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Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to build a test track in California this year

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out if Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project is an idea, concept, dream or actual project, but one company in California is pushing forward toward making it a reality today.<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced today that it’s filed official paperwork with …

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Charging a car could soon be as quick as filling a tank

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Engineers say the power grid is holding back the development of the electric car. The storage capacity of …

Sony Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile USA leaks in press shot

Americans may not have to wait long for a shot at the Xperia Z1, as frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a press image of the smartphone's T-Mobile USA variant. There's little new to see beyond the carrier logo, although we doubt that many will object if Sony ships a largely …

Connected devices: Creating jobs and growth

If we could better control the physical world, how might we improve our lives? This question is being asked by daring mobile innovators in …

Is The Moto X More Innovative Than The New iPhone? Researchers Think So

The dictionary defines “innovative” as something that features new methods, is advanced, and original. That being said, how much more original is the new Moto X smartphone than the iPhone 5C and 5S? Much more, according to analysts at ABI Research, who published the results of their teardown of the …

Google’s Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research

Apple’s latest iPhones may be selling well, but that’s not because they’re particularly innovative.<p>So argues ABI Research. The analyst says that Google’s Moto X is a more innovative device than Apple’s new iPhones, which it maintains “show only minor improvements over last year’s iPhone 5.”<p>ABI …

Deep Web Users Are Ready To Launch Silk Road 2.0

In an interesting post-mortem release by the creators of the defunct anonymous marketplace Atlantis there is information that the former admins and users of the Silk Road are planning to resurrect the service. User RR writes: “We have SilkRoad v2.0 ready to launch and is now in its final testing …

Snowden's email provider Lavabit fought government surveillance with ultra-tiny font

Earlier this summer, a few weeks after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents on the agency's surveillance practices were published, the encrypted email service provider he used, called Lavabit, shut itself down. At that time, Lavabit's founder Ladar Levison said he was shuttering …

Egnyte Adds PRISM Protection to Its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Service

While Egnyte does enterprise-focused file sharing and collaboration — comparable in some aspects to other cloud companies like, for instance, Box — …

New bill seeks to outlaw bulk surveillance, shine light on secret FISA court system

Following public outcry about the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs, members of Congress have rushed to propose solutions. Now, four senators have combined a number of those ideas into a single piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit several questionable …

These are the 4 most important tech issues for lawmakers to solve

Technology is becoming more integrated into every aspect of life both in America and abroad, but the laws that govern it can’t seem to catch up. When …

Oppo's N1 pairs CyanogenMod with a swiveling camera

Cyanogen wants its take on Android to grow from a hacker favorite to a true consumer operating system. And Oppo, a Chinese company known more in the US for building high-end Blu-ray players sold through Best Buy stores, is the first hardware partner working with Cyanogen to try and make this …

Moto X update reportedly offers improved camera performance

The Motorola Moto X is a very fine smartphone, save for one glaring problem: the camera is not nearly up to par with what the competition offers. In our review, we noted that the camera was horribly inconsistent — in some situations it would produce perfectly passable pictures, while other times it …

Galaxy Note 3 coming to Sprint on October 4th

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will be coming to Sprint on October 4th, adding another major carrier to the oversized smartphone's list of debut locations early next month. Unlike both AT&T and Verizon, however, Sprint is pricing the Note 3 above $300, at $349.99 on a two-year contract for either a black …

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 arrives with remote find and wipe capabilities

Good news is now at hand for CyanogenMod fans who like a bit of stability in their lives, because the general release builds of CyanogenMod 10.1.3 are now hitting server mirrors. As a nice bonus, support for CM Account is baked into this release (previously available only in the 10.2 nightlies), …

BlackBerry says BBM messaging app for Android and iOS isn't coming this week

If you're waiting for BlackBerry's BBM messaging app to hit Google Play and the iOS App Store, you'll be waiting a while longer. Over the weekend more than 1 million people downloaded a leaked version of BBM for Android, causing BlackBerry to delay the launch of its app for both Google and Apple's …