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These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

Apps

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Televisions

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …

Mathematics

PS4 Update 5.03 Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

PlayStation 4's latest firmware update is available to download now, but don't expect it to do all that much. According to Sony, system update 5.03 "improves system performance." The patch weighs in at around 375 MB, and it's mandatory to install--just turn your PS4 on and the update should begin …

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked by how often they appeared in Google searches — along with what the science says …

Exercise

The 25 best battery life laptops for 2017

If you're shopping for a holiday laptop or hybrid, these are the models that offer the longest battery life.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> An updated version of this roundup is here, in our collection of the laptops with the best battery life.<p>Anyone considering a new laptop purchase for themselves or as a gift …

Batteries

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Ethereum hoax led to $4B in losses

The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum dropped dramatically following news of its creator’s death. One problem: he wasn’t dead.<p>A post on 4Chain claimed Vitalik Buterin — creator of blockchain technology Ethereum and currency Ether — died in a fatal car accident. Following news of what was later …

This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim

The Vim text editor is beloved by programmers. It’s ludicrously powerful, and lets you accomplish tasks with greater efficiency than you otherwise would. But boy, is it complicated. So complicated that one of the most popular questions on developer Q&A site Stack Overflow is “<i>How do I exit …

The 4 Best Homemade Snacks to Eat Before Your Workout​ | Men’s Health

These energy balls provide an easy, grab-and-go form of energy on the run. I love making them in bulk for the week and freezing.This recipe makes 24 energy balls.<p><b>What you’ll need:</b><p>1 1/2 cups rolled oats<p>1/2 cup whey protein powder (about 2 scoops)<p>1/2 tsp. cinnamon<p>1 Tbsp. chia seeds<p>1/2 cup smooth, …

Every app needs to steal this feature for easier reading

There are many ways to improve the reading experience on mobile device. As some quality ebook and read-later services like Google Play Books and Pocket have shown, allowing users to adjust fonts, screen colors and brightness can certainly help cut down on eye strain.<p>Now, how about reducing the need …

The new Google Earth puts stunning Earth porn right in Chrome

Google Earth has been reborn.<p>Google unveiled a completely redesigned Google Earth and it does away with the single worst thing about the previous …

Google Earth

Google takes on Slack with new Hangouts 'Chat' and 'Meet' apps

Ever since Google launched Allo and Duo, we’ve known that Hangouts would be making the transition from a consumer-focused product to a business one. That change begins today with the announcement of Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.<p>While the standard Hangouts app will stick around for a while, it’s …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Software

Google figured out a way to zoom and enhance photos just like in the movies

A common trope in crime films and TV shows is the ability for law enforcement agencies to zoom in on grainy photos and security camera footage, and ‘enhance‘ the pixelated image like it’s no big deal – making detective work a breeze.<p>The fact is that it’s usually impossible to achieve this because …

Mobile Photography

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Innovation

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

Why Travel Is The Key To Happy Employees

As a public speaker, I travel every week. It’s a requirement of the job; clients never send 500 people to you. So as someone who reaches executive platinum status with American Airlines before summer every year, I don’t think of travel when I think of fun. But according to a recent FlexJobs survey, …

Employment

7 Hacks Guaranteed to get you Killer deals on Airfare

Shares 559<p>Buying flights at full fare is a thing of the past. Now-a-days with so many error fares, booking engines which let you search for months …

Microsoft Teams challenges Slack for office dominance

Who will win the workplace-chat war? Microsoft is going head-to-head with Slack and Facebook.<p>Chatting and collaborating with colleagues used to be all about watercoolers and whiteboards. These days it's more about videoconferencing, email and at least one form of instant messaging.<p>Microsoft is the …

Software

Nintendo is going to win the holidays with NES Classic Edition

Hundreds of hours of nostalgia packed into a tiny box that is smaller and lighter than your mobile phone.<p>Nintendo seems to have stumbled onto the …

A Supermoon Like This One Won't Come Again Until 2034

On Nov. 14, skywatchers will be treated to a supermoon so big and bright that it’s being billed as a “super-dupermoon” or an “extra-supermoon.”<p>Supermoons aren’t especially uncommon, but this will be the nearest that a full moon has come to Earth since January 26, 1948. The full moon won’t get this …

Supermoon

Fat or thin: can the bacteria in our gut affect our eating habits and weight?

<i>Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and</i> …

10 Life Lessons Millennials Learned From Video Games (That Older Generations Don't Understand) | Inc.com

While many individuals are skeptical about the role and impact of video games on well-being and productivity, millions of people around the world enrich their lives, develop lasting friendships, and learn life lessons from them.<p>To gain an insider's perspective, I interviewed a fellow Inc.com …

Entrepreneurship

Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Memory Concetration

<b>Brain food</b> is a nourishment thought to be beneficial to our brain, especially in increasing <b>memory concentration</b> and <b>intellectual power</b>. Eating well is good for our mental and physical health. Our brain requires nutrients just like our muscles, lungs, and heart. In order to boost your immune …

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

<b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder …

Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Well, at least we've got that.<p>Winos can be pretty pumped about this latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of smell, along with larger, thicker parts of the brain. It's thought that this thickness can …