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The Man Who Made the Australian Café (and, Yes, Avocado Toast) a Global Phenomenon

The first time I went to Ruby’s, New York’s original Australian café, which opened in 2003, I felt as if I’d been transported back home to Sydney: whitewashed walls to coax the light in; boisterous crowds at communal tables; employees who actually acknowledged you when you entered. At a time when …

Can tech replace painkillers?

Jennifer Kain Kilgore was 17 when she had her first car accident. A high school senior, she was driving with her mother and aunt for a college visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., when their car -- stopped on the highway in a line of traffic -- was rear-ended by another driver …

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

Here's Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do?

Nutrition

Eating Any of These Will Slow Down Memory Loss by 19 Years, According to Science

Want to slow down memory loss and cognitive decline? Start shopping for these amazing brain foods.<p>The harsh reality is that we're not getting any younger, and with aging come consequences, like losing your mental acuity. Ever forget names?<p>OK, I'll speak for me. But it does happen more frequently …

How to take a screenshot on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android

Screenshots are a handy way to make a record of something you've been looking at or sharing information with a friend or colleague.<p>Here's how to take them on different devices.<p>Mac computers<p>By far the most intuitive screenshot, there's a quick short cut on a Mac that lets you select the area you …

America's Test Kitchen on the simplicity of sourdough starters

Step into the home kitchen of Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen for a lesson on sourdough starters. In this audio segment, Bridget takes …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

How to get a free data plan for your tablet

I tend to think of tablets as "indoor" devices, used primarily at home or the office -- places rife with Wi-Fi. But what happens when you go out into the world and need connectivity? Now you have to pay for a 4G plan, right?<p>Not necessarily. Mobile carrier Freedompop offers a limited amount of free …

Freebies

Scientists reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice

Injecting the rodents with RNA fragments helped them live substantially longer, too.<p>Scientists have discovered a way of counteracting the proteins that cause Alzheimer's-like symptoms including memory loss. In mice, at least. Whereas other treatments have focused on beta-amyloid clumps (which the …

Dementia

Scientists found a way to bring back lost tomato flavor

Because they just don't taste like they used to.<p>Tomatoes don't taste like they used to, because breeders have been prioritizing other traits like pest and disease resistance. To bring that lost flavor back, a team of researchers from the University of Florida went on a quest to find the chemical …

University of Florida

Scientists say they are closer to making 'Star Wars' holograms

Remember that tiny hologram of Princess Leia in Star Wars? Scientists in Australia now say that they are now closer to one day being able to produce such a hologram.<p>They’ve created a small device that’s made up of millions of microscopic silicon pillars, according to the Australian National …

Apple sued over car accident linked to texting

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>At what point does technology become responsible for a human being's actions?<p>How much should those who make phones and other gadgets ensure that those gadgets won't be used in a dangerous manner?<p>Last week, …

The 6 Best Coupon Apps for Saving Money at the Grocery Store

How Troy Aikman helped Erin Andrews stay strong during her trial over stalker's video, fight with cancer

This Story is About...<p>Erin Andrews is a strong woman, and she's shown it again and again.<p>The latest display of her toughness came out Tuesday in …

IcyBreeze Air Conditioner Cooler

When it's hot outside, coolers are a must-have to keep your drinks and fruit cold. But what about keeping yourself cooled off? The IcyBreeze Air …

Can't afford OLED? These four great TVs are cheaper than ever

We love OLED TVs, and we're betting you do too.<p>We're also betting that you haven't bought one yet. OLED is getting less expensive, but it's a slow process. Right now the 65-inch LG OLED65B6P costs $3,000 and the 55-inch OLED55B5P costs $2,000. If you can afford one, go for it. But those are at …

OLEDs

ASUS made a beefed-up Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

It seems ASUS is gearing up to give Raspberry Pi a run for its money. The Taiwanese manufacturer has quietly released its own single-board computer to rival the popular British company – and it’s quite the beast.<p>Although the Tinker Board follows the Pi form factor rather closely, it ultimately …

Raspberry Pi

Android Nougat Features: 6 things you can do that you couldn't do before

Android Nougat, version 7.0 of Google's popular operating system, is here — so say farewell to Marshmallow. The sweet new OS is being rolled out to …

Tesla Officially Ends Free Supercharging on Newly-Purchased Cars

A new Supercharger program replaces free unlimited charging with a per-minute or per-kWh fee.<p>Nearly every major automaker now has some kind of all-electric Tesla fighter in the works. And while they may very well soon catch up with Tesla on a product level, what may prove far harder is matching the …

Top 5 most anticipated gadgets of 2017

It's going to be a great year for tech. We can't wait to get our hands on these products.

Report: Samsung's Note 7 probe points blame at batteries

The company will release its investigation results on January 23rd, says Reuters.<p>Samsung has concluded that the Galaxy Note 7's fires and explosions were caused by battery problems, not the phone's hardware or software, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The information comes from "a person familiar with the matter," …

8 easy crockpot recipes that'll help you feel like an adult

We’ll be the first to admit that adulting isn’t easy. We feel like we never have enough time to get everything done, and one thing that has …

Cooking

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

How To Find Your Lost Or Stolen Android Phone

One of the worst things that could happen to you is having your Android phone lost or stolen. If this does happen, you’ll want to know how to recover …

Can't be bothered to organize your Android phone? Install this

Anything iOS can do, Android can do better, right? Or maybe it's the other way around? Bottom line: If there's a particular feature built into one platform, chances are good you can emulate it on the other.<p>Take Spotlight search, one of my favorite iOS capabilities. Tap a few letters and you can …

33 Whole30 Lunch Ideas You Can Bring to Work

What Is Going on at Faraday Future?

The ambitious startup promises a self-driving vehicle to revolutionize our roads, but the past few months have been particularly rocky.<p>Last year, electric car startup Faraday Future essentially came out of nowhere. It was officially founded in 2014 but managed to stay out of the public eye until …

CES

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip is big on photography and VR

Say hello to the mobile processor that will define 2017.<p>Qualcomm hinted that its Snapdragon 835 processor would be something special, and it's ready to show all its cards now that it's at CES, according to a leaked blog post. Battery life is one of the chip's strongest selling points, as you may …

Batteries