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Spring Sports Guide: Cross Training Performance

Will Huntington, a CrossFit Level 1 instructor, and certified strength and conditioning coach (C.S.C.S.) runs us through a demo workout for improving …

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Essay generator can spew out BS, still get you an 'A'

While automated essay-grading machines can tackle 16,000 essays in 20 seconds, are they any good compared to a human? Online course administrators in the machine camp think so, but retired MIT prof Les Perelman has shown that such bots aren't about to pass a Turing test anytime soon. His proof is …

Glowing Lunecase feeds on iPhone's electromagnetic radiation

It's well-known that phones emit a bit of electromagnetic radiation. The topic's been the subject of much speculation, study, and even a bit of concern. Electromagnetic radiation's about to get a reputation as an intriguing alternative energy source.<p>The Lunecase looks at first like a pretty regular …

Forget about learning to code—to get rich in tech, become an accountant

David Ebersman did well as CFO of Genentech, regularly making more than $4 million per year at the biotech firm. But his next career move brought far greater riches.<p>When Facebook was in the market for a finance chief with “public company experience,” it turned to Ebersman (pictured above.) The CFO …

For A Sneak Peek At The 'iPhone 6,' Take A Look At Your iPod Touch

Forget concept designs. According to Unbox Therapy, if you really want to know what the next iPhone will look like, just take a closer look at the latest iPod Touch.<p>In the video above, Unbox Therapy -- a YouTube show that concentrates on gadgets and technology -- uses a leaked iPhone 6 case to …

From Player Pianos to the Cloud: The History of Data Storage

When you think about player pianos, your thoughts probably gravitate toward creepy ghosts rather than data storage innovation.<p>But you're wrong. The …

Motorola is holding 24 hour sale on May 1st, grab a Moto X for just $299.99

The Moto X was one of our favourite handsets when it first launched last year, and we’re still enamored with it now. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to get your hands on the Moto X, you will be hard pressed to find a better date than tomorrow, Thursday May 1st.<p>Motorola will be running a …

Mobile Technology

Synology Disk Station DS214se review: Loads of storage features for very little cash - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Synology Disk Station DS214se has a robust operating system and a vast amount of applications to offer anything you'd need. The server is also fast, and it's very affordable.<p><b>The Bad</b> The server doesn't have enough power to handle multiple heavy tasks at the same time, and it doesn't …

Android 4.4 KitKat: Asus releases KitKat for the PadFone Infinity, and FonePad Note 6 (Updated)

Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat in late 2013, and while we know it made its debut on the Nexus 5, its arrival on other smartphones is as always, …

'Mean Girls' Emoji Is the Closest Thing to Texting Regina George

For teenagers, little has changed in the 10 years since <i>Mean Girls</i> debuted. Today's high schoolers still face the pressures of cliques, bullying and …

Sony's Evolution UI tries to make learning Android fun

Ever get "ghost hands," where you're always trying to take the smartphone away from a novice to show them how it's done? Well, Sony is working on something a little more polite. The company has announced Evolution UI, an intentionally hobbled Android launcher that forces you to perform perfunctory …

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a wave of your hand is nothing new. But the Nod is different from many of the other solutions out there we’ve seen, in that it’s …

Why is Samsung slightly losing global market share?

SAMMobile.com<p>In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung retained its top ranking in smartphone sales but lost global market share for the first time in four years. Data from research firm Strategy Analytics Tuesday showed that Samsung’s first-quarter smartphone market share in terms of units sold …

More Evidence That Google+ Is Dying

Some developers that have been implementing Google+ login buttons on their websites are now receiving an option to add a "Sign in with Google" button, hinting that the company may be looking to stray away from Google+ branding.<p>Sources who have spoken with The Verge shared this information and have …

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Late June set to be best time to get yourself a OnePlus One

Now that the OnePlus One has been revealed in all its glory, the next question people are asking is, “when can I get one?” OnePlus’ original production plan penciled the international availability of the OnePlus One for Q2 2014. Now Q2 is a three month period and could mean April, May or June. …

Mobile Technology

The Three Ways Forward For Microsoft And The Xbox One

My colleague Mark Rogowsky recently published a piece that contained a rather worrying chart, which showed the growing disparity between PS4 and Xbox One sales. Though the gap was a million consoles a few months ago in favor of Sony, now the gulf has widened, with Microsoft more or less refusing to …

Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet review: One Sony, two devices

After years of extensive testing, I have determined the perfect screen size for watching YouTube videos in bed. It's just over 5 inches. Anything larger and you have to hold the device too far from that ideal chest-perching point, anything smaller and you might as well not bother. Obligingly, Sony …

This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Why Your Favorite Shows Keep Breaking the Internet

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>If you were hoping to catch the recent premiere of “Game of Thrones” on HBO Go, you were likely met instead with the “spinning wheel of non-loading hopelessness and despair”—a name some customers have bestowed upon HBO’s error message.<p>It was a case …

12 Amazing Airbnb Rentals In Brazil

Renting from sites like Airbnb can be a great alternative to traditional hotels. They allow you to search by location and price point, in addition to offering a taste of local life.<p>We've created a list of some of the coolest Brazilian homes you can rent on Airbnb. They each have something amazing …

Samsung kicks off infringement case against Apple with FaceTime claim

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung on Monday kicked off its patent infringement suit against Apple, presenting evidence and testimony to argue the iPhone maker copied two of its patents.<p>The Korean electronics maker rested its defense against Apple shortly before 2 p.m. PT Monday before starting arguments …

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Apple Reportedly Targeting Q3 2014 Launch for iWatch

An alleged bill of materials for Apple's upcoming iWatch has surfaced, with supply chain sources indicating that the product will launch in the third quarter of this year, reports Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> [Google Translation] (via <i>Digitimes</i>).<p>iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike …