Amit Patel

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Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA

The National Security Agency isn't the only government entity secretly collecting data from people's cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.<p>Armed with new technologies, including mobile devices that tap into cellphone data in real time, dozens of local and state police …

The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year-and-a-half since the Pebble (née Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter …

Build The Perfect Body: A Pocket Guide For Men

This article is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to body recomposition, but rather a launching point for those of you looking to make changes. …

Power Your Portfolio With The Mass Index

The majority of technical tools that I use in my analysis and discuss in my trading lessons are ones that I have used for decades or are strategies that have evolved over the years. I was fortunate in the early 1980s to have access to CompuTrac, which included the majority of today’s most …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

Facebook by the numbers: who buys ads, which games make more money

This morning, we’re taking a look at an infographic that breaks down some of the numbers — both money-numbers and user-numbers — behind Facebook.<p>With revenues of around $1.5 billion per quarter, Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising. Ads analyst firm eMarketer said in an email that …

Get-Fit Guy

Get-Fit Guy will help you enhance your energy, lose weight, boost your performance, and get your body looking better than ever without spending hours …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

The 4 Biggest Myths About Fat (and How to Lose It)

At a recent get-together, I overheard a few friends talking about their weight loss woes. One said, “My problem is I have a gym membership and I …

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Why Skipping Breakfast is Not Good for Your Health

Photo Source: Nutrition & You<p>Do you routinely bypass eating breakfast only to have lunch be your first meal of the day? If so, you may rethink your …

Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Fitness

You want to lose fat fast.<p>So what do you do?<p>Find a hill and run up it. Today. Seriously. Do it.<p>You don’t have to go balls out like you’re trying to …