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Apple’s App Store redesign improved app discovery, report finds

When Apple introduced its completely redesigned App Store last fall, one of its goals was to improve app discovery by placing a larger emphasis on editorial content – including things like “app of the day” picks, lists, how-to’s and even interviews with app developers, among other things. Now, a new study from Sensor Tower reveals those changes appear to have ...

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Sweet vision: Chocolate could improve your eyesight, study finds

Good news for those of us who have a sweet tooth – eating dark chocolate could help people with poor eyesight to improve their quality of vision, according to new research in the US. Scientists from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas found that antioxidant compounds in chocolate called flavanols gave a slight temporary boost to ...

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King Bluetooth treasure trove: Amateur archaeologist finds 1,000yo coins & jewels

An amateur archaeologist and his teenage sidekick have unearthed a trove of silver artefacts thought to have belonged to Danish King Harald Bluetooth – the royal inspiration for the technology of the same name. READ MORE: 2,200yo Greco-Roman temple uncovered in Egyptian desert René Schön and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko found the hoard while searching northern Rugen Island with their metal ...

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Study finds conspiracy theories aren’t all spread by tinfoil-hat-wearing crazies

An exhaustive new study has shed light on how conspiracy theories spread online and who actually believes them. As conspiracy theories seem more widespread than ever, a team of Australian researchers tried to unravel why the often outlandish beliefs gain widespread appeal. The researchers forensically examined every entry on the Reddit r/Conspiracy page from 2007 to 2015. After separating the ...

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Princeton study finds very few affiliate marketers make required disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest

Convincing humans to buy products is a massive business called marketing, and few areas of marketing are growing as fast as influencer marketing. Influencers on platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube can command prodigious fees based on their audience size and engagement: some data suggests that a single video on YouTube by a top influencer can command as much as ...

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Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. While it stops short of saying the FBI was untruthful in its justification of going to court, the report is unsparing of the bureaucracy and clashing political motives that ...

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Hip hop finds its beat in the startup scene

Joanna GlasnerContributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items Hip hop stars are taking their reputations to Wall Street and Sand Hill road. Unlike their rock star brethren, who’ve historically been disinterested in dabbling with startups, quite a ...

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Battle of the sexes: Female soldiers more robust than men, Norwegian study finds

Far from being “the weaker sex” a new study has found that female soldiers can withstand demanding exercises just as well, if not better, than men. The research found that women were better equipped to endure extreme stress. The number of women serving in Norway’s military has continually risen since mandatory conscription for women was introduced in 2015, however surprisingly ...

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Low sperm count can mean shorter lifespan, study finds

A new study of over 5,000 men has found those with a low sperm count are more likely to suffer from a number of health issues and have an overall increased risk of illness. The study analysed men in infertile couples in Italy to find out if those with a lower semen quality were in poor health in general. The ...

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Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall — but because Android users just aren’t ...

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