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This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" …

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Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Nguzunguzu, Dâm-Funk, Just Blaze, More Join RBMA Festival in NYC

Red Bull Music Academy is taking over New York City once again. Throughout the month of May, they'll host a series of performances and lectures for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Previously-announced participants include D'Angelo, David Byrne, Panda Bear, the Haxan Cloak, Hudson Mohawke, Tim …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …

Order Pizza With Hand Motions Using Pizza Hut's New Interactive Tabletop

Acquire pizza with as little human interaction as possible.<p>Let's be real. It can be embarrassing to go to a pizza joint, walk up to the cashier, and order an extra large Hawaiian pizza with garlic bread crust and a side of extra spicy buffalo wings. But with Pizza Hut's new digital interactive …

SocialRank Helps Users (Especially Brands) Find And Reward Their Most Valuable Followers

Back in 2012, I wrote about a fun little project called MVF, which promised to reveal the most valuable person following you on Twitter. The project was shut down after its creators Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld joined payments startup Dwolla. But two years later, they’re independent again and …

An Oscar-Nominated Director Makes A 360-Degree Immersive Film

_Zero Point _is a documentary from Danfung Dennis on how virtual reality has, and will, change our lives--and it's being produced entirely for Oculus Rift.<p>I'm floating toward the space station, the curvature of Earth visible below me. I'm pulled as if by tractor beam, but with enough time to turn …

Perfect Pussy Release Vinyl LPs Containing Singer Meredith Graves' Blood

Perfect Pussy: "Driver" (via SoundCloud)<p><b>Update</b>: Captured Tracks has sold out of the special edition<p>On March 18, Syracuse punks Perfect Pussy will release their debut full-length <i>Say Yes to</i> Love via Captured Tracks. And if you are one of 300 lucky people who snag a special edition of the LP, you can …

11 common disinfectants can't kill HPV - Futurity

Because commonly used disinfectants don't kill HPV, researchers say hospitals need policy changes to prevent non-sexual transmission of the virus.

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World

The P-1's head-up display is a live GPS.<p>At a time when screens are being integrated into everything, Skully engineers saw an opportunity to upgrade something that’s remained largely unchanged for decades: the motorcycle helmet. The P-1 is the first helmet with a digital head-up display. The …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Marco With Love - 'To Brooklyn With Love' (Knittng Factory Promo)

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Listen: The National's Matt Berninger and the Bird and the Bee: "All Our Endless Love"

The National's Matt Berninger has teamed up with L.A. synth pop duo the Bird and the Bee (aka Inara George and superproducer Greg Kurstin) in the name of film. Their collaborative lovelorn piano ballad "All Our Endless Love" is on the soundtrack for the new romantic drama <i>Endless Love</i>. Check out the …

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

iRing Is ‘First Motion Controller For Your Music Apps’

Remember those Topeka Capital Markets reports from last year about how, by this time, we’d all be using finger rings to control our newly launched Apple televisions?<p>While those predictions may not have come to fruition just yet, music technology company IK Multimedia is launching an iRing of its …

The Jalapeño Beat Maker Adds A Dash Of Spice To Your Workouts

Like most people, I depend on fast-paced music to stay motivated during my workouts, which usually consist of running around a park or flailing along to cardio fitness videos. But even adding new tracks to my playlist isn’t enough to keep me from getting bored sometimes. That’s where the Jalapeño …

Watch: Twin Shadow Covers 112's "Cupid"

For the newest installment of his UNDR THE CVRS series, Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Jr. has recorded a new version of "Cupid" by 112 (R&B boy band of "Peaches and Cream" fame)—watch the visual below. Previously, he took on U2's "With or Without You", Lou Reed's "Perfect Day", Tori Amos' "Silent All …

How To Build An Indestructible Gingerbread House

Here's the thing about gingerbread houses. You labor over them for hours. You painstakingly decorate them with gumdrops and candy canes.<p>And then, someone shakes the table it's sitting on, and boom! It all comes crumbling down, leaving a huge, house-shaped hole in your heart.<p>Never again, we …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)

The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, so far as these things go. And with the project …

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Announce New Album Wig Out at Jagbags, Share Video for "Lariat"

<i>Front page photo by Leah Nash</i><p>As hinted at in our interview with Malkmus last week, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are back with the follow up to their Beck-produced 2011 LP <i>Mirror Traffic</i>. It's called <i>Wig Out at Jagbags</i> and it's out January 7 via Matador (January 6 in the UK via Domino). Below, check …

Jinni for iPad: A Sweet TV & Movie Recommendatoin App

We first covered Jinni way back in 2009, calling it the Last.fm for movies, just as the service was opened to public beta. While Jinni may not be a name that sits on the tip of your tongue, the Israeli startup has been notching up some pretty impressive content partnerships in recent times.<p>In a …

Build A Smartphone Scanner To Digitize Your Notes

Got 30 minutes and $5? Then you can add those scribbled notes to your phone.<p>Graphic designer Giovanni Re likes to scribble his many ideas and drawings in paper notebooks. He also wants digital access to them, so Re built an inexpensive scanner using his iPhone. A stand positions the phone’s camera …

Behind Mansudae: Art from the Biggest Studio in North Korea

Meet the Italian man who runs a website that sells North Korean art—everything from propaganda posters to landscapes, flower bouquets, and even family portraits. He told us that propaganda posters are the best sellers.<p>Art from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a trademark for …

Dark Mail Alliance develops surveillance-proof email technology

We wouldn't be surprised if you're looking for a more secure email provider after the whole government surveillance debacle. That's why Lavabit and Silent Circle have joined forces as the Dark Mail Alliance to develop a new snoop-proof email technology. Dark Mail's "Email 3.0" tech applies …

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Samsung Paid Commenters to Write Negative HTC Reviews

You wouldn’t think that Samsung would need any illicit assistance in competing against HTC: Samsung is the 800-pound gorilla of the smartphone …