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The age your brain matures at everything — it isn't even fully developed until age 25

Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already figured out — the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25.<p>Up until this age, the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that helps curb impulsive behavior — is not yet fully developed.<p>Some scientists say this could illuminate a …

8 Ways to Recognize Debt Collection Scams

8 Ways to Recognize Debt Collection Scams<p>Updated February 23, 2018<p>Businesses often hire third-party debt collectors to pursue past due accounts. For …

How to protect your Google and Facebook accounts with a security key

In late March when I got an unsettling message on my Gmail account: "Warning: Google may have detected government-backed attackers trying to steal your password."Google sends them out when it detects a "government-backed attacker" has attempted to hack an account through phishing or malware.Last …

How to replace Google Assistant with Cortana on your Android phone

There’s no shortage of phone assistants for Android, some more popular than others. If you’ve never bothered to set one up, long-pressing your …

Six amazing places to stay for free around the world – if you volunteer

One doesn’t need to be an artist in the conventional mould, just slap the colours on Helga de Silva Blow Perera, artist and hotel owner<p>For almost 30 years, Helga de Silva Blow Perera, the flamboyantly attired owner of Helga’s Folly, a 30-room boutique hotel overlooking the Sri Lankan city of Kandy, …

Sri Lanka

The subscription model makes you richer than you think (VB Live)

<b>Subscription business? You’re sitting on a goldmine of customer data. Find out how to use it to optimize acquisition and accelerate business growth, plus tap into the latest research and benchmarks on key subscriber acquisition metrics and more in this VB Live event.</b><p><b>Access this VB Live event on</b> …

I was hooked on meth for 11 years. If you know and love an addict, this article is for you.

I spent 11 years addicted to methamphetamine and have now been clean for nine. Today, I am a self-defense instructor, a budding entrepreneur, a volunteer first responder, a friend and family member. Yet at my core I consider myself a garden-variety recovered drug addict.<p>So to the fellow addict: You …

Dave Chappelle Tells A Story About A Baboon To Explain Why He left Show Business

Amazon could be planning to bring its checkout-free grocery stores to Europe

UK and European regulators approved Amazon’s trademark request<p>Amazon could be looking to expand its cashier-free grocery stores to the UK and Europe in the future. The company recently filed several trademark applications related to its Go stores with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and its …

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history — announced its first close today… and it’s huge.<p>The Japanese telecom giant revealed that its VisionFund has closed an initial commitment of $93 billion from a bevy of high profile backers. They include Apple, Qualcomm, …

What’s Next for Net Neutrality: A Summer Battle – Variety

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), tweeted out one of his fears on Friday as media attention fixates on the drama of the Trump White House.<p>Sorry for …

Net Neutrality

Hackers are trying to bring the WannaCry ransomware back from the dead

A little more than a week ago, a particularly nasty piece of ransomware dubbed “WannaCry” began spreading at an impressive clip all across the globe. …

These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories.Now, here are the winners.Best Accessibility Experience<b>Name:</b> IFTTT<b>Price:</b> …

Protecting our thoughts with human rights

Advances in neuroscience mean our minds may not be the last bastions of privacy we thought they were. Researchers from Switzerland have proposed the …

Lou Reed’s friends dismiss claim that Walk on the Wild Side is transphobic

Friends of the late Lou Reed responded on Saturday with disbelief to a claim by a Canadian student body that the singer’s 1972 hit Walk on the Wild Side contains transphobic lyrics.<p>Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side: what became of Candy, Little Joe and co?<p>Read more<p>“I don’t know if Lou would be …

Lou Reed

North Korea missile passes re-entry test in breakthrough for nuclear programme

The ballistic missile launched by North Korea on May 14 successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, according to analysts, a significant breakthrough for Pyongyang's missile programme.<p>Defence officials in South Korea and the US have confirmed that the launch of the liquid- fuel Hwasong-12 was a …

U.K. Conservatives Want to Dramatically Increase Internet Regulation

In the run up to next month’s U.K. general election, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party is calling for greater government control of the …

Robert de Niro to star in Pennsylvania liquor store opening

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Robert De Niro will be appearing as himself at a Pennsylvania state liquor store.<p>The state liquor control board says De Niro …