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Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

What’s keeping your phone from tackling more PC tasks? Just a keyboard, mouse and big screen<p>By<p>David Pierce<p>David Pierce<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@pierce<p>piercedavid<p>david.pierce@wsj.com<p>What’s the difference between your phone and a computer? Seriously, look at your phone, and at your laptop. …

Wall Street

iPhone to unlock hotel doors, act as virtual transit card after iOS 12 update

The iPhone 6 was the first iPhone to come with a built-in NFC chip, needed to handle Apple Pay transactions. Apple’s mobile payment solution came …

Apple

Why Backers of Intermittent Fasting Believe It Can Slow Aging

"We’re trying to get more productive, more cognitive function, and potentially live longer."<p>At the offices for HVMN, the workplace culture is all …

Holistic Medicine

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

This simple hack guarantees your phone charger will never break again

To make your otherwise fragile phone charger last for more than a couple of weeks, try out this simple hack! Start by removing the spring from a pen. Next, stretch one end of the spring out a bit so it can fit around the charger cable. You might need to use pliers for this.<p>Now, wind the spring …

Gear & Gadgets

The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback.<p>Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique features. Now the developers behind have given it a complete overhaul in time for the summer.<p>Camera+2 is a …

Apps

This Ring Is Nearly the Perfect Minimalist Fitness Tracker

I’m not into watches or wristbands, but for the last few weeks I’ve been wearing a fitness tracker on my finger. It knows how long I sleep and …

Fitness Technology

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

Have you ever wondered if a different animal would evolve to have human-level intelligence, long after humans have passed away from this planet? We …

Ancient Civilization

The Wi-Fi industry wants to bring you better, cheaper gear–maybe

A new mesh Wi-Fi standard promises lower prices and greater interoperability, but the industry isn’t exactly rushing to support it.<p>While mesh Wi-Fi systems like Eero, Netgear’s Orbi, and Google Wi-Fi can saturate every corner of your home in speedy wireless coverage, they’re also expensive and …

Wi-Fi

Why I Let Go of My Perfect Relationship

<i>What does it really mean to let go? When we turned this question over to our editors and readers, their responses proved that grief, catharsis, and</i> …

Relationships

This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help

A tiny security startup called Kolide is starting to make waves within the computer security world.<p>It helps businesses dive into the guts of their employees' Macintosh computers to find all the sketchy things a hacker could use to break into a corporate network.<p>Kolide is on the radar because its …

Workstations

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Surveillance

9 Unexpected Ways To Clear Negative Energy From Your Life That Actually Work

When your life gets clouded with negative energy, it can be hard to see through it. It can feel like there's an all-encompassing fog that's never …

Self-help

How To: We Tested the Best Burner Phone Apps for iPhone & Android — Here's Our Top 4

A burner number isn't just for criminals and cheating spouses. In this digital world, with many of our interactions being conducted online, a …

Apps

How to instantly tell if someone is attracted to you, according to science

How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? Never mind advice columns in glossy magazines or picking off flower petals, just listen to the findings of this new psychological study on attraction and behavior.<p>The research, published this week in the journal Psychological Bulletin, has conducted …

InterAct

Medical device being hailed as a ‘miraculous’ breakthrough

A “miraculous” device that could save millions of lives is well on the way to becoming a medical reality.<p>It’s an artificial heart.<p>It’s described as a …

Breakthroughs

Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

SpaceX

The three opening lines to use on dating apps that will lead to success EVERY time

Dating app success guaranteed: Expert details the five opening lines that work best - and the biggest turn-offs for men and women seeking love</b> …

Relationships

Watch out, Airbnb: Marriott thinks it can win the home-sharing game

Marriott International has only been piloting its home-sharing program for six months, but it’s already pretty sure it can win the home-sharing game.<p>The 90-year-old hotel company teamed up with Tribute Portfolio Homes for its London-based home-sharing pilot program, and in an earnings call last …

Hospitality

Study suggests your adulthood self-esteem has its roots in the way you were raised as a child

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettStudies of identical and non-identical twins indicate that our self-esteem is influenced by the genes we inherited from our …

Psychology

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Glee

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep Better

The National Sleep Foundation recently published information on how yoga has been shown to improve sleep and prevent insomnia. Their research found …

Yoga

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Consciousness

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

How to find your eyeglass prescription without getting an exam

Need your vision specs so you can order new specs? This magical new tool can give you the numbers.<p>Want to freshen your face with a new pair of eyeglass frames? As you probably know, you can save a small fortune by ordering glasses online.<p>Just one wrinkle: You need to know your prescription. Sure, …

Eyeglasses

How to use dating apps after 40

Digital dating is a lot like driving a car. Or so says Joanna Coles, the Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines and author of the new book "Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in the Digital World." Just like one cannot get behind the wheel without learning the rules of the road, you …

Relationships