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How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

<i>Love your morning cup of joe but don't want to overdo it? The experts at Shape have your perfect daily dose!</i><p>We're always happy to hear that our daily cup (or three) of coffee is doing more good than just helping to keep us awake, alert, and fully functioning at work (or the gym). When a recent …

London smartphone theft drops by 50% after 'kill switch' introduction

Smartphones,Mobile phones,iPhone,Android,Technology,US crime,Crime,UK news,US news,Boris Johnson,San Francisco,New York,Google,Samsung<p>Mayor Boris Johnson and city officials in San Fransisco and New York argue for laws mandating phone locking options after cities see dramatic decline in phone …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Why Tech Can't Help Us Find Missing Airplanes

<i>This article was originally published at the Daily Dot.</i><p>In an era where it’s possible to track a stolen Macbook Pro at the click of a button, it seems …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

The Ultimate Guide to Gym Etiquette

From yoga and Pilates to circuits and supersets, there’s no right or wrong way to get in shape. Whatever it takes to break a sweat, right? But let's …

20 best Android apps this week

Nokia HERE Beta, World of Warriors, Game of Thrones, Pause, Humin, Go CBBC, Scrolls, Indiegogo and more<p>It’s time for our weekly roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last seven days of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets …

The 15-Second Test You Should Take Before Every Workout

It's super simple, but it'll help you crush every lift<p>Smashing your records in the gym might be easier than you think. A 15-second balance test can help determine if your body is prepared to go all out or if you need to back off a bit.<p>“It’s called biofeedback testing and you can incorporate it into …

What Does Cold Sound Like? See If Your Ear Can Tell Temperature

Can you hear the difference between hot and cold?<p>A British "sensory branding company" called Condiment Junkie wanted to know the answer. They specialize in sound design for all sorts of advertisements. Now they're taking a look at how they might use sound design to make better beverage ads. Take …

Microsoft's Elop: Nokia brand soon to vanish from smartphones

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, starting his new job as head of Microsoft's devices group Monday, doesn't see the Nokia name sticking around for long at Microsoft.<p>"Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones," Elop said in a Q&A on its Conversations blog (recently …

Android still triggers the most mobile malware, says F-Secure

Android dominates the mobile landscape not just in market share but in malware, according to new data from F-Secure.<p>Analyzing malware discovered during the first quarter of the year, F-Secure found that Android was targeted by 275 out of 277 "threat families." In contrast, iOS and Symbian each …

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Nintendo Once Again Forgoing Live Stage Show At E3 2014

Nintendo has just announced their plans for E3 2014 which include a Super Smash Bros. tournament, unscripted game demos and…no stage presentation, yet again.<p>Last year, Nintendo famously gave up their stage slot at E3 in favor of a Nintendo Direct presentation, a recorded video going over their new …

How to Protect Yourself From Internet Explorer Security Flaw

Getting around Internet Explorer, a popular workplace browser, may be unavoidable even as Microsoft works to patch a bug that could allow hackers to …

After years of sleek smartphones, people now want something weird

The most exciting thing about Google’s Project Ara, a modular phone that customers can build and rebuild to their own specifications indefinitely, isn’t that it’s so customizable. What’s really crazy about Ara is that it looks like a clunky toy when compared to smartphones currently on the …

Watch Nissan's self-cleaning car in action

Some people consider washing the car an intimate, sacred ritual.<p>The rest of us would prefer to skip the whole matter and get on with the day. And so …

China is getting the Xbox One in September

Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to China in September, making it the first major console release in the country since it lifted its long-standing ban on video games. This comes after the company joined forces with China's BesTV shortly before the country reversed its 13-year old gaming ban. While …

How to build Steve Jobs’ stereo system, circa 1982

If you don’t have several hundred million in the bank, and a massive company to lord over, it’s hard for us normal folk to emulate Steve Jobs.<p>But you could build a sound system like Steve’s.<p>Based on an iconic portrait of Jobs in his almost empty Woodside, California home in 1982, Wired pieced …

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Synology Disk Station DS214se review: Loads of storage features for very little cash - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Synology Disk Station DS214se has a robust operating system and a vast amount of applications to offer anything you'd need. The server is also fast, and it's very affordable.<p><b>The Bad</b> The server doesn't have enough power to handle multiple heavy tasks at the same time, and it doesn't …

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Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

The Scrambled Sexuality of ‘Frozen’s “Let It Go”

The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go"<p>The advance marketing for Disney’s <i>Frozen</i> literally buried the lead, stranding its female protagonists …

Secret revealed: inside the most scandalous social network

Will anonymity make Secret essential reading — or become its undoing?<p>Late on a Saturday evening in San Francisco, at a party filled with tech workers, people keep retreating to odd corners to stare at their phones. This happens at every party these days, of course, but what’s different here is that …

T-cells break the rules when salmonella attacks

The immune system’s T-cells respond differently when the body is attacked by fast-acting bacteria, such as salmonella.<p>The finding could be vital for …

First biomarker could help boys at risk of major depression

LONDON (Reuters) - British brain scientists have identified the first biomarker, or biological signpost, for clinical depression and say it could help find boys in particular who are at risk of developing the debilitating mental illness.<p>In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of …

R.I.P. CAPTCHA

Say hello to two-step verification and more.<p>Say good-bye to CAPTCHA, the boxes of warped text that separate humans from bots online. AI company Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can pass the test about 90 percent of the time. What will save us from spam now? These alternatives …

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