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New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Birthday-Inspired Place Settings: Ideas and Inspiration

Birthdays are all about celebrations and festivity! They’re about snacking on a few salty and sweet treats without any guilt and spoiling a loved …

On the Red Couch with Grammy-Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>Singer Carolyn Malachi’s journey to Grammy-nominated stature makes a good case for fate: that things happen for a …

Hustle Gang Rapper Doe B Killed in Club Shooting

Hustle Gang's Doe B was killed early Saturday morning during a shooting in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. The rapper, born Glenn Thomas, was 22 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Prince Brings in the Funk at Mohegan Sun

"We're gonna just jam tonight – it's just an old-school party," said Prince on Friday night, a few minutes into the first of three nights at …

Music

The setlist for Prince’s 2013 holiday show

Prince is spending the holidays in Uncasville, CT, performing a three-night stand at Mohegan Sun Arena. He kicked things off last night with a …

From Google to Lady Gaga and social mobility: how the Observer saw 2013

Euan Ferguson on suffering a stroke<p>On the morning of Margaret Thatcher's funeral, I awoke a little broken. I didn't awake "to find myself" a little broken – that took two days, and several bouts of vicious denial, to realise. I just couldn't properly use my right arm.<p>I put it down to having slept …

Miley Cyrus twerks – and the world gets overexcited

We were making a documentary of Miley, so we were backstage at the VMAs. I remember looking into the celebrity crowd at the Video Music Awards and being reminded of Maximus in Ridley Scott's <i>Gladiator</i> when he said: "Are you not entertained?"<p>When I first met her, I had found Miley to be confident and …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Apple Asks Judge to Keep Patent Pressure on Samsung

Back in November, Apple won a second chance to seek a sales ban against tens of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to violate its patents last …

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio unofficially available via CyanogenMod 11

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now unofficially available on several older Samsung Galaxy devices including the Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio.<p>Samsung is yet to release the KitKat update for several of its flagship devices let alone older models, but since Google’s Android 4.4 OS version is compatible …

China ends reeducation through labour and loosens one child policy

National People's Congress officially allows couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child and scraps reeducation labour system<p>China’s ruling Communist Party announced a set of reforms on Saturday that will loosened its grip on the three-decade-old restrictive birth policy and …

More Than 1 Million Americans Lose Unemployment Benefits

About 1.3 million Americans lost their long-term unemployment benefits today. This means anyone who has been out of work and getting benefits for than six months will stop receiving their weekly check.<p>As <i>The New York Times</i> frames the story, beyond drastically curtailing a safety-net for jobless …

Google Street View case headed to court (again)

Google's bid to dismiss a class action suit alleging its Street View program violated wiretap laws is headed, once again, to a federal appeals court.<p>The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday agreed to rehear the issue, but refused Google's request to grant for an "en banc" review. The court …

Wiretapping