Technology Trends

Someone Beat Amazon To The Drone Delivery Party

Drone delivery might be a pipe dream, but it's Amazon's pipe dream. Well, not any more: Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba has a drone delivery pilot programme, starting today. Read more...

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This Cable Charges Your Phone Faster – Sort Of

You might think that plugging a USB cable into a USB socket would mean your phone always juices up at the same speed — but you would be sorely mistaken. Charging your phone is a surprisingly complicated thing to get right, a problem that this particular crowdfunding campaign is on a mission to solve. Read more..

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Ancient Microbes May Have Created the World’s Largest Gold Mines

Nearly half the gold ever mined comes from the Witwatersrand Basin, a layer of gold-flecked rock that spreads out under South Africa. The mines there are famously deep and prolific. Why is there so much gold concentrated in this one small part of the Earth's crust

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What’s the Creepiest Thing You’ve Done Online? 

Social media is a weirdo's playground . Never before in human history has it been so easy to act so creepy, without ever leaving your home. Whether it's posting a photo of your face to a coworker's Facebook wall or recreating a stranger's profile picture , there are plenty of ways to behave like a little social deviant online

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I Almost Replaced My Birth Control With an App

I don't need to tell you there's no great birth control option right now. Hormonal contraceptives are like a carnival ride for your mood, IUDs are physical sperm-gates that need to be surgically shoved up your vaginal canal, and show me someone who tells you condoms feel good and I will show you a liar.

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Cash out of Club Nintendo by trading Coins for games

So Club Nintendo is closing down in just a few months, and you've got a huge stockpile of Coins.

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4 out of 5 Store-Brand Herbal Supplements Don’t Even Contain the Herb

The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters today to GNC, Walmart, Target, and Walgreens for selling store brand herbal supplements that, well, straight up lied about what's inside them. DNA tests found that four out of five herbal supplements did not have the herb on their labels

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10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

Believe it or not, there are a lot of fake photos on the internet. And the explosion in the number of spammy Twitter accounts like OldPicsArchive and HistoryInPics help them spread like wildfire

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How to Get a Strong Wi-Fi Signal in Every Room of Your House

If you live in a particularly tall or wide house, or one with a complicated layout, then you might have problems with Wi-Fi dead zones where your high-speed wireless broadband connection just can't reach. That can seriously hamper your Netflix binge-watching or Spotify streaming.

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You can now rip books to your Kindle, but you won’t want to

One of iTunes' earliest slogans was "Rip, Mix, Burn," encouraging us to digitize our CD collections and recording custom playlists that were about as third as romantic as a mixtape. At some point, you've probably wished that you could do the same for...

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