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Tech predictions for 2015 that you should actually listen to

January may be coming to a close, but the flood of predictions, forecasts, and prognostications for the year ahead hasn’t abated. Among the dross however is the annual list of predictions from GP Bullhound (pdf), a boutique investment bank that specializes in tech companies. The bank is worth …

Apple Pay

8 Products to Help You Be More Productive

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, watching TV at night—it’s not hard to find a good seat these days.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times …

Small Spaces

Having your laptop stolen is traumatic. Here's what I learned

According to research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds – but how prepared are you for what comes next?<p>Last Tuesday after work, I headed to a bar in Kings Cross with a couple of colleagues, slung my rucksack on the table next to us, and spent a pleasant hour brainstorming feature ideas. When I …

Identity Theft

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

Healthy Eating

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other no-cost opportunities …

Las Vegas

We Ate and Ranked Every Hot Pocket

By: Andy Kryza<p>Hot Pockets are a lot of things to a lot of people. They're a college food staple, after-school delight, Jim Gaffigan punchline, late-night lifesaver, and sleepover essential. At some point, almost everybody's eaten a Hot Pocket -- even people who currently only eat kale for …

X-ray video shows exactly how much can hide in hamster's chubby cheeks

"Presented with food, he acts as if it's his last meal." Sound familiar?<p>Hamsters stuff their faces with food into a seemingly endless pit, but …

Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

British Beagle 2 probe had not been seen or heard from since December 2003 and had been presumed destroyed<p>So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not …

Space Science

Cicada: Solving the Web's Deepest Mystery

How one teenage whiz kid found himself in a world of international intrigue<p>Marcus Wanner needed a little adventure in his life. A skinny 15-year-old …

Mathematics

Oscar nominations 2015: Six snubs and surprises

The announcement of this season's Oscar nominations from on Thursday offered its share of expected honorees ("Boyhood, "Birdman") and plenty of other unexpected ones. Who was in that observers thought would be out, and vice versa? Here are a half-dozen of the most notable snubs and surprises.<p><b>The</b> …

Red River

Rock Stars: See Historic Climbing Moments on Yosemite’s El Capitan

1958: Warren Harding climbs the Nose El Capitan soars 3,000 vertical feet above the Yosemite Valley. The climbing commu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of the …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

How to Make the Best Italian-American Meatball Sandwich

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>What do you get when you have a killer meatball recipe and several great tomato sauce recipes? Easy: the fixings for all kinds of amazing meals.<p>You can eat them as-is, the way I presented them in my Italian-American meatball …

Prince George received 706 gifts from abroad last year, Kensington Palace reveals

Prince George averaged almost two gifts per day, including 523 gifts from Australia alone during his visit there last Easter<p>Prince George amassed a staggering 706 gifts from royal tours overseas last year, official figures reveal - more than seven times as many as the Queen.<p>The youngest member of …

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

Audiophile

France’s SEAL Team Six

The famed French paramilitary hostage-rescue unit took down the Charlie Hebdo killers. But there are fears it’ll be overwhelmed by a wave of new …

Terrorism