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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Creativity News | The Next Web

All stories in Creativity<p>Interfaces are dying, so your brand needs a bigger personality<p>Less than a decade ago, branding style guides used to be a huge PDF covering multiple visual aspects of a brand, such as typography, colors, and photography. When digital came about, style guides started to …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

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Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service, first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company released an Android app that will let users access their desktop computers, whether through a Chrome web app for Mac, PC, and Linux or through Chrome OS itself. Once you've set up your primary …

Getting started with the Google Camera app for Android

Google has put a Camera app of its own in the Play store for nearly all Android users to install.<p>On Wednesday, Google released its standalone Camera app through the Play store. The release not only makes updating the app through the Play store possible for Nexus owners, but those running Android …

11 Awesome Apps You Can't Get For Your iPhone Right Now

But there are quite a few awesome apps that Android owners can use that their iPhone-using friends can't.

Apps

Kickstarter's biggest hits - why crowdfunding now sets the trends

Artists, filmmakers and technologists can bypass the moneymen to raise millions for their projects, from Spike Lee and Ouya to Veronica Mars and Broken Age<p>Earlier this week, musician Neil Young finished raising the third biggest amount ever on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. His Pono music player …

24 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Place For Free

By the time you've paid your rent, bought your furniture, and forked over cash for toilet paper, the last thing you want is to drop more dough.

Concept art from an imagined dark and gritty NeverEnding Story reboot

<i>The NeverEnding Story</i> doesn't need a darker reboot in the least, but Nicolas Francoeur's concept art, imagining a more "mature" version of the …

Lauren Davis

The Science Behind the Quest to Bake the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dessert

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Janelle Monae

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Streetwear

The awakening of Android's sleeping giant: the Sony story

Sony was once an electronics giant. Combining innovation with quality enabled it to dominate the premium end of the market. In recent years, this worldwide conglomerate has had to look beyond electronics to find profit through its entertainment and financial services divisions. The electronics …

Sony Ericsson

21 Special Gifts For The Special Guy In Your Life

Because guys like nice things too.

The Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows Are Up, And Holy Hell They're Beautiful

The world-renowned department store's famous windows are celebrating American holidays this year.

35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place

Everything is NOT terrible.

31 Clever Tech Gifts You Might Want To Keep For Yourself

Get out of that Black Friday line. The best tech gifts are all available online.

Watch Terminator 2: Judgment Day In Just 60 Killer Seconds

The frantic animation wackos over at 1A4STUDIO are at it again, boiling 137 minutes of Terminator down to just 60 syrupy seconds of gratuitous liquid …

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

The 15 Best Websites, According to Redditors

Unraveling the ever-changing World Wide Web to find the very best sites can be a daunting and time consuming task. Or, you could just ask …

Could extreme exercise help slow down the ageing process?

Meet the older people who believe their punishing exercise routines are keeping them young<p>Every morning at 6am, 72-year-old grandmother Dr Betty Holsden-Smith enjoys the same exercise routine. She does a few crunches, lifts some weights, stretches and heads to the local track to run - for 12 hours …

Exercise

Squats app review: go from 0-100 squats in just 10 short weeks

Introduction<p>If you want to tone your legs, buttocks, and core muscles while improving your strength, this app should prove to be an invaluable …

Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Totally Doesn’t Have a Teenager Problem

Perhaps you’ve heard: Facebook may — or <i>may not</i> — have a teen problem.<p>It’s been the talk of the town since Facebook’s last earnings call, when CFO …

Social Media

Messing about in boats in India: readers' travel writing competition 2013

A boat trip in Udaipur, India, goes wrong – but luckily Edward Tew, winner of the <b>history category</b>, is neither shaken or stirred by the experience. Scroll down to see the runner-up<p><b>THE WINNER</b><p>"Octopussy," said the hotel receptionist as we mounted the last in a long line of unusually vertical …

Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally

Austere times have made our young prematurely middle aged, robbing them of a crucial stage of development<p>British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and …

25 Times "South Park" Made You Reevaluate Your Life

You know, in its own South Park-y way.

19 Extremely French Things That Happen In The New Pokémon Game

The Kalos region is 1000000% modeled on its Gallic real-world equivalent.

Where's the outrage about the monarchy's extravagant expenses? I represent a city in which 650,000 children live in poverty. I stand by my comments about fawning over the royal christening, writes Tom Copley: http://gu.com/p/3k5ex/fb