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Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

Research

The World's 10 Most Expensive Houses—and Who Owns Them

Feast your eyes on some of the priciest homes on the planet.<p>The owners of the world’s most luxurious houses can be a mysterious bunch. We all know …

Real Estate

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Arrives: PayPal Fingerprint-Based Payment And 3 Other Things To Know About The Device

Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005935) released its latest Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone on Friday in 125 countries, including the U.S., Europe, the …

Every Minute This “Machine Of Death” Prints A Woman’s Name Who Died From Pregnancy-Related Complications

To draw attention to the cause of sexual and reproductive rights, and to humanize the staggering statistic that 300,000 women die from …

Ban Ki-moon

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious component. Marriage is regarded as "sacred". Weddings are planned that few really want to attend; pointless dresses are worn …

Samsung ad outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro ahead of CES

In the days leading up to CES, there are always a few unfortunate products that are prematurely outed by banners being put up over night. In this case, the victims are Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro, as shown by this massive ad at the South Hall of Las Vegas Convention …

NVIDIA seriously made a crop circle for marketing its new Tegra K1 chip

You know that new NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip? And you know that crop circle that popped up and then disappeared? Yup, that was an advertisement for the new chip. Yes, <i>seriously</i>.<p>Source: NVIDIA Blog

LG teases webOS for most of its smart TVs, Life Band Touch with Android, iOS sync

LG has already shown quite a bit of its hand ahead of CES (105-inch curved LCD; OLEDs OLEDs and more OLEDs; Ultra HD televisions of all sizes) but with its press conference now just hours away, it's showing off a bit more. Now we have an official pic or two of the webOS interface on a TV, and LG's …

GoSmart brings Facebook to your smartphone even if you don’t have a data plan

Facebook(s fb) has had some trouble selling phones, but what about a phone plan that sells Facebook? Or gives it away for free, to be more accurate. …

Hands On With Jolla’s First Phone — The “Spearhead Device” For Its MeeGo-Successor Sailfish OS

The first handset from Finnish smartphone startup Jolla is simply called Jolla. This phone has been some two years in the making — a timeframe that testifies to the complexity of building handset hardware <i>and</i> a new mobile platform, not to mention rallying developers and achieving Android …

Data-driven medicine: understanding the link between genetics and disease

Activities that involve gathering vast quantities of data are often portrayed in a negative light, but Sophie Curtis reveals how 'big data' is also being used to identify the links between genetics and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity.<p>From Google to Facebook and GCHQ to the NSA, every …

Gold-Plated Apple iPhone 5S Available for £1,781

Recently, the folks at Gold Genie came up with the gold-plated version of HTC One. Now, they have built a 24-carat gold-plated iPhone 5S, which was …

Nissan launches Nismo smartwatch for drivers

<b>A smartwatch that monitors the performance of a vehicle as well as the driver has been launched by car manufacturer Nissan.</b><p>Like many other smartwatches, the Nissan Nismo measures the user's heart rate, temperature and other biometrics.<p>But it also allows users to keep an eye on their car's …

Telus Bringing the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to Canada

Remember how I talked about Japan always getting the technological goodies before America? Well Canada has to wait even longer than we do! Telus, one …

Galaxy Note

Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids slate

Sure, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids broke cover late last month, but it's joined the rest of the firm's brand-new displays and gadgets at IFA. Relocated capacitive buttons and repositioned camera aside, the child-friendly pad's internals are identical to the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 …

New images, video leak of Sony's snap-on smartphone cameras

<b>New images have emerged of Sony's snap-on smartphone lenses, the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, which each pack an entire camera inside.</b><p>With Sony due to …

Google's next Android OS is called KitKat... after the candy. http://f-st.co/v8GML6D

Because walking saves lives, Mobilizer Inc. is a startup that’s aiming to get hospital patients moving - http://tcrn.ch/17vjnTH

Can you survive on 4G alone?

With the rollout of 4G beginning in anger across the UK, promising more capacity and faster download speeds over mobile, is there any need for fixed-line broadband services any more? Sophie Curtis investigates.<p>EE is no longer the only mobile operator offering 4G data in Britain. With the launch of …

Is this Chinese woman the world’s oldest person?

A woman in China could be set to be named the oldest person the world has ever seen.<p>Almihan Sayit claims she was born on June 25, 1886, making her …

Melbourne's Sleek Transportation Center by Zaha Hadid

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid is working on a joint proposal with Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill for Melbourne's Flinders St. Station competition. The design concept for the proposal is a modern elongated form that also pays tribute to the building's historic past. Hadid's main goal with …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

Never Load Paper Again With This Smarter Printer

Just place this printer right on top of a big stack of paper, and it’ll handle the rest.<p>Twenty years ago, inkjet printers seemed like magic–they printed so many colors, so fast! Now they’re that necessary evil for producing concert tickets or handling that one thing in your life that you still have …

Industrial Design