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13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus review

iPhone 6S review<p>Apple presses forward<p>By Nilay Patel<p>Big screens won.<p>For the past three years, the most meaningful change to the iPhone has been the size of its screen. After years of sticking with a 3.5-inch display and watching Android-powered competitors bite off a piece of the market with …

America Challenges Japan To A Robot Duel Then Decides To Change Their Robot

In a new Kickstarter campaign the American MegaBots team have asked backers to effectively help pay to make an all-new robot to take on the Japanese built Kuratas.<p>The changes to the robot are really quite substantial too (as shown in the above concept) from all new treads for the feet as well as …

Robotics

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

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Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year.<p>Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, …

Adventures in medicine: ‘I journey through the body every day’

Before starting my GP clinic yesterday I glanced through the list of patients I’d see that day. Most of the names I knew relatively well: their appointments would be follow-ups on diabetes, mental health problems, heart disease, or any number of the myriad difficulties many of us struggle along …

High Blood Pressure

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Yoyo

The PC market is shrinking again as companies stop upgrading

It's not a good time to be a PC maker... especially if you cater to the corporate crowd. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that the computer market shrank between 5.2 to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, in part because many companies stopped upgrading from Windows XP. Simply put, many of the …

Windows 10

Appliance Science: The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee

There are two schools of thought on espresso coffee. One holds that this type of coffee is an elixir, a powerful, life-giving shot that tastes like paradise. The other is that it is a bitter, overly strong mess that only hipsters and caffeine addicts love. I am a member of the former school, but I …

Coffee

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

CanTheySeeMyDick.com is a surprisingly informative website about the NSA

Yes, John Oliver sat down with Edward Snowden in Russia to talk about dick pics (among other topics), but even if that moment seemed farcical, it's actually very educational in that it guides people through the functions of various surveillance programs within the (presumably) relatable context of …

Why legendary Disney animator Glen Keane is making art for Google

If you don’t know Glen Keane by name, you almost certainly know his work. As Lead Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios during a career that spanned 37 years, his talent helped bring about the second Golden Age of Disney films, as he’d go on to animate such iconic characters as Ariel from <i>The</i> …

4 Books Every Aspiring Coffee Nerd Should Read

Measuring coffee's golden ratio, getting proper extraction, choosing a favorite brewing method, even using the right water; the coffee world is rich …

Open Minds. Learn from the people around you. | e180

What we're learning about<p>Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is focused on sustainability, on having an impact, on solving complex problems, and doing so…<p>Humans want …

Learning

I lusted after the new MacBook, but here's why I won't buy one

"Oh, it's so pretty," I thought. I reached out and touched my iPad screen as Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the new gold MacBook at the "Spring Forward" event on Monday. I watched the live stream on my tablet and saw the unveiling of the 2-pound, razor-thin beauty with a 12-inch screen. It was love at …

MacBook

The secrets of color-changing chameleons revealed

Scientists studying chameleon skin have discovered the secret to the lizards' color-changing prowess: Rather than relying purely on pigments, the animals use photonic nanocrystals in their skin to manipulate light with exquisite precision.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature …

Apple doesn't want to talk about the real use for the Apple Watch

Explaining what the watch is for means admitting that phones can be a burden<p>Yesterday Tim Cook showed off all the things you can do with an Apple Watch. You can transmit your heartbeat and open your garage door; you can summon an Uber and peruse Instagram. Basically, you can do a lot of the things …

Apple's new ResearchKit: "Ethics quagmire" or medical research aid?

The software platform could be great for medicine, but it has some growing up to do<p>Apple's ResearchKit sounds promising, in theory: the software platform is designed to let medical researchers create iPhone apps for their studies that will help them recruit participants — without said participants …

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.<p>Proust, for instance, rarely left his one-bedroom apartment in …

The One Other Thing Apple Could Announce Monday

Stephen Lam—Reuters/Corbis<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Koichi …

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, March 6-8

If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 4 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 4 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned Strange Coins are best spent.<p>Watch the above …

Technology

Snake 'Won't Really Speak Much at All' in Metal Gear Solid 5

Strong, silent type?<p>Kiefer Sutherland is voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but according to Kojima, we may not hear him speak …

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90s Kids, Rejoice! Duck Tales is Returning! - What Women Want

If you grew up in the 90s, we’re almost positive you’ve watched Duck Tales. 100 episodes were made in the series. They revolved around Uncle Scrooge …

Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots

Marriott wants you to know that it's completely <i>done</i> trying to block guests' personal WiFi connections -- it has even given up convincing the FCC to give it permission to do so, a spokesperson told Engadget. The company already announced that it won't be keeping people from using their own MiFis and …

Wi-Fi

The Pirate Bay comes back online seven weeks after police raid

A phoenix has replaced the iconic pirate ship atop The Pirate Bay today, celebrating the site's rise from the ashes. The torrent site's servers were raided by Swedish police forces over seven weeks ago, and has been offline ever since. But today, The Pirate Bay lives once more.<p>At the time of the …

Carriers just torpedoed their strongest argument against net neutrality

TimeDotCom<p>Several months ago, AT&T threatened the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they were thinking of withdrawing from the upcoming spectrum auction if the FCC imposed rules that didn’t allow carriers like AT&T to purchase and hoard significant chunks of spectrum. According to AT&T, …

In Egypt, atheists considered a 'dangerous development'

CAIRO — In Egypt, there is seemingly no place where atheists or those thought to be non-believers are safe.<p>They've been targeted at cafes, harassed on the streets and fired as part of a broader backlash by society and the state against atheism and blasphemy.<p>"I have to keep my mouth shut when it …