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5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

'Flame Base' shirt heats up to keep your temperature just right

Sweaters, jackets and long johns are all "wearables" that keep us warm, but they aren't all that smart -- if you walk into a room that's too hot or exercise too hard, you need to <i>stop using them</i> to cool down. It's an inconvenience we've grown used to, but we don't have to put up with it much longer: …

Need This New Invention? The Tactical Necktie

It is that time of year again. Time to show Dad just how much you love him by buying him a tie. Or should I say yet ANOTHER tie. Surprise Dad this …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Google introduces a way for Europeans to be forgotten online

New form allows citizens to ask for links to be deleted from results<p>Google has introduced a new service that enables European citizens to remove personal information about themselves from its search engine results. The service gives European citizens the "right to be forgotten" by the world's …

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

<b>The most Earth-like planet yet has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Science.</b><p>The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.<p>Nestled in the Milky Way, it is part of a five-planet …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Has Fusion Finally Solved Its Hype Problem?

Omar Hurricane studies nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, Calif. In February Hurricane's lab took the biggest step toward fusion energy yet. He tells PopMech how today's goals and breakthroughs have taken a sharp turn from the hype and pipe-dream promises of the …

What’s a Blood Moon?

Nowadays, 4 totally eclipsed moons in a row are called Blood Moons. Why? We don’t know for sure, but the answer may lie in a 2013 book by 2 Christian …

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ASUS reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat update roadmap for its PadFone range

Waiting for Android updates can be a slow and painstaking for non Nexus or GPE owners. Fortunately Asus, a company which has recently been slower than most with its updates, has decided that it might please its customers a little better if it keeps them in the loop.<p>Asus has kindly decided to reveal …

Asus Chromebox review: Very good Chrome OS starting point - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Asus Chromebox</b> puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box. For its low starting price, you get a decent performance for everyday tasks and a good assortment of ports and connections.<p><b>The Bad</b> You need to supply your own keyboard and mouse, which …

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ASUS Chromebox available for pre-order, shipping March 14

Back at the beginning of February, ASUS officially announced its new Chromebox line-up, which has now appeared for pre-order on a number of US websites, with a retail price of just $179.<p>Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect all have the same ASUS Chromebox (M004U) available for pre-order, with a release …

The Five Geekiest Video Game Marriage Proposals

You know, for all the stories about gamers ignoring their significant others for their consoles and keyboards, there are some great examples of gamer …

7 awesomely geeky video game marriage proposals

For centuries, men have found creative ways to propose marriage to that special someone. Here are seven examples of how some awesomely geeky grooms-to-be used video games to pop the big question.<p><b>Nothing says romance like boiling lava</b><p>Indie sandbox building game Minecraft allows players to create …

The Pocket Drone Captures Beautiful Aerial Photos and Video

Taking aerial photos and video is a breeze when you have the Pocket Drone helping you! As the world’s first multicopter that’s powerful enough to …

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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Palantir app listens to you game, gives you tips

Gaming is about to get a bit more interactive. This “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” app goes by the name of Palantir – makes a lot of sense if you …

12 Hot Breakfast Bowls for a Toasty Breakfast

12 warming, filling bowls of goodness to make for breakfast<p>When it's cold outside, you need a hot breakfast. Sure, you could make eggs and toast—but there's something about eating your meal out of a bowl that's extra cozy. From oatmeal to grits to salmon, here are 12 hot breakfasts bowls to start …

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10 Secret Trig Functions Your Math Teachers Never Taught You

On Monday, the Onion reported that the "Nation's math teachers introduce 27 new trig functions." It's a funny read. The gamsin, negtan, and cosvnx …

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Apple only the 16th best tech company to work for, say employee reviews

Apple dropped to only the 16th best tech company to work for, and 35th overall, in Glassdoor’s annual ranking of the 50 Best Palaces to Work – down from 3rd in tech and 10th overall last year.<p>Based on over half a million reviews written by employees, Apple took 35th place, with fifteen tech …

The Buffett Formula: Going to Bed Smarter Than you Woke Up

Most people go through life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required.<p>It’s easy to come home, sit on the couch, …

Read To Lead: How To Digest Books Above Your “Level”

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11IMfX8<p>The best advice I’ve ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

10 Tools Every Kid Should Learn to Use

Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.<p>Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.

100 Skills Everyone Should Know

Nothing but the essentials.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Now you can explore how to perform life's essential skills. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p><i>The</i> …

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Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Technology review: Jawbone UP, tried and tested

A bracelet that monitors your sleep patterns, counts your steps and analyses your food intake could provide the wake-up call that changes your life<p>Every morning I wake up to a gentle vibration on my wrist, timed to start buzzing at the lightest point in my sleep cycle.<p>I press a button on my hi-tech …