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A Times reporter took three genetic tests and got three wildly different answers

If a recent <i>New York Times</i> piece is any guide, direct-to-consumer genetic testing may have more accuracy problems than we thought. Reporter Kira Peikoff ordered three simultaneous tests of her genome from 23andme, Genetic Testing Laboratories, and Pathway Genomics — and the results varied more …

Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

If I say cinnamon, you say ... sugar? It's a popular combination, of course.<p>But if you're interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.<p>For instance, says John Critchley, executive chef at Bourbon Steak Restaurant in Washington, D.C., why not add …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and strategy, Android was well-served with impressive and inventive games to suit all tastes.<p>Trends? As on Apple's iOS, the …

Security firm RSA took millions from NSA: report

What's an encryption backdoor cost? When you're the NSA, apparently the fee is $10 million.<p>Intentional flaws created by the National Security Agency in RSA's encryption tokens were discovered in September, thanks to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden. It has now been revealed that …

Will She Have Sex With You?

Keep your eyes peeled for these signs<p>Women are constantly trying to decipher who’s dateable, but guys often have a more immediate concern: Will she sleep with me? Turns out, women looking for casual sex purposefully send signals that they’re open to it, a new study in the <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> …

The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

Eat Like a Pro During the Holidays

Turkey and stuffing might be favorite holiday menu items, but not for everyone. For personal or health reasons, some people give the bird the bird in favor of dishes that meet specific dietary requirements.<p>Here, five pro athletes share some of their favorite non-traditional holiday meals. From …

How to Beat a Photo-Enforced Speeding Ticket (or Red Light Ticket)

by Nate Cox Last year I received a letter in the mail from the Washington D.C DMV claiming I was speeding. As you can see it was one o…

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How to watch YouTube videos on your TV

When the time comes to view that hot new YouTube video everyone's talking about, which would you rather do: gather around a laptop, tablet, or, horrors, smartphone, or kick back and enjoy it on your big-screen TV?<p>Thought so.<p>Although YouTube was built for Web browsers, it can easily find a home in …

23andGUVMT -- Health and Safety or What? An Antiestablishment Perspective

Is the recent FDA action blocking access to the personal gene analysis services of the company 23andMe really about health and safety? This controversy may instead be more about fear of the future and protecting special interests. What we could be seeing is the usual Luddite paranoia arising at …

Google replaces buggy KitKat with another update

Google's official update to Android 4.4.1 didn't have a particularly long shelf life, as the company began deploying Android 4.4.2 late on Sunday.<p>A Sprint changelog revealed the improvements, reported the blog GottaBeMobile. The update will be arriving on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 phones, and the …

$20 Android keyboard arrives in US

Looking for a low-cost keyboard for your Android tablet? One has just landed in North America.<p>Previously available abroad, the LuxePad A110 is a wired keyboard made by the folks at Taiwan-based Genius. The $20 keyboard connects to your tablet via its Micro-USB port and offers dedicated keys for …

HDMI vs. DisplayPort vs. DVI vs. VGA: Which connection to choose?

With televisions, HDMI is the most common connector. But if you want to connect a computer to your TV (or you've got a new computer monitor), the options tend to be HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and sometimes old-school VGA.<p>Each connection has its pros and cons, and perhaps the best cable to use with …

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition review: Dependable tablet gets pure Android facelift - CNET

MSRP: $349.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition</b> features pure Android with a deeper Google Now integration, and receives the latest updates. It also has a sharp display, expandable memory, and runs a tad faster than its original LG counterpart.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G Pad doesn't have the same …

Gear & Gadgets

The Audiophiliac's under $100 holiday gift guide (pictures)

Granted, the<p>Updated:December 10, 2013 Caption:Steve GuttenbergPhoto:Koss<p>Updated:December 10, 2013 Caption:Steve GuttenbergPhoto:Reference Recordings<p>This London-based<p>Updated:December 10, 2013 Caption:Steve GuttenbergPhoto:Matador<p>MA Recordings<p>Updated:December 10, 2013 Caption:Steve GuttenbergPhoto:MA …

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The first 6 things you need to do with your new Android tablet

So you now have an Android tablet. Congrats. Android tablets are arguably -- some would say inarguably -- the most versatile tablets you can buy. However, after you've gone through the initial setup but before you begin actual normal use of your shiny new portable device, there are a few things -- …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Why Are Honeycrisp Apples So Damn Expensive?

<b>I would argue that the first time</b> you find yourself grumbling about <i>prices these days</i> marks a rite of passage on par with the shedding of baby teeth, tasting your first legal beer, or buying your first home. It tends to happen over something really trivial, like postage stamps, or a vending machine …

Useful Infographic on Picking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

If you've ever wandered the produce aisle of your local grocery market, searching for the produce person to tell you which fruits and vegetables are “in season,” do we have something for you. Column Five Media took information from The Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture to …

23andMe hit with class action over “misleading” genetic ads

California-based 23andMe, already in the midst of a regulatory firestorm with the FDA, is being targeted by a class action lawsuit that claims its …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

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The Fazool Trilogy: Part Three

Of the Italian-American all star bean trio I have written about in the <b>Fazool Trilogy</b>, it is this dish that most refer to when they speak in that slang my high school Italian teacher reviled, "fazool."<p>And in honor of my high school Italian teacher's pet name for me, "pigrone" or lazybones, I've …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Best Kale Smoothie Recipe With Strawberries

The powerhouse vegetable Kale has become a popular salad green thanks to its remarkable nutrient profile. Packed with high concentrations of …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

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