Matthew Harkins

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The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

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Build A Kilimanjaro-Ready Body

Want to scale any peak? Build superior endurance and total-body strength with this 6-week workout<p>We partnered with Red Bull's elite athlete trainers to help our team prepare for the climb of their lives. Check out their handiwork in the video, and then build superior endurance and a lean, strong …

Workouts

Reign King of the Mountain

Crush any running trail by following these expert tips<p>No matter how many neighborhood routes or treadmill workouts you have, boredom sets in after doing the same thing over and over again. One way to mix things up: Head for the trails.<p>The steep hills challenge your endurance, the ever-changing …

Running

Amazon Coins Come To Android Users In U.S., U.K. & Germany

Amazon Coins, the virtual currency introduced by the e-commerce giant last spring, are now available on Android devices, including both smartphones and tablets, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. This is the first time the Coins have been offered outside Kindle Fire tablets, which is where they first …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

Hurting For Cash, Online Porn Tries New Tricks

I hit the streets of San Francisco to ask strangers their favorite search terms for online pornography. It was not hard to get answers, even on the record.<p>"Teacher porn, student-teacher fantasy," Jason Ravel says at a coffee shop. "That's who I was around most often in grade school. I was a really …

First Bitcoin ATMs coming to the US this month

Seattle and Austin will continue what Vancouver started<p>Following the successful launch of an ATM in Vancouver last year, Bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin will install similar machines in Seattle and Austin this month. Touted by Robocoin as the first US Bitcoin ATMs, the machines cost around $19,000 and …

Fujitsu tap-and-wave glove works where touchscreens don't

Touch screens were just the start.<p>User interface experimentation is blossoming as new sensors liberate computing devices from keyboards and mice, and a new glove from Fujitsu Laboratories embodies the trend. The device has a near-field communications (NFC) reader and gyroscopic sensors for …

Wearable Tech

Mirantis pushes for “open-source” certification of OpenStack drivers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Mirantis, the systems integration shop that has morphed into an OpenStack distribution provider, is pushing the community as a …

Wearables startup Cuff makes technology you may actually want to wear

There’s little doubt that most wearable technology currently focuses more on function than form — but that will have to change if the category has a hope of going truly mainstream. That’s the mindset of a San Francisco-based startup called Cuff, which has just announced a new line of wearables …

Duolingo Raises $20M Series C Led By Kleiner Perkins To Dominate Online Language Learning

The popular language learning platform Duolingo today announced that it has closed a $20 million Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. As Duolingo’s founder Luis von Ahn told me, the company plans to use this new funding to continue on its path to dominate the language-learning …

Google bought SlickLogin, the startup that wants to replace passwords with sounds

Google bought SlickLogin, an Israel-based startup that develops alternatives to passwords, including a sound-based authentication technology.<p>Founded by three security experts that used to work for the Israeli military, SlickLogin is a small and young company – the startup launched its service in …

'Impossible' font inspired by optical illusion

When a design student uploads a project to a portfolio website, they're typically hoping for feedback or maybe the odd freelance job. In the case of …

The Easiest Way to Stay Slim

Texting all the time is often frowned upon. But here’s why it just might keep you thin<p>Constantly texting usually receives a bad rap, but it turns out those mobile messages might help you keep weight off, reports new research from Duke University.<p>For one month, researchers sent daily text messages …