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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

BitTorrent releases Bleep, a secure peer-to-peer messaging service for iOS and Mac (Video)

If you want the security of knowing your voice, text and picture messages can’t be intercepted, direct peer-to-peer communication with end-to-end encryption is the gold standard: and that’s what BitTorrent offers with its Bleep app.<p>Every conversation is between you and your friends. There is no …

The dual-display YotaPhone 2 is now cheaper, better, and available in white

The YotaPhone 2 was one of the most pleasant surprises of last year, combining an OLED display on the front and an E Ink panel on the back to offer a uniquely versatile Android device. The surprising thing about it was how well it worked, and how far it managed to steer away from being a simple …

Microsoft is reportedly making high-end Windows phones again

One of the biggest gripes among Windows phone devotees is a lack of high-powered devices as of late. How are you supposed to be a hardcore fan when most of the lineup is downright basic? At last, though, Microsoft appears to be catering to that need for speed. Both <i>Unleash the Phones</i> and <i>The Verge</i> …

NYU student detained by North Korea speaks out

CNN's Will Ripley in an exclusive interview speaks with Won-moon Joo, a student from New York University, who is being detained in North Korea.

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Jurors get first look at video of Colorado theatre shooter asking police if any children were hurt

Jurors in the Colorado theatre shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"<p>The video, played in court Monday, shows detectives interviewing a dazed-sounding Holmes at police headquarters about two …

HTC posts worst April in 6 years, due to poor One M9 demand

HTC has just released financial figures for the month of April, which, unlike earlier Q1 figures, takes into account the launch window for the new flagship HTC One M9. Unfortunately for the company, the results are actually the worst revenue figures for April that the company has posted in the last …

T-Mobile hits back at Verizon’s ‘Never settle’ ads, offers free try-out & switch deal

T-Mobile is hitting back at Verizon’s ‘Never settle’ ad campaign, offering to lend Verizon customers a new smartphone and port their existing number to it for a 14-day trial. If customers prefer T-Mobile’s service, the company will pay off Verizon’s Early Termination Fees up to a maximum of …

Aurora massacre response: 129 officers in 90 seconds, sergeant testifies

Moments after the first 911 call that a gunman was shooting up an Aurora, Colo., multiplex, so many police officers and cruisers filled the Century 16 theater site that later responders were hard pressed to get to the scene of the massacre.<p>Aurora police Sgt. Matthew Fyles testified Monday about the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly pressuring record labels to end their support of free music streaming.</b> It wants services like Spotify to operate on a paid model only, a move which an industry source described as "cutthroat."<p><b>2. Education startup AltSchool raised $100 million from investors including Mark</b> …

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Apple and Microsoft’s visions for the future are delightfully different

One wants the device at the center of your life, the other wants to make the device irrelevant<p>Microsoft’s evolution over the past few years has brought it closer to Apple than ever before. Just like its old nemesis, the Windows company now sells its own phones and tablets, gives away OS updates for …

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Nepal earthquake 2015,Human trafficking,Sex trade,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Nepal,South and Central Asia,World news,Law,Society,Slavery,India,Global development<p>Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls …

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Retale, The App That Puts Weekly Store Circulars On Your Smartphone, Raises $12 Million

It used to be that when shoppers were interested in learning about the latest sales from their favorite local stores, they would turn to the printed circulars that came with their newspaper subscriptions. But in the mobile age, people aren’t relying on newspapers as much to get their daily news, …

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Everything Microsoft announced at Ignite 2015

Today Microsoft is making a whole bunch of announcements about its enterprise tooling at the 2015 Ignite conference in Chicago. Here’s a roundup of all the news out of the show.<p>Microsoft previews organizational analytics in Office Delve, coming later this year<p>Microsoft today showed off at its …

Google tests putting more tweets in your mobile search results

A few months ago, Google reached a major deal with Twitter that gave the search engine much broader access to the thousands of tweets posted every minute. And now the company has started integrating them into search results on smartphones. As picked up by <i>Search Engine Land</i>, Google has begun showing …

Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phonesfirst reported details on Cityman and Talkman, and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the codenames are …

ISIL now 'weak,' says Iraqi PM

Baghdad has been rocked by two more bomb blasts, killing at least 17 people.<p>They happened ten minutes apart and struck as restaurants were packed.<p>There’s been a spike in attacks in the Iraqi capital, as government forces fight to dislodge ISIL militants from the north and west of the country.<p>Canada …

A Massive Underwater Volcano Is Likely Erupting Off the Oregon Coast

But it's not dangerous.<p>This past week has seen the steady rumble of thousands of tiny earthquakes radiating from off the coast of Oregon. Coupled with a sudden 8 foot drop in the seafloor—indicative of magma being withdrawn from reservoirs deep underneath the seabed—it seems likely that a powerful …

Moldovans call for reforms and return of missing funds

Thousands have protested against Moldova's government, saying it has failed to implement reforms to bring the country closer to the European Union.<p>Protesters also called on the government on Sunday to investigate the disappearance of $1.5b last year from the state-owned Savings Bank, and the …

100 days of solitude: Syriza struggles as Greeks once again stare into the abyss

In the countdown to Syriza marking 100 days in office, Greece got its first crisis monument. Arms outstretched, mouth wide open, his face locked in despair, the sculpture depicts a man dangling from a financial index in free fall. Below, his world of concrete and stone lies broken and …

Galaxy S6 Edge Review: Four Weeks Later, Is Samsung's Curved Smartphone A Success?

I’ve been carrying the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for a month now and that has given me enough time to really get to grips with the South Korean smartphone. As it becomes widely available around the world, how practical is the S6 Edge, how does the curved screen work in practice, and could I live with …

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

If Only Your Commute Looked Like THIS

"Dancers are storytellers. They're trained to capture passion with their bodies," New York City-based photographer Jordan Matter writes in the …