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11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive | Inc.com

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The researchers found that …

Time Management

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Everything You Wanted to Know About Scorpion Candy

What's the deal with all those scorpion candies anyway? Does anyone actually eat the scorpion? We investigate.<p>Scorpion suckers aren't the sort of thing you typically find in the candy aisle of your local grocery store.<p>They're the sort of thing that you generally find at gift shops and tourist traps …

Santa Fe

The US Marshals are scanning millions of American phones with fly-by cell towers

Federal agencies have a new way to find people. According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the US Marshals service has been scooping up Americans' cell phone information by planting fake cell tower devices on board small airplanes. The device, known as an IMSI catcher, sorts through the …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website should be thrown out because the website didn't write the ads, so it's not liable.<p>But the victims' lawyer said the website, Backpage, doesn't have …

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested in Boise, Idaho - CNN.com

Dustin Diamond, who is best known as "Screech" from the TV show "Saved by the Bell", was arrested on multiple charges in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Friday, December 26.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Celebrity mugshots<p>Celebrity mugshots<p>Celebrity mugshots<p>Celebrity mugshots: Phil Spector<p>Celebrity mugshots: Will …

A classical Indian musician is transforming hit songs into pop parodies

A lot of songs sound like one another — sometimes, they’re nearly identical. There are only a finite number of notes, after all. And sometimes it’s easy to see where someone has been “influenced” or “inspired” by another melody.<p>Ashok Krish is one of those who can not only spot similarities, but …

Moto Voice arrives for original Moto X and 2013 Droids

Earlier this month we learned that Touchless Control was being rebranded for the new Moto X, with a name change to Moto Voice that would include a few new features like the ability to use a custom launch phrase. Shortly after this, the Moto Voice app arrived to Google Play, though only compatible …

Google Play

Wearable Transmitter Turns Your Palm Into a Touch Interface

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Ellipse Smart Bike Lock, Keyless, Theft Alert, Solar-Powered

Ellipse (formerly Skylock) is a smart bike lock that connects to your phone to provide keyless entry, theft alert, crash alert and bike sharing. By …

Identity Theft

Happiness From the Skies: Watch Coke Drones Refresh Guest Workers in Singapore

Construction workers working far from their homes and families were surprised recently by a fleet of remote-controlled drones delivering care …

3 Super Smart Technologies Coming Soon from AT&T

Every year AT&T shows off the technologies that they are developing and experimenting with. Many of these innovations offer glimpses of the near …

Cue Is A Connected Lab-In-A-Box For On-Demand Health Testing At Home

The quantified self and quantified health trends frequently overlap — but few startups are quite as tightly screwed into that sticking place as Cue. Not yet anyway.<p>This San Diego-based startup, which was founded back in 2009 in the midst of the swine flu peak and has attracted more than $1 million …

An intelligent, sneaky, wireless camera for the ultra-connected home

The Butterfleye serves as eyes and ears for smart connected houses.<p>According to startup Butterfleye, traditional Web and IP cameras are just not smart enough. The company's new battery-powered camera, also called Butterfleye, will supposedly change all that. Envisioned to merge Nest …

Smart Homes

Glassholes accused of hurting restaurant's ratings

Feast restaurant in New York gets a slew of one-star reviews on Google after one customer is asked to remove her Google Glass.<p>Though Google didn't itself invent the word "Glasshole," it has embraced it.<p>It has pleaded with its own Google Glass Explorers not to behave in rude ways. It's not that …

Google Glass

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

Startups

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

7 Things You Should Do Before Launching a Beacon Program

<i>Sam Gaddis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Mutual Mobile.</i><p>The buzz around beacons is substantial. Up to now it has been predominantly contained to retail, with brands salivating over the prospect of being able to reach their customers long before they make their way to the sales counter, but a …

Beyond the Grocery Smart Cart, the iBeacon Beckons

Despite e-commerce’s surge, some 90 percent of what people buy still comes out of brick-and-mortar stores. And when it comes to consumer-packaged …

eCommerce

Google and Nest may move into home security by buying out Dropcam

The battle for the smart home could soon be heating up<p>Google is reportedly planning a move into home security through Nest, its recent $3.2 billion acquisition that has put a high-tech spin on thermostats and smoke alarms. The company has considered acquiring connected camera startup Dropcam, …

WindPax: Portable Wind Turbines

The WindPax wind turbine is Collapsible, Durable, Portable, Light-Weight, Adaptable, Affordable. The six criteria that we felt must be met to create …

Trax: Next generation mini GPS tracker for Children and Pets

Stay tuned with your loved ones<p><b>“We don’t like worries….and we actually don’t like control either! Especially when it concerns our loved ones! But we</b> …

SMART PJ'S | Bringing Storytime to Life

Smart PJ's is the maker of the world’s first and only interactive storytelling pajamas for kids. This wearable technology is the first and only of …

At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites

Ask 100 robotics scientists why they're inspired to create modern-day automatons and you may get 100 different answers.<p>For a team at Harvard University, it's termites.<p>"Not the ones around here that destroy buildings, but the ones on other continents that build ... mounds more than 40 feet tall," …

Fire Piston

<b>Fire Piston</b><p>Ignition by rapid compression using a thermodynamic device. Similar to a diesel engine, the fire piston creates a spark by rapid …

South-east Asia

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