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Apple’s Biggest Claim About HomePod Is Legit, According To Our Acoustics Tests

We used some professional-grade audio testing gear to show how the HomePod’s fancy algorithms distribute sound evenly throughout the room.<p><i>This is Part Two of a three-part series of reviews of Apple’s HomePod. We published a subjective analysis of the device on Friday. A story tomorrow will test</i> …

Smart Homes

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out<p>When Graz University of Technology researcher Michael Schwarz first reached out to Intel, he thought he was about to ruin the company’s day. He had found a problem with their chips, together with his colleagues Daniel …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($899.00 at Walmart) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help …

iOS

Apple Warns iPhone X Has A Nasty New Surprise

Google’s Pixel 2XL is a fabulous smartphone whose reputation has been dragged through the mud. This is due to its display which has a blue tint at angles and isolated reports of OLED ‘burn-in’. Now Apple has just warned the iPhone X, the most expensive iPhone ever released, carries the same</i> …

Mobile Technology

The Moon is a floating smart home cam with a built-in hub - CNET

If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your movements. If you think smart home tech is exciting and inventive, well, the Moon might help you prove that point as well.<p>According …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us

Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion, was no …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Innovation

This new phishing attack could make you give away your Apple ID password | Trusted Reviews

<b>Most iOS users are so used to popups asking for their Apple ID password by now that they just fill it in without a second thought.</b><p>But one mobile app …

Paper clip game 'superintelligence' theory

The harbinger of human extinction. David/Flickr<p>A game about making paperclips has gone viral, and it's a sly nod to a famous thought experiment about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.<p>The game, as described by Business Insider's Matt Weinberger (one of the many staffers at Business …

Singularity

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

Molecules Chilled Close to Absolute Zero Just Smashed a New Physics Record

Scientists are breaking the limits.<p>A two-step cooling process using lasers has allowed physicists to push molecules of calcium monofluoride down to a …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Use Google's New Flight and Hotel Search to Save More Money

The vacation planning process is about to get a little easier (and cheaper).<p>While Google's flight and hotel searches already offer travelers great …

Google and VMware are teaming up with a $2.8 billion startup to get an edge in the cloud wars with Amazon

The weapon is Kubernetes, a software project that started out as a way for Google to manage its massive server infrastructure and has since become a go-to tool for modern software developers.<p>The partners are VMware and Pivotal, a spinoff of VMware valued at $2.8 billion. Together, the three …

Kubernetes

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.<p>If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a …

Read Tim Cook's powerful note to Apple employees about Charlottesville violence

Apple CEO Tim Cook has no time for white supremacists and neo-Nazis.<p>He made it pretty clear in a powerful note to Apple employees, which also slams …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

This is Google Jump’s next-generation VR camera rig

Plus a promising new 360-degree consumer camera from Yi Technology<p>Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself in the last two years by releasing some surprisingly capable GoPro competitors. Now the Xiaomi-backed Yi is expanding into the world of VR and 360-degree video with two new …

Virtual Reality

The great garbage fire debate: Should we be burning our trash into energy?

Other countries convert incinerated waste into electricity and heat. Could this help our trash crisis?<p>Earlier this year, a video explaining Sweden’s efficient trash burning system made the Facebook rounds, touting a shocking statistic: less than one percent of this country’s household waste ends up …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Medical Research

A Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Around The World (Updated Regularly)

Finding an open wireless connection in many airports isn’t always easy, or possible, without a password (or local phone number which is stupid). The …

Wireless

Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map

Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map.<p>Travel blogger and …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

MEET THE MAKER – David Alexander Flinn<p><i>YSL talks to him about what motivates, challenges and inspires him in his pursuit of fulfilment.</i><p>Read Past Issues

Your Thoughts Can Change Your Reality – Says Scientist

What if someone told you your own thoughts possess the immense power to change your reality?<p>Is it really possible to alter the present and the future …

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop …

Engineering

Want More Success and Happiness? No Joke, Science Says Avoid Pride

Research says pride comes in two different personalities. One you definitely want to avoid, if you want to live life to the fullest.<p>Do you consider yourself a proud person? Well, after this article, you may want to re-consider whether it's serving you or working against you. As it turns out, a rare …

Emotional Intelligence 101: These 3 Words Can Turn Anxiety Into Advantage, According to Science

It's not about staying calm. In fact, it's the complete opposite.<p>When was the last time you were anxious?<p>Maybe you got worked up over a big presentation. Or preparing for that meeting to ask for a pay raise. Or getting ready to text that guy or girl you especially clicked with recently.<p>When …