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Special Features – The must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014

<i>Tom Jolliffe on the must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014…</i><p>If you’re a little fed up of the never ending stream of remakes, kid friendly …

PillCam is Like a GoPro For Your Colon

The PillCam is designed for, as the AP puts it, "patients who have had trouble with the cringe-inducing colonoscopy procedure," which we'd imagine is …

AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you want to buy. Well, a …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Android Run Time: An Easy Hack To Make Your Phone Faster And Its Battery Last Longer

<i>Update: if you also want to get the stock Android look of the Nexus 5 on any Android device running v4.1 or above check out my recent Forbes post here.</i><p>When Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ launched on October 31 something very important and underreported was introduced. Its name is ‘ART’ and with the Android …

The Nativity (scientifically accurate version)

The nativity is the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is still regularly performed by schoolchildren in the UK, despite the apparent war on Christmas. However, it being an obviously religious story, it’s not very scientifically accurate. But just because you’re a fan of …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

5 Big Happiness Myths Debunked–And The Power Of Negative Thinking

Oliver Burkeman, author of the book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, has spent years studying what makes people happy. It’s not what you think.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full</i> …

10 Job Interview Myths Debunked

You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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What Multitasking Does To Your Brain

Having 20 tabs open on your laptop while Snapchatting with your best friend, eating a sandwich, and listening to Taylor Swift is overwhelming. And makes you mean.<p>In case we needed another reason to close the 15 extra browser tabs we have open, Clifford Nass, a communication professor at Stanford, …

Radeon HD 7990 review

Meet the graphics card that comprehensively out-scores Nvidia's GTX Titan on virtually every benchmark or gaming frame-rate test you care to throw at …

Infographic: What beer and coffee do to your brain (and which makes you more creative) http://f-st.co/bCOwpSV

New brain science breakthroughs offer some surprising insights about how to reduce stress and boost productivity http://bit.ly/15ZnCse

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Want to learn Chinese? Chineasy, a new system for learning Chinese characters, promises to help, and it'll do it using just minimalist posters. http://f-st.co/eDm7nuJ

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

5 web-design trends tech companies should watch

Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile …

Want a work environment that makes you happy? Want employees that are happy to work for you? Good.Co is taking the guess work out of the hiring process by measuring exactly how we like to work. http://trib.al/k4xUT9m

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Ten Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You To Know

<i>This is a guest post by Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book,</i> Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards. <i>Her blog is Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home and she tweets as @EmployeeAtty. Her other</i> …

How to decide which ideas you should prototype: http://trib.al/jjG2YOj

Ideo’s 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

According to Ideo CEO Tim Brown, innovation springs from curiosity. So where does curiosity come from?<p>“Any organization that wants to innovate, wants to be prepared to innovate, I think, has to have a few things in place,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown tells the Yale School of Management. “Perhaps the most …

Origin PC lineup makes the leap to Haswell, GeForce GTX 700M

Origin PC makes a point of embracing game-friendly technology as soon as it arrives, and you'd better believe it's welcoming Haswell-based processors with open arms: virtually all of its computer line is making the jump to the faster Intel hardware. The raw CPU power is the main highlight for the …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 review

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan ushered in a new era of single-chip GPU performance - the ultimate example of the power and performance of the firm's …

Going native: Why a veteran web developer finally turned to OS-native apps

When I told friends and colleagues that Player FM would soon have a native Android app alongside its browser-based web app, it took them a while to …

Samsung is hurting Android | Trusted Reviews

Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this …

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