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The Best Sleep Gadgets Designed to Help You Rest Peacefully

Squeeze the most out of a night's sleep before the kids come barging in.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 …

World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases. Two of the most eye-catching additions to this update, the first in several years, are “hazardous gaming,” and “gaming disorder.” This would effectively put a gaming addiction on the …

What Failure Actually Says About Your Future

Your biggest mistakes might hold the secret to your success.<p>Let's play fortune-teller, shall we? Imagine a businessman barely scraping by every month. Instead of paying rent, he sleeps in the office to save money. Then one day, the board fires him from his own company electing a new CEO to run it. …

What Does It Mean to Have OCD? These Are 5 Common Symptoms

Having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) isn’t easy. The condition, marked by uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors, strikes about 2% of the …

A CEO with ADHD says these rules can make anyone more successful

Having ADHD is paradoxical. There are amazing highs and soul-crushing lows. You can be on top of the world, while secretly sure you can’t accomplish …

iPhone 8 Plus reportedly splits open while charging, another claimed to arrive in same state

A Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner has claimed that her device split open while being charged with the supplied cable and plug adapter. She posted photos which show damage consistent with a swollen battery.<p>A Japanese owner has posted similar photos of his device, which he says arrived in this state …

Mozilla's Firefox Quantum browser is ridiculously fast

Mozilla today announced that its significant overhaul of the Firefox browser — called Firefox Quantum — had entered the beta stage, making it tantalisingly close to a general consumer release.<p>Firefox Quantum isn’t an incremental release, but rather a significant step forward for the enduring …

Jaybird announces Run and Freedom 2 wireless earbuds

For the last year or so, nearly every manufacturer has been obsessed with cutting cables. From dropping the headphones jack in a variety of phones to attempting to make Bluetooth more viable with Bluetooth 5, it really does seem like we’re moving towards a completely wireless world. Whether or not …

Consumer Tech

The first iPhone X and iPhone 8 benchmarks are here, and they’re a nightmare for Android

Apple’s next iPhones will crush Android when it comes to overall performance, and I’ve explained that a few times already. First of all, the iPhone 7 …

Apple's iPhone 8 comes in gold, but everyone's calling it pink

The new iPhone 8 color looks pretty pink, even if Apple isn't calling it that.<p>The latest handsets were revealed Tuesday at the Apple event at company …

Codecademy adds new intensive options to help beginners learn code quicker

Codecademy is one of the most popular sites to learn software development online, having recently passed the 45 million user milestone. Now, in an attempt to formalize its offering and make a profit, the company has launched three new professional paid products, which offer a much more detailed and …

Icos

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 first impressions: AI-powered beautification

In addition to the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi also took the wraps off the Mi Note 3 this week. This new mid-range device looks sharp, features a dual camera, and comes with new beautification features that promise to make selfie even more of a science. Let’s see what the Note 3 is about.<p>Xiaomi Mi Note 3 specs<p>…

Microsoft launches Office 365 toolbar for macOS

Microsoft is launching a special Office 365 toolbar for macOS, providing quick ways to access documents, calendar items, and more. My Workspace is the result of Microsoft’s Garage program that encourages employees to create apps in their spare time. The latest macOS app is designed to sit in the …

Spotify kills Safari support for Mac users

If you use Spotify to stream music on your Mac, you’ll no longer be able to access the service through Safari, as the company doesn’t support Apple’s browser any more.<p>It isn’t yet clear exactly what’s caused the issue, but Spotify now suggests switching browsers or using its desktop app to get your …

13 things everyone is going to love about iOS 11

Apple's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, finally launches this month. We'll learn the official release date for iOS 11 at …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Why People Smoke Weed to Treat Depression

Smoking weed to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon—but does it actually work?<p>Your typical stoner is a jolly sort. Keanu Reeves' face displays the same flat affect whether he's discovering that he knows kung fu or learning that Morpheus has been kidnapped. The high highs, the low …

Mozilla CEO says new Firefox browser delivers 'a big bang'

One or two companies basically control what you can do, what you can publish and what you can consume.<p>Mozilla CEO Chris Beard<p>It would be crazy to go up against Google or Apple or Facebook.<p>Mozilla CEO Chris Beard<p>You should be expecting a significant bump again in our core financials.<p>Mozilla CEO …

Unlimited data takes its toll on US 4G speeds

Wondering which is the fastest and most reliable carrier in the US? Then ponder no longer, as OpenSignal has just published its latest insights into the state of US LTE networks. The report reveals a number of stark trends that have taken place over the last year, the most notable of which reveals …

T-Mobile

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

How can I make my home Wi-Fi faster?

Eero CEO Nick Weaver answers your Wi-Fi questions on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Wireless internet is pretty great — until it doesn’t work the way you want it to. And according to Eero CEO Nick Weaver, consumers’ demand for consistently fast Wi-Fi is only going up.<p>“Just watch the Netflix …

Wi-Fi

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has to give.<p>Part of the problem is the stigma attached to seeking help for emotional problems, part of it …

Mental Health

Once And For All, This Is The One Supplement You Should Take For Weight Loss Over 30

Losing weight is no easy task, especially when it comes to burning fat that looks like it’ll never disappear. Luckily, you can pair your diet and …

This $16 gadget adds microSD support to any iPhone in seconds

Honestly, we have no idea how so many iPhone users out there live with all of the pop-up messages and errors they get when their storage is near …

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

Learning

5 Ways to Get Better Sleep Without Sleeping More Hours

Sleep smarter, not longer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting higher quality sleep will significantly affect your productivity throughout the next day. Many people don't get the full recommended eight hours of sleep every night because they're hustling to build …

Sleep

Apple Accidentally Leaked the iPhone 8

Even though Apple had claimed to have doubled down on the secrecy of their products it seems they made one major oversight. One iOS developer has dug …

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Final Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Revealed

We recent saw some leaked press renders of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and now we have some more information on the handset.<p>The press renders were …