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Gear & Gadgets

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

15 best simulation games for Android

Simulation games are one of the most expansive and popular game genres the world over. It’s also one of the most popular on mobile because the controls work very well on touch screens. They’re easy to play, fun to engage with, and some of them can last for years. If you want the best bang for your …

Google Play

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown in High-Quality Photos and Video

Over the past six weeks, we've seen a few photos and even a video of what has been claimed to be the actual rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, showing a nearly all-metal design with separate bands presumably to accommodate the antennas at the top and bottom.<p><i>MacRumors</i> has now received a number of …

10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it's good to have some fallback tricks to fall back on. Here are my ten favorite tricks for quickly …

Productivity

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Ireland Investigates Alleged Discovery of 800 Babies in Sewer Tank

Grim reports that nearly 800 dead babies were discovered in the septic tank of a home run by nuns has set off a round of soul-searching in Ireland and sparked calls for accountability from government and Catholic Church officials.<p>Fresh research suggests that some 796 children were secretly buried …

Ireland

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Unlike the interesting history of Apple’s physical keyboards, the virtual keyboard on iOS does not have much of a tale to …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

4 Money Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin You

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review: Rough ride takes toll on luxury compact - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The <b>2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250's</b> first rate navigation system shows attractive and informative maps, while taking traffic into account for routing. The optional Harman Kardon audio system produces music with great clarity. Fuel economy comes in at a healthy 30 mpg average.<p><b>The Bad</b> The ride …

Woman buys 'new' iPad Air (full of someone else's stuff)

A Canadian woman believes she got a Black Friday bargain at Target, only to discover that her new iPad has hundreds of images and phone numbers already in it.<p>The wise will always tell you that the minute a new car drives off the lot, it's a used car. But that car has probably been driven around a …

IPad Air

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new …

TFTW: Top Ten Reasons Playstation 4 Is Better Than Xbox One

The fake Facebook profile I could not get removed

I’ll never know why the kids did it, but there it was: Sleazy, horrifying, and I was powerless to get it taken down<p>I've been a writer a long time, but chances are, you don't know my name.<p>I've written thrillers, been an essayist for NPR, won the Stanley Drama Award as a playwright and was finalist …

Alleged Silk Road Boss Ross Ulbricht Now Accused Of Six Murders-For-Hire, Denied Bail

A New York judge denied bail to alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht Thursday, based in part on fresh accusations of violence: That the 29-year-old allegedly commissioned the murders of a total of six people through would-be hitmen he contacted online, four more than the two attempted killings …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

Secret recordings released in the Maryville teen rape case

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

U.S. Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

The U.S. mil­it­ary and tat­toos have an en­tangled his­tory. The rise of the tat­too in pop­u­lar cul­ture star­ted with floods of inked vet­er­ans …

Abercrombie & Fitch pays out $71,000 to settle lawsuits over hijabs

Clothing retailer will now make religious accommodations and allow staff to wear head scarves<p>The clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers …

The FAA could loosen its in-flight electronics rules by next year

The US Federal Aviation Administration is set to loosen its rules on in-flight electronics, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. Members of a review panel, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, said they will recommend that the FAA allow "reading ebooks or other publications, listening to podcasts, …

Ariel Castro's son opens up about the horror his father left behind

What does a son say when his father becomes one of the most reviled criminals in modern American history?<p>If you're Ariel Anthony Castro, who shares a first and last name with the man who kidnapped and kept three young women in captivity for about a decade, you say it's time to look forward, not …

Associated Press News

How To Stop Hackers

Schools across the country are offering courses where students learn how to stop malicious hackers. Step one: learn their ways.<p>Imagine a world where security guards learn to be robbers first. The guards take a class where they don black masks and smash through a glass case to appropriate jewels, or …

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

The Best Way to Conquer Fear? Sleep on It

A new technique makes it possible to sleep away your fears.<p>The research, which was published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience</i>, showed for the first …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …