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Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App

Nobody using your app? It’s okay, you aren’t alone. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to Google.<p>There’s a dirty secret behind many of those hot new app startups you hear about every week. They have seed funding and a flashy landing page. They have articles in <i>TechCrunch</i> and promises to …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

How might 2014 play out in tech? Silicon Valley may again need to watch out for Microsoft, cheap smartphones will hit markets, and the Edward Snowden …

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws

In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as Jareth the Goblin King, stealing babies and casually punting his subjects during musical numbers. He …

Analyst: Samsung phones dominate as iPhone declines

A third of phones sold are Samsung phones. New figures saw the Galaxy S4 and its ilk continue to dominate the mobile world, as the iPhone's slice of …

Arjen Robben accepts Champions League final man of the match award from Sir Alex Ferguson – video

Arjen Robben accepts the man of the match award for the Champions League final from the recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson. Robben's Bayern Munich …

Zooey Deschanel & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)

In this week’s top music video picks, we take a journey through icy blue Scandinavian waters, 1960s dance numbers, and the depths of the Internet. …

Cyclist straps a rocket to a bike, beats world record

<i>(Credit: DNA France)</i><p><b>French cyclist François Gissy reached a top speed of 263 kilometres per hour on a bicycle — after strapping a rocket to the frame.</b><p>…

The Unusual Personal Transportation Designs of Shane Chen

Shane Chen is a Washington-based inventor obsessed with moving the human body. His company, Inventist, has been developing strange-looking personal …

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Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …