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New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide

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LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation.

Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Developed by a team of eye care specialists, software developers and product designers, it aims to increase access to high-quality eye care worldwide.

The tools…

Climate 101: How global warming is making heat waves and precipitation more extreme

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Extreme weather and climate events are one of the most tangible impacts of global warming so far. Such extremes hit close to home, whether you live in the U.S., Europe, Africa or Asia. Scientists have been making significant advances in their understanding of how the characteristics of certain extreme weather events, such as heat waves and heavy rain or snowstorms, are or are not changing as a result of manmade climate change.

What the public often hears is the message that the weather is…

Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch denounces ISIS on Twitter

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Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq without the necessary authority to do so.

Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari, the purported spiritual leader of the branch, often referred to as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, said in a video that ISIS’s expansion intantions are “driving a wedge” among jihadi groups. His message was posted by one of Yemeni al-Qaeda’s official Twitter accounts on Friday, and it was…

It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

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Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system.

If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “” icon under a tweet and select “Share via Direct Message.”

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Previously, if you tried to paste the URL of a tweet into a DM, it…

Bono falls off bicycle, postpones ‘The Tonight Show’ appearance

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U2 has postponed its appearance on The Tonight Show after the band’s frontman Bono got injured in a bicycle accident, the band has announced.

“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back,” says a message posted on U2′s websithttp://mashable.com/2014/11/17/bono-bicycle-accident/

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Little girl teaches us to never care what people think, farts

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This little girl won’t apologize for anything — except, maybe, farting

In Katie Ryan’s most recent Vine, she captures her daughter making a bold proclamation about not caring what people think. But that proclamation is cut short when she… cuts the cheese

Her message gets a little convoluted, however, when she apologizes for farting. So, we shouldn’t care what people think, but we should apologize for farting?

Luckily, Ava…

‘Doctor Who’ star helps 9-year-old boy with autism through a tough time

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Losing a loved one is tough, especially as a child.

Actor Peter Capaldi, star of long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who stayed in character as The Twelfth Doctor to help a 9-year-old boy named Thomas cope with the recent death of his nanny

After Capaldi received a letter from Thomas, he responded with a heartwarming and encouraging video message telling him to look after himself, take care and be happy

Here is the…

WhatsApp adds new feature to let you know when people read messages

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If you’re one of those people who likes to use the “Oops, just saw this” excuse when you ignore a message, you’ll want to be aware of a new WhatsApp feature.

An update to the messaging app now includes double blue check marks next to messages that have been read by recipients in a conversation.

Here’s how it looks:

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Many users believed that the previous grey check marks in WhatsApp meant that the receiver had read your message, but that’s not…

Man accused of killing woman and posting gory images on 4chan arrested

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A man suspected of killing a woman near Seattle and posting pictures of her corpse on the online message board 4chan has been arrested.

Police in Wilsonville, Oregon said Dave Kalac, 33, turned himself on Wednesday night, ending the manhunt.

David Kalac in custody in Wilsonville. Detained without incident and Cooperative pic.twitter.com/EvZPu28oJL

— Wilsonville Police (@WilsonvillePD) November 6, 2014

Kalac is…

8 free emoji apps beyond what’s pre-loaded in your phone

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Move over, standard emoji keyboard — smartphone users have many more options.

If you’re tired of expressing yourself with the same old emoji, it’s time to check out what else is out there. From 3D-animated emoticons to emoji text, there are several new and creative ways for you to get your message across

We’ve rounded up eight free specialty emoji apps that will take your conversations to the next level

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