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Facebook Starts Showing Fewer Text Status Updates From Pages, More From Friends

Facebook has just announced a slight tweak to the Newsfeed algorithm. The newest version of the Newsfeed will show fewer text-based status updates from Pages, but will serve more text-based status updates from users.<p>The good news for Pages administrators is that Facebook will probably be …

4 Reasons You Should Never Skip Breakfast

About 18 percent of males and 13 percent of females between the ages of 35 and 54 are breakfast skippers, according to a 2011 study by the market research company NPD group.<p>But the evidence that suggests that breakfast is a meal not-to-be-skipped is overwhelming. In fact, I have never encountered a …

Holistic Medicine

This 6-Year-Old TV Star Is Making $8,000 A Week

Most recently, August landed a meatier role on the highly anticipated "Girl Meets World" re-boot TV series on the Disney Channel. August will play the youngest son of Cory and Topanga.<p>According to TMZ, Maturo's minor contract states that he is slated to make $8,000 per episode, with one episode …

TV

Here's The Hong Kong That Westerners Never See

The New Zealander tells us by email: "I know some Western expats who never eat Chinese food, and who rarely venture outside their expat communities. They're here to make money not to experience a different culture. They live in a largely expat world, their kids go to international schools, their …

Hong Kong

All-In-One Toolbox: Cleaner, Booster, App Manager

Installed on more than <b>50 million</b> devices worldwide, All-In-One Toolbox is one of the top rated (4.7★★★★★) utility & tool app to optimize your Android …

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

There is a shortage of rigorous research into teaching methods, and results are poorly disseminated among teachers<p>Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>…

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

The Art of War: Audio Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Sun Tzu<p>Sun Tzu's ancient Chinese military treatise <b>The Art of War: Audio Edition</b>. This selection includes the full audio to Tzu's 13 chapter masterpiece. Its importance has impacted the global military world current and past, and helped pave the way in business and legal strategy education. …

Top 20 Photos of 2013 from American Prairie Reserve

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Looking back over a year’s worth of photos, the prairie weaves an ever-changing tale of drama, peace, microscopic detail, magnitude, and resilience. The seasons become less defined, and the decade I’ve spent helping build American Prairie Reserve blends in a single, long …

Nature

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?<p>The agency’s latest robotic explorer will sample gas isotopes, catch solar particles and probe …

Space

This Bug-Inspired Rescue Robot Can Bounce Off Walls And Keep Flying

Instead of being weighted down with expensive sensors, this little drone is based on resiliency: It hits an obstacle and moves on, unscathed.<p>Watch an insect fly around a room looking for a way out, and you’ll notice something interesting: No matter how many times it crashes into a wall or window, …

Robotics

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

Contraception

How to Always Be Getting Smarter

The incredible value of constant experimentation.<p>As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe …

Business Strategy

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

University of Queensland

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs. Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (Video)

Putting Samsung’s new Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 up against some of its competition from other manufacturers (not to mention other platforms) let us get a …

Sony Smartphone Cradle Receiver to help integrate your phone with your car

We’re not quite done with new Sony products at CES just yet, and before we turn our attention to what some other OEMs have to share, we wanted to …

Canon PowerShot N100 Compact Camera Unveiled At CES 2014

At CES 2014 this week Canon has taken the wraps of its new Canon PowerShot N100 compact camera, which it has equipped with a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor …

Seiko Epson announces the smallest label printer for Android devices

Tiny printer gets packed with tons of great features<p>Ahead of their unveiling at CES, Seiko Epson has announced their latest label printer for Android …

3D Printing

HTC ekes out a $10 million profit in Q4

Finally, a bit of not-quite-dismal financial news for HTC. While the Taiwanese manufacturer didn't hit expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings, …

HTC

Samsung turns its attention to your home at CES this week

Smart Home aims to connect all your devices, appliances with a single app and a new protocol<p>Samsung has long been entrenched in the smartphone and …

Home Automation

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch review

Qualcomm's Mirasol display brings a new dimension to smartwatches, but you still have to set your expectations properly.<p>The Qualcomm Toq tells a …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Pro edition tablets make an early appearance in this giant banner at CES

Samsung outs themselves ahead of their CES event<p>If you were hoping for a Pro line of Galaxy tablets from Samsung this year at CES, it looks like …

AT&T makes the LG G Flex official in the US

Coming in Q1 2014, pricing and availability to be announced later<p>The first smartphone with a curved screen, the LG G Flex will be available from …

Expect Android-equipped Cars from Audi, Honda, GM and Hyundai soon

Just a couple of days ago one of the biggest rumors we heard from CES was that Google was teaming-up with Audi to bring us the first …

Samsung CES tablet lineup leaks early, packing high-end hardware

We knew they were coming; a combination of leaks and publicly available evidence has been building up over the past several weeks, painting the …

HTC sources double-down on M8 camera specs, suggest possible launch name

Last time we had the opportunity to talk about HTC’s follow-up to 2013’s flagship One, we were looking at the phone’s camera. And why wouldn’t we? …