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Giggle Gene Discovered By UC Berkeley Researchers

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say they’ve found the “giggle gene” responsible for the regulation of serotonin that makes some us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughs.

06/04/2015

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Google Developing Calorie-Counting App To Analyze Your Instagram Food Porn

Google is now developing an artificial intelligence app that counts the calories of food in your Instagram post.

06/03/2015

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Google Enters The Yarn Business To Create Interactive Clothing With Levi’s

Google and Levi’s are working together to create touch-sensitive clothing that makes the Apple Watch look like a clunky contraption of the past.

05/29/2015

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‘TowIt’ App Publicly Shames Drivers Of Badly Parked Cars

A new app lets annoyed cyclists or drivers harness the power of crowdsourcing to report illegally parked cars.

05/28/2015

Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announces Google Photos during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Takes On Apple With Free Unlimited Storage Photo App

It’s the moment Googleheads have long been waiting for: a standalone Google photo service that offers unlimited storage of images and videos for free, along with some fun new tricks.

05/28/2015

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Text Message Code Discovered That Will Shut Down Your iPhone

The message, revealed on Reddit late Tuesday, seems to exploit an inability of the app’s preview feature to correctly render the characters, which are not the standard alphanumerics or emoticons one typically texts. After repeated attempts, the app crashes, leaving the user unable to send or receive texts as usual.

05/27/2015

iris-scanner in action. (Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Center)

This Iris Scanner Can Identify You From 40 Feet Away

An iris scanner could soon be a new tool in police arsenal to identify a potentially dangerous subject before an officer ever comes in contact with them.

05/27/2015

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Jesse Jackson Visiting Oakland Tech To Announce $15,000 In College Scholarships

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to visit a high school in Oakland to continue his push for greater diversity in technology.

05/27/2015

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Survey Reveals Many On-Demand Workers Face Long Hours And Low Wages

Many workers for on-demand tech companies say they are getting a raw deal.

05/20/2015

A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive Futurists

Technology analysts who monitor Silicon Valley for a living have a bit of advice: fasten your seat belts. Driverless cars are coming your way. They’re ahead of schedule – -and may soon be for sale.

05/20/2015

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