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The 3 Most Controversial Tips On Personal Productivity

When it comes to being productive and getting things done, there are many things you can do. Here are 3 most controversial tips that will open your …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

University of Pennsylvania

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

Body Language

5 Things You May Not Know About CVS (But Should)

CVS Health is well-known as a pharmacy business. But in recent years, it has moved to rebrand itself as a health care company, including expanding …

Health Care

Should you unplug your smartphone charger when it's not in use?

How many smartphone and tablet chargers do you have? Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave them plugged in 24/7, or whether you should …

Gear & Gadgets

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Technology is Inspiring the Modern Columbus. Here's How...

<i>Some years ago, Gennie Freen – a Dutch entrepreneur – had discovered, to his frustration, that it was practically impossible to search for travel options by budget and date rather than destination. He waited to see if any major players would fix this, but when this didn’t happen, he decided to do</i> …

John Oliver: Why do floppy disks control nuclear weapons?

The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date.<p>We've all gone nuclear in our time.<p>Something sets us off and we react. People do it. Countries do it. John Oliver does it on a weekly basis.<p>Last night on his HBO show "Last Week …

War

Getting started with Amazon Firefly

The Fire Phone is a portable point-of-sale system for the Amazon faithful due to its Firefly feature.<p>The Fire phone, Amazon's first smartphone, isn't simply a phone. In addition to giving users access to Amazon Prime (and all of the included services) for a year, the Fire phone has a few tricks up …

Apps

The Last Ship: "Lockdown" Review

All aboard the USS Death Trap.<p>Note: Sorry for the delay on the review, what with all the Comic-Con mayhem -- but better late than never, I always say!<p>…

LG Tab Book: an Android hybrid tablet with an Intel Core i5

LG has taken the wraps off a new hybrid offering, an Android tablet packing some generous specifications alongside the promise of high usability for …

Beginner tips: Using the Xbox One and PS4 record features

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>To me, one of the best aspects of this new generation of systems is how easy they make capturing video. For those of you who have been playing games for a …

Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for miles roamed

The extraterrestrial robot rolls 25 miles across the Red Planet, breaking a more than 40-year-old record for off-Earth mileage.<p>The Mars rover Opportunity has outdone itself by driving further than any other off-Earth vehicle in history. NASA announced Monday that the 10-year-old rover hit 25 miles, …

Paranormal

Why Acer Leads (For Now) In Global Chromebook Sales

Acer began building the Chromebook nearly six years ago before anyone thought the fast Google-designed laptops would fly. The two formed a relationship: Google provided the software, particularly the Chrome operating system. Acer found the hardware, its lifetime specialty, including fast Intel …

What might the U.S. Army use 3D printing for? Everything

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>As the number of materials 3D printers are compatible with grows, so do the applications. And the U.S. Army knows that: It is …

Feature or product, Dropbox just needs to survive Amazon, Google and Microsoft

​Will a cell phone unlocking law really matter?

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle pass a bill that will make unlocking a cell phone legal again. But will it really give consumers more choices?<p>Republicans and Democrats in Washington have finally found an issue they can rally around: making cell phone unlocking legal again.<p>The big …

Privacy

Panasonic reportedly investing in Tesla's U.S. battery 'Gigafactory'

Tesla has made no secret of its ambitious plans to build a huge lithium-ion battery plant in the U.S. — and now it appears to have a powerful partner in Panasonic, one of the world’s biggest makers of batteries.<p>Panasonic is investing $194 million to $291 million into the plant, according to a …

Meet Terraform, a simple command-line tool to manage all your cloud infrastructure

Mitchell Hashimoto, the guy who created the popular Vagrant tool for setting up development environments, has gone and built another useful tool for developers working on public-cloud platforms.<p>No longer must developers sign in to one or more online portals and hit a bunch of buttons to load up or …

How Secret Societies Stay Hidden on the Internet

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University<p>It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy.<p>His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his profile picture showed an old-time portrait of a man in a dapper vest sporting a bushy Civil War …

5 Criteria for Selecting a Mobile App Platform

<i>David Akka is the Managing Director of Magic Software Enterprises (UK).</i><p>As mobile apps move from the edge to become a core part of the enterprise, CIOs and IT Managers need to move from a patched, ad-hoc development approach – that might have been good enough when creating a few simple apps – to a …

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Available for $79.99 On-Contract At Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S5 is without a doubt an excellent handset. It’s available on all major carriers in the US, in all color options.<p>If you’re thinking …

Mobile Technology

I Used Google Shopping Express Once And Now I Never Want To Leave My House Again

At 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, I finished placing my order and quickly realized that my life from that moment onward would be different.<p>And at 7:20 p.m. the same day, when my items showed up at the door, I decided that I'm never shopping at a brick-and-mortar store for sundries ever again.<p>There are …

Free Shipping

Why Stress Sucks and How to Fix It

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’ve never been good at dealing with stress. In high school, I used to pluck out my own eyelashes. That’s how bad I was at dealing with stress.<p>People would be like, “Oh Andrea why don’t you have eyelashes?”<p>And I would be like, “BECAUSE THEY GIVE ME …

IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/asharkyu<p>The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far from …

Samsung Plans To Hire 'Like Crazy’ In Silicon Valley To Find The ‘Next Big Thing’

Last week, Business Insider had a chance to speak with Bob Brennan, senior vice president of Samsung's Memory System Application Lab, and hear more about Samsung's push to expand in Silicon Valley.<p>"Samsung strategically determined the best pool of talent in the U.S would be in the Bay Area," …

Silicon Valley

How Cryptocurrencies are Transforming the Oldest Profession

The world is moving toward a paper-free financial system, but in the borderline-legal organizations of the world’s underbelly economy, cash still reigns as king.<p>Any good business owner is keen to please his or her customers, particularly when it comes to prostitution. To avoid the awkward fumble of …

UConn using 3-D printer to reproduce parts for original saxophones, other antique instruments

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.<p>Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise …