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App Annie: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% and revenue soared 40% in 2016

Downloads, revenue, and time spent in apps all grew by double digits during 2016, according to a report by market researcher App Annie.<p>Time spent in apps grew more than 20 percent to nearly 900 billion hours in 2016, according to the year-end report. That’s just one sign that the global app economy …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe, Orange Chicken, Chinese Chicken Recipe

My sister Anna shared this sweet and sour chicken recipe with me because her family absolutely loved it. It’s a winner indeed; the best orange …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

11 Delicious Cookie Recipes for Holiday Baking

The best way to celebrate the Holidays is with some delicious food. And lucky for you I am sharing all my favorite cookie recipes you can bake with your loved ones. The best part, if you're in the mood, you can totally host your own <b>Cookie Exchange Party</b>!<p><b>Orange Sugar Cookies</b><p><b>Coffee Cake Cookies</b><p><b>Oreo</b> …

Dessert

Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to Obesity

Deadly combo<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is one of the most common health conditions in the world. It affects more than …

Diabetes

Nestle touts new technology to reduce sugar in chocolate | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food group, said it had devised a new technology that has the potential to reduce sugar in some of its confectionery products by up to 40 percent without affecting the taste.<p>Kitkat chocolate bars as seen at a rack of PT Nestle in Jakarta, …

Emerging Technology

The future of front-end development is design

Carson Miller Contributor<p>Carson Miller is head of digital at Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm now part of Capgemini Consulting.<p>Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has …

UX Design

2017's Top Video Baby Monitors

Here are our selection of top video baby monitors of 2016, we choose and order them by reading online feedback from customers and experts. So here …

This Is Why Your Wi-Fi Is Always Slow

It's not just you. Your Wi-Fi probably is slower than it should be, and this is why.<p>Given that you might be trying to access a wireless signal through one or more internal walls as your router competes with anything up to 50 connected devices in the area, it's a wonder that some Wi-Fi connections …

wifi slow on phones? - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

12<p>https://forums.androidcentral.com/showthread.php?t=318633&s=66eb5d15fadf4d69a6d54bbe27511473&p=3099669&viewfull=1#post3099669<p>I wasn't exactly sure …

How to Outsource App Development in 6 Easy Steps

If you are interested in developing a mobile app, you might want to give consideration to outsourcing app development. There are myriad advantages …

You Should Stop Multitasking and Focus on This Instead

What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading tweets and partly listening at a meeting? Do you have …

Time Management

Why You Should Never Ever Refrigerate Tomatoes

Every year as winter hits, tomato lovers are faced with the same quandary: whether or not to buy out-of-season tomatoes. They never taste as good, but sometimes we do it anyways. Released yesterday, a new study conducted at the University of Florida explains why precisely they don't taste the same …

Tomatoes

Crazy-sounding kitchen gadgets that actually impressed us

Warm beer turned cold in minutes? Yes, please. Sharon Profis and Lynn La gather a bunch of weird kitchen tools and try them out in "To the Test."

Gear & Gadgets

Should you buy a smart plug from iDevices or Belkin?

We test out two leading smart plugs in a smart home showdown.<p>Sometimes you just want someone to tell you which product to skip and which to buy. It's especially tough in saturated markets, so I ran head-to-head tests on two leading smart plugs to find out which one is really the best.<p>The ideals: …

Home Automation

How To Be An Optimum Ager: Keeping Your Brain In Shape As You Get Older

From the moment we are born, we begin to age. When we hear the term “aging,” many of us hear a synonym for “decline” when we should be hearing <i>change</i>. A child does not fear getting older. A child welcomes aging, knowing that this process brings with it new and exciting opportunities.<p>As we age, our …

The Brain

The £4 serum that is challenging the price of premium skincare

From hyaluronic acid to retinol, there is always a hero ingredient that the beauty industry is claiming will transform your skin. More often than not it will cost though and when it comes to skincare the general assumption is that the more you pay the more effective and potent the product will be. …

Making Money Online: Making Your First Thousand Dollars from the Internet has Never Been this Easy! Generate a Huge Monthly Passive Income from Home. Start … to Make Money Online with Proven Methods !)

How to Make Money Online – 16 Methods to earn Passive Income and get paid from home<p>Passive Income Ideas: How to Make Money Online using Evergreen …

Become a Full Stack Coder with 28 Hours of Instruction on HTML, JavaScript, MySQL & More

access<p>lifetime<p>content<p>28 Hours<p>enrolled<p>1,564<p>Description<br>• Instructor<br>• Specs<p>Want to be a full-fledged, employable coder? Dive into this comprehensive course …

Web Development

8 Distinctive Web Design Ideas to make an appealing Website - My Internet Designz

You rarely get a second chance to make a first good impression, which is why your website’s design is the most important part of your website’s …

How to Build a Unique Brand Identity Online with Wordpress Customization Services?

Wordsuccor<p>in<p>Web Development<p>by<p>Emily Johns<p>Wordpress is an open source, versatile, flexible and multipurpose software that can be used to build a …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Education

5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Build a Micro-Hydropower Generator from CDs and Repurposed Printer Parts

For green tinkerers and DIYers, nothing could be sweeter than building something from repurposed materials, except maybe when that something is a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Charisma Effect

How to bend people to your will<p>In tough times, people want more in a leader than intelligence, integrity, or the ability to build really tall walls. They want someone who can make a compelling pitch and inspire a sense of urgency—someone with charisma. For decades, scholars have struggled to define …

Charisma