Brian Risius

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How to Use Google Voice

Google has its own voicemail and call-forwarding service. Here's what you need to know to get started.<p>Google Voice is a powerful platform, and a great way to streamline your digital life. Voice is a convenient voicemail service that also creates a catchall phone number to ring multiple devices. It …

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How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

Boomerang for Android Released Bringing Email Snooze and Scheduling

Baydin, the company behind the Boomerang for Gmail service on the Web, has released its first native app today – and it’s only available on Android.<p>The service known as Boomerang for Gmail has been helping people organize and keep track of the most important mail in their inbox for a while now, and …

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Preview With Start Button, Deep SkyDrive Integration, Smarter Search Tool & More

Microsoft today officially launched Windows 8.1 Preview, the first public beta of its flagship operating system’s next version, at its Build developer conference in San Francisco today. For Microsoft, Windows 8.1 represents a chance to fix some of the issues with Windows 8. The fact that Microsoft …

Watch Richard Dawkins' most excellent and psychedelic explanation of internet memes

Probably the most famous atheist on the planet, British biologist Richard Dawkins is somewhat less well known as the inventor of the word "meme." He coined the term in his 1976 book <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, where he used it to denote the transmission of cultural or societal habits from one person to …

Study confirms social brain theory

<b>The social brain theory - that animals in large social groups have bigger brains - has now been supported by a computer model.</b><p>For animals in smaller social groups, the cost of having a large brain outweighs the benefits.<p>Scientists used a simulation modelling technique to confirm that large social …

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A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent - Technabob

Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing …

Hurry up and put a projector in my phone, Intel

For several years now, Intel (s intc) has used its annual Research@Intel event to showcase an interactive projected display. The idea is that any …

Peter Molyneux on Morality, Kickstarter and Reinventing the God Game

More than 20 years after creating Populous, one of the first “god games“, Peter Molyneux is looking to reinvent the genre at 22cans, the independent game studio he left Microsoft to start. We sat down with Molyneux to learn more about how his upcoming title, Project GODUS, is going to change things.<p>…

Voxer Transforms Into A Walkie-Talkie Service For The Business World

Voxer is making its entrance into the business world with a set of new high-end features for its walkie-talkie style, push-to-talk service.<p>Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro For Business run on Android and iOS devices just as with the standard service. If unfamiliar, the Voxer service is an app for sending …