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February 5, 2017

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Feb
2017

How to find out when macOS was last reinstalled on your Mac

Figuring out how much a Mac has been used is essential when buying a pre-owned computer, especially if the seller no longer possesses the original invoice. While macOS’s System Information application provides some insight into the state of the Mac’s battery, that’s not enough. Thankfully, you can find out when exactly the owner has first completed the initial macOS setup and...

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Feb
2017

Cancer drug that inhibits porcupine enzyme could help hearts

Originally meant for cancer treatment, a new compound that inhibits an enzyme could help repair hearts ...

Inside our bodies, compounds known as Wnt proteins are something of a double-edged sword. When functioning normally, they help with tissue regeneration, such as that which takes place in lining of our guts or at injury sites. When they go haywire however, they can lead to cancer. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) were examining the role these compounds have in cancer when they made a discovery that just might help damaged hearts repair themselves.

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Category: Biology

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Feb
2017

The best Google Pixel alternatives

New Atlas breaks down the best alternatives to the Google Pixel

While it isn't quite the endangered species that its big brother has proven to be, at the time of publication the Google Pixel is still a hard-to-find phone. Considering bailing for something that can give you instant gratification? Here are our top alternatives.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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Feb
2017

Opel turns the Insignia into a slick SUV fighter

The Insignia Sports Tourer is a good looking wagon

Just a week after BMW unveiled a new 5 Series Touring, Opel has turned the Insignia Grand Sport into a slick four-wheel drive fighter. The Insignia Sports Tourer might be blessed with the same good looks and luxurious interior as the sedan launched last year, but there's even more space for kids, pets and luggage down back. Could it convince you to join the wagon club?

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Category: Automotive

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Feb
2017

Taking up sign language found to boost visual reaction times

Becoming a sign language interpreter could bring about some unintended benefits

The idea that a group of sign language users are equipped with better vision mightn't come as a surprise, after all the idea that losing one sense can enhance another is a fairly common school of thought. But what if we told you that among that group were a collection of adults whose hearing is perfectly intact? This is the finding reached by a team of researchers in the UK, suggesting that taking up a visual-spatial language can give visual sensitivity a boost, something that might come in handy when playing sports of driving a car.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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Feb
2017

Apple’s 2017 Back to School promo launches in Australia, New Zealand & Japan

Apple today kicked off its annual Back to School promotion across Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Advertised under the “Back to Uni” tagline, these deals offer students, teachers and university staff members an Apple Store credit in exchange for a qualified iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook/Air/Pro or iPad Pro purchase made from February 7 to March 16. The promotion is combinable […]

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