Frederic B. Squires

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9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Happy relationships shouldn't be hard work! That's one of the upbeat findings from my landmark study of marriage, which has been following 373 married couples since 1986.[1] Here's more good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it …

University of Michigan

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhibit toxic behaviors. This conversation led me into a place of reflection where I thought back to what my life had been like a few years ago when I …

Emotional Intelligence

15 best Chromecast apps for Android

The Chromecast is probably the most popular video streaming device of all time. Even though it’s a small piece of hardware, it allows you to connect your TV to practically anything else in the house with a processor in it and that includes your Android phone. In most cases, it’s easier to use a …

YO! Taco Bell’s new iPhone app is the future of fast food

What if you could skip the late-night line at Taco Bell by ordering from your phone? It would be Doritos Locos heaven.<p>Taco Bell is trying to reinvent the drive-through with a new mobile app released today for iOS and Android. The entire Taco Bell menu is available inside the app, with all the …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Apps

Online Dating Over 50: The Rules of The Game

High50's Monica Porter, who dated "dangerously" for a year, shares nine top tips to help protect yourself, including: don't believe anything, be careful who you get into bed with and split the check.<p>If you're looking for romance through online dating, make skepticism your starting point, says …

Relationships

14 Ways to Be a Happier Person

Sometime this morning, during your shower or at breakfast, you probably did a mental run-through of your day. You decided when you’d tackle various …

Happiness

Google Glass Explorer Edition now open to any U.S. resident

In a huge step forward for Google’s Glass, their heads-up display style wearable computer, the Explorer Edition is now in open beta to all US residents. That’s right, starting today anyone in the US can purchase the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as Google has them in stock.<p>After putting Glass up …

Wearable Tech

Belkin's Ultra-Slim QODE Thin Type Keyboard Now Available for iPad Air

Belkin today announced the availability of the QODE Thin Type for iPad Air, adding an ultra-slim keyboard option to its popular QODE line of tablet keyboards. QODE Thin Type for iPad Air features an anodized aluminum design, 79 hours of battery life and iOS specific keys that pair nicely with the …

Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

It's early evening on a Thursday and you're at a networking event, balancing a small plate of appetizers in one hand. Someone comes up to you to say hello. She acts like you've met before, but you can't recall where.<p>"It's Jackie Barnes," she says.<p>"Jackie Barnes," you repeat like you remember. "It's …

Oculus Rift Will Finally Go On Sale To Consumers Next Year

Management at Oculus VR, the Irvine, Calif.-company that Facebook bought for $2 billion earlier this year, will be "disappointed" if it doesn't have a headset available at retail for ordinary people before 2016, according to an Oculus spokesperson.<p>Althogh there is no specific launch date, a …

Ready Player One

A new way to see: Why Oculus Rift and Google Glass are on a collision course

As a technology executive since the early ’90s, I’ve enjoyed a front-row seat to the digital revolution. I’ve observed the meteoric rise of the Internet, broadband, social media, and mobile and watched their consumer adoption soar from 9 percent to 90 percent. Today, we’re on the cusp of a similar …