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How to Take the Perfect Nap (and Avoid Grogginess)

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Now more than ever before, sleep researchers understand the components of a nap, what can make nappers groggy, and how …

On Human Progress: We Are Born Healthy and Age Comfortably

This last century has been extraordinary. The human lifespan has more than doubled. As a human our typical lifespan for the majority of our existence …

NASA loses contact with comet-hunting Deep Impact spacecraft

NASA's veteran Deep Impact probe may have chased its last comet.<p>The spacecraft's handlers lost contact with Deep Impact — which slammed an impactor into Comet Tempel 1 in 2005, made a close flyby of Comet Hartley 2 in 2010 and recently observed ISON, a "comet of the century" candidate — sometime …

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Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift

There aren't many better signs of how much the U.S. economy has changed in recent decades or how some companies are faring than this news:<p>Alcoa, Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America are being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in favor of Nike, Visa and Goldman Sachs.<p>The changes take …

The Future Of Smartphone Security

Unlock your phone with invasive identification methods!<p>Modern smartphones usually offer some kind of security option to let you into the phone. The iPhone has the a four-digit PIN-like passcode, Android phones have a swiping pattern, Windows Phone has a numeric or text-based password. Those work …

How Wi-Fi Direct Works

Wi-Fi Direct is an emerging wireless standard that allows you to create a create a connection between any two devices without going through a wireless router. Want to create a Wi-Fi hotspot, connect your computer or smartphone to your printer or stream movies from your tablet to your television? …

The latest budget console king is…. Sony?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sony<p>This year has been all about the budget media device. Independent open source console Ouya rocked Kickstarter in …

Microsoft investors want Ford's Mulally as the next CEO

With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having announced his plans to retire, everyone is hungry to find out who his successor will be. And while early rumors pointed to outgoing Nokia CEO (and longtime Microsoft exec) Stephen Elop, some prominent voices are pushing for the company to hire …

Raspberry Pi gets audiophile credentials thanks to RaspyFi Linux distro

Raspberry Pi and the Raspbmc OS already make a solid combo as a media center, but if you encounter music-related limitations then it may be worth giving the RaspyFi distro (v1.0) a shot instead. In addition to supporting Apple AirPlay and a range of lossless file types, this audio-centric form of …