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How Qualcomm is getting ready for the coming mobile data crunch

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Demand for mobile data will increase 10 times by 2020 — reaching about 25 exabytes a month (that’s 25,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) — up from the current 2.5 exabytes, according to Ericsson and Cisco. Mobile data networks are slowly evolving to handle the growing demand, and Qualcomm is venturing forward with a way to use airwaves that are usually reserved for Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi exists in a part of the spectrum that’s often referred to as “unlicensed spectrum.” Different wireless providers lease…

7 easy ways to champion body positivity

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During National Eating Disorder Awareness and Body Positivity Week, there are a number of easy ways you can get involved and foster important body image conversation for the rest of the year.

From supporting worthwhile organizations to leaving life-affirming Post-it notes in public places, you can help dispel the stigma surrounding how men and women view their bodies, and inspire positive change in the process.

First human head transplant could be possible by 2017, surgeon claims

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LONDON — It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but an Italian doctor says full-body transplants, where a living person’s head would be attached to a donor body, could be possible in two years.

Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy, first proposed the idea of transplanting a head onto someone else’s body in 2013, but he’s moving things forward by…

Yemen’s ex-president flees capital, but says he’s still in charge

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Yemen’s former leader Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who resigned the presidency last month, left the country’s capital of Sanaa on Saturday, after Shiite Houthi rebels who had placed him under house arrest released him.

Aides close to Hadi said he left Sanaa, and arrived in the southern city of Aden. But on Saturday afternoon, Hadi issued a statement, read on an Al Jazeera affiliate channel, which urged the international community and United Nations Security Council not to support the Houthi…

Starbucks to scrap CDs in stores worldwide

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Ireland sets date for same-sex marriage vote

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Voters will head to the polls in Ireland on May 22, to decide whether same-sex marriage should become legal or not.

The date was announced Thursday night by Irish Prime Minister (or Taoiseach) Enda Kenny, who called for a respectful, tolerant, understanding and sensitive referendum. “It’s a question that will be put very clearly to the people. I support this very strongly. It sets out our image of a very tolerant and inclusive Ireland,” he said

Ireland sets date for same-sex marriage vote

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Voters will head to the polls in Ireland on May 22, to decide whether same-sex marriage should become legal or not.

The date was announced Thursday night by Irish Prime Minister (or Taoiseach) Enda Kenny, who called for a respectful, tolerant, understanding and sensitive referendum. “It’s a question that will be put very clearly to the people. I support this very strongly. It sets out our image of a very tolerant and inclusive Ireland,” he said

Letting pets on Amtrak is a top priority for one Republican congressman

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WASHINGTON — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess.

She and her owner, Republican congressman Jeff Denham of California, take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take her on Amtrak a couple years back, he learned that only service dogs were allowed aboard. It’s a policy he’s been trying to change ever since, and he appears to be gaining momentum.

See also: 13 dogs that…

James Franco to star in Hulu’s Stephen King series about the Kennedy assassination

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James Franco is coming back to TV

Hulu and Warner Bros. TV announced on Thursday that the Academy Award-nominated actor will star in the upcoming Hulu series based on Stephen King’s 2011 book 11/22/63.

Franco, who serves as a producer on the project, will play high school English teacher Jake Epping, a man who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy

The nine-hour series, announced back in…

Fill your frame with rich red hues for our photo challenge

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For this week’s Mashable Photo Challenge, we want you to fill your frame with red. You can dominate your photo with rich red hues or simply use the color in smaller ways to add an energetic twist to your shot

Jonathan Suarez, a photographer from New Jersey who has mastered the art of high contrast and color accenting, will be our guest host.

Two years ago, Suarez attended his first InstaMeet with Jose Silva, one of our previous challenge…