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Four cups of coffee a day could slash chance of early death

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could slash the chance of early death, a major study suggests.<p>Research on 20,000 middle-aged men and women found that those who drank it regularly had mortality rates almost two thirds lower.<p>Previous studies have found that coffee can improve liver function, …

How to beat P.E.K.K.A.'s Playhouse in Clash Royale

You may find that you hit a wall or churn point when you reach Arena 4, P.E.K.K.A.'s Playhouse, in <i>Clssh</i> Royale, as players become much more familiar …

Clash Royale

More of the Chinese Art of the Crowd

After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is “large crowd formations.” Whether the subject is military parades or world-record attempts, mass exercises or enormous performances, the images are frequently remarkable. The masses of people can look beautiful …

China

This is one of the most rewarding games I've ever played, but it's also incredibly terrifying

1/<p>This is Yharnam, the gothic city you'll be exploring in "Bloodborne."<p>PlayStation<p>2/<p>And this is you. You are a Hunter.<p>PlayStation<p>3/<p>As a hunter, it's …

Apple Music streams songs at the same quality as iTunes downloads

Regular music listeners may not care, but there's segment of audiophiles out there that really cares deeply about their music's audio quality.<p>It was …

7 Things Parents Should Know About 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (Spoiler-Free)

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>I published a conventional review of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, which opens nationwide in the US today, on GeekDad a short time …

Design FX: How ILM Completely Overhauled the Hulk for Age of Ultron

When ILM started effects work on <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, one of their ultimate goals was to completely overhaul the Hulk—and overhaul they did. …

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Replay: Detailing Biggest Moments of Explosive Fight

Floyd Mayweather looks to have finally ended the years-long debate about whether he or Manny Pacquiao is the superior fighter. The 38-year-old moved to a perfect 48-0 in the ring with a unanimous-decision victory over Pacquiao.<p>According to HBO Boxing, the judges scored it 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 …

NVIDIA SHIELD: What You May Not Understand About The New 4K Streamer

In the consumer space, NVIDIA has dedicated much of the last four years building up their gaming footprint by investing to improve the overall gaming experience, wherever the gamer wants to game. NVIDIA is currently delivering leadership products and technologies in gaming tablets, handheld gaming, …

Living Rooms

99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck

Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Look, up in the sky! Meet the lesser-known superheroes coming to your screens

iCloud Photo Sharing: The ultimate guide

Apple's iCloud service includes iCloud Photo Sharing, which lets you share images and video with friends, family, and colleagues on an iPhone, iPad, …

Watch the creation of mobile's first gorgeous series in The Art of Infinity Blade

Earlier this week, the Infinity Blade franchise celebrated its fourth anniversary, and the developers at Chair Entertainment created a video that explores the art behind a series that blurs the line between mobile and console graphics.<p>Press play above to watch the featurette, which Chair shared …

Qvod, the Chinese Video Service with a Special Business Model, was Pulled down, Thanks to Lawsuit Filed by Tencent

Qvod, or Kuaibo in Chinese, was recently sued for video rights infringement and is required to pay RMB260 million (roughly US$42mn) fine. What’s …

Everything You Need to Know About Supernatural: Bloodlines

Supernatural<p>For better or for worse, <i>Supernatural</i>: <i>Bloodlines</i> is finally here. Set in Chicago, the potential spin-off features fledgling hunter Ennis …

Why Apple has stopped growing

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago. Analysts agree with him. Apple generated more revenue than ever in the the first fiscal quarter of 2014, which …

Selling

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

Getty Images is betting its business on embeddable photos<p>If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Twitter for iPhone 6.0 brings photo sharing to DMs, Reading List support, redesign, more

Twitter for iPhone received a major update today bringing yet another user interface update for iOS 7 and a handful of feature additions.<p>Namely, users can now share images over Direct Messages, which is now featured prominently on the bottom tab bar. Previously, users had to rely on third party …

Difference between Chinese and US Hardware Entrepreneurial Environment: Jiang Zhaoning, Founder of Appcessory Solution Provider Yeelink

Hardware industry comes under spotlight in China with the emergence of more and more smart wearables and the entrance of domestic Internet giants, …

The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process

At one point not so long ago, Yahoo (s yhoo) was one of the top technology companies in the world. “The only exception [was] Google,” Bassel Ojjeh, a …

7 Must-Read Tips for Buying Headphones

So many elements affect the sound you hear through headphones. Headphones are nearly as important for determining sound quality as the device they're …

Apple book season: tidbits from Dogfight as unofficial Jony Ive biography goes on sale

For fans of books about Apple, this is a epic time. Earlier this week, Fred Vogelstein’s book <i>Dogfight</i> went on sale, and today, Leander Kahney’s <i>The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products</i> book about Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive went on sale.<p><i>Dogfight</i> focuses on the …

Watch: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Toys Are Made

Before your favorite action figures land on the shelves of Walmart and Toys R Us, they’ve already lived a full life. Prior to the mass manufacturing, …

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”<p>Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with <i>all these binders</i>???”<p>Staring at …