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‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

Things were already looking bad when, several people told me, Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. It was just after 9 p.m. on election night and she was having her hair and makeup done in the family’s suite at the Peninsula hotel. She stopped to pour what someone said was Veuve Clicquot into …

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10 million lives could be lost to superbugs - so how far have we got in the race to beat them?

British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic. They hope that the agent – an improved version of a natural antibiotic called teioxobactin, discovered in soil by American scientists in 2015 – will provide a new …

Amazon Cash eliminates need for bank cards

Amazon just made it easier for cash-only customers to use its marketplace. With Amazon Cash, you can add money directly into your account, no bank accounts or cards necessary.<p>With Cash, a cashier at a participating store will scan your barcode, which you either print out or have on your phone. You …

Alienware’s 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops

Alienware’s latest offering is the smallest powerhouse laptop produced by the company. The 13 R3 is extremely compact for a VR-compatible system, but portability comes at a premium. Even so, the laptop has a lot to offer gamers and everyday users outside of virtual reality. Especially since its …

World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you

Or at least amputate your legs<p>Hoversurf, a Russian company that builds drones, posted a video last week showing off its latest prototype: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered hoverbike that looks cool as hell but probably won’t be ready for the X Games anytime soon.<p>The manufacturers say …

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Washi tape is perfect for displaying all those photos you’ve been printing from @Parabo Press

Washi tape is perfect for displaying all those photos you’ve been printing from @Parabo Press. It does a whole lot more than that, too - <b>check out Parabo’s latest blog post to see their ten favorite ways to use Washi!</b>

UberPool: ‘Why at peak time in London does no one want to share a cab – or at least with me?’

Taxi app Uber is allowing customers to save cash and cut traffic by sharing rides with strangers – a system already working in New York and Paris. We sent our writer on a test<p>It’s Friday night and not only am I ready for the weekend, I’m ready for the future. Unfortunately, I soon realise, the …

This is Rose, one of the many shelter dogs Shannon Johnstone photographed at #LandfillPark in North Carolina, where she takes dogs at high risk of euthanasia out of their kennels for an hour of playtime and love. Rose and many other dogs found a home through Johnstone's photography, and continues to help dogs in need before their time runs out. They can all be seen here: @landfilldogs. #LandfillDogs #ShannonJohnstone

Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? Not exactly

This morning, <i>The Washington Post</i> called out an unexpected privacy concern in Apple's new Yosemite operating system. Apple's Spotlight application, previously used to index material on a user's hard drive, has added a new Suggestions feature that points to external sites relevant to a given search …

How to Do a Clean Install of OS X Yosemite

Apple released OS X Yosemite to the masses on Thursday as a free upgrade, so plenty of users are likely already busy preparing to install the new …

OS X Yosemite in 6 minutes: Everything you need to know

OS X 10.10, better known as Yosemite, is Apple's latest, greatest operating system for the Mac. It includes a new, flatter, more vibrant design, …

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Flickr's iPad app is exactly what you'd expect – and that's a good thing

Flickr finally has an iPad app — just four and a half years after Apple's tablet first hit store shelves. Fortunately, Flickr fans should be happy with the results. The new app takes cues from Yahoo's revamped Weather, Finance, and Mail apps, which means lots of big, pretty photos, transparent …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips - ExtremeTech

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They’re an Essential Part of Modern Chips<p>By on May 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Here's Your Adorable First Look At Pixar's Upcoming Short

"Lava" is the Disney Pixar short that will premiere before the feature-length movie <i>Inside Out</i> next summer. Judging by this first sneak peek, it's …

App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking

If you're an iPhone user, you may want to be cautious about opening messages that contain phone numbers in the near future; they may cost you a lot of money. Developer Andrei Neculaesei notes that maliciously coded links in some apps will abuse the "tel" web handler (which covers dialing) to …

Enter The Dragon: Todd Carmichael's New Coffee Brewer Is Outrageous (And Just Might Work)

Todd Carmichael, founder of La Colombe Coffee and host of the Travel Channel show Dangerous Grounds, competed in the 2014 US Brewers Cup …

Photos in iOS 8: Explained

The built-in Photos got its makeover last year as part of Apple's overall iOS 7 mobile redesign. This year iOS 8 is bringing Photos a much-needed …

Can't delete photo albums on your iPhone or iPad? Here's why!

Why can't I delete some photo albums on my iPhone or iPad?Updated <b>March 2017</b> to reflect changes in iOS 10.The Photos app that comes built-in to every …

Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to …

The Bare Truth About Hospitals, And Why It's Time For A Revolution

Going to a hospital for patient care has become almost more painful than an ailment itself. Hospitals—whether wittingly or not—are very militaristic with their uniforms, processes galore, hierarchy and power struggles—the unfortunate byproduct of being raised in a world that subscribes to the …

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

Going The Distance With A Smart Shoe Made In India

Forget Google Glass or Jawbone Up, the next wave in wearable tech might just be a smart shoe from India. The Lechal, meaning “take me along” in Hindi, has a Bluetooth enabled shoe insert that hooks up with Google Maps and buzzes to let you know which way to turn on your chosen route.<p>Created by …

This Couple’s Shared Passion for Photography Extended Beyond the Grave

Get the tissues ready, because this one is aiming right for the feels. Tucked away within a documentary on the history of Japanese cameras, this …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

My Uber got pulled over by the Denver police — and then things got really weird

<b>Follow up: Denver Police chief opens investigation into Uber incident, issues public apology to Seattle man</b><p>Colorado is the self-described “vanguard” …

Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

As I stood around waiting for NanoFlowcell's Geneva Motor Show press conference in March, my eyes bounced back and forth between the exotic curves of …

Astrophotographer Justin Hartney sent in his favorite photoof the night sky that he took on a recent trip to the Sahara Desert. See more Space Images of the Day here -->> http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1efrs