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Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days

A team of scientists in Sweden has broken open the genetic recipe for a human embryo's first three days of development, chronicling what happens in the crucial hours that follow the union of egg and sperm.<p>The order in which a human's 23,000 genes awaken and start the process of building a person …

12 Things We’re Hoping to See at the September 9 Apple Event

We can safely say that the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be coming with Force Touch and a nicer camera, but what else does Apple have in store for its fans? Here are 12 things we hope to see during the September 9 iPhone announcement.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Eddie Cue busting a move.</b><p>Apple's senior vice president of …

9 Topics for…Apple iOS 9

Apple will announce its latest operating system on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. The latest unveiling from the tech giant is expected to include new iPhones, new iPads, revamped Apple TV, new bands for the Apple Watch and the Apple News app, among other changes and enhancements. The Apple …

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What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. After all, Apple continues to break records with growth numbers.<p>Meanwhile, Google Play Store has grown into such an unwieldy success that search and …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

The impressive things with the Gear S2 don't end with its new design: Samsung's actually figured out a really smart interaction model for smartwatches that I'm shocked no one else has done yet. There's the touchscreen, yes, just like most other smartwatches, and the Gear S2 has a couple buttons on …

The next Apple TV: Everything we know so far

Apple is holding an event on September 9 in San Francisco where it’s expected to unveil the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and yes, the next-generation Apple TV.<p>Since its release in 2007, Apple’s TV box has served as a complement to other living room electronics. However, if the rumors are true, that small …

Beautiful Portraits of Redheaded People of Color

In the US, about 25% of people have a mutated Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) gene that causes red hair. Thus, the chance of any two random people …

A Look At Open Bionics’ 3D-Printed Robotic Hands For Amputees

Open Bionics, a startup out of the U.K. that makes bionic hands, figured out how to dramatically lower the cost of prosthetics using a combination of open-sourced 3D printing software and robotic sensors.<p>Nearly 2 million people live with the loss of a limb in the U.S., according to Amputee …

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …

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New emails show Hillary assisting for-profit college that paid Bill $16M

New emails released from Hillary Clinton’s email server reveal that while she was secretary of state, Clinton did a favor for a for-profit education company that later paid her husband more than $16 million.<p>In 2009, just a few months after Hillary took over at the Department of State, she was …

iPad may be getting a demotion as Apple decides against a standalone event for new versions

It’s been a tough couple of years for the iPad, the revolutionary Apple gadget that single-handedly kicked-started the whole market for tablets five years ago.<p>After it shot super fast out of the gate with blockbuster sales in 2010, the iPad’s trajectory has flattened and then sunk a bit over the …