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The professionals taking smart drugs to get through the day

A few years ago, Cambridge University Professor Barbara Sahakian took a flight to Florida where she was due to speak at a conference. When she discovered she had been assigned one of the late afternoon slots she complained to a colleague that she was suffering from jet-lag and it would be a …

Narcolepsy

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Software

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

iOS

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Sickening, gruelling or frightful: how doctors measure pain

Suffering is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts?<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was …

6 New Tech Items That Will Simplify Your Life

Wireless Bluetooth Receiver<p>Upgrading your speaker system has never been easier. This clever gadget turns any old speaker into one that’s Bluetooth …

CES 2017: 5 cool showstoppers

LAS VEGAS — When you’re on the hunt for CES showstoppers, it’s hard to top a man taking a hammer to an iPhone screen protector.<p>Brad Bell, a marketing vice-president for Invisible Shield, was trying to prove how his new clear screen protection for smartphones is so tough, it could withstand just …

The Biology of Why You're an Introvert

Science has uncovered the biological basis of a preference for quieter environments.<p>The jury is in, and the verdict is clear: It doesn't matter why introverts prefer working the way they do, because it's been shown that quieter types can be as good as leaders, speakers, and entrepreneurs as the …

Psychology

The 15 most exciting new tech products launching in 2017

But 2017 is almost here, and we're expecting a bunch of cool new products. Below you'll find the most important gadgets likely to launch next year.<p>Keep in mind this isn't a comprehensive list, and it doesn't account for the surprises we'll likely see in 2017. But these are the gadgets we think you …

Nintendo Switch

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?<p>As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without …

Psychology

GoTenna's new communicator crowd sources for a better signal

If you're a fan of exploring the great outdoors, especially in areas of devoid of cell service, you may have already sought out a GoTenna. These walkie-talkie-like enablers pair with your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can send messages and GPS data to others in the area using radio …

How to Remove Other Data from iPhone/iPad

Removing ‘Other Data’ from your iPhone or iPad is a good habit and creates your personality as a pro-iPhone user. For common users, Other Data can be …

iOS

Here's How Long It Takes Before Your Favorite Food Grows Mold

Food can spoil sooner than you think.<p>A lasagna that you cooked six days ago sits in your fridge . Can you eat it?<p>According to The Ultimate Mold Guide, a casserole like lasagna keeps fresh inside the refrigerator for between three to five days after cooking. The reason it doesn’t last longer? …

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus Review: Should You Upgrade?

“Do I buy the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?”<p>For millions of Apple fans, this will be their biggest (and most expensive) tech decision of the year. But it appears opinion is changing. For the first time iPhone 7 Plus demand has exceeded iPhone 7 demand, so are people making the right choice or should …

Mobile Technology

Now you can explore 10 Downing Street in Google's 360-degree virtual tour, but is this wise?

Google has launched a new virtual tour experience of 10 Downing Street that enables anyone to take a look inside the rarely seen 332-year-old …

Downing Street

12 hidden features in iOS 10

After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released the first official version of iOS 10.<p>The update brings Siri to third-party apps and …

iPhone 7 Series is Faster Than Any MacBook Air Ever Made

Yesterday, John Gruber at <i>Daring Fireball</i> highlighted just how well Apple's A10 Fusion chip found in its iPhone 7 stands up to the competition in terms of raw speed.<p>Looking at Geekbench results for single and multi-core performance across a range of smartphones, Gruber noted that the iPhone 7 series …

John Gruber

How to get the most out of a doctor’s appointment

With most surgeries offering 10-minute slots, it’s important to be clear not coy. Here’s a GP’s advice on how to prepare for your visit<p>Going to the GP can be a stressful experience: the phone’s engaged for ages, the receptionists are scary as hell and securing an appointment this side of Christmas …

Siri Takes Charge of Your Apps in iOS 10

You’re going to have a lot more to talk about with Siri this fall. In iOS 10, Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhone and iPad operating system, you’ll be able to control third-party app functions using the company’s voice-activated assistant for the first time.<p>Among the first apps to yield to Siri are big …

iOS

The best smart lights you can buy

Smart lights can be a huge convenience for your home — or they can be a huge headache, if you buy the wrong ones. We tested the biggest names out there to find the best one.<p>The Latest

Home Automation

The iPhone 7 Is Coming: Here’s Everything We’ve Heard So Far

In a few weeks, Apple will likely unveil a new iPhone with a better camera, a faster chip, an additional speaker, and no headphone jack.<p>It started with the infamous revelation that the new device would come without a headphone jack. Wait? What? Why? Then came a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth …

8 Simple Remedies That Make Your Home Bug-FREE Without Chemicals

As much as we love summer, there is one aspect of it we most certainly don’t like – the bugs and insects that come along with it. They’re annoying, …

Alternative Medicine

Your daily iPhone 7 shots, these ones in high-res [U: Screen assemblies too]

<i>Update: A couple of iPhone 7 Plus photos (not hi-res) added below, along with what are claimed to be screen assemblies.</i><p>Another day, another set of iPhone 7 shots … The latest ones, posted by Czech site <i>LetemSvètem</i>, are higher-resolution than most that we’ve seen to date, and you can click the images …

Mockups

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

Operating Systems

10 Foods You Should Eat More Of If Your Memory Sucks

Step up your memory game.<p>Granted, most of these aren't exactly quick fixes. But over time, they can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of memory loss.

Pre-orders for ‘iPhone 7’ now rumored for Sept. 9th, suggesting event during week of Sept. 5th

Over the weekend prominent leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, shared a couple of interesting dates for when the next iPhone will be released. Blass tweeted that the 2016 iPhone would be released during the week of September 12th, then later specified that Friday, September 16th would be the …

Mobile Technology