Ryan Walters

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Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video compression technology called AV1, and now they're ready to use it to speed up your streaming video.<p>AV1 can match the quality of the prevailing video compression …

Open Source Software

Cryptocurrency boom: Why everyone is talking about ripple

The craze over bitcoin has given other crypotcurrencies like litecoin and ethereum their moments in the spotlight. Now, it's ripple's turn.<p>In recent weeks, ripple's value has spiked, making it the second most valuable digital currency and bringing it newfound attention.<p>The relatively obscure …

Cryptocurrency

Apple and GE announce deep partnership

While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals.<p>Apple and GE have committed to build a set of …

Enterprise Tech

A coffee shortage is looming — here's how soon it could be extinct

Coffee is more than just the crucial beverage that makes it easier to face the workday. It provides comfort, culture, and is an essential source of the caffeine that Harvard neuroscientist Charles Czeisler says makes modern life possible.<p>But the global coffee supply is currently at risk, with …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Texan puts baby in fridge after leaving her in hot car: police | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man charged with causing the death of his six-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car put the baby in a refrigerator after finding her in desperate condition in the back of his vehicle, a document released on Wednesday said.<p>Michael Shannon Thedford is …

Here's How To See What College Admissions Officers Wrote About You

A group of Stanford students have found a way to crack open the secretive world of elite college admissions.<p>A group of Stanford students have discovered a way to access their own confidential admissions files — including comments by admissions officers, criticisms of their applications, and …

FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain -- in rare cases may result in loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death.<p>And that's even in the absence of fungal and other …

Technology may 'transform' healthcare treatments

In the future, people may be able to do medical check-ups from home instead of going to the hospital.<p>Smartphones and even home appliances may also be used to manage chronic diseases like diabetes.<p>That's the hope of some companies, which are looking at ways to harness the power of technology.<p>But can …

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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …