Daniel Russell

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Why Compliments are Powerful

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. ~ Mother Teresa<p>Psychologist John Gottman most likely agrees. His widely …

Relationships

Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

For the Internet of things, the cost of cheap will be steep

In 2014, the Internet of things (IoT) moved beyond a buzzword; it became a security risk.<p>Gartner forecasts there will be almost five billion connected devices by the end of this year and 25 billion in 2020. However, the deployment of cost-efficient sensors and devices that has allowed the IoT to …

Virtual Reality vs. Real Life: How Brain Neurons Light Up

Space-mapping brain neurons do not “light up” in scans, when exposed to a virtual reality (VR) similar to that used in kids’ video games, the way …

Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it

Here's how to squash this bug yourself, if you can't afford to wait on Apple.<p>Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the current state of …

DTS is making movie and TV dialogue even easier to hear

Compared to other trade shows (E3 being the prime offender), the Consumer Electronics Show floor is relatively quiet. That didn't stop the folks at DTS from showing off their new DTS:X codec however. It separates audio into objects instead of channels so instead of say, left, right, front, rear, …

Build a Sound-Activated Outlet with an Arduino

The Clapper was a goofy little device popular in the '80s and '90s that made it so you could turn on any outlet in your house with a clap. Make shows …

Canadian ISPs and VPNs Now Have to Alert Pirating Customers

After years of public and private discussions, Canada started implementing a new copyright law in recent years.<p>The law introduced great improvements …

Google posts Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft can patch it

Google's Project Zero tracks vulnerabilities in software systems and reports them to vendors "in as close to real-time as possible" -- a noble cause, no? But what happens if said vendor then fails to push a fix within the 90-day window? Microsoft just found out: Google will go ahead and publish the …

Information Security

Internet vandals didn’t ruin Christmas for gamers, Microsoft and Sony did

I never got any video game gifts during the December holidays when I was a kid. My mother frowned on such things, you see. That didn’t stop me from …

Social Media

Hands on: BlackBerry Classic

<i>The BlackBerry Classic is clearly aimed at traditional BlackBerry fans and enterprise users who place security and speedy communications above …

Consumer Tech

Potential Undiagnosed Asperger's, ADD, and Drug Abuse | Ask the Therapist

I don’t know how to get help but I know something is wrong. I recently stopped using drugs and am determined to deal with things I use drugs to cover …

Stephen Harper's climate-change comments only half the story, critics say

Stephen Harper is often accused of being absent on environmental issues, but in a year-end interview with CBC News chief correspondent Peter …

webOS 2.0 will make LG's smart TVs much faster next year

The usual pre-CES flood of information is under way, and LG is announcing details of the webOS 2.0 package its smart TVs will ship with in 2015. Improving on the menus we already dug at last year's show, LG says that the new versions will improve mainly in speed, with power-on boot time reduced by …

BlackBerry officially launches the Classic, a smartphone for yesterday

A full QWERTY keyboard and physical navigation keys round out the Classic's throwback design<p>BlackBerry today announced the BlackBerry Classic, making official the smartphone that CEO John Chen has teased for the better part of a year. The Classic has a throwback look, as its name alludes, with a …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of …

Remembering Ralph Baer, the inventor of home video games

I lost a friend this month.<p>I first got to know Ralph Baer a little over seven years ago when he reached out to us at The Strong to see if we might be interested in preserving materials documenting his lifework. We, of course, were interested — after all, he was a legend, the man who patented the …

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

I'm in!<p>Numerous studies have proven the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.<p>advertisement - …

Mechanical Keyboard Switches Explained and Compared

One of the difficulties with purchasing a mechanical keyboard is that they are quite expensive and vary greatly in subtle, but important ways. First …

What Can You Do If You Dislike Being Touched?

Touch enriches our lives.<p>A caress from a loved one.<p>The feeling of a worn cotton tee shirt.<p>A tickly kiss from a child.<p>The spring of dough being …

6 Common Obstacles in Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can help couples improve their relationship in many ways. For instance, it helps couples resolve conflict, learn how to communicate …

What is psychosis?

Broadly speaking, psychosis means a loss of contact with reality; it is a symptom of a number of mental illnesses rather than a medical condition in …

Mental Health

Schizophrenia.com, 60 Tips for Living with Schizophrenia; tips for coping, handling schizophrenia crisis and relapse situations

• <b>Tips for Handling a crisis</b>• <b><br>Tips for Communicating</b>• <b><br>Tips for Avoiding Relapses</b>• <b><br>Setting Boundaries</b>• <b><br>How to behave around someone with a brain disease like</b> …

7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression

The Latest in Depression<p>A new study has found that this popular anti-hypertension diet affects mood.<p>Wish Jack Frost would stop nipping at your nose …

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

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The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Scientists Think They've Found The Brain Issue Linked To Schizophrenia

But finding exactly where in the white matter is no easy feat. The most common brain-imaging method, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), works by mapping the spread of water molecules in cells. The snag is that pathways in white matter are so tightly packed together that getting a precise reading about …

How to spot a sociopath - 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job

(NaturalNews) One of the more offensive duties of being an investigative journalist is <i>taking out the trash</i> -- exposing liars, fraudsters, con artists …