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'The Walking Dead' just majorly shook things up

<i>Warning: this story is both about spoilers and contains spoilers. Read with caution.</i><br>The cruel world in which <i>The Walking Dead</i> takes place has …

The music you listen to may be affecting your mental health

We all know that music has an effect on our mood. It's why we put on Adele when we've been dumped, or Drake when we want to “dance”, or Lana Del Rey when our lovers have died under tragic circumstances. However, according to new research, music's mood-altering power may actually be a whole lot more …

Bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, says World Health Organization

Red meat is 'probably' carcinogenic too, according to IARC evaluation<p>Bacon, ham, and salami have today received the ignominious label of foods that cause cancer, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer. They're part of the …

World Health Organization

US fears Russia could sever undersea internet cables

Officials are concerned over increased activity along major fiber-optic routes, according to The New York Times<p>US officials are growing concerned over the activity of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea internet cables, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, fearing that they could be used to cut …

Cold War

Here’s why you don’t need a 64GB Apple TV

<i>(By Matthew Keys, The Desk) –</i> If the rumors and reports are correct, Apple will begin taking pre-orders within the next few days for its forthcoming Apple TV set-top box.<p>Unlike the current generation model — which has been reduced to a modest $65 at some retailers ahead of the new version — the …

Phones

The new 'Tomb Raider' game is stunning

There's a new "Tomb Raider" game coming in the very near future, November 10, and it's gorgeous. Just look at this:<p>The name of this year's game is "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and it follows in the footsteps of the last series entry — an origin story of the game's main character, Lara Croft.<p><b>Let's</b> …

Tomb Raider

Report condemns child labour in Philippine gold mines

In September 2014, 17-year-old Nel Pernecita entered a dry underground pit in the northeastern Philippine province of Camarines Norte, to mine ore containing gold.<p>To reach underground, miners like Nel are lowered on a rope into a pit that could be as deep as 25 metres.<p>For several hours, they work …

Human Rights

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Happy 125th birthday, Yosemite National Park! | CNN Travel

National Parks

British Scientists Want Permission To Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos

The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast<p>While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have …

Genetics

BlackBerry Venice hands-on video: Android slider has touch keyboard, universal search, and Google services

BlackBerry’s Android phone, codenamed Venice, continues to see leak after leak. Following the slew of images we’ve already seen, we now have a hands-on video.<p>In June, rumors that BlackBerry was building an Android smartphone returned in full force, followed by a big leak in July. Then in August we …

10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

Apple win in appeals court ruling may force Samsung to change one of its products

In May 2014, a jury decided that monetary damages were ample compensation for Samsung’s infringement of three Apple patents. However, this Thursday a US appeals court ruled that monetary compensation wasn’t enough, and that Apple should be able to “exclude competitors from using one’s property …

Judiciary

Here’s What We Learned From The Ig Nobel Awards

Silly lessons from some silly science<p>Eggs can be un-boiled, at least partially. Mammals all pee for the same length of time. Every language has a word for “huh?” CEOs of risk-taking firms tend to have lived through—but didn’t suffer from—natural disasters. Police in Bangkok can get extra pay for …

Science

AT&T sues three former employees over secret phone-unlocking scheme

If you wanted to unlock an AT&T phone in 2013, Swift Unlocks had you covered. The company would sell unlock codes for anything from an iPhone to a Fire Phone, letting AT&T customers wriggle out of their contracts long before the subsidy was paid off. All you had to do was pay a fee — anywhere from …

Employment

AT&T sales reps accused of scheming to unlock phones

A lawsuit alleges the former employees put malicious software on work computers so they could help untether discounted phones from AT&T contracts.<p>A Southern California company and former cell phone salespeople have been sued by AT&T Mobility for allegedly helping unlock thousands of cell phones so …

Corruption

Google is working on a mysterious new 'WiFi access point' device

Google refers to one of the devices as a "WiFi access point" in an FCC filing on Friday which puts the device in the "digital transmission system" equipment class.<p>Google will be holding a press event on Tuesday September 29, and we're expecting them to introduce the latest models in the Nexus line …

Wi-Fi

This Intelligent Mirror Can Diagnose Everything Wrong With You From Your Reflection

This mirror has sensors that go beyond skin deep to find out how healthy you really are.<p>The Wize Mirror knows if you’ve been drinking too much or eating foods you shouldn’t. It can sense if you’ve got high cholesterol or are on the way to getting diabetes. And it does all of this without ever …

Exercises Reduce Eyes' Natural Blind Spot

That could be useful for people with some kinds of vision impairment<p>Even if you have normal vision, you have a blind spot in your retina. Usually that doesn’t affect how you perceive the world because your brain fills in the gaps. But now a team of researchers has found that eye exercises can …

Neurology

Hands-on with the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11

There comes a point when I have to stop for a moment to appreciate how far technology has come. The new Aspire One Cloudbook 11 from Acer is modest in many regards — limited storage space, diminutive monitor — but it’s also a capable machine for an affordable price. The 32GB unit I’m using retails …

Inspiration Or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits

Where do you draw the line between inspiration and appropriation when it comes to musical compositions? That question is at the heart of several high-profile court cases, including the recent "Blurred Lines" trial and a current copyright-infringement lawsuit involving "Stairway to Heaven." But it …

Guitar

How to be human: talking through a marriage-threatening porn addiction

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com.</i><p><b>Hi</b> …

Relationships

Rdio adds 500 terrestrial radio stations to build a bridge between cars and phones

Can radio promotion breathe new life into Rdio?<p>Rdio has never looked like more of an underdog than it does now. The beautifully made but underused streaming music app has never had more competition than it does today, and that competition has never been stronger. Spotify's investment in social and …

Apple Music

[FREE ANDROID APP] Elevate - Your Personal Brain Trainer

Today FREE APP is Elevate - Brain Training.<p>For more FREE APPS or FREE GAMES, visit: <br>http://android711.blogspot.com/<p>Elevate - Brain Training is an app …

Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

Every WhatsApp and Viber user is going to love Google’s latest Google Now feature

If you happen to love Google Now and spend plenty of time on your smartphone texting, you should know that Google is rolling out a brand new feature …

Mad Max

Obama wants to build an exascale supercomputer by 2025

The White House is getting serious about supercomputers. Today, President Obama issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Intiative — essentially a federal strategy for making sure America leads the field in supercomputers. The order points to implementations in …

Quantum Computing

High-resolution shocker: Pluto has Rocky Mountain-sized peaks, New Horizons reveals

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …