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The Psychology Behind The "Like A Girl" And Nationwide Super Bowl Ads

Do emotional highs and lows help sell products?<p>Like many people, I initially enjoyed the "Like a Girl" advertisement that Always, the menstrual-pad brand, ran during this year's Super Bowl. Boys and women were asked to "run like a girl" and "throw like a girl"; flailing followed. Then the ad asked …

Taylor Swift Recruits Haim for Select 1989 Tour Dates

The 'Days Are Gone' sisters will serve as Swift's special guest at 17 shows<p>Throughout January, Taylor Swift's Instagram seemed like a shared account …

New Jersey

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Phones

If a Song Doesn't Have a Chorus, You're Probably not Listening

It is not hard to estrange the idea of the chorus. Why should songs have some parts that are repeated and others that are not? Imagine other works of …

Run PC Games At A Higher Resolution Than Your Monitor Supports

You can make most PC games look great with the right graphics tweaks. But if you really want to get down and dirty -- and have the graphics card to …

This Chrome Hack Lets You Run Android Apps On Windows, Mac, Linux

We’ve already seen how Android can be run on a PC or Mac via the BlueStacks app, and with the official App Runtime for Chrome extension having …

College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too

We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but <i>gosh dangit</i>, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like. That's why a quartet of freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania decided to try making Siri do more on their own... at a hackathon, no less. They wound up …

David. brings minimalist platformer gaming to iOS

When I think of platformer games, the last thing I am thinking about is minimalism. However, it appears that there is a new trend in mobile games and …

Make A Queued Playlist Of What's Up Next Using Quu On Your iPhone

Although Quu is a music player, the Up Next functionality is essentially its only feature. The app is made up of a stripped-down user interface, …

Manual for iPhone is a new camera app for experts only

The iPhone's camera is a wonder, capable of taking sharp shots in light and even near darkness. But, until iOS 8, Apple wouldn't let third-party apps take advantage of the camera's raw power. Manual is one of the first apps we've tested that does so, and is on sale now for $1.99 in the App …

Stars Come Out for SAG Awards

How to Get to the Bottom of ‘Deflategate’

You may have heard that the NFL has written a lousy piece of legislation. Make sure the air pressure of the football meets certain pounds per square …

Josh Gordon facing 1-year ban

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year suspension, according to league sources.<p>…

Serena rallies past Muguruza, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Williams sisters are back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam. Together. At the same time.<p>Venus Williams continued her …

Tennis

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

As Ad Business Shifts to Machines, AOL Restructures Its Sales Staff in a Major Reorg

Simplify, definitely. Simple, not so much.<p>According to numerous sources, AOL is now initiating long-planned changes to drastically reorganize its advertising sales staff, a move which is likely to result in an unspecified number of layoffs at the New York-based portal.<p>While there will also be …

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova reach Australian Open quarterfinals

Second-seeded<p>Maria Sharapovais through to theAustralian Openquarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Peng Shuai on Sunday, setting up another Grand Slam tournament meeting with Eugenie Bouchard.<p>In men's singles, No. 3 Rafael Nadal defeated No. 14 Kevin Anderson, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4, in a fourth-round …

Tennis

A Jetsons animated movie is reportedly in the works

The Jetsons might just get a second chance on the silver screen. Warner Bros. has hired writer Matt Lieberman to pen a script for a feature film based on the iconic Hanna-Barbera show from the early ‘60s, reports <i>Deadline</i> and <i>Variety</i>. According to those reports, the script is being put together from …

Klay Thompson Sets NBA Record with 37 Points in a Quarter

Link to Media<p>Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings to set a new NBA record for most points in a single quarter, per NBA.com/Stats.<p>In one of the most memorable performances in league history, Thompson entered …

Basketball

Showtime exec: Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao contracts not crafted yet

A deal apparently is in the eyes of the beholder.<p>By the standards of<p>Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, a long-awaited super-fight between Pacquiao and unbeatenFloyd Mayweather Jr.is but a signature away.<p>"We're all done," Arum told Fight Hub TV and others while in Colorado this week. "We've signed …

Boxing

Amazon learns how to fail faster

In just the last couple of days, Amazon shut down its private-label diaper product (only six weeks after launch) and withdrew its mobile wallet (six months after a prominent rollout).<p>These moves come just six months after the almost universally booed launch of its Fire phone. Is Amazon, the …

eCommerce

Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" patch vulnerable, pre-Android 4.4 versions of …

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Last summer, Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift. Earlier this week, support for WebVR also landed in Firefox’s Nightly and Developer Edition release channels.<p>So why is Mozilla …

Virtual Reality

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

'Destiny' Is The First Game Ever To Need A Lore Patch

Destiny, the game with the $500M, ten-year plan, is meant to be an ongoing “experience” filled with plenty of patches, updates and expansions of new content. As we saw with the first DLC, The Dark Below, Destiny makes mighty fine attempts at adding new “stuff to do” gameplay-wise, whether that’s …

InterAct

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Eggs

Google discloses three severe vulnerabilities in Apple OS X

Researchers with Google's Project Zero security team say they've found three flaws with high severity that have yet to be patched.<p>Google's Project Zero security team revealed the existence this week of three vulnerabilities with high severity that have yet to be fixed in Apple's OS X operating …

Information Security

Most Americans Are Spending Less Than $2 Per Gallon for Gas

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Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Profit Plunges 21%

It was another rough quarter at McDonald's, with the fast food giant reporting lower-than-expected sales and net income skidding 21%.<p>The Golden Arches has been struggling to woo customers amid increased competition, food safety scandals in Asia and headwinds in Europe.<p>Revenue fell 7% to $6.57 …

McDonald's