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Meet Tamara Levitt, the Toronto woman who soothes millions on the Calm app

You can scarcely go out the door in California without bumping into a Zen master or meditation practitioner. And yet, when it came to choosing a voice for one of the world’s most popular mental wellness apps, the founders of San-Francisco-based Calm.com Inc. turned to a Torontonian. Downloaded 30 …

Meditation

Meditation kept the Thai boys trapped in a cave astonishingly calm

The story of the Thai boys soccer team trapped in a cave for two weeks has captivated millions of people around the world. Lost since June 23rd, the …

Thai Cave Rescue

The simple breathing exercise that works like meditation

The simple breathing exercise that works like meditation<p>July 9, 2018 by Tom Rapsas<p>I once read a story that asked a singer/performer, Bonnie Raitt I …

Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps

Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from both startups and larger companies, companies like Calm are now capturing the excitement of …

Startups

This mineral deficiency might be stopping you from sleeping

Whether it's a deficiency in iron, vitamin D, or calcium, there always seems to be something our bodies are lacking when it comes to functioning like the well-oiled machine it needs to be.<p>Unfortunately, a deficiency in one of the essential vitamins or minerals our bodies crave can throw a whole …

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

With stress levels on the rise, more people than ever are turning to yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices with the aim of improving mental …

Atoms

Samsung wants to give you a smartphone you can fold in 2016

Foldable, flexible, and transparent displays have been around for a while now, but they remain pure concepts rather than actual products. Despite all …

Galaxy Note

Hamnøy

Preview Art On The Wall With Curioos Augmented Reality App

Unless you’re really committed to decorating your home with museum posters, acquiring and hanging original art can be a risky and expensive undertaking. It’s hard to know exactly how a print or painting will look once it’s hanging on your wall, and sometimes you find out you don’t like something …

New Version of Free Google Translate Lets You Translate Using Camera

On Wednesday Google released a new version of <b>Google Translate (free)</b> in the App Store that has some great new features. Most importantly, it now includes Word Lens: you can point your camera at some text in a foreign language, and the translated text will instantly overlay the image on your screen. …

Google Translate

13 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Online marketers spend a lot of time demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO), from the jargon and rules to new updates and algorithms. As the technology continue to advance, what you might know about SEO a year ago may no longer apply today.<p>Since SEO can be quite complex in its ever-adapting …

iOS 8 How-to: Use Camera to enter in credit card info

With iOS 7, Apple added a new feature in iBooks, iTunes and the App Store that allowed users to scan iTunes gift cards with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the string of characters on the back of the card. Now in iOS 8, you can use the device’s camera to scan and enter credit card …

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

These are the people who will build Facebook’s drones

Mark Zuckerberg announced last night that Facebook has brought on “key members” of the staff of Ascenta, a small company based in southwestern England, to develop high-altitude solar-powered drones that could help supply internet access to remote areas. The value of the deal—which didn’t involve …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about products that feel a little less …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

New York City

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move we’ve been expecting for …

Neil Young’s Pono music service plans to launch in early 2014

Pono, the music service spearheaded by Neil Young, will launch in early 2014, according to a Facebook post penned by Young himself. The musician took …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an …

Google acquires Android smartwatch maker WIMM Labs

Google has acquired the smartwatch manufacturer WIMM Labs, seemingly as part of an effort to bolster its own plans for wearable devices. The acquisition was first reported by <i>GigaOM</i>, and has been confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> by a Google spokesperson. WIMM Labs released its first smartwatch back in 2011, …