Alyssa Garcia

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What past federal hurricane aid tells us about money for Harvey recovery

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The recovery from Hurricane Harvey has soared to the top of the Capitol Hill to-do list.<p>But as pressure starts to mount for lawmakers for an extraordinary relief package, local leaders in Texas and federal authorities in Washington are asking the same question: How much money …

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying to You

Research found 60% of people can't go 10 minutes without lying. That's probably more often than you thought. Here's how to spot a liar.

Research

10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

A Guide to the Bloody Mary and its Many Variations

The Bloody Mary has long since claimed brunch as its host, but that doesn't mean that all Bloody Marys are created equal or, in another sense, that all Bloody Marys are even <i>Bloody Marys</i>.<p>A Bloody Mary, at its essence, is built of tomato juice and vodka. Add in some citrus or spices or garnishes, …

Santa Monica

How to sell to millennials: Give them an experience

Remember being bombarded by television advertising when you were young? My generation essentially grew up in front of the television, it was the …

How to Order Oysters at Restaurants (and Actually Know What You're Doing)

Eating great oysters is easy; figuring out how to order them from a menu with dozens of different kinds of oysters is really intimidating. These simple tips will get you ordering like an expert.<p>Nobody needs an excuse to order a dozen oysters. But that moment when you get the menu at an oyster bar …

9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more.<p>Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that. Wish your smartphone could turn off WiFi when its battery gets too low? IFTTT can do that, too.<p>…

90% of Twitter video views happen on a mobile device

Today, Twitter released a report conducted by Research Now that tells us something we already knew: People are watching a lot of video on their mobile devices.<p>In fact, 90 percent of videos viewed on Twitter are being watched on a tablet or smartphone worldwide, according to the report.<p>But perhaps …

This is YotaPhone's new white, dual-screen, smartphone

Yota Devices, the Russian manufacturer of the YotaPhone and YotaPhone 2 has today announced a revamped version of its second-generation handset that promises improved performance, significant software tweaks and a new black on white design.<p>The ‘limited edition’ white handset, more excitingly than …

Mobile Technology

How to Create Online Buzz For Your Launch

You’ve been working for a year or more, and the big day is here at last. Your product is finally ready to launch. Now’s the time to kick off your …

Marketing

Microsoft is bringing apps to its Outlook.com email service

Microsoft is planning to announce apps and add-ins for Outlook.com later this week. The software giant has started publishing its Build 2015 developers conference schedule a little early, and Outlook.com apps are part of the news. "In under 5 minutes, you can build *one* app, list it in *one* store …

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Cancer makes body grow weaker by 'imitating diabetes', scientists discover

Around a fifth of cancer deaths happen when patients become too weak to withstand chemotherapy and radiotherapy<p>Cancer cells cause the body to waste away by simulating diabetes, research has found, meaning new treatment could help sufferers stay strong for longer.<p>The research, conducted on fruit …

Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality: Israeli scientist

Closing wounds and surgical incisions with a laser is a step closer to reality, Israeli scientists say.<p>The futuristic technique is better than current methods which damage tissue and can cause scarring, researchers from Tel Aviv University believe.<p>Head of the Applied Physics Department Abraham …

Membership-based delivery services are beginning to disrupt the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

But a new wave of promising delivery startups are relying on a tried-and-true model to disrupt groceries: membership.<p>Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order. Shipping fees are typically a big barrier …

eCommerce

Facebook Launches a Free Analytics for Apps Tool

At F8 Developer Conference today, Facebook unveils Analytics for Apps to provide insight on an app’s customer base, engagement, usage behavior and campaign performance to help developers maintain user retention.<p>Facebook says with free-to-use Analytics for Apps, developers can understand how users …

Apps

Add labels and recurring reminders in Google Keep

Google Keep, the note-taking platform available online and for Android users, is now two years old. Updates have been making their way to the service at a snail's pace, but thankfully, they're still coming.<p>While color-coding, checklists and voice actions have been around since the beginning, Google …

Facebook Updates Its Video API with More Controls

Facebook sure is hitting video hard today at its F8 conference. After announcing support for spherical videos in the News Feed and an embeddable video player you can use anywhere, the company is also updating its Video API.<p>There are some useful controls now available, such as the ability to …

Instagram's Layout app will make you want to create photo collages

Instagram's latest standalone app is taking on the photo collage.<p>With Layout, Instagram has taken a similar approach to collages as Hyperlapse did …

Gone, The App For Selling Your Old Crap, Taps UPS To Go Nationwide Instantly

Gone, a service that launched out of Austin to help your sell your old crap, has today announced a partnership with UPS that will allow the company to rapidly scale nationwide.<p>Gone traditionally works by letting users snap pictures of their old gear, which is then automatically priced, picked up …

Facebook Launches Training and Certification Hub for Brands

Facebook does well when its advertisers do well, so it is today launching new free educational resources for marketers on its platform, both big and small.<p>First up, ‘Blueprint‘ is a new program for training brands on the best practices for advertising and marketing campaigns.<p>It’s not just an …

Marketing

Inklet Adds Pressure Sensitive Drawing To Macs With Force Touch Trackpads

A new app update from Ten One Design available today brings pressure sensitive input via the new Force Touch trackpad to any drawing app on your Mac. Inklet 1.6, the latest version of adds support for the pressure sensitivity features of the new Mac input hardware, which ships on the most recent …

Amazon releases Stick version of Fire TV streaming box

New, smaller version is the size of a USB stick, plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI port and costs £35<p>Amazon has revealed a new, portable version of its streaming box the size of a USB stick that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI port.

Streaming

Facebook's 'On This Day' Tool Takes You Down Memory Lane

You know those times you look through old Facebook photos and start to feel nostalgic? Or perhaps you used to be exceedingly nerdy and want to look back at how far you’ve come. Well, Facebook now wants to make sure you’re constantly reminded of these beautiful memories.<p>The company is today …

Details on PlayStation Vue, comparison with Sling TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony's new PlayStation Vue online TV service launched in three cities last week with more than 50 channels starting at $50. …

Smart TV

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Why men lose their memory younger than women

Men are affected by memory loss earlier than women, according to a study. Why does it happen and what can we do to stave it off?<p>Men over 40 have worse memories than women of the same age, <b>according to a study</b> carried out by American scientists.<p>The research showed that the hippocampus area of the …

The Brain

You Don’t Need That Much Water (and Other Healthy Habits You’re Doing Wrong)

You’ve learned certain health principles that you don’t question anymore. Here are 5 you should reconsider<p>You're stuck in the stone age.<p>Sure, genetically you're 100 percent <i>Homo sapiens</i>, but some of your health habits are practically prehistoric. Everything evolves, including the research on what …