Michael Ware

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Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

How the Senate Tax Bill Would Affect You, Based on Your Income

The Republican tax plan will cut taxes for most Americans -- at least in the short term.<p>The Republicans’ Senate tax bill, named the Republican Tax …

How you should eat if you want to lose weight, build muscle, or run a fast race

Reaching your health and fitness goals comes down to time, patience, and expert planning. To help you avoid nutrition mistakes that could set you back, we spoke with nutritionists and trainers to learn how you should eat to reach your specific goal. From weight loss to building muscle and …

48 Gifts That Literally Everyone Will Want

♫ All I want for Christmas is *everything on this list* ♫<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>The reviews for this post have</i> …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

The best Google Assistant commands: What is Google Assistant and what devices can I get it on?

We've rounded up the best Google Assistant commands, allowing you to make the most of your Google Assistant app and devices<p>Like Apple’s Siri, …

Google Assistant

All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "American Vandal," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which Netflix …

Assassin's Creed Origins Microtransactions: Everything You Need To Know

Origin doesn't have loot boxes, but you can still spend money.<p>With more and more big games adding microtransactions in unexpected places, we thought …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Amazon offers peek at month of Black Friday deals

The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy is just around the corner, and Amazon is offering a glimpse of some of the deals shoppers can expect.<p>Amazon is reserving some of its hottest deals for the so-called Turkey 5, the five days popular for online purchases starting Thanksgiving Day and lasting …

Hot Wheels

BioShock's fascinating but inescapable failure

<i>We're not kidding about plot spoilers. This article discusses the plot of the first BioShock game in full and right from the first line. You have</i> …

The home theater system of your dreams is finally attainable thanks to this Amazon sale

True home theater setups used to only be for wealthy people, but now just about anyone can afford a high-quality setup. We’ve come a long way indeed …

6 Reasons The Xbox One S Is More Important Than Even Microsoft Seems To Think It Is

Considering how significant the Xbox One S is, it was launched with remarkably little pomp and ceremony by a seemingly low-on-confidence Microsoft.<p>Some may argue this is no bad thing given the marketing disaster that accompanied the launch of the original Xbox One. But to me launching the ’S’ so …

4K PC gaming is finally viable - and it's stunning

The speed of innovation in the graphics technology spaces shows few signs of slowing down, and the recent releases of Nvidia's top-tier GTX 1080 and …

Computer Hardware

This modern NES console supports over 2,000 8-bit games

Console manufacturer Analogue has been making waves with its Nintendo throwback systems. It sold out of the NES-based Nt console at the beginning of the year and in April, showed off a $5,000 24-karat gold NES remake.<p>Then Nintendo stole back its thunder with the $60 NES Classic, which is a …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Are Interstellar Lovers In ‘Passengers’

In a movie written and casted by the internet itself, <i>Passengers</i> stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt… and you’re already in. But here’s the plot, anyway: Aurora and Jim are two of 5,000 — you’ll never believe this — passengers on a spaceship headed toward a colony called Homestead II. It takes …

Steam and iOS apps are helping sell more board games

The latest edition of Mansions of Madness marks a shift in tabletop gaming<p>Imagine sitting around a table with your friends, playing a board game about exploring a mysterious hotel. As you investigate the next dusty room, the application running on your phone directs your attention to a mysterious …

Board Games

These are the 20 best games for less than $20

Luckily, there are a ton of incredible games for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC that are less than $20 right now!

NES Classic Will Feature Pixel Perfect Mode, Permanent Save Points

As well as a 4:3 option and temporary saves.<p>New details on the NES Classic Edition have been revealed, confirming Nintendo's adorable mini console …

50 Things I Pretend To Know Now That I Am Nearing 50

Every day I realize more how stupid I am. It’s OK to be stupid. But when I was 18 I thought I was a genius. Now I realize I’m an idiot.<b>Here are the</b> …

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

Nutrition

Five Sauces for the Modern Cook

Without apology or even a trace of sheepishness, Travis Lett confessed to being a thief.<p>Of course, the only person this pensive chef ever steals from is himself. At Gjelina, his Los Angeles restaurant with a large, ever-changing menu, “We’re constantly appropriating elements from dishes we’ve done …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The 13 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in August

The last throes of summer blockbuster season.<p>We may be entering the dog days of summer, but it's this August's signature theatrical release—Warner Bros' <i>Suicide Squad—</i>that may really ignite the box-office. While that supervillain team-up saga (starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, and Jared Leto as …

The NHL's Best Farm Systems: 2016-17

To say prospects are essential to success in the NHL of today would be a massive understatement.<p>In the modern-day NHL, it is virtually impossible for …

HDR: What does it mean for games and movies?

This week's reveal of the Xbox One S is our first look at how console technology is evolving to match the increased functionality of the latest …

Living Rooms

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …