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Are you actually healthy? A doctor explains how to know for sure

<i>You probably know that you should have an annual physical exam, but does that mean you’re healthy? It depends, says Robin Berzin, MD, the CEO of the</i> …

Wellness

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

11 Best Places to Live in Florida

Florida, the great "Sunshine State," is undergoing a sea change, of sorts. It is shedding its reputation as a mecca for senior retirees and seeing an …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

The default settings aren't necessarily the best.<p>It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a …

Best Health Tech Gadgets 2018

Whether you’re just a little health-conscious, a complete fitness fanatic or simply looking for something to aid you getting back in shape, I’ve put together a list of my favorite health-related gadgets to help you get there and feel your best for the year ahead.<p>Here are the best health tech …

Can you retire 5 years early? Here is how to find out.

A luxurious retirement may seem unattainable, which can make saving for it — specifically the recommended 10% to 20% of earnings — all the more …

How to find everything Google Home can do

One of the biggest boons for Amazon's Alexa speakers were third-party skills. Now with over 30,000 skills available, there isn't much Alexa can't do. Similarly, Google Home has its own catalog of third-party software. These third-party services are referred to as Assistant apps and, since the …

Gmail's Priority Inbox and this search trick will fix your email headache

There's no shortage of ways to manage your email, but if you use Gmail, here's a one-two punch that'll quickly clean up your inbox.<p>The crux of our …

AdWords

I tried getting 9 hours of sleep every night for a week — and it's more clear than ever why we're all sleep-deprived

For many people, sleep is a precious, often gets neglected, resource. In fact, 35 percent of American adults routinely do not get enough sleep, clocking in less than seven hours of rest per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although powering through the day …

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

Online Life

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

You’ve heard the advice to diversify your assets if you want to build wealth. Well, the same goes for diversifying the information you consume: If …

Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

Mental Health

My favorite travel logging app is also Google’s most controversial feature

And more authentic than Instagram<p>It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s a popular time for people to get outside more, go on vacations, and — if you’re obsessed with the internet — chronicle just about everything you’re doing. Facebook and Instagram have evolved from social …

Google Maps will now show you how much traffic to expect on your route

Google Maps is capable of some seriously impressive things, and that’s highlighted by its ability to show you how busy a business is at any given time. Now, Google is expanding on that feature by showing how busy the traffic is along your route by the time of day.<p>The best gifts for Android …

Google Maps

Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services

Reelgood, a service making it easier for cord cutters to find something new to watch and keep track of their favorite shows, is today exiting beta with the launch of a new site that aggregates content from across over 250 streaming services in a single interface. The end result is something of a TV …

Best projectors you can actually afford

Nothing beats a home theater projector at putting up a jaw-dropping image for as little money as possible.<p>Sure it's not quite as plug-and-play as a TV. You'll need the space and a dark room, and it really helps to have a screen and a separate audio system (or at least a decent powered speaker). A …

Get better sound from your AV receiver using your smartphone

If you own a home theater receiver, you can improve its performance by taking some time to set it up properly. Most AV receivers have manual and auto speaker setup or calibration features, and even if you've already used an automated system you can make your system sound even better with manual …

Sporting Club Network, presented by Price Chopper, announces the release of its official 2017 Calendar of Events

Sporting Club Network (SCN), presented by Price Chopper, is proud to announce the release of the official 2017 Calendar of Events. Included in this …

Why I'm leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends

Snapchat is the darling of technology: for years, we've fawned over the company for being innovative, using daring interfaces and out of the ordinary tactics to get people to pay it.<p>Despite the fact that the app was always what some would consider "hostile" to new users, full of design …

Social Media

This wearable can record everything you say — then write it down

We've all been struck by a jolt of inspiration at the most inopportune moment, only to have the brilliant idea slip away before it can be jotted …

Google's Free Snapseed Photo Editing App Adds Powerful Curves Tool

Snapseed, a free image editing app for iOS and Android, just got better with its first update for 2017. Its newly added curves adjustment tool is a …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Help Them Destroy This Crippling Source of Self-Doubt

Researchers were shocked how quickly girls learned to believe that men are smarter than women.<p>Of course girls can be smart! But they can't be "really, really smart"--the way boys can be--right?<p>It probably bothers you to read that, and it should. For one thing, it's obviously not true. …

This phone case houses a tiny drone designed to take selfies

For those who can't, there's a drone for that.<p>The Airselfie is a tiny drone that is housed in a phone case, and it lets you take selfies or group shots from farther away than you could with your arms or a selfie stick.<p>Airselfie already went through its Kickstarter campaign, where it amassed more …

Transform any surface into a touchscreen computer with this projector

The ‘Typlet T1S’ is a device that will project a touchscreen computer onto any surface. The company behind it reports that there is no shadow …

Touchscreens

Google's AI is writing a lot of emails

Google's AI is writing a significant number of emails sent by users of its Inbox app.<p>The company's Smart Reply feature, which automatically generates …

Apps

Device lulls you to sleep with relaxing scents

LAS VEGAS — Sleep is a precious commodity that every human needs, and a new device promises to help you get it through the power of smell.<p>Sensorwake …

Sleep

10 things you should do now that you've welcomed Alexa into your life

So you just got an Amazon Echo or an Echo Dot — fantastic, because they're sold out almost everywhere!<p>Welcome to the future, where ordering a pizza …

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

​CNBC and other partners make Google Home more useful

You can now hobnob with an electronic incarnation of financial news outlet CNBC through the Google Home smart speaker.<p>You'll be able to invoke several CNBC shows and podcasts through the Google Home news service, CNBC said. And you can ask about specific stocks or the performance of US markets, …

I was addicted to my iPhone. These are the steps I took to get control of my life back

In early December, Sam Altman—president of startup incubator Y Combinator—sent out an ominous Tweet.<p>Digital addiction is going to be one of the great mental health crises of our time.— Sam Altman (@sama) December 3, 2016<p>Naval Ravikant, a co-founder of Angel List, an online hub for entrepreneurs and …

Social Media