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How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

HBO Hackers Stole ‘Thousands of Internal Documents’ – Variety

The HBO hack may have been worse than the initial leaks of a few unaired TV show episodes suggested. A security company hired by HBO to scrub search …

Sony Pictures

Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

Supreme Court case has ramifications for tech sector, foreign relations, and privacy.<p>The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court …

Facebook changes mission statement to ‘bring the world closer together’

“Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn’t push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the News Feed, trading in-person friendship for online acquaintanceship or the filter bubbles and …

Airbnb finally has a solution for its pledge to host 100,000 refugees

Open Homes pairs those in need with housing<p>Airbnb has a history of proactively working with its hosts to offer temporary housing in order to help those displaced by crisis. When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012, it created the Disaster Response Tool. Earlier this year, the company …

Google Sheets adds automatic charts, Docs & Slides sync, improved shortcuts and more

Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.<p>The first major update Sheets gets today is the ability to …

These Cybersecurity Stocks Are Beating the WannaCry Ransomware Hackers

Despite the global scale of the ransomware attack dubbed “WannaCry,” its creators have reportedly collected just $50,000 in bitcoin from the hack as …

Google Home now supports multiple users, but still can’t separate work and personal accounts

Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice<p>Google Home can now be trained to identify the different voices of people you live with. Today Google announced that its smart speaker can support up to six different accounts on the same device. The addition of multi-user support means that …

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network is betting big on augmented reality, hasn’t given up on VR – but doesn’t have much to say about the ‘Facebook killer’<p>As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/O, so Facebook has F8: the social network’s big annual conference has steadily grown, from a way to speak to …

Augmented Reality

Intel rids of annual Intel Developer Forum, cancels 2017 event

From PC to cloud: Intel Developer Forum gets nixed ahead of IDF17 set for San Francisco in August.<p>Intel on Monday announced it's cancelling the Intel …

Google's AutoDraw turns your clumsy scribbles into art

Google wants to help you get in touch with your inner Picasso. Today, it's launching AutoDraw, a web-based tool that uses machine learning to turn your hamfisted doodling into art. It's similar to, but clearly far more advanced than, Android Wear's ability to recognize a crudely drawn smiley face …

Wear OS

U.S. accuses Google of underpaying female workers

SAN FRANCISCO — Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.<p>A U.S. Department of Labor official disclosed the agency's allegations during a Friday court hearing in San Francisco.<p>"We found systemic …

Kobo will sell discounted digital copies of your paper books

Kobo, the Canadian e-reader titan, has snapped up a little-known e-book platform called Shelfie and will incorporate its features into its apps. Shelfie was a service that sold digital copies of print books you already own at a discount before it shuttered in January. You had to take photos of your …

A British teenager pointed out a major error in the data NASA collects from the ISS

Miles Soloman, a 17-year-old student from Tapton School in Sheffield, was working on the TimPix project, which lets school students in the UK access data recorded by radiation detectors during British astronaut Tim Peake's six-month stay on the ISS.<p>Amongst other projects, Peake participated in a …

Camel Crossing Near Abu Dhabi: Pictures

Augmented reality may save you from road rage

When you're driving, it's all too easy to rage at fellow motorists who are either in a hurry or taking their sweet time. After all, you don't know the context. Are they in a real predicament, or just careless? If TUe researchers have their way, though, you'll know when to cut some slack. They've …

Augmented Reality

Beautifully restored Neutra in West Covina returns asking $1.8M

“On a parklike 3.5-acre setting”<p>Well, well, well, if it isn’t the J.M. Roberts Residence! Welcome back, old chum. Things were looking a little dicey for the Richard Neutra-designed midcentury modern when it last came to market in 2014, its listing copy sprinkled with ominous phrases like …

Architecture

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Found -- one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination.<p>It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent.<p>The lava-covered piece of …

10 Works of Architecture in Harmony with Nature – Page 11

Considering the beauty of nature in an urban environment.<p><b>The Tea House</b><p>From Architizer:<p>The Tea House, located in the backyard of Archi-Union’s …

Architecture

Batteries with built-in flame retardant could prevent fiery mishaps

One big problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they have the tendency to catch fire and blow up all kinds of gadgets like toys and phones. To solve that issue, a group of researchers from Stanford University created lithium-ion batteries with built-in fire extinguishers. They added a component …

Batteries

11 Pieces Of Furniture That Redefine The Meaning Of Comfort

Coziness is their number one priority.<p>When the weather is dreary and all you want to do is relax at home with "Downton Abbey" on repeat, comfortable furniture is key to making your day a success. All of these sofas and chairs made coziness their number one priority.

Twitter's search results are now sorted by relevance

Earlier this year, Twitter started moving away from the reverse chronological timeline and started prioritizing algorithmically "relevant" tweets in order to keep users more engaged. Starting today, Twitter will now be ordering its search results the same way in hopes that more relevant results …

Machine Learning

Transmitter tech opens the door to underwater radio

It's easy to take modern wireless communication for granted above ground, but it's useless in areas where the signals can't propagate, like underwater or in caves. DARPA might have a better way: its AMEBA (A Mechanically Based Antenna) team is developing portable ultra-low-frequency (1Hz to 3kHz) …

Special Forces

Career women battle Japan's 'salaryman' culture

A lot of Japanese women know exactly how their careers will end before they've even begun.<p>Two paths are open to new hires at many big Japanese firms: the career and non-career tracks -- <i>sogo-shoku</i> and <i>ippan-shoku</i> in Japanese. They're often referred to as the "management" and "mommy" tracks.<p>That's …

Corporate Culture

Hackers Steal $1 Billion in Massive, Worldwide Breach

Hackers have stolen as much as $1 billion from banks around the world, according to a prominent cybersecurity firm. In a report scheduled to be …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Google Street View