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The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

A chip off the 3D-printing block: Samsung partners with 3D Systems for custom Note 3 cases (video)

It figures that Samsung would want to take its "Create" tagline for the Note series and press on into 3D printing because: You. Customization. The endless possibilities. And all that other jargon-y industry buzz buzz buzz. Well, now that the Korean electronics giant's taking a stab at the …

Leaked screenshots purportedly show new Samsung smartphone UI

Samsung introduced a lot of new hardware at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, but the real big news might lie in a future software update. …

B&O's Beosound Essence allows wall-mounted music control of your wireless streaming habits (hands-on)

Here at CES 2014, Bang & Olufsen is looking to make access to tunes as soon as you get out of bed "as easy as turning on the lights." To do so, the high-end audio company has announced Beosound Essence: a circular music control dial that can be either wall mounted or fixed to a small metal plate …

Hands-on with Garmin's windshield HUD prototype

We've tracked Garmin's K2 since last year at CES and this year sees a HUD concept introduced into its navigation mix. In our conversation with Garmin, it seems that in large part this year's focus is on following NHTSA driver distraction guidelines. Interaction with the HUD is very simple as there …

Report sheds light on Apple’s iWatch hurdles

Smartwatches are a big trend at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but so far it’s a category that hasn’t seen any major hits (except for maybe …

TiVo Moves Storage Of TV Shows Into The Cloud With New Network DVR Service

DVR manufacturer TiVo has spent most of the last 15 years building hardware that would allow consumers to record their favorite TV shows and watch them later. Now the company is working toward building products that would let consumers save their favorite shows not on a hard drive in a box, but up …

How Google cracked house number identification in Street View

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/523326/how-google-cracked-house-number-identification-in-street-view/<p>This post from the MIT Technology Review …

Ford Sync will soon let you order pizza while on the road

Ever wish you could (safely) order pizza while driving home? You'll have that chance soon. Ford has just announced Sync AppLink support in five apps that could prove handy for many commuters, including Domino's Pizza. An upcoming version of the eatery's software will let you dictate orders without …

SteelSeries Stratus Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the SteelSeries Stratus?<p>The SteelSeries Stratus is a Bluetooth game controller that works with the latest generation iPod Touch, iPhones and …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

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The Heart Risk You May Not Know You Have

Your brain and your body are more connected than you think. Here's how mental distress could take a toll on your ticker<p>Feeling blue? Your heart could be at risk, too. Men with mental disorders—including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and others—are more likely to suffer from coronary heart …

Why Some People Respond to Stress by Falling Asleep

Fight or flight, or sleep<p>Last month, my wife and I found ourselves in a disagreement about whether or not our apartment was clean enough for guests—the type of medium-sized disagreement that likely plagues all close relationships. In the midst of it, there was a lull and, feeling exhausted all of a …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Be Like the Trees: 3 Steps in the Art of Mindfulness

<b>Learning to Listen</b><br>Learning how to listen to your body and trust in the information coming to you through sensations is so important. Over the last …

Mindfulness Meditation Improves Depression, Pain And Anxiety, Review Shows

Mindfulness meditation programs can effectively improve anxiety, pain and depression in some people, according to a new review of studies from Johns Hopkins University researchers.<p>The review, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, included 47 different randomized trials that involved 3,515 people. …

“Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence

“Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees.”<p>+Johannes Itten, Swiss Designer, 1888-1967

So, You Bought Your Child an iPad... Now What?

You researched and researched. You read reviews, posts, and blogs. You looked into the iPad 4 versus the iPad mini. You posted on Facebook asking your friends for their opinion. You even called Santa to ask him for advice. Until finally... you did it. You took the plunge and bought your child an …

Blind Man Begging Offers Beautiful Reminder Of Why Life Is Precious

Sometimes even the most gut-wrenching scene of someone struggling isn’t enough to move us to action.<p>Sometimes we need to be reminded to take a moment to really see the person behind the plight.<p>Such was the message in a short advertisement produced by UK marketing company Purple Feather back in …

7 Important Personal Musts in Business and Life

For every endeavor, there are basic truths that we need to remember. The more they're embedded in our behavior, the better the results. In business, as in life, our interpersonal actions have consequences...good and bad. Pay attention to the following, and you'll be on very firm ground no matter …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

The art of praising children – and knowing when not to

Some parents are blessed with a soul that lights up every time their little precious brings them a carefully crafted portrait or home-made greetings card. I am not one of those parents.<p>It is not that I don't love my kids, or that I don't appreciate the gesture. I rather like it when they come …

Sony to test PlayStation-based cloud TV service

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Sony Corp will begin testing a new television service that combines traditional viewing with on-demand content through its PlayStation gaming system, a cloud-based service could possibly change long-established cable and media industry relationships.<p>Visitors take pictures of …

Bin Laden son-in-law's attorney stays on case despite tax charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden charged in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, refused on Tuesday to jettison his defence lawyer, who is himself facing federal tax and wire fraud charges.<p>An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu …

Former Miss Venezuela shot dead in attempted robbery

CARACAS (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband in the latest high profile case of violent crime in the South American nation, authorities said on Tuesday.<p>Monica Spear, 29, a soap opera actress, and Henry Berry, 39, died in an attempted robbery on the highway between …

We've rounded up all the best — and by best, we mean weirdest — new gadgets from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the United States. One of the more practical toys was this beauty, an app that allows you to make incredibly precise cocktails: http://gu.com/p/3yk2j/fb via Guardian US