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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

The strange and disgusting path food takes through our gut

There’s a strange, mysterious world inside us, an alien-looking environment that turns the food we eat into nutrients that keep us alive. Michael Mosley swallows a camera to take a closer look.<p>Inside us, there’s a huge network of chambers and pulsing, corkscrewing organs that perform complex …

Eggs

After six months with Google's Project Fi, I'd switch to it if I could

If there's anything that needs disrupting in the US, it's wireless carriers. By and large, Americans pay far too much for our monthly cell phone bills. Additionally, we tolerate practices like data throttling and let's not even mention the terrible international roaming rates. So when Google …

The best cheap router (for most people)

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i><p>If I wanted the cheapest good WiFi router I could get, I would buy the TP-Link TL-WDR3600. It's a wireless-n router that costs $60 but outperforms …

Ikea furniture will soon charge your cell phone wirelessly

The furniture giant Ikea has announced a new line of furniture with built-in wireless charging pads. If you have a compatible phone, you can set it on top of the pad, and it will draw power without having to plug anything in.<p>Ikea is entering the market with a range of products including tables, …

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

The Trick To Perfectly Boiled Eggs, Every Time

There's a decent amount of guess work that goes into boiling eggs, and not a lot of room for error. The difference between soft boiled or hard boiled is just a matter of minutes. And should you forget to set a timer -- which happens to us more times than we care to admit -- you can count on really,</i> …

Kitchens

Deals: 23% Off Equil Smartpen 2, Converts Handwritten Notes to Digital

Featured today in the iPad Insight Deals section is the <b>Equil Smartpen 2</b> – which turns your notes and sketches into digital copies. It’s on offer at $129.99 – 23% off its standard price.<p>The Equil Smartpen 2 is compatible with iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. Here are some of its standout</i> …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

What Can You Do With Code?

The language of the 21st century is undeniably digital. We're on our computers and cell phones most of the day, whether responding to emails, checking our social networks or reading the latest news. Tech luminaries like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg loom large in the public …

Computer Science

SWAT app wants to help you keep a close eye on cops

After visiting Ferguson, Missouri recently, a pair of Georgetown students realized the need to access cellphone videos of police misconduct in the event a device is destroyed. With that in mind, Brandon Anderson and Joseph Gruenbaum set out to develop the SWAT app -- software that sends your …

The Equil Smartpen Puts Your Physical Notes And Doodles In The Cloud

Despite the convenience of jotting down notes into text files that can be saved to the cloud, many still prefer jotting down their thoughts or quotes from meetings with a physical pen and a piece of paper. The tech industry has responded with various gadgets targeted at those who prefer taking …

Seatylock Turns Your Seaty Into A Locky

Do you value your bikey? Seatylock wantsy to helpy. This Brooklyn-based Kickstarter aims to help cyclists solve two perennial problems: the lack of solid, heavy-duty bike locks that are also portable and the tendency of snarfers to sniff and even steal bicycle seats.<p>The lock itself folds into the …

6 Foods That Are Making You Tired

So this is why you’re exhausted by 3 p.m every day.…<p>Ever wonder why your energy level takes such a nose dive in the afternoon? Your favorite breakfast, lunch or snack foods may be to blame. Dawn Napoli, R.D., says certain foods are big energy sappers. See your favorite foods are on the list of the …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

ASUS crams 4K gaming into a sleek and distinctive laptop

What should a company do immediately after unveiling an incredible 4K laptop that's only 19 mm thick? Why, repeat the feat while throwing in some gamer-level GFX from NVIDIA on the way. You might have heard that we were particularly impressed with ASUS' Zenbook NX500: Besides the specifications, it …

Five Tips For Making Your Produce Last Longer

<i>After the popularity of my Five Things You Should Never Throw Away & How to Reuse Them post, I knew I had to write another informative article on</i> …

The CrossFit Workout You Have to Try

Can you finish this routine in less than 20 minutes?<p>I've owned my CrossFit NRG in Salt Lake City, Utah, since 2008. Whenever I program a workout for my students, I think of it in one of two ways: high-skill or low-skill.<p>High-skill movements—like Olympic lifts—take a lot practice and instruction. I …

Ditch Your Belly for Good

The diet and exercise secrets for shedding pudge once and for all<p><b>Question:</b> I have been working out 5 to 6 times per week, (Thank You DeltaFit!!) and changed to a healthy diet, but I still have a layer of fat around my stomach. (Belly button area.) What do I have to do to get rid of this?<p><i>(from</i> …

3 Signs You're Dehydrated

Thirst isn't the only tipoff that you need to drink up.<p>Ask any fitness expert to list a couple of common workout roadblocks, and dehydration will likely always make the cut. It's a killer! You need water to exercise—you <i>thrive</i> on it—yet so many women spend their days dehydrated. So, what gives? It …

Women's Health

The 'Fairy Tale' of Weight Loss

There I was in a dirty bathroom without a shirt. I have lost more than 200 pounds. I work out six or seven days a week and I eat unprocessed foods.<p>I am posing for the mirror. A man who is close to 40 years of age. I see the loose skin and stretchmarks. I see the muscle underneath some skin. I see …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Apex Rechargeable Stylus: The Missing Link for iPad?

You know you are pretty geeky when you get excited about receiving a stylus in the post. However, this is a fairly regular occurrence for me and I’m not quite, but almost a stylus junkie. One of the main reasons I love the iPad is that, used with apps which suit your style of working, you can do …

Watch a hacker steal encrypted passwords

A flaw in random number generators built into your computer could compromise your password even on secured websites. Laurie Segall reports.

Draw secret sound messages with PhonoPaper

Record and exchange sounds on paper<p>We're all used to "seeing" sound, whether through the notes and staves of traditional sheet music or the visual equalizers that once accompanied every EDM artist's live performances. PhonoPaper approaches visualization differently. It's a free app for Android and …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …

Digital Storm's revamped gaming laptops boast extra-speedy NVIDIA graphics

If you've been waiting for a gaming laptop that wrings the most performance out of NVIDIA's new GeForce 800M graphics chips, you may want to check out Digital Storm's freshly revamped laptop line. The Javelin, Lance, Krypton and Behemoth all carry fast dedicated video, ranging from the GeForce GTX …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …