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The Rise Of Unlocked Smartphones Will Transform The U.S. Wireless Market

Between Apple’s new upgrade program and a wave of cheap unlocked handsets, consumers are about to be enlightened.<p>A few years ago, you’d have been crazy to buy a new phone without your wireless carrier’s blessing.<p>At least in the United States, locking yourself into a two-year contract was the …

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

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Ignite your predictive analytics with Spark

Why are people talking about Apache Spark? It’s because many organizations are using the myriad features of this open source engine to boost their …

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

The Startup That Resurrected Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Long-Lost Project

Fifteen years ago, the rising stars wanted to use the internet to find young, promising filmmakers. Now, the idea that was a little before its time is getting a second chance.<p>Long ago, when the internet was still YouTube-less, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had something of a radical idea: use the …

At Under 400 Calories, These Slow-Cooker Meals Equal Weight-Loss Success

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race, but slow and steady also makes it happen when it comes to low-calorie meals. Dust off the ol' slow cooker and whip up these meals — full of flavor, fiber, and protein, and all under 400 calories.

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New research tool can improve battery life by 16%

Battery life is among the biggest concerns for smartphone users ever since screens started growing and technology within our cellphones evolved. So far our best solution is providing a larger battery, but until a new type of energy source shows up there are also plenty of software improvements that …

7 Reasons Companies Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs are considered unemployable. Here are several reasons why it's best they just start their own company.<p>I started my first company at the age of 25 after every job I had frustrated me. When I made the Inc. 500 list at 35 years old, I joined the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was …

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Fitness Technology

Update: Why 2015 Will Bring the Death of Email Overload

Email is dead. Long live email.<p>RIP, traditional email. It was great knowing you. We've tried to get along, but you are a pesky, annoying nuisance. Don't hit the SMTP server on your way out, OK?<p>That's right: In 2015, email is taking a backseat compared to a few alternative ways to communicate more …

Tis the Season for Giving: 10 Free PDFs for Your Home Games!

Christmas is fast approaching and that means that gifts are being bought for every child and semi-distant relative. The malls are packed with hordes …