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7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Meditation

18 DIY Cooking Hacks Alton Brown Taught Us

Long before DIY became a trendy term via Pinterest, Alton Brown was hard at work on the Food Network show "Good Eats," training home chefs on the virtues of science and thriftiness in the kitchen. Brown's ban on "unitaskers," or cooking tools with only one use, led to some resourceful hacks. Here …

Is the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit right for you? These videos could help you decide

Foregoing any Broadway and Bollywood theatrics, Samsung has posted videos of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. The videos are pleasantly simple, offering a hands-on overview and walk-through of some key features of each device. Best of all, the real-user feel and normal day-to-day functions …

Gear & Gadgets

Robotiky makes coding as simple as A B C++

Meet Robotiky, the two-wheeled robot toy that teaches people young and old how to program.<p>Robotiky -- described as "Scratch meets Lego Mindstorms" -- …

This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture

“The Roost–stop hunching over your laptop,” I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand that’s raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter, I’ve finally found a solution.<p>My main issue with most laptop …

Art as science? Computer technology and classical music

Ivan Hewett considers the merits of using technology in classical music and explains why two "so-so" concerts have stuck firmly in his mind.<p>Joseph Addison, great wit and co-founder of the Spectator magazine, once joked in a letter to the playwright William Congreve that learning a new language had …

Flute

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Alan Turing

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Microsoft partners with Time Warner to launch an Xbox 360 app with 300 live TV channels this summer

Microsoft has inked a “landmark” deal with Time Warner Cable to offer Xbox 360 owners live access for up to 300 TV channels. Viewers will need an existing subscription to Time Warner Cable, as well as an Xbox Live Gold membership, to access the service in the United States when it launches later …

Report: Android malware problem is getting worse by the hour

Earlier this year, we saw a report that said there was a 163% rise in the number of malware-infected Android devices in 2012. As shocking as that figure might be, we have a new report now that says the problem has blown up even further.<p>According to a recently published report[1] from networking …

Mobile

Google+ Turns Two: Why I'm Becoming A Convert

Google+, Google’s social network, turns 2 today. And like a toddler, it’s starting to find its footing after a lot of crawling around and wailing.<p>ReadWrite was the first outlet to report on Google+, creating a lot of anticipation for Google’s take on social networking. Like many people in the …

What’s in a ‘G’? Why terms like 5G and LTE-Advanced are important

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / dslaven<p>I’ve used a lot of digital column inches railing against the mobile industry and tech media’s …

A Motorized, Super-Detailed Robot Villain Made By A Doctor Who Fan

A DIY version of the sci-fi series' ultimate alien: the Dalek.<p>Despite his devotion to Daleks—those cruel, armor-clad extraterrestrials from the TV show Doctor Who, now in its 50th year—Jim Rossiter has no interest in annihilating other civilizations. The 57-year-old Australian just likes how the …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Why three-parent babies are the way forward

Three-parent babies will likely spark concerns over the creation of 'designer babies'. But Michael Rimington, a practising infertility specialist, explains that while there is DNA from three people in the child, the genetic characteristics of the baby are those of the natural mother and father.<p>The …

Genetics

Photos by Miki Asai

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …