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Here’s what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

Yesterday, I tried on 56 wearables. Fifty-six. And, unsurprisingly, most left me wanting more.<p>But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get …

Wearable Tech

Why Google's Search Market Share Loss To Yahoo Means Pretty Much Nothing

Larry Page’s nightmare? That’s how one website reacted to the news that Google's iconic search service lost four percentage points of market share to Yahoo.<p>Sorry, but not only is Google’s CEO and cofounder unlikely to have nightmares over this, he won’t lose any sleep at all. That’s because the …

Google's Search Dominance Is Eroding

Mozilla's Firefox web browser has historically come bundled with Google as its default search engine, but a five-year deal signed with Yahoo in November has seen Firefox automatically opting for the rival search engine instead. The result? Google's US market share has slipped to 75.2% from 79.3% — …

Tim Cook

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Drive-by identification of energy-leaking homes

MIT researchers developed a compact thermal-imaging rig that mounts to the roof of cars to detect energy leaks in homes and other buildings as they …

Illustrators respond to Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Cartoonists and graphic designers from around the world have responded to yesterday's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>Twelve staff …

The Complete Guide to Fire

<b>Chapter 1. Siting</b><br>Determine if conditions are right, then pick the safest spot for a no-impact fire.<p>The History of Fire<br>Location, Location, …

Hike Hard, Eat Well

Backpacking

6 Survival Skills Every Child Should Know

Image source: kymkemp.com<p>You may not want to imagine your children being in a situation where they have to fend for themselves, but such emergencies …

In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.<p>With the rise of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, traffic congestion and environmental regulation, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them.<p>A glimpse of …

Ridesharing

10 New Innovations That Could Change the World

<i>New TechTank Blog Posts Are Available Here</i><p>Since 2001, the MIT Technology Review has released their list of the 10 most important technological …

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast …

Everything Is Hyper Connected in the Internet of Things

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Theo Priestley. Theo Priestley<p>While there’s the typical human obsession over the size and scale of the Internet of Things …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

10 Business Breakthrough Technologies For 2015

While 2014 is still only half over, many in the tech world are already looking to the future and to the new gadgets and technologies set to hit the market next year. Based on existing information, 2015 looks likely to be a big year for tech breakthroughs, particularly in the business world. While …

Note To The Skeptics: The World Will Change For Self-Driving Cars

Every new technology has skeptics at first, and self-driving cars are no exception. I am fully willing to hear these skeptics out, but the most common complaints today are just far too short-sighted to be taken seriously. What they miss is that big new technologies don’t just adapt to the world, …

Google's Project Ara could be the future of phones

Seth Newburg has a phone. It's a new phone, just a prototype.<p>Almost no one here at Google has seen it yet. Newburg is sitting in a corner conference …

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

One limiting factor has been connectivity speeds, which haven’t grown to allow for more sophisticated services and, in the U.S., have even fallen …

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