Oliver Isenrich

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5 things that will make you happier, according to neuroscience

Let's get more specific: what's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy?<p>And let's focus on things that are simple and easy to do instead of stuff like winning the lottery.<p>Neuroscience has answers.<p>I've discussed this subject before and it was so popular I decided to call an expert to get even more dead simple …

Associated Press News

Brazil temporarily shuts down WhatsApp messenger (updated)

If you've seen "WhatsApp" trend on Twitter lately, it's because a judge in Sau Paulo, Brazil has ordered for the messaging app to be shut down for 48 hours, starting at 9PM Eastern yesterday. WhatsApp is huge in Brazil: it has a whopping 93 million users in the country, so this development affects …

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store

Microsoft has a new app out called ‘Microsoft Apps‘ on Android that contains a list of its Android apps that you can download on the Android app store.<p>There are two parts to this development. The first is that Microsoft’s cross-platform work continues, and that the company has yet to let up an inch …

Apps

Google Chrome functions finally return actual random numbers

Over the years, multiple studies have found that Google Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine was returning not-so-random numbers when you called the Math.random() function.<p>Today that’s been fixed, with the release of Chrome 49, which will be available soon. Math.random() is the most frequently used way to …

A Machine Successfully Predicted the Hit Dance Songs of 2015

Can the essence of popular music be boiled down into a simple, exploitable equation?<p>Hit songs are getting so predictable. No, literally. The recipe for what makes a pop or dance song a hit has apparently become so formulaic, a computer algorithm can predict with above-average accuracy the …

California DMV wants to ban Google’s proposal for self-driving cars without manual driving controls

Google’s vision of self-driving cars whose interiors have no driving controls could be thwarted in its home state of California. <i>Automotive News</i> reports that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants to impose legislation that would require all autonomous vehicles to have both driving …

Autonomous Cars

The Plymouth Prowler Was Secretly Chrysler's Most Important Engineering Experiment

The man who designed the Prowler told us a story you've never heard about the cutting-edge engineering behind the retro-inspired hot rod.<p>The Plymouth Prowler doesn't have a sterling reputation in the automotive press. At the time of its 1997 debut, it was criticized for packing a 3.5-liter V6 in a …

Hot Rods

How To Make Calculated Decisions When Forming Your GP Entity

Dolph M. Hellman Contributor<p>Dolph M. Hellman is a San Francisco partner at the international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.<p>See if this scenario sounds familiar: You just turned 30 and are either a successful entrepreneur who made a fortune developing a very popular gaming app, or …

How pharma can keep up as healthcare goes digital

One of the biggest ways the changing digital health landscape will affect the pharma industry is that pharma companies increasingly stand to lose …

How To Sideload Kodi On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak [Tutorial]

Here's a tutorial on how to sideload and install Kodi on iOS 10 iPhone or iPad without the need for jailbreak. Yup, no jailbreak is required for this …

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Angular 2 hits beta and it's a big deal for the future of the Web

The first version of Angular was a big deal for the Web. When it was first previewed in 2009, it was an impressive framework that offered the ability to build complex single page applications in the browser.<p>Now, six years on, it’s reached version 2.0 and entered a new era after a long development …

Style Guide Best Practices at Beyond Tellerrand

Last month I was in beautiful Berlin for the wonderful Beyond Tellerrand conference, where I had the opportunity to talk about style guide best …

Style Guides

Google just made Maps on the iPhone much better

The update, which is available now, includes fuel prices and a feature that tells you when stores are busiest, a useful addition ahead of the holiday shopping season. Google says it has over a million locations monitored.<p>The fuel prices are available in the U.S. and Canada.<p>The store tracking was …

The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras

Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your old Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained actual film and to play back the movies you used something called a movie projector. It should be noted …

Hydrogen fuel cells give drones 'several hours' of flight time

If we want drones to deliver packages and generally do much, much more than just fly around for a few minutes, they need to be able to last longer. A company called Intelligent Energy says its hydrogen fuel cell-powered range extender can make that happen and give unmanned aerial vehicles the power …

A Complete Guide To 2016 Content Marketing Trends - #infographic

“When planning for 2016, where should marketers even start?<p>As the ever-changing world of tech drives consumers action in 2015 trends, 2016 is shaping …

Earth's Final Frontier: Mysteries of the Deep Sea

Dive beneath the ocean's waves, past the sunlit, teeming waters near the surface, through the oxygen-deficient zones nearly devoid of life, down, …

7 Days: A week of Cortana everywhere, Apple's juicy hump, and a very sorry Microsoft

<i>7 Days is a weekly round-up of the Editors' picks of what's been happening in the world of technology - written with a dash of humor, a hint of</i> …

Behold...The Salad Dressing Algorithm

There are a million ways to dress a salad but really only two basic types of dressing: creamy and vinaigrette. Pick one, then customize it for your …

Why Microsoft, Uber And 500 Startups Went To Downtown Cairo

CAIRO — Outside the entrance of the GrEEK Campus, the line to get into the third RiseUp Summit was an hour long at 9 a.m., but everyone was waiting more-or-less patiently.<p>Sobhieh Yaafury had come from Lebanon with her three daughters, 26, 24 and 10. The two older daughters already work in …

Startups

Amazon handing out $5 credit to anyone who downloads one of these apps

You can never turn down free money, right? If you are looking to get a nice deal (free cash), Amazon is making it really easy to get $5 in credit to use towards “products sold by Amazon.com or digital content sold by Amazon Digital Services”.<p>So, how do you sign up? You pretty much just have to …

Apps

The Bizarre Reason Earth's Rotation Will Slow Down This Century

If you’ve had your fill of depressing predictions for the future, here’s one that is both fascinating and as innocuous as they come: as ice caps …

What will Earth look like if all its land ice melts? Here's your answer.

Land ice: We got a lot of it.<p>Considering the two largest ice sheets on earth — the one on Antarctica and the one on Greenland — extend more than 6</i> …

Global Warming

Scientists claimed they found elusive ‘Planet X.’ Doubting astronomers are in an uproar.

It’s a big, dark presence at the farthest reaches of our solar system, a mysterious force powerful enough to skew the paths of planets in orbit and yet so subtle that it slips undetected past even the most powerful telescopes on Earth. For centuries, it has eluded some of the most brilliant minds …

Universe

Quick Guide to Advanced Evernote Skills, Tips, and Tricks

01<p>of 16<p>Used Evernote for a while now? This list is likely to include at least a few skills, tips, or tricks you have not incorporated yet.<p>Many but …

Mark Zuckerberg should spend $45 billion on undoing Facebook’s damage to democracies

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he wants to give away $45 billion. I’m sure he needs some advice on how to spend it. Here’s mine: He should use it to undo the terrible damage done by Facebook and other forms of social media to democratic debate and civilized discussion …

Social Media

5 awesome things only Android owners get to do in Google Maps

Tech Insider/Antonio Villas-Boas<p>Google Maps is my favorite mapping app.<p>But I have an iPhone, which means I can't use the app to its full potential — I miss out on some awesome Google Maps features that are only available on the Android version of the app.<p>Here are 5 things Google Maps owners with …