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Revealed: What Amazon knows about you and how to delete it

Take back control of your data on Amazon and stop the site tracking everything we do<p>Amazon may not collect as much data as Google or Facebook (at …

Smart Homes

Identical Twins Reveal How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Identical twins Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side-by-side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, …

Genetics

Bill Gates Says Donald Trump Didn't Know HIV and HPV Were Different Things, Was Real Weird About Bill Gates' Daughter

MSNBC’s <i>All In with Chris Hayes</i> obtained and played leaked clips tonight which show Bill Gates telling a crowd about his meetings with Donald Trump. …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates has some scary anecdotes about Donald Trump

MSNBC has obtained footage of the Microsoft founder addressing the Gates Foundation staff where he talked about his first meeting with Donald Trump, which took place in December 2016. According to Gates:<p>“There was a thing where he and I were at the same place before the election and I avoided him. …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates Is Confused About Donald Trump's Third-Person Psychological Tic

A video obtained by MSNBC aired Thursday revealed the immensely awkward relationship between wannabe billionaire President Donald Trump and actual …

Donald Trump

In Israel, Jack Ma Finds Similarities With Alibaba's Journey

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma made his first trip to Israel last week, bringing with him some 30 senior managers from Alibaba Group. The group met with investors, about 30 Israeli startups, and visited some landmarks like The Western Wall. Ma said he was impressed with the business opportunities in Israel. …

Israel

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday.<p>To mark the occasion, the Royal Family Twitter account released archive photos of a young Queen Elizabeth and paid tribute to her lifelong dedication to public service.<p>The Queen and other …

Queen Elizabeth II

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

Your Complete Guide to Parenting a 15-Year-Old

By the time most teens turn 15, they’re rather independent. Yet, the vast majority of them struggle to recognize their limitations. As a result, …

Fitbit CFO: I don’t know anyone who’s passionate about Apple Watch

Apple constantly wins plaudits for being a brand consumers feel passionate about, but Fitbit Chief Financial Officer Bill Zerella doesn’t think that applies to the Apple Watch.<p>Speaking at the recent Roth Investment Conference in Laguna Beach, California, Zerella said that, “I have yet to meet …

Queen pledges to continue to 'grow' the Commonwealth in 'scope and stature' for future generations

The Queen has vowed to continue to grow the Commonwealth in "scope and stature" for future generations in her Commonwealth Day message.<p>She has praised the "Commonwealth connection" that allows people from different nations to bond and celebrate "diversity".<p>The Queen's message to the 53 Commonwealth …

A tiny book written for dolls, commissioned by a queen of England, is now for sale

In 1921, Queen Mary (the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II) received as a gift an elaborate house that showcased art and modern technological advancements. It was just 3 feet tall.<p>The dollhouse was built on a 1:12 scale. To fill the intricate home, the queen asked some of the big literary names of …

Literature

Segway blends its miniLITE scooter with artificial intelligence in new Loomo personal assistant

The last few years has seen Segway shift its focus from personal transportation to other categories, one of which is automation. Earlier this year at CES the robotics manufacturer teased an upcoming two-wheeled autonomous personal assistant. Flash forward to today and Loomo, a robotic scooter mixed …

18 photos of the Queen doing commoner things that will make you chuckle

Queen Elizabeth II may be the longest-reigning monarch in history, but beneath the priceless jewels and public persona, she's just a regular human being like the rest of us.<p>Still, it's a little bit comical to see the Queen out of context in the "real world."<p>We're not exactly sure why we find these …

Trend line suggests Apple Watch could be on track to overtake entire Swiss watch industry

Comparing recent Canalys data with that of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry numbers indicates that the Apple Watch achieved a new first in the holiday quarter: shipments of the smartwatch exceeding exports for the entire Swiss watch industry …<p>Across the year as a whole, Swiss watch …

Smartwatches

What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

The web is a scary place. There are scams, malicious links and other vulnerabilities hiding everywhere. Most users don't see this because of …

Google

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Extreme Weather

A Chibok Schoolgirl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Has Been Found in Nigeria

A Nigerian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram has been found almost four years since the extremist militant group’s mass kidnapping from a boarding …

Fantastic Changes to World of Hyatt!

I love Hyatt. They will be my favourite hotel program since Fairmont President’s Club will be ending next year. Yesterday, they announced some …

Awards

Amazon tracks everything you buy. Here's how to make that work for you.

View your history and get better recommendations.<p>Given all of the time we spend shopping on Amazon, the retailer picks up some major hints about our lives: Our hobbies, the phones and gaming consoles we own, our taste in books, the toys our kids play with, our garden equipment, and even our …

Product Reviews

Kids Start To Test Surprising Claims By Early Elementary School

As many families prepare for a visit from Santa, some are facing questions about the jolly old man in the red suit.<p>The fact that children will (sometimes) accept counterintuitive claims, like the existence of Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, has led some theorists to marvel at their willingness to …

Psychology

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Maps

Be satisfied watching this mini Thomas the Tank Engine perform stunts

Unlike your standard Hot Wheels playset, the wooden tracks of a Thomas the Tank Engine setup aren't exactly conducive to elaborate tricks.<p>A YouTube …

Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

Underground chamber about 6m high and 3m wide had been hidden behind ancient limestone walls<p>A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the bustling streets of Montreal whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to …

Archaeology

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was …

Republicans

German hospitals 'carrying out unnecessary operations'

A new study has highlighted well-documented problems in the German health care system - doctors have a huge financial incentive to offer unnecessary …

Terry Laughlin, Who Taught Swimmers Not to Struggle, Dies at 66

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 in Albany. He was 66.<p>His daughter Fiona Laughlin said the cause was complications of metastatic prostate cancer.<p>Mr. …

Swimming

How to set a budget and stick to it

Whether it's something you need or something you want, creating a budget can help you keep your spending in line so you can reach your financial …

4 reasons you need a VPN app on your phone

We’re not trying to alarm you here, but PSI: your privacy is under attack. Keep peeping eyes from your browsing history with this handy VPN app.<p>The …