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Introducing ’50 Essential iOS Apps,’ a series on the best iOS apps around

With a mind-boggling 2.2 million apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, how do you find what’s good? That discovery problem is why we’re starting the 50 Essential iOS Apps series, a curated list of the best iOS apps on the planet, with new apps added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.<p>Throughout this …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he and his colleagues are …

Genetics

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

10 online careers you can start today with basically no money

Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and having complete control over your career sound good?<p>If so, you should consider starting an online career.<p>It's a lot easier than you might think — thanks to the internet, it's actually quite simple, …

Social Media

Opinion: Ben Carlson: My 12 favorite (and free) websites for investing information and tools

A great thing about the internet is that it’s opened barriers to information.<p>Investors can now become more informed than ever before if they know …

Investing

How Low Should You Squat? (And How to Improve It)

An expert weighs in on this classic workout move.<p><i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn</i><p>It’s a tried-and-true move for a reason: It hits the spot when you’re …

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Android News

15 Best Android Tweaks You Can Do Without Rooting Your Phone

Rooting our smartphone is the first thing that came to our mind when we plan to implement some best Android tweaks and hacks. Rooting Android …

Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China

Commercial firmware pre-installed on some Android smartphone models sold in the US has been found to be secretly sending highly sensitive data to a third party company based in China, according to analysis by security firm Kryptowire.<p>Personal data being transmitted without users’ knowledge or …

Your iPhone's has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

How the UAE Is Recruiting Hackers to Create the Perfect Surveillance State

n July, Simone Margaritelli, an Italian security researcher, boarded a Boeing 777 in Rome headed for Dubai, a city now billing itself as a tech …

20 Cool Connected Tech Products for a Smarter Home

These home gadgets work smarter, not harder.<p>What makes a smart home product? Generally, they're defined by their ability to connect wirelessly, allowing users to interact with them from their smartphones. We've rounded up 20 cool, diverse offerings — from TVs, air conditioners, smoke alarms, and …

18 Free Online Courses You Can Enroll Into While Sitting In The Comfort Of Your Home

More often than not, we end up regretting something that we couldn't do because of lack of time or opportunity. We're guilty of having many …

Samsung Connect Auto brings Wi-Fi, LTE connectivity to the unwashed masses

Tech companies have discovered a wonderful thing -- the onboard diagnostics port on new cars. By creating dongles that interface with the car's computer, you can add connected-car tech to vehicles that are rather old. Samsung's new Connect Auto does exactly that, and it's not even limited to …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Selling

Goodbye, Android

I was once a fanboy, but I can’t take it anymore.<p>Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference in Brooklyn when I took out my Sony phone.<p>"Oh! The journalist uses Android. That's secure!" said one guy next to me, in a highly sarcastic tone.<p>I dismissed his …

The 11 Best Android Apps You Can’t Get on iOS

We have noticed that you are using <b>an ad blocker software</b>.<p>Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly …

The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

The 7 Simplest Weight Loss Strategies

You don't need a complicated weight loss plan to shed pounds. Instead, live by these straightforward rules<p>You don't have to count a single calorie to lose weight on this diet. Here, 7 super-simple weight loss rules to follow.<p><i>You Losing Weight</i>Buy the book!<p>Read Food Labels<p>You should read food labels …

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input …

Drone deliveries get off the ground in Dubai

People's jaws dropped at the idea of Amazon using drones to deliver packages to customers in the US, but what about a government using a drone delivery service?<p>The United Arab Emirates announced Monday that it has begun testing its own unmanned delivery drones, which aim to quickly get official …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …