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How to perfectly replicate the success of Pokémon Go in three steps

It's easy, and profitable!<p><i>Pokémon Go</i> is a very popular game that is helping many people find a reason to leave the house in order to have their picture taken for incredulous Facebook posts about the popularity of <i>Pokémon Go</i>. Everyone is making money from the game, including Nintendo, because stock …

This Low-Cost Android Phone Delivers Serious Bang For Your Buck

<b>The good</b>: Beautiful and sleek design, Clean user interface that’s easy to navigate, Affordably priced, Fast fingerprint scanner <b><br>The bad</b>: Sometimes …

Phones

Summer Pasta Recipes Worthy Of Any Season

It's <i>summer --</i> our favorite eating season of the year. Sure, fall has Thanksgiving. And winter guarantees lots of hot chocolate. Spring gives us rhubarb. But <i>summer, s</i>ummer has everything else. Even pasta is better when summer's the season.<p>Summer pastas are sauced with fresh tomatoes, topped with a …

Basic Full Body Workout You Can Do at Home

This total body home workout is perfect for working the entire body with no muss, no fuss. All you need are a few sets of dumbbells and these basic …

6 science-backed ways to make great habits stick

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

Engineering
Engineering

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

When Disney and Dr. Seuss Made Racist Cartoons...

Were cartoons like 'Cannibal Capers' and 'Trader Mickey' a reflection of society, or a seemingly harmless way to spread hate?<p><i>Cannibal Capers</i><p>Art often imitates life—and animation is no exception. While today's Disney films like <i>Frozen</i> and <i>Big Hero 6</i> seem harmless enough, the company's history is …

Spices

30 Fascinating Facts About Your Favorite Disney Animations

Though Disney often deals in fairy tales, not every one of the legendary animation company’s productions has been a case of smooth sailing. From …

Animation

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

Dessert

General Theory of Relativity explained: The beautiful simplicity (and weird time sags) of Einstein's 100-year-old masterpiece

In his youth, Albert Einstein spent a year loafing aimlessly. You don't get anywhere by not "wasting" time – something, unfortunately, which the …

Physics

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

3 ingredient cotton cheesecake: why all the hype?

We put the infamous Japanese three-ingredient white chocolate cheesecake recipe to the test<p>Amidst our fascination with <b>The Great British Bake Off</b>, its biscuit boxes, <b>Spanische Windtortes</b> and <b>3D bread sculptures</b>, there is something about an easy recipe that none of us can ignore.<p>YouTuber, <b>Ochikeron</b>, has …

Dessert

Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)

Race the Sun

Blade Runner

Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge<p>A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen …

12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

Cooking

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Robotics

How to stop procrastinating and start succeeding

Show me someone who doesn't procrastinate, and I'll show you a robot. <i>Everyone</i> procrastinates.<p>I definitely do.<p>One example: I've written more than five million published words. (Keep the long-winded jokes to yourself.) You might assume it's easy for me to sit down and write, but at times it's …

Procrastination

9 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making After 9PM

It's one thing to make sleep a priority and another to actually achieve those blissful seven to nine hours of unadulterated shut-eye.<p>Your ability to fall asleep at a reasonable time, <i>stay</i> asleep and wake up feeling well-rested the following morning depends on the steps you take <i>hours</i> before your head …

Wellness

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

Top 10

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

Android News

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

I'm in!<p><b>“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart</b> …

Microsoft's new web browser is up to 112% faster than Google Chrome

In a Windows blog post on Wednesday, Gabe Aul, Microsoft's head of the Windows Insider program, announced a new set of benchmarks for Microsoft Edge, the company's new web browser made for Windows 10.<p>Microsoft Edge showed significant performance gains over Google Chrome, but what's most impressive …

Software

How That 'Ant-Man' End Credits Scene Ties in to 'Civil War'

<b>SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't seen "Ant-Man" yet, then read no further. There be lots of spoilers here.</b><p>We all know how Marvel rolls by now: the movie ends, then during the end credits we usually get two short (but fun) scenes.<p>"Avengers: Age of Ultron" broke this long-standing practice earlier …

Marvel Universe

A robot has passed a self-awareness test

A robot in New York has passed the classic King's Wise Men puzzle which serves as a test of the awareness of the self.<p>The induction puzzle goes as …

Turing Test

7 Tricks To Guarantee You Get The Best Sleep Of Your Entire Life

Best Sleep, Entire Life, Turn off Distractions, Watch what you eat<p><b>7 Tricks To Guarantee You Get The Best Sleep Of Your Entire Life</b><p>A good day usually …

How smartphone companies are screwing with your Android phone

That's because phone makers add their own software features, or "skins," on top of the pure version of Android so that they can differentiate themselves from other phone brands.<p>Unfortunately, while some skins add great features that you wouldn't find on any other phone brand's phone, it also means …

Android News

5. Teleportation

Okay, before you get too excited, we're probably not all that close to full-on Star Trek style transporters but, on the plus side, teleportation is …