Miguel Velasco

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Android alternatives to the Apple iPhone 6

As the dust begins to settle from Apple's event earlier this week, and preorders for the iPhone 6 (as well as its larger counterpart the iPhone 6 Plus ) kick off this Friday, it may appear as if the tech giant's new marquee handsets are the only phones worth considering.<p>But for those who are on the …

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, “space weather” officials in the US have said.<p>Individually the storms, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, …

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …

Lava From Space

Iceland! Satellites! Volcanoes!<p>Late last month, the Holuhraun lava field in central Iceland spasmed with earthquakes as lava began spewing from it once again. Now two weeks into its spurt of activity, its lava flow stretches 10 miles long and covers eight square miles. It’s the island nation’s …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …