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Everyone is buying DNA kits—here's what you need to know

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>This past Christmas, …

Genealogy

PS4 Pro Has One Unexpected Advantage Over Xbox One X [Updated]

As far as sheer horsepower is concerned, there’s really no contest in 2017: The PS4 Pro makes its software look admittedly great, but when it comes to true 4K gaming, it simply can’t hold a candle to the processing behemoth that is the Xbox One X. But even though Microsoft’s console will remain my …

You Might Be Lactose Intolerant and Not Even Know It

Here's why you get gassy after eating too much dairy<p>When people think of lactose intolerance, they might imagine a poor soul who eats his cereal dry, or a guy who can only cast a longing glance at bowl of mac and cheese.<p>But according to scientists, there’s a pretty good chance that you might have …

4 Reasons to Put a Urinal in Your Home

How to convince your wife or girlfriend that a home urinal is a good idea<p>Imagine the testosterone-soaked joy of having a professional quality urinal in your home. Envision screaming “Valhalla!” while you pee standing up—not because you want to, but because you <i>must</i>.<p>Unfortunately, the primary …

MLB Free Agency 2015-16: Early Look at One Realistic Fit for Every Team

There is still an exciting month of playoff baseball separating us from what promises to be another busy offseason around the league, but it's never too early to start looking ahead at how free agency might play out.<p>The crop of pitching talent is deep once again, headlined by a handful of aces in …

Windows 10 Is Tracking Your Every Move… Unless You Do This

With hackers getting into jailbroken iPhones, the notorious Ashley Madison personal user data dump and even The Hacking Team breach, we’re all exceedingly aware of how important tech security is these days. You might even consider switching over to the iPod Touch for greater privacy in digital …

ESPN just nuked the Patriots and NFL for Spygate

The latest bombshell from Bristol links the NFL's tough stance on DeflateGate to its fumbling of the Spygate investigation.<p>It may be hard to believe, but Roger Goodell's seemingly tenuous position as commissioner of the NFL is more secure following his handling of the DeflateGate scandal, according …

Apps to download for your car

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan<p>We own cars way longer than we own cell phones, but that means most of our cars are desperately in need of an upgrade.<p>That's where these apps step in. From getting gas on-demand to knowing why your check engine light is on, the way we drive and approach owning a car is …

Google Life Sciences teams up with Sanofi to take down diabetes

Google Life Sciences, the new Google Alphabet standalone division established several weeks ago, today entered into a partnership with Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm to expand its research into treatments for diabetes.<p>Sanofi and Google will pool their expertise in science and tech to work on …

Tronsmart Ara X5 Windows 10 Mini PC Now Available For $150

The previously announced Tronsmart Ara X5 has now launched and is available to purchase priced at $150. The system comes pre-loaded with Microsoft’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos18 hours agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Amazon …

Red Carpet

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing and first impressions

Samsung unveiled its latest addition to the popular Galaxy Note series a few days ago, and we’ve got our hands on one. We can’t wait to run this device through its paces, but before giving it the full review treatment, here is a quick look at the unboxing, and we give you our first impressions …

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s latest big Windows 10 update

Now that Windows 10 updates are often occurring without your knowledge or express permission, it can be hard to keep track of exactly when or how …

'Free' Windows 10 Makes Expensive Software Changes

Windows 10 scandals keep coming: forced updates (causing crash loops), disabled user preferences, outlandish privacy invasions, blowing through user data allowances. Each is taking the shine off what is actually a very good core operating system, but I’m sorry to say they don’t stop there…<p>The eagle …

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Better Shrimp

Shrimp has been the most popular seafood in the US for years—it represents more than a quarter of the seafood eaten in this country. It's also one of the most varied categories: You can find dozens of different species of shrimp, each boasting multiple names and preparations. You can buy them with …

Seafood

This 5-Minute Sequence Will Work Out Your Entire Body

Fitting in your work out + making it to happy hour = winning at life.<p>Some days, it really is impossible to make it to the gym. Fortunately, spending 30 minutes on the elliptical isn't the only activity that works you out.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a full …

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to animal shelters each year. Many people don't realize that molding a puppy or adopted adult dog into a balanced canine companion requires a considerable …

How much protein should you really be eating?

Protein is one of the hottest nutrition trends with popular low-carb, high-protein diets like Paleo, brands calling attention to the protein grams in everything from cereals and breads to shakes and energy bars, and restaurants re-vamping their menus to include more of it to meet consumer demand.<p>In …

25 Beautiful Cheap Pallet DIY Storage Projects to Realize With Ease

Is there a pile of old pallets in your yard from your recently constructed home or cottage? Do you have a friend that owns a pile of old pallets? If …

Epic’s graphics guru Tim Sweeney predicts augmented reality will eliminate monitors and TVs

SHANGHAI — Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games and a graphics guru for the past 25 years, said in a speech at the ChinaJoy trade show that we may not need displays of any kind in about 10 years, if the promise of augmented reality achieves its full potential. If we can see the equivalent of …

Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it

Windows users, it’s time to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After what seemed like an eternity trapped in the clutches of Windows 8, Microsoft’s …

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). …

Windows 10

New government sugar advice will mean 'extreme' diet changes

Most treats will be off limits and replaced with wholegrain and vegetables if health officials act on imminent recommendations from scientific advisers<p>Adults and children should be instructed by the Government to halve the amount of sugar they consume and eat almost twice as much pasta, potato and …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

Religion

Doctors: Bible is secret to healing your body

The Scripture tells Christians to “honor God with your body,” and now physicians are finding the Bible is not only a guide to a healthy spiritual …

What does the games industry really think about virtual reality?

Sony, Microsoft and Valve all have immersive technologies to push this year, but are the big games publishers aboard the VR express?<p>Virtual reality was a big deal at this year’s E3 video game expo in Los Angeles. Oculus was there showing off the latest build of its Rift headset, Sony revealed a new …

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

The good, the bad, and the constipation<p>The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in …