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8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Steady App for iPhone Calms Shaky Video While You Shoot

One of the most vexing aspects of shooting hand-held video is the twitchy, jumpy footage it often produces. Poor image stabilization, or none at all, will ruin a shoot by making the results impossible to watch.<p>Stupeflix’s Steady for iPhone, released today, lets you shoot stable video in square or …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

100-Year-Olds Moms Share Insights On What It Means to Be a Mother

This Mother’s Day, why not take some advice from three women who’ve been moms for a very, very long time?<p>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the …

John McAfee launches Chadder, a new encrypted private messaging app

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee has launched a new messaging app called Chadder, with a focus on encryption and security.<p>The app is produced by Future Tense Private Systems (FTC), a company founded by McAfee that has previously developed the Dcentral1 app, in conjunction with Etransfr. FTC …

Stop judging me for shopping with food stamps

Millions of Americans use WIC benefits each month, but the negative stigma remains. I feel it every time I shop<p>Frida Berrigan<p>May 3, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.<p>The girl behind the checkout counter at Shop Rite sighed deeply and pushed her manager call …

Cell phone searches at the Supreme Court: a guide to today’s big privacy case (and where to learn more)

(Update: here are the transcripts from Wurie and Riley, and the SCOTUSBlog argument summary, which suggests the court favors some search limits)<p>On …

Scio: This device tells you the chemical makeup of your food, drinks, and pills

Consumer Physics is unveiling its Scio handheld sensor, which can scan food, pills, or plants and tell you the chemical makeup of the object. It delivers those results wirelessly in real-time to the user’s smartphone.<p>Once the device ships later this year, you’ll be able to use it to decipher the …

Aereo’s CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves

In 2012, Chet Kanojia set out to take on TV’s goliaths with a slingshot full of tiny antennas, but he never imagined things would go so far so fast. …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Entitle Brings Its Subscription E-Books To E-Ink Readers, Including The Nook

When e-book service Entitle launched last December, one of the main selling points was the idea that subscribers truly own their books. Now the company says it has given users even more control by allowing them to transfer books to their Nooks, Kobos or Sony Readers.<p>Until now, it seems that …

Tawkers Launches An App For Publishing Your Texts

New York-based startup Tawkers has launched a new iPhone app that lets users publish their texts to its platform and creates a public forum for text-based conversations from your cell phone.<p>Let’s say you and a friend were texting each other about this geopolitical train wreck, and that you happened …

The Kids Behind @HistoryInPics Are Trying to Build a Legit Business

Eric Damier drove to the hotel in Los Angeles to pick up his business partners, Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, both of whom are barely old enough …

Harvard student tried to dodge exam with bomb hoax, FBI says

A Harvard student was charged Tuesday with making a hoax bomb threat just so he could get out of a final exam.<p>Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, Mass., was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He could face as long as five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a …

Avoid Antibacterial Soaps, Say Consumer Advocates

This week's action by the FDA on soap doesn't go far enough, they say.<p><b>Federal officials' questions about antibacterial soaps have raised a lather among environmental and consumer advocates concerned about the safety of controversial ingredients in these cleansers.</b><p><b>Reviving a long-running controversy</b> …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Online Retailer Faces Lawsuit After Fining Couple $3,500 For Negative Review, Then Dinging Their Credit Score

The lawsuit, which is seeking damages of at least $75,000, accuses KlearGear.com of defaming customers John and Jen Palmer, inflicting emotional distress, and violating the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.<p>"Companies like KlearGear.com that engage in abusive consumer practices need to be …

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Check Out The Best Features In LG's Newest Giant Android Phone

The LG Optimus G Pro is a giant Android phone with a 5.5-inch display.<p>The resolution is very sharp. It even has a higher resolution than the iPhone …

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Reviewers Like The LG's New Bendable Phone, But Think The Price Is Outrageous

Laptop Magazine/Screenshot<p>LG's newest smartphone looks different.<p>It's one of the first devices that is embracing curved displays while Samsung is …

35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig<p>"Watership Down" by Richard Adams<p>"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

REVIEW: Motorola Made A Really Good Phone If You Don't Want To Spend A Lot Of Money

Part of the reason why about 80% of all smartphones runAndroidis because manufacturers are able to takeGoogle's free software and sell it on very …

35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig<p>"Watership Down" by Richard Adams<p>"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey …

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The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

Buying a mobile device these days can feel like signing a pact with the devil – and to make matters worse, it’s difficult to determine where the …

Investigator pleads for help in marathon bombing probe: 'Someone knows who did this'

The FBI’s lead investigator into the Boston Marathon bombings on Tuesday made a passionate plea for information from the public, saying the “range of suspects and motives remains wide open” as the probe into who might be responsible for the attacks begins.<p>“Someone knows who did this,” said Richard …