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Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Over Cancer Fears

Some drugs used to control high blood pressure and prevent heart failure were voluntarily recalled this past week due to an impurity that could …

High Blood Pressure

Video Games Are Taking Over - Will eSports Become Larger Than Sports?

<b>Investment Thesis</b><p>Source: eSports Observer<p>From the time video games entered homes, they have only risen in popularity among people of all ages. Video …

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Learn to Code By Building 6 Games In The Unreal Engine | Mashable Shop

This project-based course will teach you practical, employable skills immediately as you get familiar with the popular Unreal Engine. Using practical …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

6 Keys To Growth: Lessons Learned From The Success Of Reddit, Quora

In the competitive online market for information and “info-tainment,” two recent success stories stand out: Reddit and Quora. Our data show that both …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Cloudflare's free DNS service speeds up web browsing and helps protect your privacy

It almost sounds like an April Fool's prank, but it’s not. Yesterday, on the day that many tech firms like to release joke announcements, Cloudflare …

26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you

A recent investigation into 115 of the world’s most popular VPN services revealed that many are antithetical to their stated claims. To build trust, providers make promises not to track users through logs or other identifying information. But as a popular VPN comparison site found out, this isn’t …

How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Microsoft Visual Studio

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Forty-two people hold the same wealth as half the world, Oxfam says

The gulf between the world's richest and poorest people is widening, Oxfam has claimed, with a report by the charity revealing that 42 people hold the same amount of wealth as the 3.7bn people who make up the poorest half of the world’s population.<p>The report, published to coincide with the first …

Apple brings its ‘Everyone Can Code’ course to new countries

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” initiative to 70 colleges and universities in Europe, bringing its syllabus focused on app-making with Swift to more users outside of the U.S.<p>The expansion covers educational institutes in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, …

Tim Cook

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Jeff Bezos’ net worth surpasses 100 billion dollars

Amazon’s Black Friday stock surge pushed him over<p><i>Bloomberg</i> has been keeping an eye on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth and notes that today, for the first time, it has exceeded $100 billion. That’s 100,000,000,000 dollars. He was already definitively the richest person in the world after spending …

The Creator of This Gorgeous Game Doesn't Even Know How to Code

The maker of 'The First Tree' wants you to know that you can do the same.<p>When technical artist David Wehle posted about his new fox adventure game to …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

How to create natural looking window light on set with artificial lights

Creating big soft natural looking window light on set presents some real challenges. Whether it’s for stills or photography, it’s not always …

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Core77 / Industrial Design Magazine + Resource

The latest design news, jobs & events.<br>Straight to you every other week.<p>Join over 300,000 designers who stay up-to-date with the Core77 …

Product Design

Modern Wooden Houses With No Glue Or Nails

Depending where you are in the world, the techniques used to build houses can sometimes seem to be stuck in another century. Bricks and mortar, for …

Woodworking

Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

Step Inside One Couple’s Game-Changing Live/Work Loft

Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a multifunctional studio in Los Angeles that plays with perspective.<p>While some city dwellers prefer to escape to the country, creative couple Marie Lu and Primo Gallanossa chose to …

Game Design