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‘Hacking’ the brain: Silicon Valley entrepreneurs turn to fasting and ‘smart drugs’

Employees at San Francisco startup Nootrobox don’t eat on Tuesdays.<p>The weekly fast isn’t an extreme money-saving move by a scrappy, bootstrapping …

Silicon Valley

10 Best TED Talks About Healthy Living

Put in your earbuds and get a dose of now-you-know.<p>TED, the nonprofit platform committed to ideas worth spreading, is one heck of a treasure trove. …

Bill Gates: World will deliver 'clean energy breakthrough' within 15 years

Tech billionaire predicts innovation will deliver the clean energy the world desperately needs, but only if young people, businesses, and governments step up to the plate, reports Business Green<p>Bill Gates has predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet …

Bill Gates

Allow These Two Olympic Runners to Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is …

Logitech's Bluetooth Audio Adapter Turns Any Pair of Speakers into Wireless Ones

If you have a great pair of bookshelf speakers or even computer speakers, but wish you could stream music from a phone, a laptop, or another device …

LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 …

LG says two flagship phones are coming in 2016 despite mobile division losses

Despite a vast investment of research, engineering, and marketing, LG's smartphone sales in 2015 were practically unchanged relative to its 2014 totals. Reporting its quarterly earnings today, the Korean company recorded 59.7 million smartphone shipments last year, which amounts to a year-on-year …

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

That probably sounds like a mumbo-jumbo to you, so let's put it in simple terms. This means Comcast has figured out how to use its existing cable lines to deliver superfast gigabit-internet speeds without having to do major work on its current infrastructure.<p>Gigabit internet is broadband that …

BLU Life One X is official, 5.2-inch full HD $99 Moto G competitor with octa-core MediaTek chip

As low-end smartphones go, few are as popular on Amazon as BLU’s unlocked budget-friendly Android phones. If it already had a reputation for offering great bang for your buck, it will only get stronger with the newest device in its lineup. The BLU Life One X has just been launched, it costs under …

OnePlus X review

OnePlus

Tesla now using leftover upholstery leather from its cars to make stylish iPhone cases

Just barely in time for Christmas, Tesla updated its online store to add new apparel and accessories, including new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus leather cases/wallets. If you have a Tesla enthusiast on your Christmas list, this might be your best last-minute shot for a holiday gift.<p>Like most luxury …

Meet a traveller: Jeremy Scott, solo cyclist extraordinaire

The next time you’re tempted to complain about a sore backside after an hour in the saddle, spare a thought for Jeremy Scott. The inspirational New Zealander, who was born with a hole in his heart, rode 52,000km through 29 countries on his last ride. Scott raised thousands for the British, …

New Zealand

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Comcast CEO didn't know what Wi-Fi was until Steve Jobs told him about it

'What's Wi-Fi?'<p>Comcast CEO Brian Roberts dropped a telling anecdote this morning at the Business Insider Ignition conference in New York, informing the crowd that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once gave him the great idea to put Wi-Fi in cable boxes. At least, it might have been a great idea if …

AT&T CEO hints at launching mobile video streaming service early next year

<i>By Malathi Nayak and Supantha Mukherjee</i><p>AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson on Tuesday hinted at launching a mobile video streaming service as early as January to target price-conscious U.S. viewers who don’t currently have pay-TV subscriptions.<p>AT&T is interested in putting together a content …

Google exploring bringing Fiber to Los Angeles and Chicago, potentially largest cities yet

Google, or rather Alphabet’s Fiber division, is investigating bringing their service to Los Angeles and Chicago. The two cities are significant in that they’d be the largest areas Fiber has worked with. This is hot off the news that AT&T will be expanding gigabit internet to 38 metropolitan areas …

Apple’s new $99 iPhone battery case doesn’t measure up

I’ll start with design. Design is a big word, and it encompasses many things, and it is a religion at Apple, so maybe I should say "looks." The case has a bump. It’s the first thing you’re going to notice when you see it. And it’s not a look-at-the-way-the-lens-extends-from-the-body bump, it’s a …

Mobile Technology

Nexus 6P smartphone review - The Gadgeteer

Dave Rees and I have been waiting for what feels like years in gadget time for the Nexus 6P. We each ordered one on the day they were announced and …

New Verizon LTE tech could ruin Wi-Fi, says Google, Microsoft and others

A battle between some of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. is being waged in the airwaves.<p>Google, Microsoft, Comcast and other large tech …

How mobile tech is improving global disaster relief

<b>When war or natural disaster causes havoc around the world and millions of people are displaced or rendered homeless, communications and power infrastructures are often damaged or non-existent.</b><p>Yet people are desperate to let their loved ones know they're safe and to find out what's going on.<p>"The …

Final proof man walked on Moon? NASA finds Apollo crash site on lunar surface

NASANASA says the craft landed on our Moon<p>The US space agency has released the exact coordinates of the site which is on an area called Mare …

Apple Campus 2 drone video reveals underground auditorium

Drone footage of the progress being made on Apple Campus 2 has given us our first look at the underground auditorium where Apple will unveil all of its magical new products in the future.<p>The new auditorium won’t be visible once construction is complete, but thanks to Duncan Sinfield’s latest 4K …

Switching to a smaller wireless carrier could make you happier

Consumer Cellular, Ting, and Republic beat AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.<p>T-Mobile USA earned the highest score among the four major nationwide …

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 …

Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?

Apart from the numbers, of course.

New augmented reality app lets you see the unseen world of wireless signals

Have you ever wondered just how many wireless signals pass through your home? A new augmented reality app called Architecture of Radio promises you …