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Goodbye, Google Nexus 6, it was nice knowing you

When Google launched its Nexus 6 in late 2014, it marked the end of the era of phones ever-increasing in size. The 6-inch behemoth was a solid …

3 reasons Google's logo rollout went smoother than Yahoo's

<b>By Kay Tappan,</b> <i>University of Florida</i> <br>Perhaps the most illustrative phenomenon of this aversion is the logo switcheroo. Remember Gap’s logo disaster in …

Advertising

Want to live to 100? Eat these foods

Diet fads may come and go, but while so-called superfoods like kale, quinoa and acai are touted for their life-giving properties, it turns a real key to being healthy is getting out of the kitchen.<p>In the re-released “The Blue Zones Solution,” author and National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner, …

Nutrition

Why Python is Slow: Looking Under the Hood | Pythonic Perambulations

1. <b>Python is Dynamically Typed rather than Statically Typed</b>.¶<p>What this means is that at the time the program executes, the interpreter doesn't know …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

We’ve seen it in plenty of thriller/crime solver TV shows and movies: upon reviewing some grainy and very low-resolution surveillance footage, …

18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite

18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. Apple developers make some useful tools for OS X that extend the …

Mac Apps

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started …

Tutorials

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Bring the professional workflow to your home studio with the camera and computer you already own.

Photoshop

See how Romance in New York was filmed on an iPhone 6

Glidecam enhanced the iPhone's built in video stabilization so Pope could get natural camera motion for the moving shots, and the Joby Gorrilapod and …

ARM’s new chips will come with 3.5x performance boost

ARM holdings, the company behind the mobile processor architecture that powers the iPhone and iPad, unveiled its next generation processor blueprints today that it says will increase performance three fold compared to its current designs.<p>The new Cortex-A72 chips aimed at smartphone and tablets will …

Time management software for staying productive and happy in the modern workplace

PCMag<p>Editor's Choice<p>BOTTOM LINE: RescueTime is simply the best time-management app we've ever tested. It helps increase your productivity by …

Time Management

Organize Evernote with This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but—like the brain in your head—it can quickly become a mess if you don't keep it organized. Make Evernote …

Productivity
Communicate

Lack of Sleep Is Killing You and Your Career | Inc.com

Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to …

Immune System

How to Choose and Buy a Tripod for a DSLR Camera

Choosing a tripod can be an overwhelming experience, given how many different types and choices we are presented with. On one hand, a tripod is a …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Stylish Flat Space Icons in Adobe Photoshop

Inspired by recent events in space exploration and discoveries, we’ll go through an exciting process and create trendy flat-style space icons with …

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

Productivity

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature

Five New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

We all likely have many more than five goals we’d like to accomplish this year, but in keeping with the lean mentality, I’ll keep things simple and give you just five, which, if done mindfully can have dramatic ripple effects on your health, happiness and professional success—and perhaps all the …

Star Trek

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Data Visualization

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Capacitance Measurement with the Arduino Uno

Have you ever found the need to measure the capacitance of a capacitor? No multimeter handy (for shame)? Well, as it turns out you can actually …

How 2 Guys Turned A '69 Cadillac Into The World's Fastest Hot Tub

This drivable DIY project gives new meaning to the term "carpool"<p>Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker built their first tub-on-wheels as undergrads at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. With a fellow student, they transformed an abandoned 1982 Chevy Malibu into a pool. “This thing was hideous,” …

Hot Tubs

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

A 3-Step Beginner's Guide to Social-Media Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media has become as much a daily part of our personal lives as it has our business lives. What once was cutting edge just a few short years ago is now just the norm. So how do you know which aspect of social-media marketing you …

Public Relations

Talking About Life With the Chess Players of Union Square

VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.<p>Located on 14th Street in New York City, Union Square is one of the most diverse and hectic public spaces in a city known for being diverse and hectic. There's …

Board Games

New documents reveal which encryption tools the NSA couldn't crack

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're getting a new look at which programs can successfully keep out the NSA. A report in <i>Der Spiegel</i> has shed new light on the NSA's encryption-breaking programs, and put a spotlight on the handful of programs that are still giving them trouble. The findings, based on …

22 Ways To Break Up With Your Cell Phone

Or at least take some time and see other people.<p>That can mean in your purse in the back seat; in the passenger's side door; in the trunk if you have to. There is absolutely nothing you need to look at on your phone while you're driving.<p>If you can spring for it, you can buy a Garmin nuvi from Wal …