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Yes, You Can Lose Belly Fat Without Working Out — Here's How

Losing belly fat is no easy feat. It requires you to work hard and pay close attention to your daily habits. You might think that working out for hours on end is the best way to shed excess fat around your midsection, but that's not true. You can lose belly fat without exercising at all, in fact, …

Nutrition

Did LeBron James’ Production Company Play a Part in Him Signing With the Lakers?

When free agents decide to sign with a new team, we tend to look at what is on the court when we analyze their choice: the players, the coach, the …

Basketball

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Exercise

People are going crazy over this new 50-inch 4K TV with built-in Fire TV for just $399.99

If you’re in the market for an affordable TV with great picture quality and fantastic smart features, there’s probably only one TV you should even …

Tech Trends

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

Blue Fox Indoor Wood Basketball Hoops

Putting a basketball hoop inside your home isn’t something an interior designer would sign off on. Unless you have a mansion with an actual court to …

Living Rooms

Facebook reportedly in talks for a Cristiano Ronaldo reality show

News emerged back in May that global football sensation (and model, and philanthropist, and...) Cristiano Ronaldo was working on a scripted drama for Facebook Watch about an all-girls soccer team in upstate New York. But the social media giant might not be done with the living legend. According to</i> …

Social Media

Why you get your Best Creative Ideas in the Shower

On a recent trip to the Isle of Skye Sean Tucker took some time out to film some thoughts about the need to make mental space if we want to inspired …

Headphones

Kroger Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Could Change Everything You Think of When You Think About Supermarkets

The company's jumping into an experiment. If it can pull it off, everything will be different.<p>Supermarkets are changing. But if Kroger can pull off what it announced today, it will make getting groceries feel like living in a science fiction movie.<p>It goes far beyond ordering your groceries online, …

eCommerce

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

How to Build an Effective Social Media Strategy from Scratch

If I were to ask you 'what’s the most important rule for a marketing specialist', what would you say?<p>My answer would be to never neglect your …

Marketing

AR/VR Design: Reinventing the Musée de la Civilisation experience

What do you think we should post more articles about AR/VR on ABDZ? We don't do it too often, maybe we should. A good example is what we are …

Mixed Reality

Walmart has the massive Sceptre 75-inch 4K UHDTV for $900 (Reg. $1,300+)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Walmart offers the Sceptre 75-inch 4K UHDTV for <b>$899.99 with in-store pickup</b>. <i>Note:</i> <i>a $20 fee applies if shipped.</i> Originally $1,800, …

Here's what CEOs actually do all day

Ever wonder what CEOs actually do all day? A study published on Monday by Harvard Business Review sheds light on how those in the top spot use their …

CEOs

Loupedeck makes welcome improvements to its photo-editing controller

When Loupedeck smashed its Indiegogo target in 2016, the media controller gave both aspiring photographers and professionals a chance to edit pictures on Adobe Lightroom more quickly and intuitively. That formula will be further refined in Loupedeck+, a freshly announced follow-up that introduces …

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Every major TV network has lost audience reach since 2014–except this one

It’s not exactly front-page news anymore that linear TV is a business of diminishing returns, but every once in a while a report comes along that crystalizes the extent of the damage.<p>Last week, analyst firm MoffettNathanson released a research note that examined the current audience reach of major …

Cord-Cutting

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Nischal Masand and more

It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, …

NBA's AR app gives you on-court access

The next high-tech push from the NBA uses augmented reality to put you behind the scenes of the post-season. Simply open the NBA AR app (on either Android or iOS), place the AR target and walk through a "door" to experience the 360 Portals feature's handful of vignettes including player intros and …

Biggest AI Startup Boosts Fundraising to $1.2 Billion

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $620 million at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion just months after scoring a similar amount from investors led …

Former Wieden+Kennedy execs launch new digital creative agency

After five years running W+K’s creative tech division The Lodge, Paulo Ribeiro and Nilesh Ashra have started their own shop called Two Things.<p>After leaving Wieden+Kennedy in March, Paulo Ribeiro and Nilesh Ashra have now launched their own independent, Portland, Oregon-based digital creative agency …

Emerging Technology

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Lenovo’s $300 Mirage Camera, which shoots 180-degree VR video, is now available

Lenovo’s Mirage Camera officially introduces Google’s new VR format<p>Google’s VR180 format was announced almost a year ago, and now, the new, 180-degree VR videos are starting to roll out in actual products. First up is Lenovo’s $299 Mirage Camera, which became the first VR180 camera to hit the …

Lobe Is A Machine Learning Platform For Complete Idiots

From Apple, Facebook, and Nest alum Mike Matas, Lobe makes it so you don’t need to be a data scientist to build incredible AI tools.<p>The theory of machine learning isn’t hard to grasp. If you want to train software to spot a face in a photography, you amass many pictures of faces in photographs. You …

Machine Learning

Carnival Cruise Flood Video Is Viewed 1.3 Million Times on Facebook. The Company's Response Is Brilliant

Passenger Marla Haase's video looked a little too much like a scene from Titanic.<p>When a malfunction caused flooding on a Carnival Cruise ship during a Caribbean voyage, a passenger's video went viral on Facebook. The company's response was a fantastic lesson in how to respond to a social media …

Social Media

This Former Netflix HR Exec’s Culture-Focused Interview Questions

You can’t just hire smart people and hope for the best. These questions can help you zero in on motivated, entrepreneurial-minded team players.<p>From 2000 to 2008, I worked on the human resources team that built Netflix’s much-lauded culture, and since then I’ve assembled powerful teams from scratch …

Team Building

41 Execs Discuss Key B2B Marketing Metrics to Watch in 2018

<i>“In God we trust. All others must bring data.”</i> – W. Edwards Deming Demonstrating the value of any marketing campaign is challenging. In fact, 43% of …

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

Sergey Brin shouts out Ethereum and warns of AI in annual founders' letter

When Sergey Brin talks, people listen. And right now Brin is talking about AI and cryptocurrency.<p>As the president of Alphabet, Google's parent …