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Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive Lite expansion cards designed to increase the storage capacity of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cards provide up to 128 GB of additional storage for less than $100.<p>The new JetDrive Lite expansion cards are tailor-made with a flush …

4 Ways to Stop Negative Office Gossip | Inc.com

"Hey, did you hear ... "<p>Gossip--it's something that no company wants within its walls, but it's going to happen. And if you think your employees aren't spreading it, well, I hate to break it to you, but you're wrong.<p>A little gossip isn't harmful; in fact, a recent study at Stanford even suggests it …

Employment

Notifyr

Notifyr Receive iOS notifications on your Mac<p>iOS App Store Download OS X app<p>You'll need both.<p>Notifications from any, third party, app<p>You can keep …

Apps

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Different Physics Textbook

Let me go ahead and say it. I think you should consider switching from your current introductory physics textbook to <i>Matter and Interactions</i> (by …

Lowell High School students — seniors are suspected — pull a prank out of their pants

High school seniors play pranks. And as pranks go, this one’s pretty good.<p>Lowell High School officials are trying to find out who wrote the certain letter this week at the academically venerable school.<p>The penis letter, that is.<p>In other words, they are taking this very seriously.<p>Thankfully, we …

Pane Fritto (Fried Bread)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Give your French toast an Italian makeover with this fried bread from Friuli.</i><p>Day-old bread is a staple ingredient across the whole of Italy. It …

Breakfast

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Psychology

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Leave your bus glove at home with Rail Reach concept

Public transport isn't always the cleanest of places. With hygiene concerns leading many to wear gloves to protect themselves from free-riding bacteria, designer Justin Choy believes he has found a better solution. The Rail Reach attaches to any hand rail, letting you hold on without having to …

2 Ways To Avoid Losing Your iOS Data [Deals]

Since we’re so reliant on our iPhones and iPads – especially as iOS becomes more prevalent – that we need to give thought on things beyond security on these devices. We need to think about what to do in order to keep our data safe from accidental deletion — including looking at software solutions …

How to Make Any Ice Cream Float in 2 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>The laziest -- and most delightful -- summer dessert is a lot more versatile than we realized.</i><p>I know you know …

Ice Cream

Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat

OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time that such a thing exists.<p>But, in another spin on the growing number of startups that build services on-demand, YC is graduating an …

This Goal Tracking Tool Will Help You Live A Full Life

Goal tracking with Full is based on setting a monthly total for the amount of times you would like to carry out an activity. Of course, the user is …

Apps

CRM for Gmail

Simple Collaboration<p>Collaborate with a single click. Share contacts, email, files, and anything else needed to get the job done.<p>Multipurpose<p>Manage …

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply unpleasant individuals got very angry at women pursuing pro-female agendas publicly. People then got very angry at these individuals who were sending threats and at Twitter in general for not doing more to stop it. Some people then got …

Unroll.me, A Startup That Battles Junk Mail And Manages Subscriptions, Says It Has 100K+ Subscribers

We’ve written about Unroll.me, a service that helps users manage their junk email and subscriptions, before — most recently when it was redesigned in April. Now the company is sharing some stats about its growth.<p>For one thing, it says it has more than 100,000 subscribers. It also says that more …

Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome

You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to do it for you. You can schedule Prim online to come to your place, pick up your laundry, have it …

PowerCycle, A Bike-Friendly USB Battery Pack [Kickstarter]

PowerCycle is a hip-flask-shaped USB battery pack which is designed to be charged by your bike. You’ll need to be running a dynamo hub with an electrical output to actually charge it, so this is more a bike-friendly design than a bike-only one.<p>The kidney-shaped cross sections combines with a rugged …

Batteries

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

Gesture-Based Get-Things-Done Email App Boxer Finally Gets Full IMAP Support

Boxer, the gesture-based get-things-done email app developed by Taskbox, has just received a small yet significant update. The latest update to Boxer …

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Airmail for Mac updated with Google Drive support, Droplr integration, and more

Airmail for Mac was just updated to version 1.0.4 and brings with it lots of new features, improvements to existing ones, and bug fixes. Most …

Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring

You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now.<p>Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a …

Employment

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Postpone: A Simple To-Do List Web App With Shared Workspaces

Postpone is the latest productivity app on the block, selling itself as “the best way to keep a to-do list short, useful and motivating”.<p>Is there room for yet another to-do list app? We find out.<p>How it works<p>When you first sign-in to Postpone, you’ll see what is essentially a blank canvas. Now’s …

Candy Crush: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Candy Crush is my not-so secret addiction. It has consumed my days and plagued my nights. I've been crushing so much candy over the last few months, …

Play Atari's classic 'Breakout' right inside Google Image Search

If you're looking for screenshots of Atari's 1976 blockbuster <i>Breakout</i>, you may be in for a surprise today. Typing "atari breakout" into Google Image Search will return a fully playable version of the game, where the images are rendered as breakable blocks.<p>The original version of the game was …

How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters

The most complicated $100 bill yet<p>For as long as there has been money, there've been people trying to make fake money. In the U.S., the latest effort to stop counterfeiting will arrive October 8, when the next $100 bill is released.<p>The Federal Reserve has mixed in new features to make the bill more …