Matthew Manley

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You can now control your Android phone from Windows 10 (with a little tinkering)

Why is it we still can’t control our smartphones with our computers? It’s 2015, guys – this should be an added feature, but the differences in platforms slows things down a bit. With the upgrade to Windows 10 spreading and introducing Cortana, though, it is now possible to send commands to your …

The all new Twitter experience, handcrafted for Windows 10

Connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about the things you love with the Twitter app for Windows 10. Twitter for Windows 10 is a …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

Religion

Chattanooga shooting: New details emerge about the gunman

<b>Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez told a friend that ISIS was "doing wrong" and "it was a stupid group and it was completely against Islam," the friend told CNN on Monday.<p>The friend, James Petty, also said that Abdulazeez taught him how to shoot an AR-15 assault …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Is Humor the Final Barrier for Artificial Intelligence?

<b>A look at researchers engaged in the seriously difficult business of teaching machines to laugh.</b><p>Attendees at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth - Facts So Romantic

Looking around our planet today, it’s hard not to be struck by humanity’s uniqueness. We are the only species around that writes books, runs …

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overall, the World Health Organization estimates that roughly 450 million people suffer from some form of mental or neurological disorder -- and that …

The Social Psychology of Ferguson

Witnessing the dialogue sparked by the events in Ferguson, MO, I just feel so so sad. Sad to see people pointing fingers at each other, sad to hear …

What the Science of “Sleep Paralysis” Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King wrote in his meditation on “creative sleep” and the art of wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”</i> But while he was exploring the …

CES 2015: Intel’s $150 Compute Stick Turns Any HDTV Into A Windows PC

Tiny, cheap, and simple to set up, Intel’s stick PC can make your dumb TV into a full-fledged computer<p>There were some impressively thin laptops and convertibles this year at CES. But the trophy of the tiniest PC has to go to Intel’s just-announced Compute Stick. Despite being just four inches long, …

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential—and vulnerability—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.<p>As the head of a …

Does High IQ Increase the Risk of Depression and Mental Disorders?

Blame it on movies or books, but we have fallen into the habit of stereotyping. Popular culture portrays highly intelligent men and women as moody, …

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Sean Hannity Left Visibly Stunned by Dem Congresswoman’s Answer to His Question About Evidence in Michael Brown Shooting

Fox News host Sean Hannity was left perplexed on Thursday night when Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) proclaimed she has no interest in reviewing evidence released concerning the officer-involved killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>“Did you read the evidence that was …

Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Being Studied to Help Ease Depression and Anxiety | VICE News

The psychedelic effects of magic mushrooms may help relieve depression, anxiety, and "existential distress" in ways unlike any traditional anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, according to new research.<p>The drug is being studied in limited trials in the US and abroad, where scientists are …

This Video Explains Four Psychological Terms You May Be Misusing

We sometimes get in the habit of using psychological terms to describe different people, but there's a good chance you're using these words …

Psychology

Woman Loses It When She Doesn't Wake Up As Nicki Minaj (VIDEO)

Imagine having a beautiful dream in which you are a famous celebrity, fawned over by the masses with access to nearly limitless riches.<p>Then you wake up with blood in your mouth and a swollen face.<p>This is something like what appears to have happened to poor Jayci Underwood who was filmed by her …

5 Secrets to Building a Successful Mobile Application

The mobile industry will forever change how we consume information around the World, unsurprisingly - we will probably experience similar changes to local communities, neighborhoods. I just read an article that says that the mobile gaming industry will soon overtake console gaming market, I wonder …

The Rainbow Shot Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind. Here's How To Make It.

Believe it or not, the rainbow shot isn’t made with snake oil and unicorn tears.<p>It’s a vodka drink -- and not a very strong one, at that -- made by layering grenadine, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, vodka and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker. Each liquid has a different density, so if done …

Discovering the 'Just Say Yes' Approach to Daily Living

"Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back<p>It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind<p>Only love"<p>-- "Just Say Yes," Snow Patrol<p>What does it really mean to say "yes"? I've been contemplating this question a great deal recently, as life struggles have impeded on my spirit, my sense of …

7 Reasons I Will Keep Driving My Old, Messy Car

When friends see -- or experience -- my 10-year-old, dirty, dented SUV without an MP3 auxiliary jack or a built-in TV screen, they often ask, "When are you going to get a new car??!" I usually say, "When this one dies." But then, for a moment, I picture a brand new steering wheel in my hands and a …

Why is Microsoft buying Minecraft?

Microsoft announced this week that it's buying hugely popular game franchise <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. For that money, Microsoft gets rights to the game and ownership of its Stockholm, Sweden-based development studio, Mojang. It doesn't retain the company's founders or <i>Minecraft</i>'s infamously …

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) has been developing different types of soft robots for a while: you might remember the mechanical fish from earlier this year that can swim like a real one. Now, that same laboratory has come up with another soft robot, and this time it's inspired …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …