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Horizon: No More Vertical Videos

The omnipresence of smartphones means everyone has the potential to be a one-man film-crew. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be a <i>good</i> film-crew, right?<p>While your trusty iPhone does pack a punch, it still requires a little know-how from the person in control, including how to frame a shot, ensuring …

AMD launches Kaveri processors, aimed at starting a computing revolution

Advanced Micro Devices is launching its code-named Kaveri processors today, which represent one of the biggest technical advances that the company has made in some time. Kaveri chips are meant for games and other high-performance applications.<p>The new chips show that AMD is moving in a very …

For Samsung and Galaxy Gear, less may be more

When looking at the plethora of wearable devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, other companies certainly followed that principle. A walk around the show floor saw startups such as<p>MartianandPebbleand major players such asLGand Sony introduce new wearable gadgets. And in …

Fewer than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will be financially successful by 2018, predicts Gartner

If developers are finding it difficult to make money from apps today, things are only going to get tougher, according to a forecast by Gartner (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). Looking at the period through to 2018, Gartner predicts that fewer than one in 10,000 apps will be considered financially successful by …

China Mobile snags 1 million iPhone 5S units -- report

China Mobile reportedly has more than 1 million iPhones 5S handsets to offer its customers as its preps for the official launch on Friday.<p>Citing information from a "person familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Apple supplier Foxconn shipped 1.4 million phones …

AMD says its next PC chip trumps Intel with 12 'compute cores' and smoother gaming

A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011's FX range as well as in the latest AMD-powered game consoles. Today, we're looking at a fresh …

Is Motorola rolling out KitKat to the DROID MAXX and ULTRA again?

During mid-December Verizon revealed on Twitter that it would start pushing out Android KitKat to the Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini. Soon after the rollout started <i>Droid-Life</i> reported that Verizon and Motorola stopped pushing out the upgrade as some users were reporting that their phones were being …

Kim Dotcom to launch 'Megaparty' for New Zealand elections

Kim Dotcom has announced he is launching a political party in his adopted home of New Zealand to contest the country's general election this year.<p>The indicted internet entrepreneur says he is founding and funding the party, but will not be a candidate. Born Kim Schmitz in Germany, the 39-year-old …

Sony announces big and small smartphones for emerging markets

Sony has a diverse line of smartphones that it sells around the world, everything from the 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact to the massive 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra. Today, the company is announcing two new smartphones targeted at emerging markets: the 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and the 4-inch Xperia E1.<p>The T2 …

Google Image Search makes it easier to sort results by licensing rights

Google Image Search has allowed users to filter results based on how they're licensed since 2009, but the option remained hidden under an advanced options menu where few users ever look. Now, a request by law professor and Creative Commons founding member Lawrence Lessig has changed that. Bing …

Russia’s Yandex partners with Facebook in quest to create “social search” service

Russian web giant Yandex has struck a deal with Facebook(s fb) that will see it index publicly posted content on the social network that comes from …

In Pictures: The busy entrepreneur behind nutritional supplements for women

Peek inside the manufacturing and warehouse facilities of Vancouver-based Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions Inc., a developer, maker and distributor of nutritional health supplements for women

Quick Tips for Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Pregnancy changes your daily life, including your diet. It's important to eat well-balanced meals because you're eating for two.<p>The most important …

Quinoa Nutrition Facts

What is the nutritional value of quinoa? Quinoa is a great food, not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for anyone looking to lower their …

Yumbox - nutritional lunch made easy

Are you part of the bento lunch revolution? I have been teetering on the edge for a while now but I think this product may just be the deciding …

Viewpoints: How to curb obesity

<b>Obesity is a global issue caused by a multitude of factors.</b><p>Experts agree that urgent action is needed and that everyone has a role to play in finding a solution.<p>But which single action stands to make the biggest impact?<p>Savvy shoppers<p>Terry Jones, director at the Food and Drink Federation, says …

Green tea 'can impede nadolol blood pressure medicine'

<b>Green tea can weaken the effects of a commonly prescribed blood pressure pill, experts warn.</b><p>Japanese researchers found the herbal drink blocks special cell transporters that normally help the body absorb the beta-blocker medicine.<p>In tests, people who drank green tea alongside taking their tablets …

Drugmaker AstraZeneca forecasts faster return to growth

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca expects new drugs and a recent diabetes deal to offset a wave of patent expiries and return it to growth faster than analysts predict, with 2017 revenue likely to be broadly in line with the 2013 level.<p>Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, poses …

Penis pumps cost U.S. government millions, watchdog cries waste

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Penis pumps cost the U.S. government’s Medicare program $172 million between 2006 and 2011, about twice as much as the consumer would have paid at the retail level, according to a government watchdog’s report released on Monday.<p>The report by the inspector general for the …

Richter dismisses talk it is a takeover target for Forest

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter has dismissed as “entirely unrealistic” market speculation that U.S. peer Forest Laboratories Inc might consider it as a potential takeover target.<p>“We believe that this is entirely unfounded market gossip,” Richter spokeswoman Zsuzsa Beke told …

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12 healthy foods and drinks that can make you fat

Superfoods are jam-packed with nutrients and powerful macro blends. But a lot of healthy fat and complex carbs can pack the pounds on—fast. See which …

The ultimate total-body workout routine to build maximum muscle

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 13<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Total-body workouts sound like they would take a long time. But when you boil …

Can Smoothies Make You More Attractive?

Forget a haircut or a good night of sleep. Research that’s being conducted at the Schools of Psychology and Biosciences at the University of …

Skip the Run

The Duffel That Does It All

There’s a reason men love a duffel bag. It’s a monument to simplicity, the perfect go-anywhere amalgam of a gym bag, weekend tote, Dopp kit, laptop …

Recipe: Spinach Potato Frittata

<i>This week,</i> Men’s Fitness <i>is teaming up with the NBA to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. While all-star athletes will be promoting fitness and</i> …

Fit Fix: Sugar Addiction Is Real

<b>1) Have a sweet tooth? You’re probably addicted to sugar.</b><p>Can’t stop violating the cookie jar and stick to that New Year’s diet? Don’t beat yourself …

Did Football Just Get Faster?

Football just got faster.<p>Nike unveiled its new Nike Vapor Carbon 2014 Elite Cleat on Thursday as part of the Silver Speed Collection that will be …