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Google's new app lets your friends know when you're down to hang

Letting your friends know you're down to hang; there's (now) an app for that, and no, it's not just messaging.<p>Without any official announcement, …

Apps

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Engineering

How Strict Is Too Strict?

The backlash against no-excuses discipline in high school<p>From the moment Summer Duskin arrived at Carver Collegiate Academy in New Orleans last fall, she struggled to keep track of all the rules. There were rules governing how she talked. She had to say thank you constantly, including when she was …

7 secrets for getting the most comfortable airline seat

There are a lot of things people hate about air travel. The food (or the lack of food), the hidden fees, even the other passengers.<p>In fact, out of 43 …

5 Best Morning Rituals for a Super Productive Day

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Japan Sinks Into Recession (Again)

If anyone is still holding out hope that Abenomics — the unorthodox slate of economic policies named after their inspiration, Japanese Prime Minister …

5 reasons to worry about the world economy

It's recession time again for Japan, the latest crack to emerge in the fragile global economy.<p>The shock in Asia comes hard on the heels of data showing much of the eurozone is stagnating.<p>Just hours after G20 leaders agreed to take steps to boost global growth, British Prime Minister David Cameron …

6 reasons religion may do more harm than good

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>It’s hard to argue with some of these…<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 17, 2014 3:55pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Most British people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the Huffington Post. Surprisingly, even …

Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within a decade to half a million vehicles per year, which would easily exceed sales of the Toyota …

Humans on Mars by 2035? NASA's sci-fi dream could be reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've just landed a dishwasher-sized robot on a comet and NASA's chief scientist has no idea.<p>Dr Ellen Stofan is deep in conversation with a journalist when, unable to contain himself any longer, an adviser with phone triumphantly held aloft blurts out: "Rosetta -- It's landed!"<p>"Wonderful" …

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

If you're an Android user, there's a chance that earlier this week your phone or tablet alerted you about a new update to its operating system. Yearly system updates are a part of the modern smartphone experience, and, like clockwork, Apple and Google typically issue them every fall.<p>The newest …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Come On, Put This Google-Owned Surveillance Device in Your House. It'll Be Great!

Google's Nest is running its first TV ads. They're good, in a self-conscious, winking way.<p>How do you convince regular people to buy Google-owned monitoring gadgets and install them in their homes?<p>First, don’t mention Google in your nationally televised ads.<p>Next, make those ads pretty funny.<p>That’s …

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For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Apps

10 Awesome Perks Of Getting Married Really Young

<i>By Michelle Horton</i><p>I never imagined I'd be the "type" of girl to get married young. And if that sounds judgmental and presumptuous, you're right. I was judgmental and presumptuous about college girls wearing engagement rings, or people making life-long commitments before their 25th birthdays. I …

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It

The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business candidates into office. After all, the Republicans, along with far too many Democrats, are certain to cater …

Nobel Prize in medicine honors discovery of the brain's 'inner GPS'

Groundbreaking research could shed new light on Alzheimer's disease<p>Dr. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discovery of cells that form an "inner GPS" in human brains. O'Keefe will share the 8 million Swedish krona ($1.1 …

20 best Android apps this week

The Best Android Apps roundup is back, Back, BACK after a few weeks off due to travel, and the difficulties of finding anyone else foolish enough to dig through RSS feeds, press releases and information from developers on new Android apps.<p>So, this is a catchup week: the 20 best (in this writer’s …

Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M

Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around – literally, that is – covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more, remaining an office worker’s go-to-tool for small scribbles, quick thoughts, and ideas. Now the company behind Post-it, 3M, is hoping to port …

How to Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you’re not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay …

Adaptxt might be the iOS 8 keyboard you’re looking for

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new iPhone keyboard, this one might be your best bet. Adaptxt is now available for iOS, and brings with it just …

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ISPs

30 Best Books for Increasing Your Productivity

How to Snooze an Extra 10 Minutes in the Morning

Isn’t it weird how one second you’re drifting off to sleep, and then the next second—BOOM—it’s 7AM and you have to get up to go to work/school/life. …

Time Management