refined, inventive yet affordable food in restaurants that look like laid-back</i> …

Extroverts tend to save less money

Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, new research shows.<p>“Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their …

Five Indonesia airports closed as volcano erupts

Indonesian authorities have shut five airports, including on the popular holiday islands of Bali and Lombok, because of a volcanic eruption, causing about 250 flights to be cancelled and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.<p>Mount Raung in East Java has been erupting for nearly a week, spewing …

Girl Scouts Supports Transgender Girls by Returning $100,000 to Bigoted Donor

After receiving a jaw-dropping $100,000 donation, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington was overjoyed with the donor's generosity — that is until the organization learned the bizarre stipulation that came along with the money. According to the the <i>Washington Post</i>, the donor demanded a guarantee that …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

Microsoft Office Preview apps released for Android tablets on Lollipop, and x86 systems

Microsoft truly has been on a tear bringing their apps and services to tablet users, and not just users of their own Windows operating system. In this latest release, a new Preview of their Office apps is available for Android 5.0+ Lollipop tablets, or any tablet 10.1-inches and smaller running x86 …

Android News

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Cooking

The Rise of Food Truck Culture and Its Effect on Food Tourism

Recently, we launched a new FREE Skift Travel Trends Report, <b>The Rise of Food Tourism</b>, brought to you in association with <b>Ontario Culinary Tourism</b> …

UK police claim 50% of the country's phishing attacks come from 60 compromised businesses

The UK’s National Crime Agency says just 60 businesses with compromised servers could account for 50 percent of the phishing attacks originating from the country each month.<p>As part of a huge operation to arrest cybercrime suspects across the UK, which the agency called a “strike week”, 10 Regional …

3D scanning will be used to create "unique fitted clothing"

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> industrial designer Leonie Tenthof van Noorden, who uses 3D scanning to produce bespoke dresses, claims the technique will …

Console OS Developers Release x86 Compatible Android Distro For PCs

The idea of running Android alongside another operating system on the PC is not new. Asus, Lenovo and others have already released a few tablets and all-on-one systems that had the ability to switch back and forth between Android and Windows Environments, but the implementations to date have been …

Huawei teases a beautiful Android Wear watch using awkward videos

Huawei apparently <i>just can't wait</i> to show some of the wearable tech it has in store this year. While the company isn't supposed to reveal its Mobile World Congress plans until a press event on March 1st, it has already posted both videos and airport ads revealing its first Android Wear device, the …

Wear OS

HP's Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Straddles The Ultrabook Line With Voodoo DNA

When industry visionary and entrepreneur Rahul Sood parted ways with HP a few years back, post-acquisition of his boutique game PC company VoodooPC, it was clear that HP had assimilated his start-up company enough such that he felt his job was done there as CTO of its gaming PC business unit. Sood …

Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive

Many RPGs have more than one ending, but even then you still have limited ways to control the story or to interact with the characters. Disney Research, however, wants to make <i>real</i> interactive games -- ones where your actions can affect how it progresses and ends -- so it has created a platform that …

What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science?

Photograph: Columbia TriStar/Getty<p>Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, left, and General Jack D Ripper discuss the pros and cons of water fluoridisation in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. …

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Apps

$761 Jar of Peanut Butter for Sale

The United States government has created the world's most expensive jar of peanut butter. Is it laced with pure gold? Coated in rare white truffle dust? Could it be hypo-allergenic? No, no, and no. This $761 jar of peanut butter was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. …

Chocolate Tasting Notes: How to ID Your New Favorite Chocolate Bar Based on Its Origin

You know your grapes. You know your coffee beans. But do you know your cacao beans?<p>You know your grapes. You know your coffee beans. But do you know …

Does eating eggs and spinach make you more generous?

Researchers have discovered that tryptophan, a compound found in certain foods, makes people more likely to donate money<p>When you’re hoping to borrow money off someone, cooking them a nice meal before you get down to business is always a good idea. But choose your ingredients carefully – because it …

Kraftwerk Fuel Cell Lets You Charge Your Phone With Butane

Now you're cooking with gas<p>What if you could replenish your phone's battery while you were nowhere near the electrical grid? Sure, there are plenty of external power packs that will do this kind of thing, but what if you also didn't need to recharge <i>those</i> from the grid? Then you'd have the …

Alternative Fuel

Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

Researchers in China have found that a compound in hops could help fight off degenerative brain diseases<p>As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs.<p>However, scientists in China have found that …

Cancer

Raspberry Pi 2 runs free Windows 10, costs $35

Microcomputing fans take note -- there's a new Raspberry Pi in town.<p>The all-new board brings a host of new hardware, including a Broadcom 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM. Those upgrades, the Raspberry Pi Foundation says, make the Pi 2 Model B a much more powerful computer -- …

Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on with the help of your trusty gadget. But multitools aren't welcomed everywhere and …