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The Kinky French Film That Puts ‘Fifty Shades’ to Shame

Filmmaker François Ozon’s (‘Swimming Pool’) latest pushes the sexual envelope in ways few American films do.<p>Following a brief opening credits …

Jamie Dornan

A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn'

Cura Cannabis Solutions, a startup that makes marijuana oil for vape cartridges, wants to be the first US company in the cannabis industry to achieve elusive "unicorn" status with a billion dollar valuation.<p>"We've had a lot of nicknames. 'Unicorn' is definitely a new one," said Cura president and …

Cannabis

How To Spot Wide-Moat Stocks

Companies with moats generate superior shareholder returns over the long run.<p>Long-term investors should be extremely selective and focused on …

Investing

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Emotional Intelligence

Apple may discontinue iPhone X when next model arrives

An analyst predicts Apple will kill off the original iPhone X once the second-generation model hits stores.<p>When the newest phones get old, they often get cheaper.<p>It's why people sometimes wait about a year after a phone's release, for a discount on the device. That might not be the case with …

Opera's smartphone browsers now protect users against cryptojacking

Norwegian (well, technically Chinese) browser maker Opera has introduced cryptojacking protections to its family of mobile browsers — Opera for Android and Opera Mini.<p>Cryptojacking is where websites (quite often centered around porn and file sharing) embed cryptocurrency mining scripts in their …

TestFlight update raises cellular download limit to 150MB

Apple has today pushed an update to its TestFlight beta testing application. This brings the app version to 2.0.1 and includes a handful of new features.<p>The update raises the cellular download limit from 100MB to 150MB, bringing it to parity with the App Store, which made the change in September of …

iOS

What is Stellar Lumens (XLM)? And Why Do You Need To Own It in 2018?

Stellar is an open-source protocol for value exchange founded in early 2014 by Jed McCaleb (creator of Ripple and eDonkey) and Joyce Kim, supported …

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

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The Labo STEM toy is Nintendo's latest bit of creative weirdness

The video game company has a history of making consoles about more than just a controller.<p>Earlier this week, Nintendo introduced a new product called Labo. It’s part video game, part craft project, and most importantly, part one of Nintendo’s step into the booming industry of engineering toys. At …

Google Play services update fixes Chromecast Wi-Fi bug

Google is now rolling out a promised fix for Chromecast built-in devices, such as Google Home, Android TV, Chromecast, etc., to kill a bug wreaking …

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Televisions

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Sennheiser’s first-ever soundbar shakes up CES with brilliant virtual surround

A long line of eager listeners stretches outside a small, dark room at the heart of Sennheiser’s CES booth. Inside, they will experience the new …

Audiophile

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Hard Work Meets Creative Vision: 5 Steps to Cultivating a Breakout Brand

Remember the importance of creative vision--and don't get lost in the hustle and the grind.<p>Many entrepreneurs get caught up in the hard work and the hustle and they forget what it feels like to be creative.<p>We are living in an increasingly interdisciplinary world, where it is necessary for …

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

Apple buys podcast search startup Pop Up Archive

Apple’s played a central role in podcast since its earliest days — heck, even the term was borrowed from its big hardware product at the time. But the company’s marketshare appears to have eroded somewhat as players like Google and Spotify have entered the market, reportedly down from 70-percent of …

Remente is a feature-rich life coaching app that'll help you get your crap together

Remente recently released several new features for its personal development app. Until now it’s only been available on iOS and Android, but it’s also launched a web beta for premium users. One of the best digital life coaches available continues to get better.<p>Among the new features included in the …

Apps

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

Wi-Fi

3 Ways to Test Your Next Business Idea

Before you talk to potential investors, ask if your business has these three essential criteria.<p>An app to help hospital patients navigate treatment options. Spent coffee grounds repurposed as body scrubs. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Glucagon-injection kits for diabetics. Bluetooth-shoe …

Entrepreneurship

Google reportedly wants to take on Amazon's audiobook business

Amazon has long dominated the audiobook market online with Audible, which sells retail titles and also offers subscriptions to its service. Now, it looks like Google might be getting in on the game with the impending introduction of audiobooks in the Play Store.<p>Android Police noted in a teardown of …

Google launches Resonance Audio, its new spatial audio SDK

As augmented reality slowly proliferates with the promise of bringing computer interaction into three-dimensional space, platform giants like Google are tasked with bringing every sense into 3D space, as well.<p>Today, Google is taking some of the tech from its VR Audio SDK and building it into a more …

Tor’s next-gen onion system works to keep servers hidden

The dark web is no longer just a marketplace for illicit drugs, weapons, and other nefarious material. Mainstream media and social networks, from <i>The New York Times</i> to Facebook, are also using it to give users an anonymous way to access their sites. These so-called "onion" services can help …

'StarCraft 2' goes free-to-play after 7 years

<i>StarCraft 2</i> is going to be free to play starting this month, Blizzard revealed at BlizzCon today.<p>Specifically, <i>StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty</i> will be …

Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

When Whim launched two years ago, it was based on a straightforward idea: What if a dating app was focused on enabling real dates, rather than chatting?<p>Of course, plenty of actual dates happen as a result of Tinder and its imitators, but it can take a lot of awkward messaging to get there. Whim …

Apps

Billionaire Ken Fisher Reveals the Stocks to Own in This Bull Market

Given where we are in the bull market, investors should own certain types of stocks according to billionaire Ken Fisher, founder and executive …

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free

According to Javelin Strategy & Research<b>,</b> identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion …