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Dropbox bug wipes some users' files from the cloud

Cautious types will frequently tell you not to rely on cloud storage as your only backup, and a handful of internet denizens have just learned this the hard way. Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older versions of its desktop apps deleted the files of some people who turned on Selective …

The Best Android Apps From September 2014

From vertical video-killers to location-based tweeting, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in September. Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>Horizon<p>Horizon lets you shoot horizontal videos …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

This Unofficial Ad Shows How Google Glass Can Actually Do Good

How do you follow up a wildly successful spec ad for Tesla that impressed no less than company founder Elon Musk? For Everdream Pictures, a small production company started by recent college grads, the answer is to go and make a spec branded content short film for Google Glass.<p>“Captions” is a …

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

How to make work-life balance work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family …

Work-life Balance

A Simple Brain Theory Endorsed By Bill Gates Supposedly Helps You Learn Anything

A small psychological change to how we approach challenges can dramatically change how successful we are at these tasks.<p>That's according to Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University who coined the term "growth mindset" in her 2007 book "Mindset: The New Psychology of …

10 Infographics to Help Your Productivity

A Productive Day is what we’re all after, and how you schedule your day helps control that.<p>by HealthCentral.<br>Explore more infographics like this one …

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Watch: Life Through The Eyes Of An Autistic Child

Autism is among the most poorly understood developmental disorders–professionals still don’t know what exactly causes disorders on the autism spectrum, and it can be difficult even for those close to someone on the spectrum to empathize with the autistic experience.<p>For their senior project at …

11 TED Talks with Smart Work Advice

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study <i>right.</i><p>Sit still, in a quiet place. Avoid distractions. Keep your focus …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

3 Reasons iPhone 6 Sales Will Be Absolutely Bonkers

Each iPhone launch sets new sales records. So it's hardly a reach to predict that the launch of the next iPhone, expected in September, will be big.<p>Wall Street and Apple fans are starting to salivate over the idea.<p>"I'm expecting it to be huge with a capital 'H,'" Avi Greengart, a research director …

Stroke blood clot drug in safety review

A group of experts is being appointed by the UK's medicines watchdog to examine the safety of a drug often used to treat stroke patients.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency believes the benefits of taking Alteplase outweigh the risks but wants to make sure all the evidence is …

Google Can Now Delete Your Past -- But How Much Should Be Erased?

Do people have a right to be forgotten?<p>In the late 1990s, Mario Costeja González ran into financial trouble and a bank foreclosed on his house in Spain. Eventually he put the situation behind him, but more than a decade later, newspaper notices of the subsequent auction still popped up in Web …

It’s back to school time: Here’s how students can get the most of our their tablets

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Each year tablets become more useful to students, both college and high school (and lower grades, as well). Amazingly portable …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

Raise Your Tie Game With This New Hermes App

Over the centuries, neckties have been battle accessories, royal decoration, and a convenient napkin. They’ve been fat, thin, and everything in between, but rarely are they a digital experience.<p>Hermes, a company with a long-known penchant for fancy throat decoration, has taken a decidedly quirky …

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There's An App That Directs You Away From Sketchy Areas, And The Company Swears It's Not Racist

Allison McGuire, one of the app's cofounders, set out to create SketchFactor because she was tired of hearing her friends report being mugged and experience racial profiling.<p>"I realized there was a great way to help people see what a city looks like while shedding lights on these troubled spots," …

Epiclist's App Lets you Plan, Book, Share Travel Adventures

While the team is having a good time in Chile, it has also been hard at work. Shortly after its initial release in January, its app was featured in the US App Store, which helped boost downloads. It is now available in around 20 App Stores.<p>According to Reimgen, the nature of Epiclist’s audience …

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Android Mobile App Permissions (Updated)

<i>Corrections/Updates (4:45pm EST 8/11/2014): A previous version of this post contained inaccurate and outdated information about Facebook's Messenger app for Android devices (Facebook has provided its own response to concerns about the app here). The post incorrectly equated the app's Terms of</i> …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

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The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

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Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …