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Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Top 10

We’re Still Defining The Tablet

The iPad Pro has a ways to go in terms of software growth, but based on this past week of iPad Pro reviews, Apple is setting the stage here. I’m reminded that software updates came to the iPad to add multi-touch gestures, split-screen multitasking, split screen keyboards (which disappeared on the …

IPad Pro

Five Technology Fundamentals That All Kids Need To Learn Now

You have probably read articles about how important it is that today’s kids to learn to code. Perhaps you’ve introduced your own children to some of the excellent tutorials from Hour of Code. Maybe they have played with Scratch (the MIT Media Lab’s great platform that makes coding accessible to …

Globalization

Asthma drug could rejuvenate ageing brains, study suggests

Scientists hope to start trials in dementia patients after rat study suggests drug reduces brain inflammation and encourages neuron growth<p>An inexpensive drug used to prevent asthma attacks in children and adults may help to rejuvenate ageing brains, according to a study in rats.<p>Researchers found …

Alzheimer's Disease

Is Holacracy Right For You? Here's What You Need To Know

Brian Robertson never felt quite at home in a traditional company. As he describes in his book, <i>Holacracy</i>, he felt the bureaucracy, politics and long, painful meetings made getting anything done an uphill battle, wasting not only time, but energy and motivation. He found it soul crushing.<p>So when he …

Management

8 tips from Siri’s cofounder: How to build a company that really matters

Practically every day a new startup launches, each with the hope of solving a particular problem its founders have identified. Whether in the consumer, enterprise, ad-tech, or publishing space, there’s always at least one innovator trying to create something unique: a so-called breakthrough service …

Samsung's supersized Galaxy View tablet looks like this

It's hard to visualize how big an 18.4-inch tablet is without reference. Nevertheless, if you want to see Samsung's upcoming enormous device called the Galaxy View up close, check out the images above, courtesy of evleaks. The South Korean manufacturer first gave us a glimpse of the tablet back in …

Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

<i>This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.</i><p>Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

Cooking

Samsung Galaxy S6: 6 Ways To Beat The iPhone 6

Disappointing sales of the S5 combined with an unstoppable iPhone, reportedly sent Samsung back to square one when it started designing the Galaxy S6. “Project Zero” is Samsung’s military research sounding attempt to avoid another scenario that involves warehouses of unsold units.<p>It will be …

Phones

How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

eCommerce

Xiaomi’s Mi Note Is A Great Phone You’ll Probably Never Get To Buy

Last week Chinese electronics company Xiaomi gave Western media an in-depth look at its products and business model. From its phones and the Android variant that powers them to its ambitions in the smart home of the future, Xiaomi demonstrated its approach to capturing the demand for premium …

Mobile Technology

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

What will supporters think of Charlie Hebdo once they actually read it?

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Charlie Hebdo

Google Translate just got smarter: Word Lens and instant voice translations in latest update

When Google acquired Word Lens in May 2014, it was clear that it was only a matter of time until the startup’s impressive visual translation technology would be folded into Translate. That moment is coming today – Word Lens integration and improved voice translations are coming in the latest Google …

Language

2015 Detroit Auto Show, Day 2: Everything You Need to See

In years past, the second day of the Detroit auto show has been low-key for those of us who focus on brand-new vehicles, with press conferences usually limited to suppliers and ancillary organizations. But this year’s event had a flood of attention-grabbing debuts and concepts that splashed over …

Detroit Auto Show

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

this is how a smartphone could turn into a tablet

Current implementations of flexible displays are underwhelming. Devices like the Galaxy Round, LG G Flex, and even the new Note Edge are interesting, but they’re not the exciting new form factors that companies developing flexible displays have been promising.<p>For now, behold the tri-foldable …

Gear & Gadgets

SmartQuit smoking cessation app released for iPhone, Android — based on Fred Hutch research

A new smoking cessation app, SmartQuit, was released for iOS and Android today. It joins a large field of apps designed to help people quit smoking — …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

Spotify Now Lets You Use A Phone Or Tablet As A Remote For Your Desktop Music

Many people, including me, were wondering when Spotify would use its Connect feature — which launched just over a year ago — to connect their phone and desktop devices. Well, I’m pleased to say that this #firstworldproblem has been fixed, and you can now use your phone or tablet as a remote control …

How to Keep Your Remote Team Accountable

<i>Michael DeFranco is the CEO and Founder of Lua.</i><p>Often times, budding entrepreneurs think the hardest part of starting a business is just that: Starting it. The simple act of biting the bullet and going it alone. Yet with most good businesses come future employees; and with every employee comes …

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …

Smart Homes

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …