Heidi De Jager

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QuizUp's latest update turns into a social network for trivia addicts

The popular trivia game QuizUp has been updated to version 2.0.0 bringing a slew of social-centric changes that make the update worthy of a round version number.<p>QuizUp has decided to blur the line between a social network and a trivia game. After receiving serious competition from Trivia Crack, …

21 time-saving Pinterest tools

If you’re managing multiple social media accounts—multiple channels for you and multiple channels for your brand perhaps—it sure helps to save time with the right tools.<p>We’ve found time-saving tools for Twitter and Facebook and our daily social media marketing workflows. Now that we’ve turned …

Americans are using more energy, but green tech is softening the blow

It may be tough to satisfy the US' seemingly never-ending thirst for energy, but clean power sources are at least helping to soften the impact. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that Americans' energy use climbed 1 percent year-over-year in 2014, but its …

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Bionic eye implant promises a lifetime of perfect vision

An optometrist in British Columbia claims to have invented an easily implantable device that provides its wearer with vision "three times better than 20/20" <i>for life</i>. Dubbed the Ocumetics Bionic Lens by its inventor Dr. Garth Webb, this device appears to be very similar in structure to the …

Google makes a Hangouts Mac app you'll want to use

Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's pretty simple and intuitive and is rocking …

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You won't need waves with this $20,000 electric surfboard

If you want to surf, but are too lazy to paddle or look for waves, the Wakejet Cruise from Swedish outfit Radinn is for you! The company says it "marries the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing," but that doesn't mean you can take the electric-powered craft lightly. It …

Surfing

Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for <i>Back to the Future's</i> upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype nearly 1000 feet across a Quebec lake to set the …

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Report: Next version of Android will let you log into apps with a fingerprint

Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.<p>The next version of Android — tentatively called Android M — will reportedly include "native fingerprint …

Elephant steals man's GoPro, takes epic 'elphie'

Animals are just as vain as we are!<p>While visiting an elephant sanctuary in Koh Phangan, Thailand, traveler Christian LeBlanc captured an adorable …

Hexy Launcher is a unique home screen replacement app from SwiftKey's Greenhouse

A few weeks ago the folks from SwiftKey launched an experimental software hub called Greenhouse, where the company could introduce new, innovative applications that may or may not make it to the mainstream. The first application out of the software incubator was the Clarity Keyboard, which was to …

Hangouts for Chrome updated with much more refined UI

Google has just released an update to its Hangouts for Chrome application which brings an interface that looks much more like the Hangouts Android app. As you can see in the screenshot above, the app now features a two column layout. The leftmost panel shows all of your recent contacts/messages and …

Google is on the brink of AI capable of natural conversation and even flirtation – scientist

In Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with an AI<p>Artificial intelligence that can emulate human reasoning and even emotions is within Google’s reach, according to a leading AI scientist employed by the company.<p>Talking to the <i>Guardian,</i> Professor Geoff Hinton, an expert in artificial …

Are You Suffering From Sunday-somnia? Here’s How To Wake Up Better On Monday Mornings

New studies reveal that one in five of us can't sleep on Sunday nights. So here are a few ways to wake up better and make Monday mornings more …

How can I reduce my child's fever without using medicine?

To avoid fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen – or when you just don't have any handy – you can try a non-medical approach to …

Parents Report: Common Car Seat Mistakes

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Here's how to make sure that yours isn't one of them.<p>Precious Cargo<p>How to Install a Car Seat<p>A car seat is one of the most crucial pieces of safety equipment you'll ever use, so shouldn't it be simple for even a sleep-deprived parent to install? …

Relieving Baby Constipation Naturally

by <b>Sarah</b> Updated: April 28, 2018 Affiliate linksHealthy Pregnancy, Baby & ChildComments: <b>144</b><p><b>Baby constipation</b> should always be cause for parental …

Guide to Starting Baby on Solids

Once your baby starts solids, how do you make sure they’re getting the right balance of foods? There’s no baby food pyramid, so we asked pediatrician …

Chicco's New NextFit Convertible Car Seat Is a Game Changer When It Comes to Installation

You know you're an experienced car seat installer when you actually get giddy over a new seat that claims to fix your biggest issues with the whole …

5 Smart Tips for Stress-Free Baby Travel

How and what to pack, where to go, and ways to adjust your mind-set for maximum enjoyment and minimal worry when traveling with infants<p>Traveling with …

Baby Safety Around Dogs | Prepare the family dog for life with a baby

<b>Baby Safety Around Dogs</b><p>Experts recommend that you prepare the family dog <b>before</b> the baby arrives. It is a very hectic time and a time of many changes …

Stage 1 Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Baby 4 to 6 Months and older.

Stage One Baby Foods – Commonly Offered Stage 1 Baby Foods:<p>Stage 1 Fruits:<p>Stage 1 Veggies:<p>Stage 1 Grains:<p>What is a “Stage 1” baby food?<p>(4) 6-8 Months …

Healthy Eating

Sudden infant death risk greater when parents share bed with babies

The controversy over whether parents should share a bed with newborns has been reignited by research showing that babies who do are five times more likely to die suddenly than those who sleep in a cot.<p>Ministers have asked health advisers to urgently reappraise official guidance on co-sleeping and …

How to Baby-Proof Your Home [Infographic]

Crawling around your home on your hands and knees may seem a rather strange thing to do, but if you are the parent of a baby just learning to move …

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health—and yours.<p>Baby Sleep: Get the Facts<p>During the early days of life with a newborn, you're focused on what's best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a …

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7 Things I'll Do Differently With My Next Baby

<i>Written by Katie for Babble.com</i><p>With the celebration of Eli's birthday 10 days ago, I am officially finished with my rookie year of parenting. Though there were ups and downs, overall, it was an incredible year. I found that I enjoy motherhood as much as I always hoped/wanted to, and that many parts …

Statistics Suggest Breastfeeding Has Cancer-Prevention Benefits

A new analysis of health statistics published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology is suggesting that women who breastfeed their babies for at least a year--the recommended period for breastfeeding--may significantly lower their risk for breast cancer, heart disease, and hypertension, as well …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study by British researchers.<p>"One potential explanation is that broad-spectrum antibiotics alter the gut microflora and that this in turn affects the …