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It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an …

Social Media

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile: are early upgrade plans a good deal?

These plans aren't a rip-off anymore, but they're not for everyone<p><i>Editor's Note: Since we first compared each of the early upgrade plans, carriers have significantly changed how they work. Verizon recently overhauled its Edge program with its new</i> <i>"More Everything" plans</i><i>, and Sprint has replaced its</i> …

The Commercial Break Workout Keeps You Fit While Watching TV

Sitting all day can greatly damage your body, so when you are watching TV, put those commercial breaks to use with these short-burst workouts made by …

Seven Clever Ways to Use Your Phone's Camera for More Than Just Photos

Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better, but they can do more than just take beautiful photos. They can turn your smartphone into a …

Developers can eventually use Ingress to make their own games

Alternate reality game Ingress opens up to the public tomorrow, and sometime in the future it may open to other developers who want to make their own games using the platform.<p>When the game opens to all Android users who want to play anyone can download the app and join the quest to control the …

Ghosts of Nexus past: Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S vs Nexus One (video)

A video comparison between all the Nexus smartphones made to date shows how far Nexus performance has come, but also reveals the improvements and optimizations in Android from Nexus One to Nexus 5.<p>It’s not exactly fair to compare later 2013 flagships to much older Nexus devices – the Nexus One was …

The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

Go on enough job interviews and you'll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same things. But what are employers really looking for when they ask …

How to Create a Diet Plan That Doesn't Suck and Actually Stick to It

From Zone to Atkins to Paleo, you’ve probably heard of a million dietary plans to help you eat better and lose weight. But many diets, fad or …

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

Five Knives Every Home Chef Should Own

Unless you're some sort of Ginsu master, capable of slicing, dicing, and jullienning an entire meal together with a single blade, food prep is a …

Knives

You can now see some of the dirt a major data marketer has on you

Acxiom knows a lot about you, and it's finally letting you see how much<p>Marketers need to know a lot about you in order to tailor online ads toward your interests. If you've ever wondered just how much they have on you, you may be in luck: Acxiom, one of the largest data harvesters around, is …

Let the god games begin: 22cans' Godus beta available on Steam Early Access September 13th (update: iOS and Android release dates)

A collective effort pulled back Curiosity's curtain early this summer, and now it's nearly time to play god. On September 13th, 22cans and Peter Molyneux will make the beta release of <i>Godus</i>, the studio's latest "experiment" in god gaming, available via Steam Early Access for PC and Mac. The early …

Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire

<i>Editor's note: With the now-renamed BlackBerry back in the news for all the wrong reasons, from large layoffs to an investment deal that has a new CEO stepping in, now's a good time to revisit our take on the smartphone pioneer's rise and fall. Published in early 2012, this story covers the</i> …

Build an Automatic Plant Watering System from Plastic Bags and Thread

If you're leaving town for a while but don't want your plants to wither while you're gone, you can ask a friend to stop by and water them, or you can …

You can now track sharks off the East Coast in real time

An ambitious project means anyone can now track the movements of almost 50 sharks in realtime. Some 47 sharks have been tagged with an array of sensors that allow scientists to accurately plot their position. The data is then fed into the OCEARCH Global Tracker, which updates the sharks' location …

This Interactive Tool Shows the Cheapest Wireless Plans for Your Needs

If you've ever tried to compare cell phone plan prices, you know it's an exercise in frustration. This calculator from The Wall Street Journal …

Disable Ads on YouTube With This Simple Command

There are a lot of ways to block ads, but with a simple command in the developer console, you can disable all ads on YouTube via an experiment.<p>Google …

This Animation Teaches You More About Physics Than High School Ever Did

It's a shame I never paid attention in physics class because outside of Walter White's school of chemistry, physics might be the coolest type of …

Physics

OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped

Amazon has the OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 less than anywhere else and 43% off the list price of $70. Amazon’s customers also gave the Oontz 4.5/5 stars with good reviews.<p>The Oontz features a 10 hour rechargeable …

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Make Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse for a Quick and Delicious Treat

Desserts don't have to get overly complicated—plenty of awesome two-ingredient options exist. We've previously featured cookies and ice cream. Now …

Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley - The Best Sizzling Spicy Appetizer

Appetizers are purely for fun. <i>Hors d'oeuvres</i> the French call them: "outside of the works." They are likely to have a wicked lot of calories but most …

Play Pac-Man as a first-person horror game

You are caught in a dark maze full of glowing orbs. You're hungry and only the orbs can feed your insatiable appetite. But at each turn, danger lurks. Merciless ghosts haunt your every move. This is the story of Pac-Man.<p>Freelance game developer Tom Davies has converted Pac-Man into a first-person …

Pacman

10 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain

Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as …

Apps