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Massive genetic study from 23andMe suggests there might be a ‘morning person’ gene

A huge study conducted by genetic analysis company 23andMe suggests that there's a "morning person" gene. Morning people are less likely to suffer from depression and insomnia, they are usually slimmer and they report needing need less than…
Cool Tech

MIT engineers have developed a new kind of RFID chip that’s nearly impossible to hack

MIT and Texas Instruments have developed unhackable RFID chips to prevent common security hacks and fix vulnerabilities in the existing technology. Their ferroelectric crystal material is stops hacks like side-channel and power glitch…
Web

Serial revisits season one for Adnan Syed’s new hearing

Serial season 1 subject Adnan Syed is getting his day in court again, and this time, it's for a hearing that could potentially lead to a retrial. The podcast is keeping listeners up to date by releasing short new episodes.
Wearables

Now you can make calls, text, and control your Android Wear Watch with gestures

Your smartwatch just got smarter. Android Wear 1.4 Marshmallow introduces big new features, including support for phone calls on select devices, support for third-party messaging app dictation, and a bevy of new gestures.
Movies & TV

The Revenant gets way more fun(ny) when you add sounds and graphics from Tony Hawk Pro Skater

What happens when you take a beloved, but admittedly corny video game and mix it with a solid movie smothered in Oscar gold dust? That's right, boys and girls, it's "Leo DiCaprio's Pro Revenant!"
Mobile

Court fines Apple a whopping $625 million over FaceTime and VPN patent infringement

A jury in a Texas court has ordered Apple to pay holding company VirnetX $625 million for infringing on its security-related patents. Apple says it will appeal the verdict.
Home

What’s a multicooker, and do you need one?

Most people know what a slow cooker is, but multicookers definitely haven't found their way into every kitchen. These machines are often smaller than slow cookers but perform a boatload of options, from steaming to rice cooking to browning…
Gaming

EA now accepting signups for Mirror's Edge Catalyst prerelease beta 2:02

Electronic Arts is now accepting signups for a Mirror's Edge Catalyst closed beta launching ahead of the game's retail release for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs in May.
Social Media

We’re not sure if #BeforeFacebookI makes us want to laugh or cry

While Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday on Friends Day, others are remembering back to a time before the social network ruled (or ruined) their lives, with comedic results.
Wearables

It's an S year for the Apple Watch: Analyst claims an improved chip and battery are in store this March

Rumors about the Apple Watch 2 are starting to heat up. Reports say it will be more independent, have better fitness support, and come in more styles. If the reports are correct, a March 15 event date may introduce new models and bands for…
Music

Ween has a massive 94-song set planned for three-day reunion concert

The band Ween is set to reunite for a three-day reunion concert in Colorado, and they'll start big with a 94-song set, without any repeats. A handful of additional shows have also been confirmed.