Ann Cortez

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This device is all you need to have the smartest home on the block

The home of today is populated with multiple devices. There may be separate devices for security management, the television, the air conditioner, and …

Home Automation

A Gamer's Review Of Windows 10

Video games are my beat here at Forbes, and I’ve been tasked with discussing Windows 10 from the perspective of a gamer. I’ll note right off the bat that this does not exclusively mean “PC gamer” and I will not be doing elaborate benchmarks about how games run on Windows 10 or diving deep into …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

University of California

Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S. Now Amazon wants to steal its thunder with Prime Day.<p>The e-commerce giant announced that it will mark its …

Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack

One of the technology world’s most notorious providers of surveillance and intrusion software has found itself on the wrong end of an embarrassing hack.<p>A range of sensitive documents belonging to Italy-based Hacking Team, which is known for working with governments worldwide, appeared to leak out …

'Minecraft' beta for Windows 10 will pit you against mobile friends

Microsoft and Mojang don't just have a story-based <i>Minecraft</i> game to show at Minecon 2015 -- they're also revealing a beta version of <i>Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition</i>. This release will ditch the less than ideal Java code of desktop versions in favor of native Windows code, and shares some roots with …

Major internet providers slowing traffic speeds for thousands across US

Study finds significant degradations of networks for five largest ISPs, including AT&T and Time Warner, representing 75% of all wireline households in US<p>Major internet providers, including AT&T, Time Warner and Verizon, are slowing data from popular websites to thousands of US businesses and …

Net Neutrality

Yahoo takes the ax to Maps, Pipes and a few Mail features

Yahoo has published its second quarter progress report for 2015, and its theme's <i>pretty</i> clear: killing features and antiquated products. Starting on June 15th, Yahoo Mail will no longer be able to sync with Apple's stock Mail app on iOS 4 and older, so you'll have to find alternatives if you're …

15 of the best new and updated Android apps from May 2015

It’s been a busy month for Android apps, with news from big names – Periscope from Twitter lading on the platform for the first time and notable updates to Flickr’s mobile apps.<p>Then, of course, there’s the black-and-white photography app Lenka, and an overhauled version of QuizUp.<p>All you need to do …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Lifestyle

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …