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    Tinder Picks drops swipes in favour of algorithm-picked matches who have similar interests

    If you’re getting thumb strain from trying to swipe your way to the perfect partner on Tinder, the latest update to the dating app could be the solution for you.Tinder is piloting a new feature, dubbed ‘Picks’, that ditches the need to constantly swipe left or right to trawl through users’ profiles on the dating service.Instead, Tinder Picks highlights a handful of fellow lonely hearts that it believes will be a good match, based on similar career, hobbies and interests.Although any Tinder user can see the profiles picked-out for them by the app, only those who subscribe to the Los ...

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    Facebook is testing a 'time well spent' tool to show how many minutes you spend on the app

    Facebook is testing a new time management tool that shows users how many minutes they've spent on the network.It also gives them the ability to set daily time limit reminders and change their notification settings from the site.Dubbed 'Your Time on Facebook', the tool is being developed in response to increasing pressure on the firm to curb online addiction.  But Facebook appears to have come late to the party.  Technology rivals including Apple and Google have already introduced time management features to their products in response to the 'time well spent movement'.The movement was created by Silicon Valley engineers in an effort to ...

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    Siri, meet Alexa: 'Voice in a Can' app brings Amazon's assistant to Apple Watch

    Amazon's Alexa is coming to the Apple Watch - sort of.A new third-party app, dubbed Voice in a Can, lets you use Alexa on the Apple Watch instead of the iPhone maker's voice assistant, Siri. It's a standalone Apple Watch app, so you don't have to be tethered to your iPhone, according to the Verge, which first spotted it.  A new third-party app, dubbed Voice in a Can, lets you use Alexa on the Apple Watch (pictured) instead of the iPhone maker's voice assistant, SiriInstead, all you need is a WiFi connection or access to an LTE network.However, it doesn't mean ...

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    That's a good boy! Encouraging your dog can boost its ability to solve complex problems

    They say dogs are man's best friend, but it may actually be the other way around.A study from Oregon State University found that encouragement from a canine's owner can help boost the animal's ability to solve complex problems.The researchers evaluated the behavior of search and rescue dogs and pet dogs when presented with the same problem-solving task.The pups had to open a puzzle box containing a sausage within two minutes. They compared a group of 28 search and rescue dogs and a group of 31 pet dogs. A study from Oregon State University evaluated the behavior of search and rescue ...

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    US beats China to build world's fastest supercomputer that's one million times faster than a laptop

    The US just took back the title for the world's fastest supercomputer. On Friday, the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee unveiled the 'Summit' supercomputer that can deliver a peak performance of 200 petaflops, or about 200 quadrillion calculations per second. It managed to beat out the previous record holder that was China's Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer.  the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled the 'Summit' supercomputer (pictured) that can deliver a peak performance of 200 petaflopsSummit is 60% faster than the TaihuLight supercomputer, which could achieve a peak performance of 93 petaflops.The feat puts the ...

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    Eccentric millionairess who suffered fertility problems secretly funded world’s first IVF treatment

    An eccentric millionairess who suffered fertility problems secretly funded the project to create the world’s first test tube baby.The unidentified benefactress was acknowledged by Sir Bob Edwards, who developed IVF with Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy, in a paper in 1986.Sir Bob, who died in 2013, wrote in a scientific paper about the invention of IVF: ‘This work would not have been possible without the generous benefaction of an American millionairess, who herself suffered problems similar to those of the patients now being treated.’ The fertility problems were not specified.But yesterday at the Cheltenham Science Festival, an IVF researcher who ...

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    Honey bees understand the concept of zero (but human children still can't quite grasp it)

    Though honey bees may have very small brains, they're proving themselves to be some of nature's smartest creatures.Scientists from Australia and France have taught the insects that zero is less than one, showing that honey boos can understand the concept of 'nothing'.Their brains are about the size of a sesame seed, and they have fewer than one million neurons - compared with the 86,000 million that humans have.  Bees have a mathematical ability previously thought to exist only in dolphins, primates, birds and humans older than toddlers. When trained to pick the lowest number out of a series of option ...

