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Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

Bilingualism could delay onset of dementia

New research suggests that even the illiterate can reap benefits from speaking multiple languages in their old age<p>It’s very difficult to predict whether we’re going to be afflicted with dementia in our old age. But if that’s the trajectory we’re on, we’d surely like to delay its onset as long as …

iOS 7 becomes first commercial software to support multipath TCP, allowing simultaneous Wi-Fi and cell network connections

It seems Apple included a bit of a networking surprise in iOS 7. According to a logs captured from an iOS device while connecting to Apple’s Siri servers, the latest version of the mobile operating system includes support for a new technology called multipath TCP. Multipath TCP allows devices to …

iOS 7 Launches Today: Your iPhone and iPad Are in for a Big Change

Are your iPhone and iPad -- and more importantly you -- ready for a big change? A colorful, bright and more modern-looking change? Today Apple …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The Uber App Now Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live ETA Map

The Uber app for iOS and, presumably, Android is today getting a couple of new features centered around estimated times of arrival. The app now lets you share your ETA with contacts from the app, letting them know exactly when you’ll arrive.<p>The app also lets you text a live map of your trip to your …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

iOS 7: hidden iPhone features that will be enabled

As Apple releases its new operating software ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, we take a look at some of the exciting features that will be enabled.<p>Apple is due to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18, just ahead of the two new iPhones themselves.<p>While some of the …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the …

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Psychology

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …

Samsung’s Gear Smartwatch Is A Strange Hybrid

The folks over at GigaOm have heard from reliable sources everything we need to know about Samsung’s Gear smartwatch, a device rumored to hit the headlines about a week before Apple’s big new iPhone event. It’s complex, and confusing data for sure.<p>The Gear is going to have a touch-sensitive OLED …

OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped

Amazon has the OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 less than anywhere else and 43% off the list price of $70. Amazon’s customers also gave the Oontz 4.5/5 stars with good reviews.<p>The Oontz features a 10 hour rechargeable …

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

Wearable Tech

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Poem : I Wish You Enough …

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.<p>I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.<p>I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit …

Poetry

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

New England

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Phones

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …