John Wonder

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Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Strength

It doesn’t require translating some Russian strength book. It doesn’t involve popping some shady supplement. All it takes it a little shift in the way you think.<p><b>Cue Differently</b> <br>There are two types of cues: internal and external.<p>Internal cues are when you focus on your body parts and how they move. …

Three Startup Founders Reveal Why They Left San Francisco For Portland

But San Francisco is also crowded and competitive, and living there is getting more and more expensive. A recent study by real estate marketplace Zumper found that a one-bedroom apartment costs more in San Francisco than anywhere else in the country.<p>In part because of the rising cost of living, …

San Francisco

Teacher whose gun fired in school bathroom charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.<p>The charges came earlier this month after she changed …

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American.<p>By inventing a new …

Autopsy concludes baby bear found in Central Park was run over

Findings leave investigators baffled as mystery deepens over how 6-month-old cub arrived in Manhattan<p>A dead baby bear found dumped in New York's Central Park was killed by being run over, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday.<p>The mysterious discovery of the six-month-old female cub in a grassy area in …

The 'Strongest Storm On Earth' This Year Is Barreling Toward Japan

Super Typhoon Vongfong is now the strongest Pacific typhoon this year, packing estimated maximum winds of 180 mph, the equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel reports.<p>The storm is projected to move across the western Pacific Ocean and track north toward Japan before making …

Weather

U.S., Japan eye closer security ties in Japan defense pact update

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States agreed on Wednesday to map out how they will work together if Tokyo needs to use force to help protect a friendly country under attack, as they update defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

6 Die In Dengue Virus Outbreak In Southern China That Has Infected More Than 23,000

BEIJING (AP) — The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 23,000 in southern China's worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said Tuesday.<p>Authorities in worst-affected Guangdong province attribute the severity of this year's outbreak to …

Florida woman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 71-year-old Florida woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-in-law.<p>Diana Reaves Costarakis pleaded guilty in September to a charge of solicitation to commit a capital felony. Prosecutors say she offered …

Microsoft's 'RoomAlive' turns the living room into an augmented-reality game

Last year's "Illumiroom" concept turned a lot of heads when Microsoft showed it off at CES. Now Microsoft's research division is back with something even more complicated: "RoomAlive," which turns a living room into an interactive augmented reality space.<p>Illumiroom was eye catching, but all it did …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Augmented Reality

YouTube's PewDiePie Details Machinima's Disinterest, May Create His Own Video Network

He may be a divisive figure in the gaming industry, but no one can argue with Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s massive success. The gamer has the biggest user-run channel on YouTube, which has allowed him to make over $4M last year alone.<p>PewDiePie has been at the forefront of many video trends, most …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Security Testing

Driver in crash that killed 5 didn't have license, authorities say

The 16-year-old male driver of a vehicle that crashed on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early Saturday and killed five teenagers apparently did not have a license, authorities said.<p>The unidentified teenager was the sole survivor of the crash that occurred about 2:12 a.m. near the 133 …

Marriott settles complaint that it forced convention goers to use hotel WiFi

Ever suspected that a hotel was forcing you to use its paid WiFi by making your mobile hotspot unusable? Apparently, your hunch has some grounding in reality. Marriott has paid a $600,000 fine to settle a complaint that it blocked third-party hotspots at a Nashville hotel to make convention …

Second Lunar Eclipse Of 2014 To Bring 'Blood Moon' On October 8

If you've been feeling a strong urge to howl lately, there's a reason why: A full "blood moon" is coming Oct. 8. Just check out the NASA video above.<p>All werewolf jokes aside, the total lunar eclipse will be the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year. It will be visible in the United States …

1 dead, 4 injured after car plows through Canoga Park doughnut shop

One person was killed and four were in critical or serious condition after a car plowed through a Canoga Park doughnut shop Saturday night.<p>The crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. at Jolly Donuts at the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire …

One Military Family, Two Lost Sons: One To Combat, One To Suicide

Over 5,000 Americans have died fighting in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, over the past 12 years, more than 2,000 soldiers have committed suicide.<p>One military family experienced both of those horrors — losing one son in combat and one to suicide. Journalist Yochi Dreazen's new book, <i>The</i> …

Prayers said for Briton killed by Islamic fighters

LONDON (AP) — Prayers were being offered in churches and mosques for Alan Henning, a British aid worker murdered by Islamic State militants, as another Briton was reunited with his family after being freed by captors in Libya.<p>A church in Henning's home town of Eccles, northwest England, was holding …

Five teens killed in O.C. crash included three soccer teammates

When three of his players didn't show up for their 8 a.m. soccer match Saturday, coach Billy McNicol of Mission Viejo Soccer Club assumed they were simply running late.<p>By the end of the game, Alex Sotelo, Matthew Melo and Brandon Moreno still hadn't showed, and McNicol was alarmed.<p>Then he got the …

Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for three weeks without food or water, according to survivors who reached the United States this week.<p>Alain Izquierdo (L), a Havana …

Governor says human remains found in Mexico mass grave had been burned

Six burial pits discovered on outskirts of Iguala, where violence erupted last weekend and 43 students are missing<p>Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in this southern city have found burned human remains in mass graves on the edge of town, a lawyer for the families …