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Swap tea and smoothies for more water to beat fatigue, say experts

It is 'not enough' to rely on tea, coffee and soft drinks, experts say, as data show poor drinking habits are putting strain on the NHS<p>Smoothies and health drinks have become so popular that people are drinking less water without realising and then crowding GP surgeries with complaints of fatigue, …

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or "smart cards" embrace a familiar medium -- the plastic credit card -- and turn it into an all-in-one payment solution.<p>Smart …

FinTech

STEM Curriculum Turned Into An Addictive Game

With Simple Machines, six interactive worlds illustrate the foundational principles of physics.<p>Levers, pulleys, and wheels–they’re tools that outline some of the most foundational principles in physics. But foundational principles are boring. What’s fun is using a lever to catapult a boulder at a …

iOS Apps

The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

Tim Cook to College Grads: Don’t Spend Your Life on the Sidelines

Cook delivered the commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a challenge to the graduating class at George Washington University on Sunday: Someone has to change the world — it might as well be you.<p>“The sidelines are not where you want to live your …

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LA tech guru and ex-MySpace CEO reveals the 2 keys to successful startups

He's invested in some of these startups, mentored others, and built many from the ground up.<p>His experience with startups has revealed two big qualities that distinguish companies that actually succeed from the rest: quality managers and a solid audience.<p>"I've seen a lot of companies with a great …

Here's a Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

How bacteria can fix the cracks in your driveway<p>A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It's alive.<p>Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn't created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is …

The New York Times thinks it's identified mysterious bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

The search for Nakamoto's identity has lasted years, with myriad theories, but new evidence suggests that a man who has long been considered a possible Nakamoto may indeed be the inventor behind bitcoin.<p>The New York Times has published a new longform piece (which features material from a …

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

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#TheDress: have researchers solved the mystery of its colour?

Gold and white or blue and black? Why did people see The Dress so differently? Researchers believe the key might lie in our exposure to artificial light<p>The image of The Dress that went viral this year and split friends and families over the colour of its stripes has sparked a fresh debate among …

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Hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app

Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts -- by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts.<p>The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with …

Identity Theft

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Loneliness

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

The yearbook photos of 13 famous titans of tech

From Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, we've collected some of the most hilarious, awkward, and (sometimes) suave yearbook photos of some of the world's most famous leaders in tech.

Apple’s Beats deal finally starts to make some sense

A year ago, Apple bought headphone company Beats for $3bn. It turns out that it was its streaming business that was so tempting<p>This time last year Apple paid $3bn to acquire a company called Beats that made overpriced headphones and ran an unsuccessful music-streaming business. This acquisition …

Tweets versus Wall Street: analysts fear for Twitter in the battle for advertising

Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters<p>Dick Costolo is aiming to take better control of Twitter’s network and make more use of the data it generates.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/1/1430495618434/af6c77e7-b337-460a-9d34-4c9dcf62dcb5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Rick …

On the Red Couch with Gear Patrol Founder & Editor-in-Chief Eric Yang

<i>After a serious skiing accident in 2006, Eric Yang couldn’t stop thinking about his damaged gear. Rather than focus on recovery, Yang laid in bed with his laptop, researching replacement options for his beloved equipment. He started to keep a collection of his best finds in a spreadsheet, which he</i> …

Facebook's Sandberg says she identifies with Ellen Pao

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said she and many women can identify with Ellen Pao, who lost her high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit against a storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm.<p>"I thought what was so interesting about the trial is that so many women, not just in …

Silicon Valley

Young Minecraft players invited to design the perfect park

Young Minecraft master builders may see their skills translated into meatspace with a new initiative from the State Government of Adelaide, Australia.<p>The competition, for school children in grades four to seven across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills area, asks participants to design their "perfect …

National Parks

21 Best Apps for Business Travelers

The days of paperless travel are upon us, with digital boarding passes, e-confirmations and online travel booking on the upswing. Business travelers …

Apps

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

What the Panic Over Pot Looked Like in 1967

LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 4<p>“The soft sweet smell of marijuana hangs in the streets of San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle. People pass on the …

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Google nearly bought Tesla for $6B in 2013

If you visited Tesla Motors' Fremont, Calif., factory in 2013, you'd have seen a pretty dismal place.<p>Much of the massive facility -- originally opened in a joint venture by Toyota and General Motors in the '80s -- lay completely empty, and manufacturing was suspended due to slow demand for Tesla's …

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