Adam Al-Nafi

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Do These 12 Things First When You Get a New iPhone

When you get a new iPhone—especially if it's your first iPhone—there are literally hundreds (maybe even thousands) of things to learn how to do. But …

I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked.

An employee* in the Los Angeles office of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SNE) opened up to <i>Fortune</i> about the personal ordeal they went through following …

Instagram is worth $35 billion, according to Citigroup

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, the price tag came as a shock to many.<p>A little more than two years later, Citigroup said …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

18 Men Share the Totally Random Things That Turn Them On

“Sundresses drive me crazy—sexy, yet conservative.” –<i>Wayne</i><p>“Athletic women drive me up the wall. Nothing better than seeing a woman jogging about or working out in the gym. Watching her doing weighted squats, it's hard for me to avert my eyes.” –<i>Joseph</i><p>“Women in tennis dresses/clothes. Maybe it’s the …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

'Gundam: The Origin' Will Introduce Classic Anime To A Whole New Generation

One of the big anime events in the Japanese calendar for next year is the theatrical release of the first part for Gundam: The Origin.<p>This is a big deal in Japan, not least due to the fact that this is the animated version of a hugely successful manga that in itself was a re-telling of the classic …

Welcome To The Airport With The Most Inconvenient Runway EVER

Apparently, no inch of space goes wasted in Gibraltar.<p>In one of the weirdest -- if not <i>the</i> weirdest -- airport situation we've ever seen, planes must cross multiple lanes of traffic to land on Gibraltar International's tiny airstrip.<p>Located on a peninsula, the British overseas territory is just …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

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Why I Left My iPhone 6 For an iPhone 5S

A week after the iPhone 6 launch, I found myself drunk, eligible for a contract phone upgrade, and holding my finger perilously close to the …

Affluent Apple Users Out-Spend Android Users But What Do The Numbers Really Mean?

A new report emerging from IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark and offered by the company’s Smarter Commerce group, suggests that mobile shoppers on iOS out spent Android shoppers by 25 percent over the Thanksgiving holiday. Specifically, Android shoppers spent an average of $97.25 per order, while …

In scathing critique, former Googler says Google+ “has lost its way”

Chris Messina, credited with inventing the hashtag, may not be a household name, but he’s well respected in Silicon Valley for his work on communities, social networking, and identity. That’s part of the reason he was recruited to work at Google on a super-secret new project that came to be known …

Outrageously Bad Xbox One Sales In Japan Result In Executive Casualty

Head of Xbox Japan Takashi Sensui has just resigned his post, according to Famitsu (as translated by Kotaku). He’s the most prominent casualty of what has been months of absolutely dismal sales of Microsoft's Xbox One in Japan since launch, with reports that the console has moved only 38,000 units …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …