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Same-Day Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is now an outpatient procedure due to an increasingly popular surgical technique; surgeons promise less pain and faster recovery<p>Michael Burk found walking increasingly painful last year. Crossing the street and tying his shoes became challenges, and colleagues noticed he was …

Medicine

The Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier

Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy. Nothing in the historical …

12 Series To Catch Up On Before The Next Book Comes Out

Goodreads shares the most anticipated titles in thriller, fantasy, YA, and romance.

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

The 10 Words You Should Never Use In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sure, you may be motivated, passionate, and creative, but these buzzwords just make you sound like everyone else.<p>When you’re describing your experience and applying for a job do you let potential employers know that you’re motivated? Nice word—but everyone else uses it, too. “Motivated,” in fact, …

Employment

The Diplomat Who Wouldn’t Lie

Robert White was the rare official who chose to lose his job to keep his integrity.<p>“An ambassador is a gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” It was an English poet, as well as diplomat, Sir Henry Wooten, who coined this aphorism, over four hundred years ago. Through the ages, …

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: reTXT, Hello

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Apps

This App Will Flag Your Offensive Tweets Before Your Future Employer Sees Them

Ethan Czahor’s dreams collapsed on the national stage earlier this year. The 31-year-old age digital whiz had spent years positioning himself to work …

Social Media

MagMaking 101: How to Make a Magazine for your Class

The biggest tool Flipboard can offer educators is the ability to make magazines. Not only is it easy, but once you get the hang of it, magazines are flexible and customizable. Best of all, joining Flipboard is free and you can make as many magazines as you need them. Here’s how to get</b> …

Verizon to Offer Custom Pay TV With Monthly Bundles

Verizon is giving its customers more control over the channels they pay for as the cacophony of cord cutting reshapes cable TV.<p>Large cable bundles laden with dozens of channels and big price tags have pushed more people into cheaper streaming services like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu. Other late …

Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet DoJ officials over merger: WSJ

(Reuters) - Representatives of Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Time Warner Cable Inc TWC.N are preparing to meet U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss competition concerns raised by the planned $45 billion merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.<p>Pedestrians …

Time Warner

How to get the most out of S Note on the Galaxy Note 4

Tips for taking notes, on your Note<p>S Note has been a thing on the Galaxy Note line for a while. Think of it as a full-blown notebook that you can …

AT&T previews lawsuit it plans to file against FCC over net neutrality

AT&T says Title II proponents "are only deceiving themselves."<p>AT&T seems resigned to the near-certainty that the Federal Communications Commission …

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

How Uber’s autonomous cars will destroy 10 million jobs and reshape the economy by 2025

I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about autonomous cars, and I wanted to summarise my current thoughts and predictions. Most people - experts included - seem to think that the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades, and that large hurdles exist …

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Wi-Fi

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

3 Ways Big Data Is Going To Be Used Against You In The Future

For some people, the benefits of big data will not be worth the risks–which could include increased workplace, police, and consumer discrimination.<p>Taylor Rodriguez prepares for a flight. After she plugs in her schedule to the cloud, the rest is automated: Watched over by a “smart” streetlight, she …

Philips opens up preorders for 'Hue Lux,' its new white light smart bulbs

Philips is now letting people preorder its new smart lightbulb kit the Hue Lux on its website as well as other online retailers like Apple.<p>Philips first smart bulb kit was the Hue, which offered three LED smart bulbs that could change a plethora of different colors as well as a bridge that let you …

Would You Give Up Texting for Love?

Text messaging as a form of communication between your family, friends, and peers is an efficient means of relaying thoughts, information, and tiny pixelated images of sushi and cats wearing sunglasses.<p>But texting when you're dating someone new? <i>Pure torture.</i> While it may, at first, seem like a …

Relationships

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

What does Amazon care for losses? Its plan is for world domination

America's willingness to back the pioneering entrepreneurs that have transformed its industries and fuelled its economy should not be underestimated. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison and, more recently, Steve Jobs, those who have harnessed technology to create vast wealth cast a long shadow over …

11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

How the Internet of Things knows where gunfire happens

There are amusing ideas for the Internet of Things -- Net-connected houseplants, for example. But lest you think hooking just about everything up to the Internet is silly or sci-fi, consider this more serious example: telling police exactly where in a city somebody has just started shooting.<p>A …