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18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

The best drone you can buy right now

The right pick for pros, beginners, or adrenaline junkies<p>To find the best drone for you, first you’ll need to figure out what it is you want out of a flying camera. Are you an action sports junkie trying to capture your sick moves for a highlight reel? An aspiring cinematographer aiming to up your …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

Watch A Robotic Copter Land On A Moving Platform

Like Voltron, robots will soon need to coordinate landings and docking with absolutely precision in difficult conditions. That’s what a group of researchers have solved by allowing a robot and a movable landing platform to communicate in order to coordinate a perfect landing.<p>As you can see, the …

South Africa's New AHRLAC Fighter Is A Drone Alternative

Maybe people are more cost-effective than robots.<p>Powered by a pusher propeller, covered in pixel camouflage, and furnished with stadium-seating for its two crew members, the Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft (AHRLAC) looks like an alternate history version of a …

Renting A House Online? Here's How Scammers Are Lining Up To Take Your Money

Users of the vacation rental site HomeAway keep falling victim to phishing scams, many of which involve the seventh largest bank in the world: Barclays Bank UK.<p>This past June, Ben Grossman-Cohen began planning for a family trip to Hawaii. In search of an affordable place to stay, Grossman-Cohen …

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532473311_134af139ab7a96b45b0db3bb02ba8635<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

Unmanned Aircraft

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card …

Uber and Lyft Just Cannot Get Along

The car startups hurl competing allegations as they compete to drive you around.<p>Not so long ago, Uber and Lyft were plucky startups primarily at war with the local governments and taxi commissions trying to block these services and preserve the old way of doing things. Now that the two phone-based …

Don’t like Instagram’s icon? This app lets you change it and any others on your phone.

You can customize the outside of your phone, so why not the software that runs on it too?<p>That’s the premise of Cocoppa, a service that lets you tweak the icons, look and feel of an Android or iOS device to your heart’s desire. The company has racked up an impressive 25 million downloads to date. …

This Chart Shows Why Slack Is Called One Of The Most Viral Enterprise Apps Ever

Slack, a business communication app created by Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield, is growing like crazy. In just six months, it's added more than 125,000 active users, and each of them is using the app for almost 10 hours a day, according to Slack.<p>On Wednesday, billionaire investor Marc …

Apps

Kingston’s MobileLite Reader Looks Like A Great Way To Effectively Expand iPad Storage

Here’s a really cool accessory I read about on Tools and Toys: the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader. The iPad lacks any sort of expandable storage, but the MobileLite allows you to work around this by pairing with over Wi-Fi. Once paired, you can use the MobileLite’s USB port or card …

Humin for iPhone can replace your Phone app

Or, my first meeting as a robot went something like this<p>My computer screen flashes to life.<p>"Oh, hi," says a woman sitting at a desk to my left. I have arrived, it seems, at some sort of office reception area. "Let me get Ankur for you. In the meantime, follow me," she says. I freeze. She walks off …

Humin, The App That Organizes Phone Contacts By How You Know Them, Is Now In The App Store

Humin, the app that aims to replace your iPhone contacts app is now in the App Store. Will.i.am, Richard Branson and Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka were all part of the private beta launch a few months back. The app is now ready for everyone with an iPhone today.<p>Humin hooks into your phone, …

Uber Launches Taxi-Booking Service in Hong Kong

Uber is aggressively expanding into the turf of taxi-booking apps in Asia. Today it announced the launch of ‘uberTAXI’ in Hong Kong (as spotted by Tech in Asia), which will connect customers with licensed taxis in the city. This comes just a few days after it launched the same service in Japan’s …

Return of the Yowie: in praise of Australia's chocolate-coated animal toys

Yowie chocolates are making a comeback, 10 years after they vanished from Australian shelves, according to a story on the ABC.<p>For those not acquainted Yowies, they’re similar to Kinder Surprise – a chocolate shell with a toy inside. But inside Yowies almost all the toys were native Australian and …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …