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'Digital Key' standard uses your phone to unlock your car

You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasn't really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoption -- you can't guarantee that you'll have phone access if you switch brands, or even individual models. …

Mobile Devices

Torch Your Butt, Waist, and Legs With These Curve-Enhancing Moves

Achieving an hourglass figure isn't in the cards (or genes) for many of us, but we <i>can</i> enhance what we've got. With a combination of proper nutrition and exercise, it's possible to reach the physique you're aiming for. But you should also keep in mind that you won't get there by simply targeting …

Workouts

Seattle cracks down on renters, free speech – and common sense. Good luck trying to rent an apartment

The Seattle City Council seems to think the right to speak is a privilege it can grant or withhold at its pleasure. It has slapped a year-long ban on the use of certain housing websites that allow renters to place bids on advertised rental housing, while it reviews the sites.<p>Officials say they fear …

City Politics

Viral Video Shows Mesmerizing ‘Rippling Muscle Disease’ Effects on Pecs

These 'alien gains' have a very Earthly origin.<p>In a viral video posted to the r/WTF subreddit on Sunday, German bodybuilder Jo Lindner’s pectoral …

Protein

Our schools are broke – so why aren’t we talking about it?

Michelle Gay is the headteacher of Osborne primary, a 270-pupil local authority school in Erdington, on the north-eastern edge of Birmingham. In total, 25% of her pupils are categorised as having special educational needs, 39% have a first language other than English, and 43% are eligible for free …

Great Britain

Think Twice Before Throwing Out Your Avocado Pits

Growing up in California, long before they became trendy, I ate avocados regularly. And long before avocado toast was a thing, my friend who was in …

This Game Has You Testing Out Sexbots to Save Humanity

Nutaku's first sex robot VR game, "SexBot: Quality Assurance Simulator," looks... interesting.<p><i>“In a world... Where humanity will literally go extinct if men don’t get to bone busty insentient sex robots…”</i><p>That’s essentially the premise of the first-ever virtual reality creation from hentai and adult …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

At last, a reason to celebrate: house prices are falling

We should make the tax system less biased and start a mass public-sector housebuilding programme<p>The housing market is dead. Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax, says that prices fell in April by 3.1%, the biggest monthly drop in almost eight years. Newspapers bury this disastrous news …

Housing

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google’s I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a phone call with a difference. It wasn’t made by a human, but by the Google Assistant, which did an uncannily good job of asking the right …

New Xbox One System Update Is Out, Here's What It Does

Microsoft has rolled out the latest system update for Xbox One. This isn't a major one that transforms the basic look and functionality of the system's dashboard, but it does introduce some new features that will be welcomed by those who can take advantage of them.<p>Many of the additions were either …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

7 Sex Moves To Try If You Love The Missionary Position But Want To Switch It Up

Missionary sex typically scores pretty low on the vanilla-to-kink scales, which is not surprising considering that's how most of us probably lost our …

Storage Ideas

This Quick Do-Anywhere Workout Will Fire Up Your Butt and Legs in 5 Moves

Too busy? Not an excuse. On vacation? Doesn't matter. Fitness influencer and booty queen Jen Selter proved that "'No matter where you are or what you have available, there is always an opportunity to get a quick workout in!!'" In an Instagram video, she kills a quick, do-anywhere workout that …

Workouts

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster

Since Ancient Greece, the snake-haired Gorgon has been a sexualized symbol of women's rage.<p>Hanging on the esteemed walls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, there is a painting by Caravaggio depicting a feminine creature with slithering locks. Its subject is so majestic and terrifying that the 16th …

The Quest for the 'Perfect Vagina'

With labiaplasties becoming the world's fastest growing form of cosmetic surgery, we explore the arguments for and against the procedure.<p>Juliette, a 27-year-old from London, never liked the look of her "long labia". When she wore yoga pants she was embarrassed by the "extra skin" she believed was …

Bathroom hand-dryers suck in poo-particles and aerosolize them all over you and everything else

A new study in <i>Applied and Environmental Microbiology</i> (Sci-Hub mirror) conducted microbial surveys of the bathrooms at the University of Connecticut …

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

‘Killing Eve’: Sandra Oh Becomes Jane Bond in a Glorious Female Spy vs. Spy

BBC America’s new genre-bending spy drama stars Sandra Oh in a glorious female spy vs. spy game, as written by the genius behind ‘Fleabag,’ Phoebe …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

6 Weird, Paranormal Things Dogs Can Sense That Most Humans Can’t

Pets are the best, especially dogs. They're your companion when you need a friend, they cuddle whenever you're feeling lonely, and they can make you …

A good sex life ‘helps you live longer’ - Indian Express

A new study has revealed that a great sex life will not only help you feel and look younger — it will also help you live longer.<p>Dr Eric Braverman, an …

Research

We now have the first clear evidence cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats

This week, following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that a pair of federal studies show “clear evidence” that cell phone radiation caused heart cancer in male rats.<p>This substantially changes the debate on whether cell phone use is a cancer risk. Up until this …

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

How to survive without Facebook

The reasons for deleting your Facebook page are endless. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, revealing that 50 million people’s private data had been given away through the platform, people have been raging against the company. The scandal has managed to tap into thousands of tin-hat …

HBO will air its film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 on May 19th

Starring Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water’s Michael Shannon<p>HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> finally has a release date: May 19th, 2018, according to <i>Variety</i>. The network announced the project last year, which stars <i>Black …

Facebook collected call and text data from Android phones for years

Recent controversy towards the state of data safety and privacy on Facebook has been heightened by the discovery that the social media company …

Social Media