Mohammed Salihu

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Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 is the most luxurious Chinese phone ever made—and it works in the US

Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy phones dominate worldwide, but in Asia — and specifically in China — homegrown brands like Huawei, Oppo and …

The Nature of Consciousness

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Thomas Metzinger about the scientific and experiential understanding of …

Consciousness

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

Handling app permissions on mobile devices might be a difficult chore for users looking to further protect their privacy, as many applications …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality

9 Ways Stress Messes With Your Body

The side effects of stress might be scarier than whatever you're worried about.<p>Stress really sucks. It sucks up your energy, your desire to get to the gym, and even your libido. And while some stress can help you kick butt when your body goes into fight-or-flight mode, daily stress can mess with …

Windows 10 goes mobile, what does it mean for Android?

Microsoft made a few huge announcements yesterday, primary of which was the introduction of Windows 10. One huge feature stood out for us, the fact that Windows 10 will work across all of your available platforms, from the PC to your tablet, and even on your phone.<p>Microsoft has been struggling a …

Software

Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists

Academics at the University of Liverpool said figures showed that more effort should be put into population-wide schemes to improve overall health<p>Statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly, scientists have found.<p>Researchers discovered that the wonder …

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Technically Incorrect: Speaking at Davos, Google's executive chairman explains that we'll all be experiencing our digital connections as a seamless part of our everyday world.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not …

Robots

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

9 Hardcore Tips on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s all being about hardcore!<p>I think way too many people want confidence in life, but sometimes, they’re just looking in the wrong places. People …

Self-help

7 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them.<p>When you first start thinking …

Self-help

The best peanut butter replacements

Peanut butter is great, but there is a whole world of nut and seed butters to explore. Here are some of my favorites.<p>With so many severe allergies to …

Dessert

#SanusiSuspension: Mr. Jonathan Is Too Casual About Corruption

“His dismissal, along with a series of accusations of misspending by high officials and a presidential pardon last year for a state governor …

LG Announces KitKat-Powered L Series III Smartphones

LG is again the first smartphone-maker to get out of the blocks ahead of Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s biggest annual event, in Spain later this month. Fresh from announcing the G Pro 2 last week, the Korean firm has unveiled the third generation of its affordable L Series range.<p>The …

Sound, light and water waves and how scientists worked out the mathematics

What violins have in common with the sea – the wave principle<p>You're reading these words because light waves are bouncing off the letters on the page and into your eyes. The sounds of the rustling paper or beeps of your computer reach your ear via compression waves travelling through the air. Waves …

Bharati Vidyapeeth / Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

What If You Were Happy? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Imagine it.<p>Doing what makes you come alive.<p>Being madly in love.<p>Chasing that dream that you’ve always longed for.<p>Can you feel it? The joy? The …

Happiness

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Meet Canon's latest budget PowerShots, a trio of ELPHs

Canon's higher-end PowerShot cameras are certainly more compelling, but they're also expensive. If you're on a budget, you might want to settle for one of these ELPHs. Canon is introducing three new models this week, including the ELPH 150 IS, 140 IS and 135 -- they're priced at $150, $130 and …

Bharati Vidyapeeth / Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.<p>A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner …

San Francisco

How being watched changes you – without you knowing

Are you being watched? It can change your behaviour and choices for the better without you realising, says Jason G Goldman.<p>If there is one thing that the rise of social media has taught us it's how to carefully curate the information we present to the digital world. We think about all the potential …

Chimpanzees
Google Earth

Week's Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Blasts and Cool Craters

A black hole sports supersize jets and Mars shows off its many charms in the week's best space pictures.<p>A black hole blast erupts from the nearby Centaurus A galaxy, seen in this Chandra X-ray Observatory image released on February 6.<p>The x-ray jets shoot out from the poles of the "supermassive" …

New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women, Says National Geographic Photographer

A proposed law would roll back gains made to protect Afghan women, photographer Lynsey Addario warns.<p>National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario says that a new Afghan law, passed by parliament and awaiting signature by President Hamid Karzai, would effectively silence victims of domestic …

How to Really Be Happy

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Do you tell yourself that if only this or that in your life would change all would be well and you could finally be happy?<p>But what if happiness weren't something that had to be pursued? What if it were innate? Indistinguishable from who you are? How would this …

Happiness

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care.<p>There are a lot of discussions going around about what actually makes people happy. …

A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything

Anyone Who Keeps the Ability to See Beauty Never Grows Old

en_US<p>article<p>Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz …