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A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker

Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Matthew Walker:</b> My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, "Why …

Wellness

One Of The 'Most Powerful' Android Spyware Tools Ever Was Just Uncovered

Italy is home to a remarkably bustling smartphone spyware industry. Hacking Team, infamously hacked itself in 2015, somehow remains one of the bigger players. But there are others: IPS, Area IT and RCS to name a few. On Tuesday, researchers from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab detailed a fresh Android …

Security

This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was found in southwestern Egypt in 1996. It was hardly more than a pebble, just 1.3 inches (3.5 centimeters) wide at its widest and a smidge over an ounce …

Universe

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Electric Vehicles

Genovation GXE Electric Supercar

Chevrolet's 2019 Corvette ZR1 is taking the fiberglass flyer to supercar levels of performance. Genovation's GXE, based on the current C7 platform, …

Transportation

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

Wha?<p>She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds …

Australian Universities

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman

President Barack Obama joins the inaugural episode for a conversation about family, race, and America<p>When David Letterman left the <i>Late Show</i> in 2015, it felt like a generational changing of the guard. After over three decades as a late-night host, the comedian was stepping away, letting Stephen …

Comedy

The TVs that mattered at CES

As usual, CES 2018 provided a bonanza of big screens, loaded up with every piece of tech you can create a buzzword for. But figuring out which TVs will matter to you next year is about a little more than just pixels and apps. While there could be only one "best" winner, the decision of what to buy …

Consumer Tech

Check out the United Arab Emirates' plans for building a Martian city—right here on Earth

To prep for the one that will actually be on Mars, naturally.<p>The government of the United Arab Emirates recently declared intentions to build a city on Mars in the next century or so. Their first step? A prototype city on Earth. This week officials launched the Mars Science City project, which will …

Bjarke Ingels

Dutch Self-Charging Solar Car Wins Important CES Award

News item | 10-01-2018 | 14:29<p>Remember those Dutch solar cars that won the World Solar Challenge car race? The range of those cars powered by the sun …

Clean Energy

The best tech of CES 2018

Best Tech of CES 2018<p>Best Tech of CES 2018<p>The new year may start on Jan. 1, but it doesn't really begin until CES, the world's largest consumer …

Consumer Tech

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out<p>When Graz University of Technology researcher Michael Schwarz first reached out to Intel, he thought he was about to ruin the company’s day. He had found a problem with their chips, together with his colleagues Daniel …

Information Security

Apple HomePod To Go On Sale Within Weeks, Analyst Claims. But Is It Too Late?

The Apple HomePod smart hi-fi speaker was announced back in June, with an onsale date set at before the end of last year. However, in November Apple said that it wasn’t ready, explaining in a statement, ‘We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the …

Automation

How to Convert a Tub to a Shower

Converting your tub to a shower is a practical and stylish upgrade to any bathroom. This conversion will help to make your bathroom look and feel …

Home Improvement

A Rare Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse That Hasn't Been Seen in 35 Years Is Coming Soon. Here's What You Need to Know

The moon will appear larger, brighter and reddish-orange for some skygazers later this month when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and …

Moon

How to Start Writing a Book

I’m finally getting to work on writing my next book. It’s taken six months to feel ready, but I’m glad I didn’t jump right into it. Today, I want to …

Authors

Many Millennials Now Have $100,000+ in Retirement Accounts. Here's How They Did It

Millennials are more thrifty than they get credit for.<p>If you’ve read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some …

Retirement

Just Eat More Fiber

Diets can be overwhelming, but one small change can do a lot.<p>In the spirit of Drynuary, I’d like to propose another health-oriented month of the year. Perhaps called Crunch-uary or Poop-tober, it would be 30 days in which Americans, for once, eat enough dietary fiber.<p>Currently, Americans only eat …

Nutrition

Here Are the Things at CES You'll Actually Want to Buy

Automate and personalize your life with these gadgets that revolutionize the most basic activities.<p>Some gadgets work better in theory than practice. Many are concepts, designed more for the “whoa” factor or to make a point about the state and potential of technology in our world, than for practical …

Imagine Dragons

How I went from insomnia to the best sleep of my life (and how you can too)

Sleep. Some of us can’t get enough of it, while others are in a love-hate relationship.<p>For many years after becoming an entrepreneur, I was the latter. Like every human, my mind and body needed sleep to function. The problem was, I had trouble actually falling asleep in the first place.<p>Now, I will …

Wellness

Viberg x Uncrate Hiker Boot

The result of a pattern trade between Edwin Viberg and Bill Danner in the 1970s, we've taken Viberg's classic Hiker boot and added a special ripple …

Fish

Process: Viberg

Although founded in 1931, Viberg remains entirely family owned and operated, and is still making boots by hand in much the same way they did nearly …

Ferguson, MO

Gear News: Yeti launches a folding camp chair that can hold 3,000 pounds

Indestructible cooler maker Yeti has announced the launch of their newest product endeavor: a camp chair. But this isn’t an ordinary folding camp …

Camping

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we prepared him …

Parenting

How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs

In 2013, 18-year-old Tadrae McKenzie robbed a marijuana dealer for $130 worth of pot at a Taco Bell in Tallahassee, Florida. He and two friends had …

Surveillance

CES 2018: All the cool new gadgets from day two

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is really rolling now<p>Yesterday was press day at CES, but now the show floor is open and the gadgets are spilling out all over the place. Here’s a rundown of some of the coolest new stuff to debut.<p>Samsung really, really wants you to use its virtual assistant, …

Consumer Tech

Apple releases iOS app updates for Heart Study & Beddit Sleep Monitor

After launching to the public back in November, Apple today has released a small update for its Heart Study app on iOS. Furthermore, Apple also pushed a small update for Beddit, the sleep tracking accessory company that it acquired last year…<p>With today’s update, Apple Heart Study for iOS goes to …

Wearable Tech

This Life Advice from a 27-Year-Old Before She Died of Cancer is Going Viral

Last week, Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old from Grafton in the Australian state New South Wales,died of Ewing’s sarcoma, an extremely rare form of …

Happiness

Why you should get your hearing checked

<b>Ten million people in the UK - one in six of us - have some degree of hearing loss.</b><p>The main causes are hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear diseases. And, of course, there is age.<p>Like getting fatter and going grey, we tend to think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of ageing, and …

Hearing Loss