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Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Why LEDs Burn Out Too Fast

Did you know that normal LED bulbs can burn out quickly—more quickly than incandescents—when connected to dimmer switches or old wiring? I sure …

Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes (updated)

You'd expect a smart doorbell to instantly boot out everyone the moment you change your password, but that isn't necessarily the case. The <i>Information</i> has learned that the app for Ring's video doorbell wasn't forcing users to sign-in after password changes, regardless of how much time had elapsed -- …

Customers

There’s nowhere your smartphone can’t see with this awesome wireless camera accessory

If love cool new smartphone accessories, prepare to be wowed. The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a 16-foot borescope that …

The (Long) List of Financial Documents You Should Keep

In this season of paper piles, bursting files and inscrutable tax forms arriving in the mail, tip your cap to one aspect of the new tax bill. If you’re among the millions of people who will no longer be itemizing your deductions next year, there may just be less mess in your future.<p>This is no …

Personal Finance

Nest is ready to take over your smart home now

When Google first launched its assistant-enabled Google Home, many onlookers wondered why Nest, the Alphabet-owned smart home gadget maker, wasn't …

Smart Homes

Next to Be Hacked? Your Dinner

As we add our kitchens, restaurants, and other food systems to the Internet of Things, our reliance on cybersecurity continues to grow.<p>Imagine the luxury of a smart kitchen that knows you so well that it orders groceries to be delivered in time for Meatless Monday and links to your Fitbit so it can …

The Automated Gardens of Eden

Yukai Du<p>Faster, cheaper lighting, robotics, machine learning, and data storage are finally making indoor farming not just feasible but fantastically productive and versatile.<p>Deep in the middle of winter, snow often blankets much of the East Coast of the U.S., and temperatures can drop below …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

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> …

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 to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to 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

If your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) 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 prevent your texts from taking over your life. …

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

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>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 …

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 …

Dental Care

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 …

A seemingly benign viral game about paperclips reveals why AI could be a huge danger to humanity

The game, as described by Business Insider's Matt Weinberger (one of the many staffers at Business Insider, myself included, who have become quickly addicted) is fairly straightforward: You are in charge of making as many paperclips as possible. As you progress and sell paperclips, you unlock …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Red Hat

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

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 Mac.<p>Honestly, I'm a little embarrassed to admit …

Software

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, …

Privacy

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 …