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2nd gen Chromecast details leaked

A rather major Chromecast update is in the works, according to leaked documents seen by <i>9to5Google.</i> The refresh looks set bring some improved hardware and all new features to Google’s miniature streaming platform.<p>Starting with the second generation Chromecast hardware, the biggest change looks to be …

Chromecast

New inheritance tax break on family homes: can stepchildren benefit?

Ask an Expert: My wife isn't the mother of my children. If she dies after me, will my children still benefit from the extra £350,000 death tax allowance applying to family homes?<p><i>I have been married to my second wife, who has no children, for over 20 years.</i><p><i>I wonder whether you can clarify whether</i> …

Housing

7 free apps that help you save money without thinking about it

Okay, keep it raised if you feel like there just isn't enough <i>time</i> to figure out your budget or calculate how much you should be putting away.<p>Well, all that is about to change.<p>There are tons of ways to save beyond searching for coupons or using your bank's limited mobile app.<p>Offering everything from …

NYC Mayor: Legionnaires' disease outbreak has peaked

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The number affected by the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York City has risen to 86, but is showing signs of slowing, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.<p>Legionnaires' disease is a respiratory bacterial infection usually spread through mist that comes from a water source, such …

Public Health

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

Some say global warming isn’t a real phenomenon, yet 2015 is the hottest year yet — at least since humans began measuring temperatures. The increased …

Earth could get just 12 hours' warning of damaging solar storm

Humanity would only have a 12-hour warning about the arrival of a “coronal mass ejection” that could damage the National Grid, pipelines and railway signals, according to a newly released document from the UK Cabinet Office.<p>In a report worthy of a Bruce Willis film, the Department for Business, …

Space Weather

Four in five beauty claims cannot be substantiated

Nearly one in four wrinkle removal claims were found to include 'outright lies', a study of cosmetic adverts found<p>For millions the beauty industry offers the promise of eternal youth with an ever-growing array of potions to reduce wrinkles, mend split-ends, restore a youthful glow or contour the …

Controlling a Robot with a Wearable Lego Exosuit

As if we needed further proof that Lego bricks are amazing, maker Danny Benedettelli has shown one of the coolest uses for them yet. Using a combination of Lego bricks and other electronics, Benedettelli built a humanoid robot that is controlled wirelessly by a wearable “exosuit.” This means that …

Lego

See How Robotics Are Changing What It Means to Be Disabled

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Four Things That Will Change Healthcare As We Know It

Imagine knowing years in advance whether or not you’ll get cancer and treating it now instead of when the disease appears. What if a doctor could call you hours before suffering a heart attack to tell you to get to the hospital? This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel today, …

Digital Health

Strawberry Cooler Cocktail

104<p>2<p>Shares 106<p>Whoops! A big problem with being a seasonally based cook (and in this case, cocktail drinker) is that things go in and out of season. …

5 Contouring Sticks That Make Sculpting a Cinch

Intense makeup tutorials and layers of foundation, concealer, and highlighter make contouring seem like a major cosmetic challenge, but you don't …

Insidious: Chapter 3 Review

Just a little bit Further<p>The Insidious series has always embraced different horror traditions with open arms: its mythology blends the spectral and …

Construction

The Paradoxical Rise Of The Viral Marriage Proposal

In an age when fewer young Americans express interest in marriage, public engagements are more prevalent than ever — and social media isn't entirely to blame.<p>Late last year, a grand romantic gesture went horribly awry. A Dutch man in a town near Utrecht hired a crane to use in a spectacular …

Social Media

Forget a Facialist: All You Need for Flawless Skin Are These 8 Foods

If we could turn back time.<p>You can go to extreme measures for youthful-looking skin, like spending a month's rent on a fancy treatment and drinking human blood à la Pharrell (we kid). <i>Or</i> you could simply rejuvenate your grocery list.<p>As any esthetician worth her salt will tell you, a tailored diet …

Will Men Buy Into Their Girlfriends’ Brands?

Men are buying more personal luxury goods than ever before, prompting womenswear brands like Michael Kors and Tory Burch to launch menswear lines.<p><b>NEW</b> …