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    Snap to make its Bitmoji Friendmoji characters available outside of Snapchat

    You can now use Friendmojis outside of the Snapchat app. Snapchat announced on Friday that users' Friendmojis, or Bitmojis with friends, are coming to the iMessages app for iPhones and iPads. The update, which is coming in the next few days, will allow users to send personalized Friendmojis to other people directly inside in the iMessages app.  Snapchat announced on Friday that users' Friendmojis, or Bitmojis with friends, are coming to the iMessages app for iPhones and iPads. Previously, users could only send them in SnapchatPreviously, users could only send Friendmoji stickers in the Snapchat app. Now, users can download the Bitmoji iOS ...

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    Virtual cadaver could help solve the medical shortage of dead bodies

    A worldwide shortage of dead bodies for medical use has pressured scientists to come up with new ways to train future doctors.Researchers from Montpellier Medical University in France are using 3D scanners to create 'virtual cadavers'.A worldwide increase in medical programs has led to an increase in demand of cadavers, as simultaneously there are fewer unclaimed dead bodies around the world.  Researchers from Montpellier Medical University in France are using 3D scanners to create 'virtual cadavers'. Virtual dissection can be used with a web interface or with a professional touch screen for surgical simulationResearchers hope that a virtual cadaver could teach students ...

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    Do YOU live in one of the most polluting cities in the world?

    The cities with the greatest total carbon footprint have been collated by researchers who have revealed New York and Los Angeles are both in the top five.They found that a significant amount of the world's carbon emissions come from only a few cities, including London which comes in at number 16.Eighteen per cent of worldwide emissions come from just 100 cities, the latest study revealed.This is the first time anyone has drawn a complete map of potential carbon footprint reductions from cities. The map - which can be used by MailOnline readers below - allows people to see 500 cities of ...

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    Yahoo reveals it is killing off Messenger 20 years after it first launched

    After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is logging off for the last time. Anyone who still uses the messaging app, which rose to popularity in the early aughts, has until July 17 before it'll shut down for good, Yahoo says. There's no immediate replacement for the app, but Oath, a unit of Verizon that operates Yahoo, pointed users to its new invite-only messaging app, called Squirrel.    After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is logging off for the last time. Yahoo announced on Thursday that it's ending the service to focus 'on building...new, exciting communications tools' THE END OF YAHOO MESSENGER  Yahoo introduced the Messenger app ...

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    Monkeys living in China's Quinling mountains double their consumption of fats and carbs for winter

    When wintertime rolls around, even monkeys turn to carbs and fatty foods for comfort.New research on golden snub-nosed monkeys in China’s Quinling mountains, where temperatures regularly dip below freezing, has found that the primates adjust their food consumption to meet the energy demands of winter.While the monkeys kept their protein intake at about the same level during the winter, the researchers say their energy intake doubled – and this all came from fats and carbs. New research on golden snub-nosed monkeys in China’s Quinling mountains, where temperatures regularly dip below freezing, has found that the primates adjust their food consumption ...

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    Russia's secret 'war cloud' revealed

    Russia's military is build a giant cloud network to allow its intelligence systems to operate 'off grid'.The $6m project will use only Russian made hardware and software, and will be fully operational by 2020.The 'backup internet' would dramatically improve the nation's ability to keep operating if its connection to the global internet is lost, severed, or hacked.   Soviet T-34 tank parades through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2018. Plans for a 'backup internet' would dramatically improve the nation's ability to keep operating if its connection to the global internet is lost, severed, ...

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    Russian military is building a giant cloud as a back-up internet so it could survive future WARS

    The Russian military is building a giant cloud that will function as a back-up internet, a new report has revealed.The cloud, which is set to be completed by 2020, will connect to the military's vast internal network and would allow wartime Russia to survive even if it was disconnected from the internet.The country could run commercial traffic using its own internal network, according to the source, which revealed the so-called 'war cloud' is a significant part of the country's 'ongoing modernisation drive'. The Russian military is building a giant cloud as a back-up internet which is set to be completed by ...

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    Snapchat update lets you buy tickets for concerts and football matches from inside the app

    Snapchat users can now buy tickets to sport fixtures and concerts from within the app, thanks to a new collaboration with SeatGeek.This is the first time the ability to buy tickets has been built directly into the app.The functionality has already been used by the Los Angeles Football Club to sell tickets to their matches.The club posted a Snapchat Story which allowed users to swipe-up to buy seats for a May 26 match against D.C United - without leaving the app. Snapchat users can now buy tickets to sports events and concerts from inside the app (pictured), thanks to an ...

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