Marcus Purvis

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tried the meditation craze that requires no sex, drugs, or talking for 10 days

Over the holidays, dual-CEO Jack Dorsey took a break from running Twitter and Square to try a silent meditation known as Vipassana for 10 days.<p>Vipassana— an ancient Buddhist meditation technique that frequently involves 10 days of silence — is gathering fans in Silicon Valley. The practice aims to …

Meditation

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Consciousness

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your …

The SMS text message turns 25 today

There weren’t too many historical events on December 3, 1992, but the date is an important one for mobile fans: 25 years ago today, the very first …

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Sloth

Police smash Europe-wide horsemeat racket

Police in Spain arrested 65 people suspected of crimes including animal abuse, document forgery, public health violations, money laundering and being part of a criminal organisation, Europe's policing agency Europol said in a statement.<p>The suspected leader of the group, a Dutch national, was …

Europe

Everything new in the latest iOS 11 beta

The third version of the iOS 11 beta has now rolled out to developers (and keen tinkerers) worldwide, and as per usual, the update was worth the …

iOS

Apple's Classy Move Is Smarter Than You May Think

Today at Apple rolls out, giving the consumer-tech giant a way to attract more customers.<p><b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) is hoping to school its customers -- in …

Angela Ahrendts

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Religiousness and spirituality have little influence on drug and alcohol use, study finds

Faith in a higher power appears to have less of an influence on substance use and abuse than previously believed, according to a new study.<p>Many …

Genetics

Rural Hospitals Closing at an Alarming Rate

When Terry Fulmer’s 90-year-old aunt fell and tore her shoulder ligaments, she had surgery in Albany, a two-hour drive from her home in rural upstate …

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

Operating Systems

Upstairs

Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …