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20 Google Now tips every Android user should know

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5 Chrome tricks for power users

Ready to exercise your supreme Chrome skills? Learn how to set your location, easily view cached pages, and more!<p>If you're using Chrome as your primary Web browser, then you probably know about a few of the shortcuts that you can use. The Digital Inspiration blog created a list of 15 Chrome tricks …

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9 tips every Windows user should know

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How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you're off the grid.<p>The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even …

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How to use Google Drive as a backup tool

It's an easy matter to sync your critical data to Google Drive, and now it's insanely cheap, too.<p>Now that Google Drive storage is stupid-cheap (e.g., two bucks per month for 100GB), you might be wondering about its viability as a backup tool.<p>It's viable. Though you can't use it to clone an entire …

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Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

New Bionic Hand Gives Amputee a Grip — And a Sense of Touch

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.05.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:00 pm. 2:00 pm<p>Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand in …

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Poprotskiy Alexey<p>If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, …

Robohand: How cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy

Creators make the design public domain to help people who can't afford prostheses.<p>Not too long ago, Liam had no fingers on his right hand. The South …

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Archos will debut multiple 'Pebble-like' smartwatches at CES, starting at less than $50

There's one more interesting nugget in today's jam-packed Archos press release. Alongside the home tablet, scale, weather system, activity monitor, et al. is a very brief mention of a smartwatch -- a "selection of" smartwatches, actually. There's not much info here, save for the fact that at least …

This Magical App Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Scanner

Forget Instagram. It’s time for, um, Instagram 3-D!<p>It took about a decade, but most of us have given up on carrying around a traditional camera. Instead, we just use our phone to take pictures. But who would think we might be saying the same thing about 3-D scanning in just the next few years?<p>This …

Amy Purdy, Double Amputee, Will Compete In Paralympics' First-Ever Snowboarding Events

Amy Purdy had less than a 2 percent chance of survival after she contracted bacterial meningitis 15 years ago.<p>Then 19, she was in a coma for nearly three weeks with respiratory and multiple organ failure. The resulting lack of blood circulation cost the teen her spleen, kidneys, hearing in her left …

Why Go To The Doctor When You Can Talk To A Doctor In Your Phone?

TalkToDoc is a new app that lets you ask all your crazy hypochondriac questions to your device–which will then pop up an answer from a real, live medical professional.<p>HealthTap, the popular service that gives people a platform to ask doctors every hypochondriac question that they can come up with, …

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Steelie magnetically mounts smartphones in cars - Roadshow

Starting at $35<p>@way4ne<p>4:37 PM PDT<p><b>The Steelie smartphone mount holds your phone against any flat surface on the dashboard.</b> Josh Miller/CNET<p>Smartphone mounts in cars tend to follow a uniform style, a suction cup attached to a clamp or cradle with a mounting arm. But the Steelie mounting kit comes out …

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iSketchnote: The iPad cover that digitizes your doodles

The iSketchnote is an iPad cover that lets you mimic your physical doodlings in the digital realm. This could be the perfect crossover product for …

Adapter Lets You Plug a Light Bulb into an Electrical Outlet

Get all the light you want without a lamp. All you need is an outlet and a light bulb with the Outlet to Light Adapter. Just plug in this flexible …

Hidden Treasure: Ten Centuries of Rare Archival Images Visualizing the Body

For the past 175 years, the The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda has been building the world’s largest collection of biomedical images, artifacts, and ephemera. With more than 17 million items spanning ten centuries, it’s a treasure trove of rare, obscure, extravagant wonders, most of which …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Who’s More Productive, Introverts Or Extroverts?

Yes. Everyone’s a little introverted. Everyone’s a little extroverted. And everyone can work better by embracing both qualities.<p>“There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert,” observed Carl Jung, the psychologist who popularized the terms. “Such a person would be in the lunatic …

The Placebo Effect Is Real. Now Doctors Just Have To Work Out How To Use It

A growing body of research shows that treatments ranging from sugar pills to the “ritual of medicine” really do improve patient health. Doctors could start to harness the placebo’s power by making small changes.<p>In the last decade, the study of placebo has moved from the backwaters of medical …

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The Science of “Intuition”

The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”? That’s precisely what CUNY …