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The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

YouTube strikes back at Turkey with one of the world's scariest weapons — lawyers

Turkey has been making a lot of headlines lately for its prime minister’s negative feelings toward social media. And social media is striking back.<p>YouTube has just filed a complaint to the Turkish Constitutional Court against the current ban and Gönenç Gürkaynak is representing the company, …

Is your car infested with spiders? Mazda has a software update for that

Mazda has a spider problem, and now it's issuing a voluntary recall to implement a "bug fix" in every sense of the word. A certain species, known as the yellow sac spider, is spinning webs in the vent lines of Mazda 6 sedans. The spider is attracted to gasoline and other hydrocarbons, and despite …

Animatronic 'man' to test protective equipment for army

Ministry of Defence unveils 'The Porton Man', a new robot made to test anti-chemical suits and equipment for the British armed forces<p>The Ministry of Defence has invested £1.1m in a new state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s Armed Forces.<p>The …

More airlines are turning to Twitter to resolve customer complaints

While many traditional businesses are still struggling to make use of social media, airlines are taking to the internet to streamline customer service. <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that many carriers, including Southwest, United, and Delta, have shifted customer service agents away from phone banks …

Apple documents show need for bigger screens: 'consumers want what we don't have'

Internal Apple documents from last April shown in court today paint the picture that the company was scrambling to identify and determine ways to compete with devices running Android, as well as keep sales of the iPhone from petering out amid growing competition.<p>"Consumers want what we don't …

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Apple Patents IR Tech For Detecting The Force Of Touch Input On iPads And iPhones

Your iPad can detect very fine touches thanks to the use of capacitive touch panels, but it still can’t do a great job of telling how hard you’re pressing (unless you hit the gadget hard enough to trigger the accelerometer). A new patent application by Apple spotted by AppleInsider today details a …

Google Keep Gets Fast Search for Text in Images

Google is rolling out an update to its Evernote rival Keep that introduces the ability to search for text in photos uploaded to the service.<p>While Evernote has had this feature for a long time, we found that Google’s implementation located text in images instantly. Evernote, on the other hand, took …

This is what it's like to operate an arcade claw machine using just gestures (video)

We knew gesture cameras will be making their way to computers and mobile devices this year, but seeing one on the classic claw crane was a pleasant surprise for us. This IDF tech demo was courtesy of a Guangzhou company called The Best Sync, and according to Intel VP Doug Fisher, it only took three …

​Ridley Scott is working on a Halo project for Microsoft

Remember that Halo film that wasn't happening? Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the old rumors are true: a Halo feature <i>is</i> in the works, and it's being produced by Ridley Scott (<i>Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus, Call of Duty Elite: Friday Night Fights</i>). Unfortunately, the confirmation is …

Google is beta testing Chrome Remote Desktop for Android, invite only for now

A few users of the Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension have been asked by Google to help beta test Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. The beta is invite only, for users that opted in to help Chrome improve the browser based remote desktop client.<p>The photos come from a lucky reader over at Droid …

US Reportedly Tried To Hire Jack Dorsey To Run 'Cuban Twitter'

It seems like the US may have tapped into the subversive power of social media as it sought to stir dissent against Cuba’s communist government with the creation of a “Cuban Twitter,” the Associated Press reports.<p>The project dubbed “ZunZuneo,” which began in 2009 and lasted more than two years, …

The Difference Between Google, Facebook And Microsoft Summed Up In Two Words: Augmentation Or Immersion

Over the last week the question of why Facebook would spend $2 billion buying Oculus Rift, a maker of virtual reality headsets has been asked repeatedly. In a world where wearable technology is generally seen as the next big thing, a pair of rather large VR goggles appears to run opposite to the …

Lensbaby planning to bring its DSLR selective focus lens to the iPhone

Lensbaby is planning to make an iPhone version of its popular selective focus lens range. The company’s existing lenses for DSLRs allow a small focal point to be positioned in a scene, creating some whacky burred effects in the rest of the image. I’ve used one on my DSLR, and it’s fun to play …

Finally, Someone Is Disrupting The Towel

Showering is great, I’m a big fan. But drying off? Laaaaammmmmeeee. All that towelling, it’s enough to make you need another shower, am I right? New York-based startup The Body Dryer realizes this, and they’ve created a device to help you skip the towel and get dry a better way.<p>The Body Dryer dries …

Google Play adds 'People' section to showcase app recommendations from your friends

Google is making it a bit easier to find apps that your friends are using — assuming they use Google+, that is. The company has quietly added a new "People" section to the Google Play store that highlights apps that have received a +1 from people you know. But even beyond its app recommendation …