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Take two: GoPro's Karma drone set for 2017 relaunch

It's no secret that the launch of GoPro's Karma drone didn't exactly go to plan, with the company quickly recalling thousands of the highly …

CES 2017: The Sirius A is a pocket PC with more ports than your laptop

Look, I get it. The future is upon us, and everything should be wireless. And for things that don’t need to be, USB-C is an awesome do-it-all port.<p>But until that single-port future arrives, a lot of us rely on a litany of different connectors. That’s what makes Ockel’s Sirius A so refreshing: it’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Fat or thin: can the bacteria in our gut affect our eating habits and weight?

<i>Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and</i> …

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Technology is taking jobs away from men—and reviving a pre-industrial version of masculinity

Many men lost their jobs when technology made them obsolete. The new jobs available were soul-crushing, undignified, and required an arduous commute—and that’s assuming companies would hire them. Most employers wouldn’t, because the men were considered too old and unskilled for the new work. And …

Manufacturing

Conversational chatbots are yielding superior user interfaces

It may be hard to believe all the hype out there about chatbots – if only because there’s just so darn much of it out there right now to believe. But I’m here to attest that bots are not just a fad. Based on the early returns we’ve witnessed since developing one to use with our community of sports …

Chatbots

The emerging Darwinian approach to analytics and augmented intelligence

Mark Palmer Contributor<p>Mark Palmer is senior vice president and general manager of engineering at TIBCO.<p>Much has been made about the business implications of recent, rapid advancements in cognitive computing — that is, the possibility of advanced analytics tools to help human knowledge workers …

Blowing up on Kickstarter, Hello brings video conferencing and security to any TV

The $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category hasn’t evolved much since we were introduced to Cisco and Polycom. At the same time Smart TVs are making video conferencing easier. But it’s still not <i>that</i> easy.<p>Hello is a new startup addressing this space — created by two former …

This solar-powered backpack could end your battery woes forever

After a week using BirkSun’s solar-powered bag exclusively, I can honestly say I’m hooked. Why we don’t have solar panels on all our backpacks is beyond me, but the ability to charge a device without having to worry about first charging an external battery is a godsend — especially here in …

Clean Energy

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are …

How To Pack The Perfect Airplane Carry-on

When it comes to flying it is really a means to get to your destination, unless you are lucky enough to be a First Class flyer in which case you have …

Jet Lag

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

'Star Trek Beyond' Takes an Ethical Leap Forward

The film is a paean to the value of diversity, and perhaps heralds the end of “speciesism” on the big screen.<p>If you’re looking for a diversion after two weeks of heavy convention viewing, I’d recommend a trip to the multiplex to see “Star Trek Beyond.” The reason isn’t just that the movie is by far …

Science Fiction

The Robomow Diaries: App turns lawn care into a video game

The Robomow RS612 connects to an app that lets you change the robot lawnmower's settings and check on its progress. But the coolest feature is a virtual joystick that lets you control the mower's movements.<p><i>(This is the fourth installment in a weekly series documenting our tests with the Robomow</i> …

Lawn Mowing

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>Getty Images<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery …

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …

Dementia

This short documentary shows how astronomers hope to find the next habitable planets

Trying to discover habitable planets isn't just for science fiction anymore<p>Just a couple of decades ago, the very idea that there were other planets orbiting stars throughout the universe was something that belonged to science fiction. However, recent research has shown not only are there other …

Universe

Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia, Experts Say

“Has the person become agitated, aggressive, irritable, or temperamental?” the questionnaire asks. “Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about her/his power, wealth or skills?”<p>Or maybe another kind of personality change has happened: “Does she/he no longer care about anything?”<p>If the answer is yes …

Dementia

Is It Ever Too Late to Start Healthy Habits?

Do you ever worry you've waited too long to adopt an anti-aging lifestyle? Don't! Research shows that starting to eat well, exercise regularly and …

Holistic Medicine

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

5 Startups That Are Killing It With Social Media Marketing

Social media is seductive because of its easy point of entry and low-cost basis, but a lot of time and effort are required to create a successful campaign. Large corporations can dump money into huge advertising campaigns whenever they want, but it’s the bit players -- the emerging startups of the …

Marketing

Researchers have devised a treatment called MEND to reverse Alzheimer’s in Early-stage patients.

The human toll is evident. Patients knowing they are going to progressively lose their minds, functionality, and their very lives, must somehow learn …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Science Says A ‘Suck It Up’ Parenting Style Kind Of Sucks

Studies suggest comforting a crying child is better for their long term development than telling them to be strong or get over it<p>One of the hardest …

13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal

A writer friend recently asked me a brief but not-so-simple question: <i>How do you decide where to send your work?</i><p>In other words: Faced with seemingly …

Creative Writing

Sexy Summer-Themed Foreign Films – Page 9

<b>Bilitis (1977)</b><p>A coming-of-age tale about a schoolgirl’s summer exploring her sexuality. More on the title of the film from Movies About Girls:<p>The …

7 Biggest Expenses Companies Are Wasting Money on

Want to ensure your startup makes it through year one? Don't waste money on these seven things.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. I've made my fair share that have yielded less-than-desirable results. Those mistakes aren't always bad and it's contributed to my growth as an …