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Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate

Samsung has a new app meant to curb how much time your kid spends glued to their smartphones. And this one might actually work.<p>The new app, called …

Putin Could Have Tried to Shoot Down Trump's Missiles. Why Didn't He?

Russia didn't react to the United States' cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield.<p>Russia-watchers have spent a lot a time wondering: Just what would Vladimir Putin do if he were directly challenged on Syria? Well, now it's happened. Last night, the United States launched a volley of cruise …

Military

Judge rules in favor of “Drone Slayer,” dismisses lawsuit filed by pilot

Is it trespassing if you fly over your neighbor's land? The answer remains unclear.<p>A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against William …

U.S. Federal Courts

NASA just released a crazy amount of software you can use for free

The agency has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes code for everything from drones, to data and image processing, to health and medicine, to propulsion, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. All software is completely free and without any royalty or copyright fees. Announcing the software release …

Whose armrest is it, anyway? The unspoken etiquette of airline, bus and train travel.

By Christopher Elliott<p>, Columnist<p>Jacy Reese was just being polite when he offered to switch airline seats with a mother and her young son on a recent flight from Copenhagen to Toronto. But as the old saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished.<p>“I had preordered a vegan entree,” remembers Reese, who …

Flying

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

Parents often give kids time-out the wrong way

(Reuters Health) - - Most parents who use time-outs to discipline their kids don’t do it in ways that can encourage better behavior, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>More than three in four parents reported using time-out in response to misbehavior, the study found. But 85 percent of the parents using …

The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

It was a Friday afternoon at Mike Lanza’s house in Menlo Park, Calif., and the boys were going crazy. There were boys playing ball in the street, while in the backyard, boys were skittering along the top of the fence while others were wrestling on the trampoline. The house itself is nothing special …

Why empathetic parenting encourages emotional development

Hundreds of new parenting books hit the shelves each year promising new tips and tricks, but who has time to read them all? One psychologist and parent has created a compilation book of best parenting practices that she not only heard about, but that she learned in her training.<p>“When I became a …

Harley-Davidson’s all-electric motorcycles will be on the road within five years

Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is known for chrome, freedom, and big, beefy V-twin engines — but soon, it'll also be known for something very different.<p>In an interview with the <i>Milwaukee Business Journal</i>, Harley senior VP Sean Cummings says that it'll put an all-electric …

Motorcycles

This Is What Actually Makes You Happy in a Relationship

Whether you’ve found Mr. Right or are wondering if your bae is just Ms. Right Now, you may have turned to relationship science or compatibility questions to figure out the secrets to lasting love. There are even relationship analyzer apps out there now, in case you think you might be “wasting your …

10 Actually Free and Interesting Things To Do in London

London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps. I am the master of finding something free to do in this city (could be to do with the fact I usually have no money in my pocket and I'm Dutch which means I'm basically a tight a**e!). Here's a great guide to London that's …

England

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of

Famous railways – from America’s California Zephyr to Switzerland’s Glacier Express – are rightly celebrated in travellers’ lore. But the most iconic journeys tend to have popularity and prices to match their fame. Look a little closer into the world of train travel, however, and there are dozens …

Comcast Xfinity heads to Roku and Samsung TVs without a box (update: FCC responds)

While the FCC is working on ways to "unlock the box," Comcast announced plans for its Xfinity TV service that don't require the set-top add-on. Later this year, the company will release an Xfinity TV Partner app for Roku-powered TVs and streaming gadgets as well as Samsung's 2016 line of smart TVs. …

Top 11 destinations for making friends when you travel

While they are as different as different can be, there are some cities in the world where travelers just feel at home. These are the special cities where you can walk into a bar or a coffee shop and just start connecting with people. Where you will randomly bump into someone who will end up a …

Buenos Aires

New Study Says Running Is Your Happy Secret Weapon

Pause the Netflix.<p>When sadness strikes, it's logical to want to lie in bed all day wrapped up in the comfort of blankets or stay on the couch eating ice cream while Netflix binging.<p>A new study, however, reports that doing nothing is the opposite of what you want to do when you're feeling like …

Kane is chaotic, Giroud can only shoot left and you just don't stop Aguero: Where the top Premier League strikers are putting their shots

It is hard to know what goes through a striker’s mind as they line up a shot at goal. The ripple of the net, the roar of the crowd and the jubilant celebrations; or do they fear the groan and sigh that meets failure?<p>More likely, these professionals are going through a much-practised or instinctive …

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Why Management Dashboards And Analytics Will Never Be The Same Again

A picture can paint a thousand words, the saying goes. But unless we know how to decode its message, a picture can also be difficult to read.<p>Words, on the other hand, usually have a very direct meaning and are simple to understand. But critical messages can be lost if they are not used in an …

Big Data

The hidden dangers of ‘shake it off’ parenting

By Katie Hurley<p>Recently, my son took an unexpected ball to the face during his soccer game. This is frequent in U7 (under 7) soccer, but it hurts just the same. He walked off the field with his head in his hands, fighting back tears that poured from his blue eyes the moment his head found my …

Parenting

Why parenting may not matter and why most social science is wrong

I want you to consider the possibility that your parents did not shape you as a person. Despite how it feels, your mother and father (or whoever …

How science is fine-tuning our elite footballers

In February, football’s lawmakers approved the analysis of a player’s performance during live matches, via a tracking device in the shirt. So what impact will this have on a player’s health, game management – and the half-time team talk?<p>The Fifa Women’s World Cup final this summer was remarkable, …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists think they’ve found the reason you’re overeating

Do you ever realize that you’re full, but finish that burger and fries anyway? There may be a scientific reason for that: too little of a hormone called GLP-1, which is thought to play a role in obesity (paywall).<p>Researchers from Rutgers University have found that when GLP-1 is released in the …

Pio for iOS is the perfect audio recording app for interviews

Smartphones are great for capturing audio at lectures and interviews, but turning those lengthy sound files into usable information hasn’t always been easy. A new iOS app called Pio lets you tag key moments while recording for easy reference — making it a wonderful tool for journalists.<p>Pio is easy …

Apps

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

San Francisco

How To Make A Billion Dollars From Big Data

Among the new faces making their debut on the 2015 billionaires list are a growing number who have made their fortunes from Big Data.<p>These Big Data billionaires are at the top of their game – all of them have built empires on their ability to collect, interpret and use data in ways no one had …

What Is Big Data Really Supposed To Achieve?

The time comes during a technology’s evolution into the general consciousness when its actual definition comes into question. That’s especially true with something as amorphously named as big data.<p>I’ve increasingly noted that some people take it literally, equating “big data” with “lots of data.” …

Webdata Solutions Raises $4.5M To Let E-Commerce Companies Monitor Competitors

Leipzig, Germany-based Webdata Solutions is another startup playing in the retail intelligence space. The company, founded in 2012 as a spin-off from a Leipzig University research project, provides a big data-based service, called Blackbee, that crawls the web in real-time to enable retailers and …