Mason Taylor

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5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't.<p>But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets. If the apps below are any indication, this geekery can help us get in the best shape …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Color Blindness

Christian right’s vile PR sham: Why their bizarre films are backfiring on them

I once was a fundamentalist Christian and right-winger. Now I watch their films and see their heavy-handed tactics<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>October 14, 2014 9:45pm (UTC)<p>“Millions of believers will suddenly vanish into thin air," Willie Robertson, best known for his work on Duck Dynasty, exclaimed recently. He …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Your Destiny Characters Won't Be Returning for the Final Game

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.<p>The rumors are true: your Destiny characters from the Beta version of the game are being …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Men's Biggest Grooming Problems... Solved

Men, admit it -- you don't know how to groom <i>everything</i> on your body. And everyone can get embarrassed asking for advice about said issues.<p>But, leave it to Reddit to be the epicenter of advice when it comes to men seeking clever hacks to all things back hair, cowlicks and unibrows. No joke, people …

4 Must-See Monsters in the Destiny Beta

Destiny secrets.<p>The Destiny beta gives us just a small fraction of the final game world to explore, but that doesn't mean that there's not <i>a lot</i> to …

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African nation, a spokeswoman for an aid organisation said on Sunday.<p>Dr Kent Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and …

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local …

The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

Sunrise. Evernote. Feedly. Wunderlist. Mailbox.*<p>Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become …

The Legend Of Korra Game Looks Like Tons Of Fun

Speaking of <i>Bayonetta</i> maker Platinum Games, the developer hooked up with IGN during Comic-Con this weekend to show off the first gameplay from the …

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Discovering Pokémon

One man’s voyage to examine the appeal of this titan of the gaming world.<p>It all started with a random email with the subject ‘Are You Ready For The …

George R.R. Martin is taking time away from “Game of Thrones” to focus on sixth novel

<b>(Chris Pizzello/invision/ap)</b><p>This is the first year he won’t write an episode for the show<p>Prachi Gupta<p>July 27, 2014 5:18pm (UTC)<p>George R.R. Martin, the only mortal who can tell us the fate of Westeros, is stepping away from HBO's upcoming season of "Game of Thrones." Although he has written an …

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between Of Bungie's 'Destiny' Beta

For those following along, you’ll realize that yes, this is a follow-up to my lengthy article on Destiny’s alpha I posted earlier this summer under a nearly identical name. I thought that format was effective for analysis, and so I figured I’d repeat it here. Though this probably won’t be nearly as …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

AVQ&A: What’s your favorite game of the year so far?

Welcome back to <b>AVQ&A</b>, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your …

Mario Kart