Andrew Kemp

219 Added | 17 Magazines | 46 Likes | 15 Following | 45 Followers | @andrewhaddo4no6 | Professor of psychology, scientist, editor & consultant

Google-backed AI startup proves how good smartwatches can be

The problem with smartwatches is that they're just not smart enough to justify the price or upkeep.<p>Mobvoi is workinghardto change this perception.<p>While you've probably never heard of Mobvoi, the nearly 1-year-old company is worth getting to know. Based in Beijing, it's backed by Google and deems …

Wearable Tech

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12 Chrome extensions to motivate you with each new tab

At this exact moment, I have 16 tabs open in my browser. How about you?<p>With the full power of the internet at our disposal, it can be pretty easy to waste precious moments navigating to the…let’s say, less-than-productive corners of the web.<p>I’m as guilty of this as anyone – I’ve even shared …

Kodi VPN 2017 Install Guide (IPVanish Coupon Code)

<b>Are you looking for the best Kodi VPN service? Protect yourself on the internet, make your connection anonymous, and access content blocked in your</b> …

VPN roundup: Choose the digital security that’s right for you

When it comes to online data security, most of the public is unaware that their information is ripe for the taking without any protective measures. That’s what makes VPN services so important: in an era of surveillance, spying and sabotage, proactive measures are necessary to safeguard your data.<p>A …

How to check your iPhone's true signal strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

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Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system

There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer protection<p>Walk through the aisles of any health food shop and you’ll see pots of echinacea or zinc …

Wellness

Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity

As researchers have searched for ways to explain the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., many have posited that a child's race or ethnicity alone can put them at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese.<p>Kim Eagle, a professor of internal medicine and health management and policy at the …

Childhood Obesity

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

Muscle

A Bold Experiment In Building Homes The Middle Class Can Afford

Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.<p>Sandwiched between a nondescript duplex and industrial warehouse in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, a modern, two-story home stands out from its neighbors thanks to …

Housing

The Assassin: The martial arts movie with a difference

<b>It seems almost every famous Chinese-language film director will embark on a martial arts film at some point in their career. But Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Bafta-nominated The Assassin is certainly very different from Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Zhang Yimou's Hero.</b><p>The Taiwanese director, …

Martial Arts

The 7-step morning ritual that will help you stay happy all day

Research shows that being happy actually makes you more productive. So let's kill two birds with one stone and focus on smiles.<p>What's the first step? Here's a little secret: Happy mornings don't start in the morning …

Happiness

Scientific Reasons Household Items Make You Happy - How to Make Your Home Happy

1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije University in Amsterdam found that these two hues evoked the most feelings …

Happiness

Everybody's pushing the 'smart home,' but here's why it's still not ready for prime time

From light bulbs to thermostats to refrigerators, it's a boom time for products that promise to make everything in your home work just a little better and run a little smoother — just add Internet connection.<p>My favorite gadget from last week's CES mega-event was a smart laundry machine invented by …

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How to master essential life skills

Matthew Peyton/Comedy Central/"Broad City"<p>If you haven't mastered some of the most essential life skills already, it may be time to take a different approach.<p>Whether you're looking to listen better or negotiate for a raise, here are 13 surprising ways you can master some essential life skills.<p>View …

Success

Netflix clamp down on VPN subscribers

Netflix, which recently reached 190 countries, has vowed to cut off subscribers who are using its service via a VPN to by-pass geo-blocking.<p>A post on …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

GIF<p>There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack …

Young, educated and underemployed: are we building a nation of PhD baristas?

There is a looming fear among young people in the Australian labour market that they will not find jobs commensurate with their educational levels …

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

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How To Change Your Eating Habits To Have A More Productive 2016

Eating right in the New Year isn’t about deprivation, it’s understanding what your metabolism needs to reset and maximize your energy.<p>Sledding down the hill of holiday gluttony straight into a field of ambitious resolutions can be a jarring adjustment at best. We spend the holidays gorging on fatty …

Wellness

Postscript: David Bowie, 1947-2016

This was not supposed to happen. Ever. Because he had been so many people over the course of his grand and immense career, it was inconceivable that he wouldn’t continue to be many people—a myriad of folks in a beautiful body who would reflect times to come, times none of us could imagine but that …

David Bowie

Tributes Pour In For Rock Legend David Bowie

Tributes to iconic rock musician David Bowie are pouring in, as fellow musicians, celebrities, world leaders and even astronauts reflect on what Bowie meant to them.<p>A statement on Bowie's Facebook page said that he died peacefully, "surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with …

David Bowie

The quest to change the weather

The storm is fierce and glowing turquoise, and Steffany Royal is waiting for it at the border of Montana and North Dakota, circling 7,000 feet high …

Carl Zeiss thinks it can make smart glasses you'll want to wear

After the initial bubble of excitement, Google Glass was ultimately rejected by the public and sent back to the drawing board, all for one simple reason: Despite repeated attempts to tone down the design of Glass and make it more familiar, it remained an alien thing to see on someone's face. Add in …

This Famous Ancient "Iceman" Had Ulcer Bacteria In His Gut

“Otzi,” the 5,300-year-old frozen iceman found in the southern Alps, suffered from gut bugs linked to ulcers. The ancient bacteria is the oldest microbe to be genetically mapped.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Wracked by arthritis, bitten by ticks, and murdered atop an icy mountain 5,300 years ago, Otzi …

Nikon’s new action camera could change the market in a big way

This year's Consumer Electronics Show wasn't a big one for cameras; it rarely is. But a little reading between the lines and a glance at one of Nikon's announcements make one thing obvious: the action camera market is about to totally change.<p>I'm using the term "action camera" pretty broadly here in …

Cameras

Tesla Model S Can Now Drive Without You

Well, authorities in Hong Kong aren’t going to like this one bit. Back in November, they told Tesla to remotely disable its semiautonomous driving technology until they can confirm that the features, released in mid October, are safe. They were concerned (sort of understandably) by widely reported …

Tesla

Microbes make the meal, new diet book proposes

The Diet Myth<i><br>Tim Spector<br>Overlook Press, $28.95</i><p>For 10 days, Tom Spector lived off McDonald’s. He had chicken nuggets or Big Macs for meals and …

Nutrition

Researchers Map How Scientific Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

As science advances, bad science does, too. The World Economic Forum has called widespread digital misinformation -- which largely spreads via social media -- one of the main threats to our society.<p>While online resources make it easier for people to learn about incredible scientific discoveries, …

Social Media