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Does the Bulletproof Diet Deliver?

A self-described Silicon Valley 'biohacker' promised I'd drop major pounds after a month on his plan. Did it work?<p>I never thought airline food could be so enticing. Yet there I was, a few weeks into the Bulletproof Diet, bracing for the aroma of 135 hot breakfasts trundling down the aisle. (Was …

The Simple Way to Hide Holiday Weight

Black isn't the only trick in the book<p>'Tis the season for an extra sharing of casserole and pie. So hide those extra pounds with a monochromatic look that will elongate your silhouette. This one will leave your plumped-up peers green with envy.<p>Shoes: Sperry Topsider<br>Pants: Mavi<br>Jacket: G-Star …

Gaming Conventions

3 Fat-Destroying Finishers That You Can Do At the End Of Every Workout

Pick one of these options as your workout’s grand finale<p>No one ever tells you to end your workout on a “low” note. That’s because you want to leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in. You want a finale that floods your brain with endorphins and makes you crave more.<p>So we asked Bruce …

5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

The Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Lose Weight

Find the motivation to eat healthy and go to the gym with this easy tip from a top trainer and fitness model<p>I recently published <b>an interview with Kyle Fields</b>on my site.<p>Kyle is a trainer at PEAK Performance in New York City, and also a fitness model. In this brief interview, Kyle talks about the key …

20 best Android apps this week

The Best Android Apps roundup is back, Back, BACK after a few weeks off due to travel, and the difficulties of finding anyone else foolish enough to dig through RSS feeds, press releases and information from developers on new Android apps.<p>So, this is a catchup week: the 20 best (in this writer’s …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Network Ello

You’ve probably seen it pop up in your Facebook feed. Or maybe someone on Twitter linked to their account. The entire internet is alive with talk of Ello, the anti-Facebook social network.<p>An anti-Facebook sounds pretty cool right? But what exactly does that mean? And is it worth your time and …

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?<p>There was one catch, though: it was only open to …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." Forget a Retina Display; it boasted a monochromatic screen with a green backlight. And how's this for …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

Social Media

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A busy person’s iPhone can chew through plenty of energy in a day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to belly up to the wall trough every time its battery starts running low.*<p>Wireless power won’t be here tomorrow, but it’s coming. Energy is everywhere, in every action, …

Mobile Devices

Stranger By The Lake, Only Lovers Left Alive, Nymphomaniac: this week's new films

Stranger By The Lake (18)<br>(Alain Guiraudie, 2013, Fra) Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick D'Assumçao, Jérôme Chapatte. 100 mins<p>Sex and death take a synchronised swim in this bold thriller, shot at a single lakeside location. It's a popular cruising spot, and the rituals of its regular …

Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

With 1 billion unique visitors per month, YouTube offers a glimpse of the online world's tastes and interests. And this year, one notable trend — for better or worse — is that people are spending more time watching videos about video games.<p>In October, Swedish gamer PewDiePie had the most …

The Things We Did And Said In 2013, According To Facebook

Did you travel in 2013? Perhaps you went to Disneyland. Or maybe you met someone special or watched the Super Bowl. Those moments of commonality are being highlighted by Facebook, which today released its list of the year's most popular topics, events and places.<p>After we spent a few moments …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

IBM Revenues Down $1 Billion For Third Quarter As Hardware Sales Falter With Popularity Of The Cloud

IBM has reported its third-quarter revenues were $23.72 billion compared to $24.74 billion this time last year. The revenues were down due to the company’s underperforming hardware division, which is taking a hit with the growing popularity of cloud services. Revenues for the nine-month period …

Play Facebook game, sequence genomes

<b>A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.</b><p>Ash trees in the UK are in trouble. …

DNA

IBM faces a new challenge: doubters

The computer company that pulled off one of the most famous reinventions in tech industry history now looks to be in need of a fresh burst of innovation.<p>After pioneering the personal computer in the 1980s, International Business Machines Corp. presciently moved out of such commodity businesses and …

Pixar's INSIDE OUT is Going to be Hilarious! D23 Footage Description and Art

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on top of a computing system inspired …

IBM hopes Google et al. can breathe life into its Power chip franchise

Right now I’m pretty sure the sum total of server vendors using IBM’s(s ibm) Power chip is one: IBM. (Don’t worry, IBM will correct me if this is not …

Why Procter And Gamble And Novartis Could Teach IBM How To Dance

Big companies grow more slowly than successful start-ups. Yet they have far more capital, people, and technology than their younger rivals. Some big companies have overcome the dysfunction that results from their superior resource endowments and adapted the traits that spur start-ups’ faster growth.<p>…

SoftLayer, er, IBM, swipes DARPA robot challenge from Amazon

As proof that IBM(s ibm), SoftLayer’s new corporate overlord, is all over this cloud situation, check out Thursday’s news that the DARPA Virtual …

IBM says profit, revenue fell but raises expectations for year

A rebound for IBM failed to materialize in the second quarter, as profit and sales declined along with a slump in revenue from hardware and services.<p>However, in its quarterly financial report Thursday, the company raised its forecast for earnings per share, excluding restructuring charges, for the …

IT

Amazon takes fight over CIA cloud back to IBM

As expected, the cloud spat between IBM(s ibm) and Amazon (s amzn) over which company should build the now-not-so-secret CIA cloud, is turning into a …

IBM is upping its game in cloud computing—and so is everyone else

IBM today announced its biggest deal to date under its new CEO, Virginia Rometty, who took over last year. The company acquired cloud computing firm SoftLayer to help it compete with Amazon, the leader in public cloud services.<p>The question is whether the deal will help improve the overall business …

IBM Standardizes On Cloud Foundry, The Open-Source Developer Platform

IBM is getting into the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market by standardizing on Cloud Foundry, originally developed by VMware and now part of Pivotal, the EMC spin-off.<p>The move is significant for IBM, one of the most traditional of enterprise software companies. It reflects a new effort by the …