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The Best Wearables Will Be The Ones You Throw Away

How do you measure the success of wearables? When you don’t need them at all.<p>The market for wearable electronics seems to be exploding: forecasters estimate that we will see growth at a compound annual rate of 35% over the next five years with 148 million units shipped by 2019. The data appears …

Wearable Tech

Brain knows how to stop thinking, start learning

Anyone who's ever learned music probably remembers reaching a point when they just played without "thinking" about the notes.<p>It turns out that a little bit of disconnect goes a long way in learning motor tasks, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience.<p>The …

The Apple Watch screen is totally different to what's in your iPhone

Developer Craig Hockenberry has published a post looking at the limitations of different types of screens. He points out that Apple is moving away from LCD screens (which are found in iPhones and iPods) in favour of the new AMOLED tech. And it's a bigger change than you might think.<p>For starters, a …

How to make and receive phone calls on your iPad

Now with Continuity on iOS 8 you can actually make and receive phone calls on your iPad. Want to hear more? It’s actually pretty simple, and it can be very helpful and convenient for those times when you hear your iPhone ringing, but realize it is in the other room. Maybe you can’t answer the call …

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Declaración de Lisboa por una revolución democrática en Europa <br>Europa nunca ha sido más rica de lo que es ahora. Tampoco ha sido nunca más desigual. …

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.<p>Here are some reasons why you should <i>estudiar</i>.<p>1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore.<p>In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, …

Teen Polyglot Speaks 23 Different Languages (WATCH)

If you thought learning one foreign language was confusing enough, try learning over 20 by the time you graduate high school. One incredible student, 16-year-old Timothy Doner, is the world's youngest polyglot, putting all our of language-learning skills to shame. Timothy speaks 23 languages, to be …

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Getting to Know Gmail

This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of …

Google

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

Part 3: The NSA's Shadow Network<p>The insert method and other variants of QUANTUM are closely linked to a shadow network operated by the NSA alongside …

Surveillance

The Bias Undermining Your People Analytics

People analytics – the fast-growing practice which companies use to analyze large amounts of data to quantify employee performance – has the potential to revolutionize the workplace and vastly improve how all of us are rewarded for our efforts. But used the wrong way, people analytics can be just …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A family statement (via the BBC) said, "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher …