The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor


The current-gen Apple Watch can already detect your heart rate, but it’s not so great at figuring out whether you’re likely to have a stroke with that data. So, for its next wearable trick, the company is reportedly baking in an EKG heart monitor. That’s according to Bloomberg’s sources, who noted that one version of a future Apple Watch requires you to squeeze the wearable’s frame with two fingers; the device will pass “an imperceptible current across the person’s chest to track electrical signals in the heart and detect any abnormalities like irregular heart rates.” That means you’ll be able…

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Airbnb now lets you stagger the cost of your rental


Airbnb is rolling out a new feature called Pay Less Up Front. No prizes for guessing what it does. It (shockingly) lets you stagger the bill for your accommodation. In most cases, guests will pay 50 percent of the bill upfront, with the remainder before check-in. If you’re curious, you can get an idea for how it works in the GIF below: Not every rental is eligible for Pay Less Up Front. The total value has to be at least $ 250, making this only really an option for those staying in higher-end properties, or taking trips that last several days.…

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This amusing iPhone X game turns your face into a controller


One of the iPhone X features Apple boasted about the most during its unveil in September was its new TrueDepth sensors. But aside from powering its fancy Face ID technology and its crappy Animoji gimmick, it has hardly been put to use – that is until now. Leveraging the X’s TrueDepth sensors, development studio Hatchlings has crafted an amusing game that turns your face into a controller. That’s right, instead of using your fingers, NoseZone requires you to play with your face and hit targets by pointing your nose at them. Here is how this looks: The rules of NoseZone are…

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Scientists find darknet drug markets have little influence on global trafficking


The darknet, cyberspace’s filthy flea-market for forbidden goods, isn’t the global drug network it’s been made out to be. According to Oxford’s new darknet drug map it’s more like your local pusher’s Etsy page than Amazon’s marketplace. The researchers used darknet web crawlers to scrape the marketplaces of several top underground markets including Alphabay, Hansa, Traderoute, and Valhalla. Data gleaned from the search was then organized geographically to provide insights into what effect darknet markets have on the global illicit drug-trade. According to their white paper, the team tracked and classified data pertaining to nearly 1.5 million trades occurring on…

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34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS


A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt  launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations. To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most popular ones being: What is your favorite MacOS menu bar app? Community members recommended over 100 different products, and here are some of their favorites on this list. If you want to explore more, you can check out the full list of Ask Product Hunt questions here. Caffeine: Keep your Mac from going to sleep “Caffeine is so…

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