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Tilt Interface for Amazon's Rumored 3D Phone Sounds Neat, and Hopefully Not Aggravating

One thing that’s never been clear about Amazon’s rumored 3D head-tracking smartphone is how it would rise above cheap gimmickry and actually prove …

The Top 10 Fitness Apps for 2014

1. Six Pack Abs<p>Six Pack Abs includes nearly 20 core-strengthening exercises, performed by lifelike avatars in HD videos to ensure proper form and …

Fitness

8 foods that'll never make you fat

1. Celery<p><b>Calories per cup, chopped:</b> 16<p>Celery is probably the most notorious "negative-calorie" food (that’s not actually a thing, by the way). What’s …

Nutrition

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Midtown Manhattan

Gadget Alert: PUSH Band Tracks Your Strength

A Toronto-based startup has a treat in the works for anybody who spends serious time lifting weights. PUSH is an app-enabled band that analyzes your …

Exercise

Ask Men's Fitness: What Is the "Ketogenic Diet"?

<b>What's the "Ketogenic diet," and should I try it? —Tim L., La Jolla, CA</b><p>Well, it’s a high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein diet that was originally …

La Jolla

5 essential exercises for bigger arms

Dead-Hang Chinup<p>Grasp a pullup bar with an underhand, shoulder-width grip, kick your legs behind you, cross your feet, squeeze your glutes, and pull …

Bodyweight Exercise

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Exercise

Workout Playlist: 2014 Grammys Edition

The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be aired this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. What can you expect? LL Cool J hosting for the third time, a reunion …

Justin Timberlake

The one-rep workout for monster strength

You’ve heard it your entire life: To get in shape, burn fat, and build muscle you have to “feel the burn”. This means doing lots of reps and cutting …

Exercise

6 things to give up to get rid of your gut

1. Drinking diet soda<p>It's calorie-free, but it still comes with a cost. New research published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> suggests that …

12 great uses for protein powder

1. Vanilla-chocolate chip pancakes<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 scoops vanilla protein powder<br>• 2 scoops almond meal<br>• 4 egg whites or 1/2 cup of egg substitute<br>• 1/2 cup of …

Breakfast

Isis Mobile Wallet now supports Wells Fargo Visa credit cards

Isis -- a joint mobile payment venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon -- has partnered up with banking juggernaut Wells Fargo, shortly after it rolled out nationwide. In addition to Chase, American Express, J.P. Morgan and random loyalty cards, users can now load their mobile wallets with Wells …

7 Ways to Make Planks Harder

Standard planks? Been there, done that. Try these awesome variations in your next workout

Spec Sheet: Acer's and HP's Chromebooks battle over price and power

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Chromebooks have become a whole lot more appealing lately as they begin …

Consumer Tech

Big 8 Ab Exercises for Every Routine

To get your abs to pop, you need to lose body fat and strengthen your abdominal muscles. While doing crunches and situps may activate the abs, these …

Medicine Ball Exercises

The Fit Five: How to Work Out with an Injury

Tweaks, twinges, and nagging ailments are all part of the game for an athlete. First step is to get an assessment from a licensed professional, but …

Exercise

Google redesigns Google Now website to explain how cards work with animations

Along with releasing a new version of Google Search, including Google Now, Google has also redesigned their Google Now website, and it looks pretty. …

The Simple Way to Order Healthier Takeout Food

Yes, it IS possible!<p>Healthy takeout is pretty much an oxymoron (we're looking at you, pork low-mein and pepperoni pizza). But maybe not for long: A new app called Zesty introduced earlier this week lets you order delivery or takeout from your iPhone—kind of like Seamless—but everything listed on it …

Does CrossFit Cause Injuries?

The fitness trend is blowing up—and diehards' muscles may be blowing out<p>As CrossFit continues to explode—there are now more than 7,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide—another industry is booming, too. Over the past two years, chiropractors have seen a significant leap in the number of patients with …

7 Pushup Variations You NEED to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn

Make a Slimmed-Down Sweet Potato Casserole

Your Thanksgiving meal just got healthier<p>Now that Halloween's over, it's pretty much impossible to avoid Thanksgiving talk. But you don't have to surrender to what may seem like an inevitable pig-out session. In fact, most Thanksgiving foods are pretty nutritious—until you add tons of fat and …

How NOT to Gain Weight at All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

And, no, the advice isn't to avoid them altogether<p>Want to avoid a binge-fest at the buffet? Eating fruit first may help you avoid loading up on junk, according to a new Cornell University study.<p>The researchers set up two buffet lines: The first served fruit at the beginning of the line, followed by …

Blockbuster Fades Out, But Some Zombie Stores Will Live On

Blockbuster was once the king of movie rental stores. At its peak, it had about 60,000 employees and more than 9,000 stores.<p>But after struggling for several years, the chain is breathing its last gasp. Dish Network, which bought Blockbuster in a 2011 bankruptcy auction, says it will close the …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Simple.TV's second-gen DVR streams to mobile apps, ships December 12th for $249 (hands-on)

Simple.TV gave us a peek at its second-generation streaming DVR back in September, and today it's committing to a US launch. The dual-tuner set-top should arrive stateside on December 12th, when it will sell for $250 in a basic kit with both recording and live streaming to local devices. Matching …

Android Q&A - How to protect from Viruses - Switching from iPhone - Effects of Rooting Your Phone

Question 1<p>[quote qtext=”Hi, if you could help me out with this I would really appreciate it! I was wondering, is it possible to get a virus from just browsing a website on my phone or from downloading an image? I have the Sony Xperia Z1 and am also using Norton Security so that should warn me if …

iPhone

Deal alert: cheap android tablets available from Woot!

Those of you looking to buy an Android tablet for even less than some of them already cost, should know that Woot! has a special Android tablet sale day until November 1.<p>It’s not Black Friday just yet, and the tablets available may not all be new, but there are plenty of interesting deals to choose …

Samsung Galaxy

Google Text-to-Speech engine arrives to Google Play

There are times when it’s just easier to have text read back to you aloud as opposed to reading it for yourself, and that’s where text-to-speech engines like Google Text-to-Speech come in handy. Previously, the engine was part of the stock Android experience, but now Google has officially pushed …

Google Play

‘Note 3 Experience’ app lets you take Note features for a drive

Wondering what’s so great about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3? While you can certainly check out various hands-on videos and reviews to get a better look, there’s something said for actually experiencing the Note’s latest features. With that in mind, Samsung is now bringing Android users a way to get a …

Android News