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USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch This Guy Control an iPhone with Only His Eyes

Controlling your phone with your thumbs could soon become a thing of the past, as a WWDC conference attendee recently discovered. Matt Moss attended …

Apple

This Police Officer Responded To A Call About A "Vicious" Dog Who Ended Up Being The Goodest Of Boys

BEWARE THE GOODEST BOY.

Pets

Want to remember your dreams? Make sure to take *this* vitamin before bed

If you’ve had one too many dreamless nights lately—or maybe you just tend to forget them the instant you wake up—there might be a way to start …

Polyamory Diaries: "We’re having our best sex in years… just not with other people"

Polyamory's had an unexpected benefit at home for Jack* and his wife of nine years.<p><b>Since my wife and I embarked on our new, open, honest and non-monogamous lifestyle, I have become jealous of her success with a younger man. Although Mike* lives nearly 100 miles away, she has still managed to see</b> …

Relationships

Uncovered: cruel scam so slick even the vigilant can be duped

Virginia Calder was returning from hospital following breast surgery when the call came. The voice said it was the Royal Bank of Scotland fraud team flagging up some unusual transactions on her bank account. Within hours, Calder’s elderly mother, for whom she exercises power of attorney, had been …

Identity Theft

Sweden's self-correcting pay-as-you-go pension system

Sweden has a reputation for providing expensive cradle-to-grave social welfare protection, but in 1998 the country put in place a public pension …

Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards (But Beware Of Scams)

In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter how 59 million people enrolled in …

Identity Theft

The first computer programmer was an uneducated opiate addict

The early Victorian Era was hardly a time for women to be cocky about their brilliance. But Countess Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, didn’t …

Mathematics

CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or …

Medicine

Swingers who married after exes fell in love claim having sex with other people 'makes them stronger'

A couple who got together after consoling each other when their respective partners cheated on them have embraced the swinging lifestyle and say …

Relationships

Is Social Security to blame for so many men dying at 62?

Is the thought of looming retirement and availability of Social Security killing you? Two researchers say yes.<p>Maria D. Fitzpatrick of Cornell University and Timothy J. Moore of the University of Melbourne said they analyzed the mortality rates in the U.S. and noticed that many older Americans – but …

Devin Nunes: Trump never met with Papadopoulos. Reality: here’s a photo.

An astonishingly brazen lie.<p>Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on <i>Fox & Friends</i>, the president’s favorite TV show, …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

A Sleeping Baby Cow Softly Snores on His Human’s Lap While Waiting to See the Veterinarian

While waiting to see the veterinarian, a rescued baby calf name Mike put his head onto his human Dan’s lap and promptly fell asleep, letting out …

Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day, report says

One of Hillary Clinton’s wealthy pals paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Sunday.<p>Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for …

How to save your iPhone photos directly to an external hard drive on Mac

How do I save my iPhone photos to an external hard drive? Using Image Capture you can cut out half the work!If you take a lot of photos with your …

Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says

President Trump on Friday called for the U.S. Postal Service to raise the shipping rates that it charges Amazon.com, the online retailer, in a deal that he said disadvantages the federal agency.<p>“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging …

Trump wants Postal Service to charge 'much more' for Amazon shipments

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge "much more" to ship packages for Amazon (AMZN.O), picking another fight with an online retail giant he has criticized in the past.<p>"Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many …

Donald Trump

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Blockchain

People with Anhedonia Do Experience Pleasure, Just Not As Often

It is possible for those with anhedonia to enjoy experiences and feel pleasure, however, those with the disorder find it hard to maintain their …

The 9 Best First Aid Kits to Buy in 2018

Emergencies can happen anytime, so it’s best to be prepared with a first aid kit. Whether you are active outdoors, live in an area prone to natural …

First Aid

Common BP lowering drugs linked to skin cancer risk

The findings revealed that using medicines that contain hydrochlorothiazide increases the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer …

Cancer

The Secret World of Hotel Theft

The lack of reliable data makes the topic a murky one.<p>It’s jarring to return to a five-star hotel room late at night and find the door propped open. But interrupting a pair of teenagers inside, as they rifle through your suitcase, is even more disconcerting. I should know—it happened to me. My …

iPhone X: Here's the 5 Best Accessories

Apple’s new iPhone X achieves many firsts for the iPhone line: the first OLED screen, the first facial recognition technology, and the first wireless …

Google tracked Android users even with location services disabled | Trusted Reviews

<b>Google has been busted for tracking Android device owners’ whereabouts, even when the location services have been disabled.</b><p>A Quartz investigation …

Privacy

Why Saltwater Pools Are So Much Better Than Traditional Pools

If you hate the stink and sting of chlorine, you’ll love saltwater pools.<p>Once primarily a perk in health spas and resorts, saltwater pools have now …

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea.<p>Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated …

Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

Mark your calendars, Disney fans! This holiday season Disney Parks around the world bring the magic of the most wonderful time of the year to your …