Alex A. Murillo

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Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity.<p>Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need …

Weight Loss

Animation software used by Studio Ghibli is going open source

Toonz, the software that animators at Studio Ghibli used for classics like <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, is going open source. Italian studio Digital Video made a deal with Japanese media company Dwango, enabling Dwango to produce and release a free version of the tool, called OpenToonz, for the international …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

CryptoShift Adds End-to-End Encryption to Push Notifications

The last time we heard from Kwikdesk CEO Kevin Abosch, we were talking to him about his other job as an internationally-renowned artist and the fact that ISIS stole one of his photos.<p>This time, his startup, which focuses on secure data products, is launching a new service for developers building …

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from drones and door locks to watches …

CES

PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites

The PocketQube team wants to give even more people access to its relatively affordable 5cm x 5cm x 5cm microsatellites, so it now has ready-to-use kits up for sale on its online store. These kits contain (almost) everything one needs to assemble cube satellites, making it easier for first-timers or …

Sony's Devotion To Independent Game Developers Shines Through At PlayStation Experience

I have a confession to make. I spent the entirety of my time during Sony's PlayStation Experience on the indie side of the floor. Sure, there were attractive E3-caliber booths showcasing unreleased big budget exclusives like <i>The Order: 1886</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>. Yes, there were what seemed like excellent …

How To Sell Almost Anything

Huthwaite is a sales coaching company based in Arlington, Va., with ten offices worldwide, including in Brazil, Australia and Singapore. It teaches a sales method developed 30 years ago by British behavioral psychologist Neil Rackham, who studied more than 35,000 sales calls in 40 countries. We …

6 Small Money Moves That Can Have A Big Impact On Your Nest Egg

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Saving for retirement doesn’t happen in one fell swoop.<p>It usually starts with baby steps: First you might enroll in a 401(k) or set up an IRA. Next it’s time to take advantage of any employer match available to you. And then you should seriously think …

Crunching The Numbers: New AMD Radeon 285 Versus Nvidia GTX 760

<i>Spoiler alert: AMD’s latest graphics card, the $249 Radeon R9 285, not only trounces Nvidia’s similarly priced GTX 760 but also comes dangerously close to toppling Nvidia’s $329 GTX 770.</i><p>With AMD’s Tonga GPU comes a new entry in the R9 series of graphics cards: The Radeon R9 285, a card that …

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

(Image credit: Flickr User Vauvau)<p>Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids …

Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer

A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream (see below). During a <i>Counter-Strike</i> session, Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson -- a founder of The Creatures -- …

The 15 Best and Worst Words to Use on Resumes According to Recruiters

Given how little time recruiters spend on a resume, you should use any edge available to stand out from the crowd. A recent survey of over 2,000 …

Amazon launches its own credit card reader, undercuts Square on transaction fees

Amazon(s amzn) on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, its take on the mobile credit card reader that lets small merchants take payments from their …

Manchester plays a game of digital catch-up

Jason Hawkes/Getty Images<p>Manchester has outstripped Birmingham with more than double that city's output, but it is 'not well-served' by broadband. Photograph: Jason Hawkes/Getty …

Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job

Career experts agree that LinkedIn is an essential job search tool. Not only can you instantly get the word out to hundreds, if not thousands, of colleagues, bosses and potential employers about your latest accomplishments, ambitions and changes in employment status, but your LinkedIn profile can …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Airbnb, Snapgoods and 12 More Pioneers Of The 'Share Economy'

In what is called collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the peer economy, owners rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a stranger using these peer-to-peer services. The company typically has an eBay-style rating or review system so people on both …

Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data

Eager to promote its privacy credentials, Microsoft has revealed that it’s successfully seen off the FBI in court over a request for customer information.<p>Documents released this week show that the company received a National Security Letter (NSL) last year asking for “several categories of …

Microsoft's Project Siena lets you create Windows apps with ease

If you think creating an app is something only whizkid developers and those with programming skills can do, think again. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Siena, a Metro-style app that lets anyone create their own Windows 8.1 program with regular PowerPoint and Excel knowhow. As it's a Metro …

OctaneCloud AMI zooms past expectations, now free

That was fast.<p>An unexpected surge in interest in the "future of streaming" -- OTOY's new OctaneCloud app and game streaming service that launched last month -- led the company on Wednesday to extend its free trial indefinitely.<p>"We were expecting to get a few hundred customers in a year, and we got …

Mesh Network

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

San Francisco

Steve Jobs’ Doctor Wants to Teach You the Formula for Long Life | WIRED

It’s 6:30 on a Monday morning and already David Agus is doing an admirable job of sticking to the rules. Dressed in the no-nonsense uniform that one …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

How The 92nd-Ranked Tennis Player In The World Earns A Comfortable Living

In July Michael Russell won a tennis tournament in Manta, Ecuador, logging 8,628 miles just to get there and back. It was one of his best performances all year and the victory netted him $5,000, yet he barely broke even on the week-long venture. Welcome to the bizarre and trying world of …

Five Reasons to Ignore the Advice to Do What You Love

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ―Steve Jobs<p>Admit it. You live in a society that reveres the perspectives of …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …